Thanks for the tip Richard! We ended up (based on some local advice from the guys at prodive) going to Sheridon Gourmet Seafood. We had Mackeral and Moreton Bay Bugs and it was a feast!
Address is here - it's a short walk from the central shopping area
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=gourmet+seafood+cairns&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=61.931842,78.134766&ie=UTF8&hq=gourmet+seafood&hnear=Cairns+Queensland&z=15&iwloc=A about 10 years ago
Ramsdens' Fish & Chips in Edge Hill beats them all hands down. The best you'll find this side of the equator, the couple who own it are from England and won a comp in the Cairns Post a couple of years ago. Give them a go! almost 10 years agoAnswered by Sue Hartwell via Travellr.com