Because you’ll be too busy deciding which beach to explore and island resort to stay at, we’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down the best restaurants in the Whitsundays. Get ready for some fresh seafood and impressive views.
Restaurant, Fusion, Asian, $$$
Coca Chu is a beachfront restaurant with a modern Asian menu, overlooking the crystal clear Whitsundays. It doesn’t get much better than this casual dining experience with delicious, fresh food and an abundance of cocktails. They even do their own take on Yum Cha, so be sure to book a table before it fills up.
Pizzaria, Italian, $$$
Airlie Beach is famous for its nightlife and stunning scenery and there is another reason to visit – Mr Bones. This laid back pizza joint is a favourite among locals and tourists thanks to its delicious thin based pizzas and appetising starters.
Whitsunday Sailing Club
This sailing club, located at Airlie Point, has one of the best views along the Whitsunday Coast. You can expect a casual dining experience with lots of local seafood on the menu, paired with a stunning sunset. This isn’t fine dining, but the perfect spot for a meal after a day snorkelling and sailing along the coast.
For a dining experience like no other, spend lunch on the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. The Lady Enid Yacht takes its guests through the waters of the Whitsundays, with snorkelling stops on the way, before reaching Whitehaven. A seafood lunch is served before returning to Airlie Beach. Bon appétit!
Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, none
For one of the most romantic dinner settings in Australia, you can’t go wrong with Long Pavilion at Qualia. The tropical setting and upmarket modern Australian menu is complemented by the stunning view. If time (and your wallet) permit, check-in for the whole weekend at Qualia.