Dunwoody's Hotel

Landmark Cairns North pub, Dunwoody’s Hotel, will re-open on Tuesday 24th May after a $2.5 million makeover. The renovation introduces a new beer garden, and a completely revamped bistro, sports bar and gaming room.

The new beer garden offers access to an indoor-outdoor bar and shaded dining, with two drinking & dining zones to cater for social crowds as well as family groups, with a kids play area. The beer garden and deck are shaded to ensure customers are kept comfortable and cool year-round.

The renovated bistro will seat 150 guests and features a fresh new menu by Executive Chef Dylan Kemp, which offers high quality, fresh and flavourful dishes alongside favourite pub classics. The star of the menu is the Grill, which offers six steaks, including the signature 40 day dry aged 300gm porterhouse, from the new, in- house dry ager. The signature steak is Yardstick, 150-day grain fed and served with roasted marrow, pickled shallot & parsley, hand cut chips and choice of sauce. Alongside the grill offering, the menu includes snacks & starters designed to share, salads, burgers & sandwiches, mains and desserts.

A new stage in the bistro will allow the venue to offer entertainment throughout the week, including weekly trivia & bingo, party bands on Friday nights, soloists & duos on Saturdays and soulful jazz & blues to round out the weekend on Sundays. Every month, Dunwoody’s will host Drag Trivia, starting from Thursday 26th May.

Dunwoody’s will continue to proudly support the Young Animal Protection Society through a weekly donation of $1 from every parmi sold every Wednesday. YAPS is a local charity animal refuge that rescues abandoned dogs and cats in the Cairns area.

The renovation has created a number of new jobs at the pub, with career opportunities available for experienced hospitality professionals, as well as a number of jobs for those new to the industry, with no experience required.

Dunwoody’s Venue Manager Jason Finlayson is excited to soon re-open to locals.

“Dunwoody’s is a locals’ pub. With a complete transformation of the venue, we’re excited to meet more of our local community & to welcome back familiar faces as well. I think the beer garden is going to be a hit with local families.”

Dunwoody’s is operated by Australian Venue Co. and COO Craig Ellison is thrilled that the landmark venue is being refreshed.

“Dunwoody’s has proudly served the North Cairns community for 30 years we can’t wait to introduce everyone to this new chapter. We’ve invested heavily in Dunwoodys because it’s a landmark pub & our community deserves the best experience when they go out with their family & friends.”

A Welcome Weekend will be held 3 rd – 5th June for locals to see and enjoy the renovated pub:

– All Weekend
o 200 Free Wagyu Beef Burgers – claim via website

– Friday 3rd June
o Sports Bar Party – Tradie Club BBQ, Drink Token on Arrival, Earn Tradie Club Points & Tradie Club Toolbox Raffle
o Live music from 8pm

– Saturday 4th June
o All day celebrations
o Live band from 8.30pm

– Sunday 5th June
o Kids Eat Free, with adult meal purchase
o Free kids’ entertainment
o Jazz and blues live from 2pm


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