Colonial Palms

(Colonial Palms Motor Inn)


Seaviews • Family Friendly • Delicious

Dine In & Takeaway

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Opening Hours
Monday From 6pm
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
Bug & Scallop Ravioli / 25

Fried parsley – lemon butter

1/2 dozen North QLD scallops / 19

1/2 shell scallops with lime & chilli butter

Chinese Braised sticky pork belly / 16
Arancini Balls / 15 

Please see our friendly waiting staff for today’s flavour


Thyme Scented Chicken Breast (GF) / 30

Cauliflower puree, broccolini, butter roasted Brussel sprouts, spiced pepitas, jus

Cape Grim Eye Fillet (GF) / 48

Rosemary salted crispy potatoes, chardonnay onions, greens, café de Paris butter, jus

Gluten-free bun / 3

Fish of the Day / 38

Please see our friendly waitstaff for today’s creation

House Made Potato Gnocchi / 29

Roast pumpkin, sage, toasted almonds, baby spinach, beurre noisette

King Prawn Linguine / 35

EVOO, chilli, lime, garlic, baby spinach

Dukkah Spiced Lamb Rump (GF) / 45

Roast carrot & cumin puree, greens, caramelised beets, jus

Chinese 5 spice duck leg / 35

Crispy potatoes, Asian greens, braising liquor

Garlic & Herb marinated pork loin (GF) / 38

Dauphinoise potatoes, caramelised apple, asparagus, jus

Shredded lamb salad (GFO) / 27

Mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, avocado, crispy pita wafers, lemon vinegarette

Sides & Extras

Bowl of Chips / 8

Served with aioli

Sweet Potato Fries / 9

Served with aioli

Onion Rings / 9

Served with aioli

Seasonal Vegetables / 9

Kids Meals (12 & under)

Spaghetti Bolognese / 15
Crumbed Chicken tenders / 15

Served with chips & tomato sauce

Battered Fish / 15

Served with veggies, chips & tomato sauce


Sticky Date Pudding / 15

with caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream

Irish Crème & espresso panacotta (GFO) / 15

with almond biscotti

Churros / 15

with chocolate sauce & vanilla ice cream

Trio of Gelato / 15

Espresso, crème caramel, hazelnut

Ice Cream Sundae / 15

Banana, caramel & macadamia nut ice cream sundae

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