Be part of our story at The Backyard

The Backyard by Shangri-La is famous for casual waterside dining, but there’s more to us than that chilled Cairns vibe and great views.

We’re the Far North on a plate, with our dishes celebrating the best local ingredients, and a menu featuring seafood and some of Australia’s barbecue favourites.

Think grilled, smoked, seared, baked, charred and roasted.

We are cocktails and charcuterie platters, shady Sunday sessions, buffest breakfasts in the morning sunshine, long lunches on the deck, sunset drinks in the garden, and dreamy dinners under the sparkling fairy lights.

The Backyard by Shangri-La is about having fun with family and friends while taking in the magical views across Marlin Marina to the mountains surrounding Trinity Inlet.

The Backyard by Shangri-La

Lunch special

Join us for lunch in The Backyard, between noon and 2.30pm daily, and receive a complimentary house drink when ordering from the classics menu

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Celebrating? Come celebrate with us ...

We love a special occasion and while The Backyard might be famous for seafood, barbecue and drinks celebrating is in our DNA

With a selection of inside, alfresco and outdoor spaces – from the restaurant and marina-side deck to the bar and garden – there’s a space that perfect for every celebration.

So, what do you fancy?

  • A barbecue in the garden with chef cooking up a storm on the smoker?
  • Sipping cocktails while looking across Marlin Marina to the peaks on the far side of Trinity Inlet?
  • Or a sit-down dinner that starts at sunset?