About Us

Palooka is a neighbourhood eating house established in September 2022 by three of Cairns’ most renowned restaurateurs.

Operating Tuesday- Sunday, Palooka specialises in modern European dining offering tasty, approachable dishes matched with an equally handsome beverage menu.

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What’s On

Aperitivo Hour

Wednesday – Saturday 3pm – 5pm
Aperitivo Specials &
$20 Wood-Fired Pizzas

Wednesday Nights

Pasta & Vino $35pp

Thursday Nights

Steak Night $40pp
Includes house beer or wine