Anchor Bar


Restaurant/Bar • Seaviews • All Day Dining

Dine In & Takeaway

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Opening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 10pm

About Us

High above town, Anchor Bar is the easily accessed hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Airlie Beach. Beautiful sea views and a history dating back to the 80’s reminds you of a carefree time when all of your worries disappear with a bite and a beer. Anchor Bar has it all, great service, fantastic food and an extensive menu catering for all wants and needs…including a wide variety of high end cocktails. Kick back at Anchor bar which has what you are looking for; a chilled tropical vibe and the best view in the Whitsundays. Come on in, the door is always open.


Find Us

Share Me – Small Plates

Arancini (V) / 22

Three cheese and wild mushroom crumbed risotto balls with basil pesto, rocket, and paprika aioli

Mini Bread Loaf / 14

With dukkah, balsamic, olive oil and whipped garlic butter

Ploughmans plate / 38

Chef’s selection of cheese, pickles, dried fruit, toasted bread, chutney and whipped butter

fried chicken / 22

Southern style chicken strips, house pickles and honey mustard mayo

pork belly (DF) / 24

Sticky Asian style pork bites, prawn crackers and soy dipping sauce

chicken wings

Fried chicken wings coasted in your choice of the following:

Original Anchor Bar Hot Sauce (medium heat) with blue cheese dipping sauce

House made sweet-spicy plum sauce

House Smokey BBQ sauce

1/2 kg / 24

1 kg / 48

Calamari (DF) / 22

Lightly coated salt and pepper flash fried calamari with rocket and aioli

Mini fish taco’s (GFO)

Lightly spiced greilled fish fillet, corn salsa, slaw, pimento sauce and herb yoghurt

3 tacos / 18

6 tacos / 36

GF tacos available upon request

Beef & Bacon Loaded Fries / 26

Marinated beef strips, diced smoked bacon, melted cheese, tomato and onion salsa, aioli and smokey BBQ sauce

Vegetarian Loaded Fries / 26

Guacamole, sweet chilli, tomato and onion salsa topped with melted cheese and sour cream

Burgers & Sandwiches

beef burger / 26

Angus prime beef pattie with smoked bacon, American cheese, pickles, fried onion rings and house burger sauce

Chicken burger (GFO) / 26

Crispy fried chicken with smoked bacon, American cheese, slaw, and aioli

Gluten-free bun / 3

halloumi burger (V,GFO) / 26

Grilled halloumi, fire-roasted capsicum, roasted portabello garlic mushroom, tomato relish and crispy shallots

Gluten free bun / 3

Bahn Mi / 28

Crispy baguette with slow cooked pork belly, chicken liver pate, lightly spiced mayonnaise, pickled vegetables, onion chilli and corriander

Steak sandwich / 28

Toasted Turkish, grilled steak sliced and served with smoked bacon, rocket, cheese, tomato relish and smokey BBQ sauce


Scallops & pork belly / 42

Pan seared scallops, sticky pork belly bites, cucumber and pineapple kimchi and wakame salad

Coconut jackfruit curry (VG,DF) / 28

Tropical style medium heat curry with chilli garlic steamed rice and a house made local mango chutney

Add beef strips of chicken / 6


Steamed with your choice of Creamy garlic white wine sauce or tomato chilli & herb broth with toasted baguette for dipping

1/2 kg / 26

Full kg / 48

pork ribs (DF) / 48

Whole rack of ribs, housemade sticky BBQ sauce and fries

Fish and Chips / 29

Beer battered, grilled or crumbed catch of the day with chips, salad and tartare sauce

Anchor can’t decide platter / 98

Smokey pork ribs, hot wings, calamari, arancini, mini fish taco’s, steamed mussels in your choice of garlic cream or tomato chilli sauce and sweet potato fries (super hungry this will feed two people, a meal for four, a snack for six or more)

Grilled jumbo king prawns (DF,GF) / 40

Ginger, chilli & lime marinated prawns, garlic steamed rice, sesa,e & soy Asian greens, lemon & lime

steak of the day / poa

Cooked to your liking and served with a choice of two sides and a sauce from sides menu

Sides & Sauces

Fries (V) / 8
Sweet potato fries (V) / 10
Onion rings (V) / 10
Grilled Chicken or Halloumi / 8
Salt and Pepper calamari / 10
Steamed greens with butter / 10
Crispy Bread with Butter (V) / 8
Rocket parmesan salad (V,GF) / 10
Corn Salasa (V) / 8
Bacon / 5
Chilli Tofu / 8

Tomato, BBQ, sweet chilli / 0.5

Aioli, paprika aioli, tartare / 2

Peppercorn, wild mushroom, gravy, blue cheese, garlic cream, Dianne, or housemade rib sauce / 4



Tomato, burrate & Basil Salad (V,GF) / 28

Vine-ripened sliced truss tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, pesto, fried onion, basil leaves, rocket with herb oil & balsamic glaze

Roast beetroot, apple & walnut salad (V,GF,DFO) / 28

Garlic thyme roasted beetroot, feta, candied walnuts, apple and balsamic glaze

DF on request 

Panko Prawn Caesar / 28

Fried panko crumbed prawns, cos & baby gem lettuce, shaved parmesan, crispy bacon, garlic croutons, soft punched eggs in our house-made Caesar dressing


Salt and pepper calamari/ 6

Grilled chicken / 6

Bacon / 6

Halloumi / 6

Beef Strips / 6

half portion salad / 14

Add a half portion of salad to any dish

Little People

Cheese burger / 12

Prime beef pattie, cheese, house burger sauce and fries

Crispy Chicken burger / 12

Crispy chicken with cheese, aioli and fries

Salt and Pepper Calamari / 12

Lightly coasted flash fried calamari with aioli and fries

Crispy fried chicken strips / 12

Southern style coated chicken breast and fries

Fish & Chips / 12

Battered, grilled or crumbed fish fillets with aioli


Rich Dark Chocolate Lava Cake / 15
kids ice cream / 5

Vanilla with a choice of toppings. Strawberry, chocolate or caramel.



Malibu, Bacardi, coconut cream and pineapple, blitzed to make. a summertime favourite

Woman Go Mango

Midori, vodka, frozen mango blended for a mango smoothie with a kick

Frozen passionfruit caprioska

Vodka, lime, mint, sugar and passionfruit for a sweet and sour sensation

Bloody Mary

Vodka mixed with our house made spiced tomato juice (medium heat to suit the masses), ask for more heat if you like the hot

Bloody Maria

A Bloody Mary but with tequila

Nitro espresso martini

Cold brew coffee, vodka, Kahlua, poured through a Nitro Machine and served in a jar

Classic Espresso Martini

Traditional espresso shot with vodka and Kahlua shaken over ice

Jamaican me crazy

Malibu, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum over ice and topped with pineapple juice, a dash of grenadine and toasted coconut

Pimms Jug

Mixed berries, sliced citrus, cucumber, lemonade, Pimm’s No.1 and ginger ale

Tinto De Verano Jug

Summertime sangria – red wine, sliced citrus, Solo lemon squash, berries

Rosé Spritzer Jug

Luna Rosa Rose with cucumber ice, berries and topped with lemonade

Dietary Symbols

V – Vegetarian    VG – Vegan   

GF – Gluten Free    GFO – Gluten Free Option   

DF – Dairy Free

Not all ingredients listed on menu, please inform staff if you have a dietary requirment.

Whitsunday Menu holds no responsibility for dietary claims made within this menu. It is the individual’s responsibility to check ingredients used in the food does not compromise any special dietary requirements.

Specials, News & Events


Tracey Dyson – August 2021

We had THE best time here!!! The food was bloody incredible and restaurant quality, the staff were all amazing and the adults and grand kids could all have a swim whilst overlooking the amazing view over the town and Coral sea to boot. Our 11 grand kids (under 7) were welcomed with pencils and colouring pencils as well. Cannot thank you all enough for making Jamie’s 60th birthday so memorable. Highly recommend and thanks to Kasey at the Island gateway caravan Park for letting us know about here. We will definitely be back!! Keep.doing what you’re doing because it’s unbeatable xoxo

Robert Carruthers – July 2021

Excellent staff and food, superb view over Airlie for sunset.

Danni Scott – May 2021

Absolutely incredible food! We had the “can’t decide platter” – hangover heaven ???
The service was amazing, all of the girls were super beautiful and friendly. The view is spectacular! 10/10

Source: Google Reviews