Colonial Palms

(Colonial Palms Motor Inn)


Seaviews • Family Friendly • Delicious

Dine In & Takeaway

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Opening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday From 6pm
Wednesday From 6pm
Thursday From 6pm
Friday From 6pm
Saturday From 6pm
Sunday Closed

About Us

Located just outside the heart of the Whitsundays (Airlie Beach Main Street), you will find the hidden gem that is Colonial Palms. Colonial Palms boasts amazing views and fantastic food to boot. They offer a range of Modern Australian meals featuring Signature dishes including their Cape Grim Eye Filet, Chinese 5 Spiced Duck & direct their from the boat, Fish of the Day. If you are looking for honest local service, a down to earth experience and food that’ll tickle the tastebuds, look no further.


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Breads & Starters

Garlic Bread / 8
Garlic Bread with Cheese / 10
Sweet Chilli Pesto Bread / 10
Fried Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli / 16
Steamed Pork Dumplings / 16
1/2 dozen Japanese scallops / 25

with lime & chilli butter

Bug & Scallop Ravioli / 25

Fried parsley – lemon butter

Chinese Braised sticky pork belly / 16
Salt & Pepper Calamari / 16


Thyme Scented Chicken Breast (GF) / 30

French lentil & chorizo ragu, buttered leak, broccolini, red wine jus

Eye Fillet (GF) / 48

Kipfler potatoes, golden escallots, asparagus, broccolini, cafe de Paris butter, red wine jus

Fish of the Day / 38

Today’s selection written on board in reception

House Made Trio of Gnocchi / 30

Beetroot, potato, pumpkin, toasted almonds, baby spinach, crispy prosciutto, light cream sauce, percorino

King Prawn Linguine / 36

EVOO, butter, chilli, lime, garlic, baby spinach

Rolled lamb belly (GF) / 42

Twice cooked, stuffed with apricot & pistachio, roast carrot puree, greens, red wine jus

Chinese 5 spice duck leg / 36

Crispy potatoes, Asian greens, braising liquor

Garlic & Herb marinated pork cutlet (GF) / 38

Dauphinoise sweet potato, greens, baked apple, red wine jus

Japanese Udon Noodle Soup (VG) / 30

Silken tofu, baby corn, bamboo shoots, wakame, bok choy, shittake mushroom & miso broth, Namam Togarashi

Sides & Extras

Bowl of Chips / 8

Served with aioli

Sweet Potato Fries / 9

Served with aioli

Seasonal Vegetables / 9

Kids Meals (12 & under)

Spaghetti Bolognese / 15
Crumbed Chicken tenders / 15

Served with veggies, chips & tomato sauce

Battered Fish / 15

Served with veggies, chips & tomato sauce


Sticky Date Pudding / 15

with toffee sauce and honeycomb

Irish Crème & espresso panacotta (GFO) / 15

with almond biscotti

Churros / 15

with chocolate sauce & vanilla ice cream

Deep fried ice cream / 15

with salted caramel sauce

Trio of Gelato / 15

Espresso, crème caramel, hazelnut, almond

Ice Cream Sundae / 15

Banana, caramel & macadamia nut ice cream sundae

Crumb / 15

with strawberry chips

Specials, News & Events


Angela Wannet – December 2021

The most incredible experience!
Our waitress was wonderful, friendly, accommodating and OMG THE FOOD!
The most incredible quality, ingredients in such gorgeous combinations!
I was so blown away
Had the best time trying and tasting different bits of dishes with my partner
I have specialty dietary requirements and they were met without making me feel difficult.
I accidentally finished 2 whole dishes, and almost licked the plate.
Our new favourite in Airlie for sure!

Annet Anderson – November 2021

Very friendly service and OMG meals are unbelievable

Katy Woolatt – September 2021

As a local it’s always good to find a new place to eat and this is a hidden gem. I’ve only eaten at the restaurant (not stayed the night) but after having it recommended to me I have to say the food is excellent. The scallops and the vegetarian gnocchi were delicious, and I’m looking forward to trying your new menu!

Source: Facebook Reviews