Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

4.4
439 Reviews
$41 to $100
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Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach sits right on the water in the beautiful Whitsundays region of Queensland, Australia. The area is known for relaxed, fresh dining, sun and beach life.
Northerlies menu is designed by an experienced chef with individual flair. It is available by bistro service with verandahs overlooking the water on three sides. Food is available from the Moon Bar and beach area in a more casual setting as well and the venue is open 7 days a week.
Our kitchen is open for lunch from 12:00pm- 2:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm-8:30pm, 7 days. Our 'Light bites' options are available all day.

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach has an extensive range of craft beer and boutique wines with a 5 star wine list available, excellent accompaniment to fresh seafood and grilled dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 439 people are saying
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PaulB
North QLD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, excellent views and atmosphere, staff were excellent and the drinks amazing

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MariaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gastronomical experience we've had in Australia in quite a while. Marvellous views, service and food.

HJ
HannahJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. The culinary highlight of our holiday.

SG
ShaneG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place nice and quiet hidden away.
Definitely recommend

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nathanc
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location. Food, service and views were amazing.

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Lizm
Italy
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great view, wonderful seafood platter which would feed four easily. very good value. Good staff who wanted to pleaser.

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GrainneF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience
We loved food , atmosphere and setting . So worth the visit out there

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LachyEd
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was okay however we were told that we can't order entrees to come out before the main meals. If we wanted the the entrees to come out before the mains, we would have to line up and order twice, which seems silly considering it is an expensive restaurant. When we went they had run out of both garlic bread and pork.

The location of the restaurant was nice however after 8pm it was clear the staff just wanted to clean up and call it a night.

KC
KarenC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food impeccable, drinks amazing, great service and always with a smile. Thanks

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Virginia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice location; lovely staff; great building; over-priced beverages

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Trevor
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully set on its own little private beach. View and atmosphere was incredible. Food was quality and not to pricey. Big serves also. Drinks were quite expensive. 12 bucks for a corona

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PhilipA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My meal was lovely but my guest meals of burgers were cold. And my wifes fish and chips were over cooked and dry. The service persons were not only helpful but cheerfully pleasent.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This restaurant had been highly recommended... nothing more than a pub served meal... entree came out with the main... very disappointing...

DJ
DarrenJ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in airly Beach and Cannondale district

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RussellM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

An absolutely beautiful location, million dollar views, nice grounds and very relaxing options
My only criticism is that in such a beautiful and tranquil setting the food is no more than pub grub,!! It would be nice to have entrees as entrees and not delivered to the table all together with the main courses

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PaulM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Was allowed to book a table on line for 4pm, when we arrived the kitchen was closed until 5pm. We could order from the light snack menu though, was advised they had ran out of calamari so was very disappointed when a table next to me who arrived after me received 2 big platefuls of calamari. This place was brilliant years ago but not now, we left and went to dinner at the coral resort rocks restaurant which was awesome.

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BernadetteM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. Wait for meals was
+1 1/2hrs, however the restaurant was extremely busy.

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TanyaE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome food and atmosphere. Staff were very friendly

MA
MandyAndDan
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great beach atmosphere with high ceilings and timber, stunning coastal outlook with views of the sea! Courtesy bus was necessary, as Northerlies is a fair distance from town, and inaccessable by foot from Airlie Beach. Only one bus operating, so first on first dropped basis. Food was average, although fairly big portion sizes. Entree took ages to arrive, but mains came out super quick. Sirloin Steak came out well done, despite request for Medium Rare. No prices on Beer at the bar, be ware of the $15 scooner. Cocktails the same prices as metro cities. Nice place to visit for the scenery and at sunset, but would only go once.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and first class food

Nice to just relax and take in the view

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sharonW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great day and we will be back in for dinner at a later date

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Have been about 8 times over 6 years, Covid has hit the format, they have lost chefs, every time I have been its table service and fantastic à la carte food, this time its order at the bar and pub food on the menu, hope they can turn it around.

GF
GimmeFood
QLD
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Amazing atmosphere ! Meals were quick and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined at Northerlies on Christmas Eve as part of our Christmas vacation. We were advised on arrival that there was a 15% surcharge as it was a public holiday which was all well and good. However, paying $33 for a Corona and a pint of Great Northern just doesn’t add up to anything but outrageous, public holiday or not. It just doesn’t make for value for money when the drink prices cost more than the food which is average in itself. The plusses being that the venue is lovely. There is no table service so be prepared to order drinks at the bar and food at the designated counter. Meals were served fast, drinks were slow being busy at the bar. Overall okay but not great.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food as always was delicious. All staff were helpfull and professional. Only downfall there was no desert menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Such a relaxed vibe. Def worth the visit. Staff happy & helpful. Beautiful spot well maintained. Food was tasty and reasonable. Pizza only available on weekends though.

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Oners14
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pretty long waiting times at the bar due to the venue being well known for cocktails, in my opinion it work better if there was one or two members of the bar staff dedicated to making cocktails and then the remainder could punch out beer,wine and soft drink requests.
No desert menu on offer just a range of cakes, this was not well received by my wife.

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CaitlinM
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant location, great pizzas, excellent service and ice cold drinks. We love coming to Northerlies!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service.

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MelisB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience, seafood platter for two was delicious!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

While the location was great for a decent view while dining - the food was over priced for its quality. I ordered the steak and while it was cooked to the right doneness - it was very tough. Also we received the entrees with the mains at the same time meaning the mains were cold by the time we got to them. Staff were pleasant enough - just a shame about the food.

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4Maccas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappointed at Northerlies, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food comes out quickly, accurately and is delicious! Love love love relaxing on the beach chairs after a meal with a drink in hand. Kid friendly and amazing views.

NM
NanceeM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - this is such a great place to lunch - cocktails were well priced and tasty, food delicious and the view - superb👍

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants in the Whitsundays. Amazing location, amazing views and fantastic food and service....

MC
MelissaCurtis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Not long after we arrived the internet dropped out. There was no drink taking or order taking for at least 45 minutes. We were told that this regularly happens due to where the establishment is located. We felt that if this is a regular occurrence a contingency plan should be in place.

We were able to set up a tab to start placing orders after waiting over 45 minutes. However, this was not offered until I was serve by a lovely young girl (wish I had caught her name, she was medium height and blonde with long hair). She had amazing customer service and nothing was too much trouble.

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BrettS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reminded me of the many beach bars in Bali. There should be more of these places in Australia.....taking advantage of the natural beauty of our world's best beaches.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and food, beautiful environment.

MP
MattP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional evening at Northerlies Thanks again

KR
KathleenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and good food. Very large meals. Staff friendly and happy.

GJ
GinaJam
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Northerlies is such a fantastic concept The views and location are amazing with a very efficient shuttle bus service ,excellent
The food was very delicious and the relaxed atmosophere was the best
This place is suitable for all types of dining whether is just casual ,full formal,, weddings, birthdays ,or any occasion
very well done :-)

FAQs

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 1800 682 277.

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.