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Updated: 11-Jan-2018

We love Salthouse!  And, every year we get indulgent and have our Christmas party in the private room.  Salthouse opened it's doors in May 2009.  If you're planning on visiting make sure to bring your ID as many bars will not permit you without ID....even if you are obviously not under 18 :)  This is to keep bars safe.  Ladies often don't bring their drivers licence in evening bags if they're not driving.  Please remember to bring it to avoid disappointment.  Other bars in Cairns that have this policy are Woolshed, Pier Bar, Gilligans, Bar 36 in the Casino, and possibly more. 

Situated at Marina Point, next to the new Cairns Yacht Club facilities, Salt House is a unique dining, bar and entertainment venue offering a panorama of the ocean, marina and city on the waterfront in Cairns.

Salt House has been designed by renowned Sydney designer Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia Design and the fluid space allows uninterrupted views of the changing colours of the ocean and mountains that encircle the city.

Salt House offers a  space that is glamorous, funky, chilled-out, progressive, stylish, calming, lively and welcoming all at once.

There are several facets to this standard-setting venue: a large Restaurant area with a custom wood-fired grill and open kitchen, an outdoor cocktail bar surrounded by flowing ponds and fire features anda glowing bar in the front of the complex which showcases local and visiting bands 5 nights a week.

Salt House is heavily focussed on providing an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors to Cairns. Our commitments with the Cairns Yacht Club, Cairns Outrigger Club and Cairns Ladies Game Fishing Clubs have already anchored our place in the marina scene and our stylish approach to every aspect of the Salt House experience has ensured a loyal following and a place on the “must-visit” list of Tropical North Queensland.

Breezy seascapes and tranquil ponds during the day give way to a buzzing atmosphere and a discerning crowd as the sun goes down and the night heats up.

Salt House Restaurant

At your service seven days a week from 7am until late.

Located on the Cairns Marina, the views across Cairns Inlet out to the Coral Sea are punctuated only by passing yachts and sea birds, allowing you to enjoy your meal with a stunning panorama at any time of day.

Breakfast presents the essential assortments for a great start to your morning – fruit for the health conscious or a traditional hot breakfast.  The bar opens at 7am for freshly squeezed juices and espresso coffee, then at 9am for a spicy Bloody Mary or champagne.

After breakfast relax on the day beds of our Deck Bar and soak in the views before the Lunch and Tapas Bar Menus begin at midday.  Small tapas style plates are served in both bars from midday to 10pm.  For those requiring a more substantial meal, our a la Carte menus for both Lunch and Dinner provide an array of dishes to suit all tastes. Our menus are constantly evolving, so keep checking our website for updates and information.

Salt House boasts an open kitchen providing theatre to those dining.  A 2 metre wood -fire grill is the centre piece on the main floor of our restaurant. Locally grown, plantation hardwood adds a unique smoky flavour to juicy steaks, whole fish and crustacea cooked by our talented chefs.

If you are seeking a private area for special occasions or board room meals, Salt House offers two private dining areas.  Our Private Dining Room in the working wine cellar offers independent climate control, soundproofing and can seat up to 14 guests comfortably. Views north over the ocean are framed by our extensive wine selection as you and your guests are cocooned in your own exclusive space. For a more casual outdoor setting, our Dining Island seats up to 8 guests and is situated next to the cocktail bar, surrounded by bluestone water features that come to life from the warm glow of the gas fires as they are lit at sunset.

The Salthouse Bars
The Sailing Bar:
As you enter Salt House, our Sailing Bar greets you with luxurious white lounges and our spectacular wall of lanterns, lit every night to add a glow to the atmosphere. The lounge area offers the perfect place to catch up with friends, whilst at the bar you can sample our extensive range of local and international beers and wines, including 8 different draught beers and an array of wines by the glass. Catch some of the best local and visiting musicians in Cairns 5 nights a week on our Sailing Bar Stage from 8pm.
The Deck Bar:
Nestled amongst Balinese stone ponds, fire features and two large Poinciana trees, the Deck Bar is an oasis of style, glamour & comfort. Sink back into the day bed or perch on one of our tabourets beneath the tree canopies and indulge in the most picturesque and sophisticated drinking experience in Cairns. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will happily guide you through our impressive array of exotic cocktails. While exploring the extensive Cocktail list, enjoy some of the city’s finest DJ’s spinning everything from soulful vibes to funk fusion, world grooves to retro jazz.

From 12noon until 10pm daily, enjoy our selection of tapas-style plates available on our Bar Menu in both the Sailing Bar and Deck Bar.
Download the Bar Menu

Private Dining Room Information
We do not charge a room hire fee for the exclusive use of our Private Dining Room, however we do require a pre-determined minimum spend of $1,000 for Lunch and $1,500 for Dinner be met in terms of all food and beverage consumed during the course of the event.

Restaurant Function Menus
Please refer to our Functions page for details on these menus. 

For Restaurant bookings, please call us directly on +61 (0)7 4041 7733

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