The Garden Bar Bistro


Cocktail Bar • Seaviews • International

Dine In 

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Opening Hours
Wednesday3pm – 9pm
Thursday3pm – 9pm
Friday3pm – 9pm
Saturday12pm – 9pm
Sunday12pm – 9pm
Courtesy Bus Information

Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm – 9pm.

We provide door to door service throughout Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Jubilee Pocket.

Call now for your free pick up and drop off service!

About Us

Garden Bar Bistro is located at the beautiful Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach. Garden Bar Bistro boasts amazing sea views where you can watch the comings and goings of the huge variety of sea craft while enjoying some beautiful cuisine accompanied by a signature cocktail put together by our experienced staff. Our menu is international and has something for everyone making sure during your visit you are satisfied.

Call ahead, book a table and have an amazing dining experience in the most beautiful spot in Airlie Beach.

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Light Bites

Chicken Wings / 16

Tossed with your choice of honey soy or spicy sauce with a side of ranch dressing

Citrus Marinated Crispy Calamari / 16

Served with a side of lemon and house aioli

Traditional Caesar Salad / 18

Cos lettuce, maple bacon, croutons, parmesan, soft poached egg and white anchovies

Add Citrus Marinated Calamari / 6

Add Chicken / 6

Superfood Salad (GF,V,DF) / 22

Party-on-a-plate: Tricoloured quinoa with crispy kale, broccolini, chickpeas, roasted sweet potato, carrot, olives and avocado

Add Citrus Marinated Calamari / 6

Chicken / 6


Fresh Fish Tacos (GFO) / 24

Served with a coriander cabbage slaw, fresh pineapple and tomato & onion salsa in grilled soft tacos with chips and house aioli. Best served spicy! If heat isn’t your thang, we offer you guacamole.

GF wrap / 2

Ceviche (GF,DF) / 28

Local fresh fish cured in local limes with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, coriander and chilli. Served on a bed of fresh avocado sauce. To be absolutely clear, this is a traditional technique in many tropical zones where only the heat applied to the fish is the chilli. You’ll know your alive!

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta (V,DF) / 24

Fettuccini tossed with zucchini, eggplant, roasted peppers, olives, chilli and basil

Add gluten free pasta / 1

Add garlic prawns / 8

Tradtional Fish & Chips / 23

Battered barramundi served with salad, chips & tartare sauce. Simple but so good.

Peruvian Chicken or Vegetarian curry / 24/22

This is a League of Nations curry, served mild and bursting with flavours of ground walnuts, parmesan & freshly toasted spices. Coconut rice, coriander and chilli on the side.

Paella (GF) / 34

FESTIVE STYLE! Prawns, calamari, mussels, chicken & chorizo. All the flavours of Spain without the 50 minute wait.

250g Porterhouse (GF) / 36

Chef reckons justice requires this to be savoured rare, but will cook the way you like, served with either creamy mushroom or pepper sauce, chat potatoes with riata and seasonal vegetables

Add garlic and prawn topper / 8

Seafood Platter for one / 42

Fresh local reef fish ceviche, Moreton Bay bug half, citrus-marinated calamari, pan-seared scallops, fresh prawns and oysters. Served with chips, artisan ciabatta & garden salad – speciality Garden Bar dressing, lemon & lemon & house aioli. For the serious seafood lover!

Something to Share

Designed for 2

We love cheese platter (V) / 35

Trio of cheeses – blue brie & cheddar with a selection of mixed olives, dips and crackers.

Travelling solo? Choose 1 cheese from above and the chef will design a platter for one / 20

Garden Bar Share Platter / 42

A selection of crispy calamari, chicken wings, spicy fish tacos served with rocket salad, chips, Garden Bar sauce and garlic bread

Seafood Platter / 78

Moreton Bay bug, fresh local reef fish ceviche, citrus marinated calamari, pan seared scallops, fresh prawns and oysters. Served with chips, artisan ciabatta & garden salad – speciality Garden Bar dressing, lemon & house aioli on the side. For seafood lovers!

a bucket of fresh prawns (GF,DF) / 26

Freshly cooked prawns on ice served with cocktail sauce and lemon

Fresh Oysters

1/2 Doz / 22

1 Doz / 40

Kilpatrick Oysters

1/2 Doz / 24

1 Doz / 42


Chicken BLT Burger / 19

Grilled chicken, bacon, tomato, leaves and pineapple. This is classic Aussie style, but then we fancy it up with aioli and brioche bun and served with chips and more house aioli.

Gluten free bun / 2

Melted Vintage Cheddar Beef Burger / 19

Australian ground beef with maple bacon, tomato, leaves, mustard and tomato relish, served on a brioche bun with chips and house aioli.

Gluten free bun / 2

Falafel Burger (V,VGO) / 19

Haloumi, lettuce, tomato, cucumber with riata and hummus sauce served on a brioche bun with chips and house aioli.

Gluten free bun / 2


Bowl of house chips / 9
Sweet Potato Chips / 10
Garlic Bread / 9
Roasted and Steamed Seasonal Vegetables / 12
Extra Aioli / 2
Extra Steamed Rice / 5
Extra Naan Bread / 2

For the Kids

Meals available for under 10’s only. Includes a glass of soft drink or juice, and a colouring page.


Chicken nuggets & chips or salad / 10
Fish & Chips / 12
Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream / 4

Strawberry or chocolate sauce


Dessert of the Day

See the blackboard or ask staff for our weekly dessert or cake specials

Decadent Dessert Cocktail / 18

Frangelico, Baileys and Kahlua blended with ice-cream and chocolate!

Affogato / 8

Scoop of ice cream served with an espresso shot on the side

Affogato & Liqueur / 12

A scoop of vanilla ice cream with an espresso shot & liqueur on the side – choose from Cointreau, Frangelico, Drambuie or Bailey’s

Cocktail Menu

Aperol Spritz

Aperol, Sparkling Wine, Soda Water & Orange

Rum Punch

Rum, light & dark, fresh juices, spices, flavours of the Caribbean

Moscow Mule

Vodka, Giner Beer & Fresh Lime


Bacardi, muddled mint, fresh lime and sugar syrup, topped with soda


Vodka, lychee spirit, apple, fresh lime and vanilla with a lychee

Frozen or Shaken margarita

Tequila, Triple Sec, Agave & fresh lime

Lychee Martini

Vodka, Lychee spirit, apple, fresh lime and vanilla with lychee

The Whitehaven

Vodka, Malibu, blue curacao and coconut cream. Beach in a glass!

Passionfruit caprioska

Vodka, lime, fresh passionfruit & sugar syrup blended with ice

Tasty & Tangy!

Mother of Dragons (seasonal) 

Rum, Chambord, sugar syrup, fresh lime, and local dragon fruit blended with ice

Mango Daquiri

Local mangos, rum, sugar syrup and fresh lime blended with ice

Bloody Mary

Vodka, tomato juice, hot & spicy

Espresso Martini

Vodka, Kahlua, espresso & vanilla

Espresso Martini Teaser Board

Includes Coconut, Tiramisu, Orange and Mint

Mini Espressor Martinis!

Gin Teaser Board

Match your gin – Pink, 23 Ink, Malfy Citron & Gin Mare – each gin paired with its own flavour profile, our choice of garnish makes all the difference!


Dietary Symbols

V – Vegetarian    VGO – Vegan Option

GF – Gluten Free.    GFO – Gluten Free Option

DF – Dairy Free

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


D W – December 2020

Great location, service, food and cocktails! Also I carelessly left my sunglasses on the table upon leaving but the staff kindly kept them aside and posted them back to my address in another town. Thanks Mandy!

Anthony Berko – January 2021

Wonderful place and great service. Not sure how their rating in less than 4.7 average to be honest. Based on recent reviews we decided to check it out. Food was great, service very friendly and there was plenty of families and kids here at 8pm onwards. We will definitely return next time we stay in the area.

Stacey Evans – February 2021

We have eaten here a few times and it’s one of the best eateries we have been to. It has a good atmosphere, beautiful scenery, great food and lovely friendly staff. Definitely one I will recommend to friends, family and to you!

Source: Facebook Reviews