Great Barrier Reef ,Queensland, Australia » Entertainment » Restaurants

The restaurants in the towns and islands of the Great Barrier Reef region offer some of the best food in the world. Being a coastal area, these restaurants are most likely to specialize in seafood. But there are some who don’t believe in monotony and dole out some interesting dishes made from steak, vegetables and meat with inputs from various cuisines around the world.

  • Beach House

Couple by the name of Danny Chapman and Lisa Mackay run the Beach House restaurant which mostly serves Australian cuisine on its menu. Their trademark dish of baby barramundi on rice noodles with herb salad is becoming every tourist’s favourite. The restaurant also offers a wide list of Australian wines in all price ranges.

Address: Hamilton Island Resort, Hamilton Island, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 9999

  • Enterprise Charters

This restaurant is atop the world famous ‘Enterprise’ yacht. It serves some of the best cuisines and Australian wines where even dietitians menu for you, can be requested. Some of the loved dishes that the on board chef prepares include the Fresh shucked oysters served with Atlantic salmon caviar and the Moreton Bay Bugs.

Address: P.O. Box 290 Port Douglas 4871, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4098 5279

Fax: +61 7 4098 5375

  • Far Horizons

A part of the Angsana Spa Resort, this restaurant serves up its speciality i.e. Asian Cuisine. The surroundings are romantic with candlelit tables having a seaside view, along with innovative decors of flaming torches and tall palm trees. Macadamia-crusted soft shell crab with banana blossom is perfect, if you are a seafood lover.

Address: 1 Veivers Road Palm Cove, Cairns Queensland 4879 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4055 3000

Fax: +61 7 4059 0166

  • La Fontaine

Luxurious Louis XVI furnishings, soft, romantic decors, Waterford crystal chandeliers, and elaborate limestone fountain; La Fontaine is this and much more. Serving authentic European cuisine, the wine cellar is equally impressive with 750 vintage wines ready to be poured in your glass. The restaurant does have a dress code; Smart evening resort wear.

Address: Hayman Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4801, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4940 1234

Fax: +61 7 4940 1567

  • Long House

The regal Long House restaurant is just the ideal place for arranging formal meals, cocktail parties or open air presentations. The chef’s prepared seven course dinner which includes freshly baked olive and pistachio bread with sauces is tempting enough to book a table at this restaurant.

Address: Double Island P.O. Box 1357 Smithfeild Cairns 4878, Australia

Tel: 1300 301 992, +61 41 9890 777

Fax: +61 7 4057 7525

  • Oriental

As the name suggests, the cuisine is Asian and the interiors are done up with traditional 18th century Asian artefacts and antiques. And outdoor restaurant surrounded by a serene garden, water falls and rock pools, the setting is perfect for a romantic couple.

Address: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4801, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4940 1234

Fax: +61 7 4940 1567

  • Osprey’s

Thal Beach Lodge owned, 'Osprey’s' restaurant has always been famous among celebrities and political leaders. An outdoor seaside restaurant that looks over the rainforest of Port Douglas, this Asian eating places spices up some interesting dishes like green curry of crocodile and prawns and wild barramundi in Asian spices. They also have an extensive list of Australian wines.

Address: Private Beach Road, Port Douglas, 4877, Queensland, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4098 5700

Fax: +61 7 4098 5837

  • Steakhouse

This one is supposed to be the best quality steakhouse restaurant in the Great Barrier Reef region. It is a known fact that the restaurant imports quality steak from the regional areas of Australia with preferred cuts like sirloin and rib fillet. Try mixed grill, which is full filling enough to satiate your whole day’s fill. Other than steak, the restaurant also presents salmon, sausages, lambs, etc. on its menu. For the vegetarians this place is not for you.

Address: Hamilton Island Resort, Hamilton Island, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 9999

  • Azure

A part of Hamilton Island's Resorts, Azure is a daytime cafe overlooking the waters of Whitsunday islands. It is predominantly known for its plentiful and delicious buffet breakfast, but on certain days it is also open for lunch on the outdoor deck. Its breakfast menu includes freshly baked breads, pastries, tropical juices, and freshly brewed coffee.

Address: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4801, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4940 1234

Fax: +61 7 4940 1567

  • Red Rice

Red Rice serves some great Vietnamese cuisine in an awesome contemporary décor. The food is tasty and the wines are selective but of high-quality. A dish worth a mention is its spring rolls and fish cakes as well as its dessert: coconut panna cotta with black sticky rice.

Address: 193 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Island, 3065, Australia

Tel: +61 3 9415 7513

  • Toucan Tango Café and Restaurant

An all day dining family restaurant. The interiors have been designed in bright colours with the choice of having meals along the resort pool in tropical surroundings. Breakfast servings are more preferred in this restaurant with lunch offerings being the typical café style food like wraps, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and salads. Kids will surely be happy because breakfast, lunch and dinner is free for them.

Address: Hamilton Island Resort, Hamilton Island, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 9999