Anchor Bar


Restaurant/Bar • Seaviews • All Day Dining

Dine In & Takeaway

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Opening Hours
Thursday12pm – 10pm
Friday12pm – 10pm
Saturday12pm – 10pm
Sunday12pm – 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) / 19

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

fried chicken / 19

Southern style chicken strips, house pickles and honey mustard mayo

smoked fish croquettes / 19

House smoked local reef fish, sweet potato and vintage cheddar croquettes with bacon aioli, rocket and sweet potato crisps

pork belly (DF) / 19

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

chicken wings

Crispy fried wings in a rich medium heat buttery sauce served with blue cheese dip

1/2 kg / 22

1 kg / 36

Calamari / 18

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


Steamed with your choice of creamy garlic white wine sauce, tomato chilli & herb broth and a side of bread

1/2 kg / 22

1 kg / 38

antipasto platter / 38

Chefs selection of cured cold cut meats, tri of breads, dips and cheese, mixed olives, vine-ripened tomato and basil

Burgers & Sandwiches

All served with fries (GF option with salad)


beef burger / 24

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

Chicken burger (GFO) / 24

Crispy fried chicken with smoked bacon, American cheese, slaw, and aioli. GF on request.

pork belly burger (GFO) / 24

Crispy pork belly with a apple fritter, Chimichurri, slaw and paprika aioli. GF on request.

halloumi burger (V,GFO) / 24

Grilled halloumi, fire-roasted capsicum, garlic sautéed mushrooms, tomato relish and crispy shallots. GF on request.

Steak sandwich / 24

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


fish taco’s (GFO) / 25

Lightly spiced grilled fish fillet, corn salsa, pimento sauce, herb yoghurt. GF tacos are available upon request.

pork ribs (DF) / 38

Whole rack of ribs, housemade sticky BBQ sauce and fries

jackfruit curry (VG) / 25

Southern Indian style coconut curry with steamed chilli rice and housemade garlic naan

Add chicken or beef / 6

Lobster Surf & Turf / 70

220g eye fillet steak with half a Western Australian rock lobster served – creamy mornay hot or cold in a saffron mayonnaise with salad 

Fish and Chips / 28

Beer battered or grilled fish of the day, side of slaw, chips and tartare sauce.

can’t decide platter / 88

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 chips (super hungry this will feed two people, a meal for four, a snack for six or more)

steak of the day / poa

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


Roast beetroot apple and walnut salad (V,VG,DF) / 25

With feta, walnuts, apple, croutons, garlic and thyme roasted beetroot

Smoked Duck Salad (GF,DF) / 27

Smoked duck breast, rocket, cruspy green beans, orange segments, toasted pine nuts and a plum dressing


Salt and pepper squid / 6

Grilled chicken / 6

Bacon / 6

Halloumi / 6 

half portion salad / 12

Ass a half portion of salad to any dish

Sides & Sauces

Fries with Aioli (V) / 8
Sweet potato fries with paprika aioli (V) / 10
Salt and Pepper calamari / 9
Onion rings with aioli (V) / 8
Crispy bread and butter (V) / 4
Steamed greens with butter / 8
halloumi / 6
Rocket parmesan salad (V,GF) / 9

Tomato, BBQ, Thai sweet chilli / 0.5

Aioli, paprika aioli, tartare / 1

Peppercorn, wild mushroom, gravy, blue cheese, garlic cream, Dianne, or housemade rib sauce / 2.5


Little People

Cheese burger / 12
Crispy Chicken burger / 12
Salt and Pepper Calamari / 12
Crispy fried chicken / 12
Fish & Chips / 12

Battered, grilled or crumbed


dessert of the day

See specials board or ask staff on the day

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