The Garden Bar Bistro
Cocktail Bar • Seaviews • International
GF • DF • V • Vegan
|Wednesday||3pm – 9pm|
|Thursday||3pm – 9pm|
|Friday||3pm – 9pm|
|Saturday||12pm – 9pm|
|Sunday||12pm – 9pm|
The Garden Bar Bistro is located at the beautiful Coral Sea Marina and is a stand out Airlie Beach Restaurant. 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, Whitsundays.
Perfect Sunset Dining
Citrus Marinated Calamari
Superfood Salad with Chicken
Chicken Wings / 19
Tossed with your choice of honey soy or spicy sauce with a side of ranch dressing
Citrus Marinated Crispy Calamari (GF,DF) / 19
Served with lemon and house aioli
Ceviche (GF) / 34
A traditional Peruvian technique using only a blend of lime & orange to cook locally caught reef fish. Topped with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, coriander, bean shoots & chilli then served on an avocado puree with a side of crispy naan.
(GF without naan)
Falafel Salad (V) / 28
Falafel, grilled halloumi, mixed leaves, carrot, cucumber, radish & cherry tomatoes, topped with a creamy tahini dressing, toasted pepitas & sunflower seeds. Served with naan bread and hummus.
Superfood Salad (GF,V,VG,DF) / 26
A vibrant mix of tricoloured quinoa, garden-fresh kale, broccolini, chickpeas, roasted sweet potato, carrot, olives and avocado drizzled in a light passionfruit dressing. Party on a plate!
Add Crispy Calamari / 9
Chicken / 9
Grilled Chicken Burger
Fresh Fish Tacos
Mediterranean Fettucine with Prawns
Seafood Platter For 1
Grilled Chicken Burger (GFO) / 26
Tender grilled cajun chicken, maple bacon, tomato, lettuce and pineapple. Aussie style, but then we fancy it up with aioli and brioche bun and served with chips and more house aioli.
GF bun / 2
Classic Cheese Burger (GFO) / 26
House made Australian ground beef cooked medium with melted vintage cheddar, maple bacon, tomato, lettuce, mustard & tomato relish. Served on brioche bun with chips & house aioli.
GF bun / 2
Fresh Fish Tacos (DF,GFO) / 27
Pan-fried with coriander cabbage slaw, pineapple and tomato & onion salsa in grilled soft tacos, drizzled with spicy sauce. Served with chips and house aioli.
If spice isn’t your thing choose to top with guacamole instead! (contains dairy)
GF wrap / 2
Port Lincoln Mussels / 38
Simmered in a creamy chilli and garlic tomato broth. Served with garlic bread.
Mediterranean Fettuccine (V,DF,GFO) / 28
House made pasta, tossed with zucchini, eggplant, roasted capsicum, olives, spinach, chilli and basil. Parmesan? Just Ask!
Add GF pasta (suitable for vegans) / 2
Add prawns / 12
Add chicken / 9
Malaysian Chicken or Vegetable curry (VO, VGO, DFO, GFO)
An aromatic Malaysian style curry, moderate in spicy and bursting with flavours of coconut, lemongrass, ginger & lime.
Paired with coconut rice, naan, coriander and extra chilli on the side.
Chicken / 34
Vegetable / 32
Paella (GF) / 38
Let’s get festive with a twist on Valencia’s finest. Served with prawns, calamari, mussels, chicken & chorizo
Grass Fed 250g Porterhouse (GF) / 42
Chef reckons justice requires this to be savoured rare but will cook the way you like. Smashed chat potatoes, riata and seasonal vegetables
Add creamy mushroom or pepper sauce / 4
Seafood Platter for one / 59
Local reef fish ceviche, citrus-marinated crispy calamari, Spanish mackerel, seared scallops, fresh Bowen prawns and Coffin Bay oysters. Served with garden salad, house aioli, speciality Garden Bar sauce & naan. For the serious seafood lover!
Something to Share
Garden Bar Share Platter
*Designed for two*
We love cheese platter (V) / 37
The perfect trio – blue, brie & cheddar paired with a selection of mixed olives, dips and crackers.
Garden Bar Share Platter / 55
A selection of crispy calamari, chicken wings, spicy fish tacos served with garden salad, chips, speciality Garden Bar sauce and garlic bread
Seafood Platter / 116
Local reef fish ceviche, citrus-marinated crispy calamari, seared scallops, fresh Bowen prawns and Coffin Bay oysters. Served with garden salad, house aioli, speciality Garden Bar sauce and naan. For seafood lovers!
1/2 doz Japanese Oysters (GF,DF) / 26
Coffin Bay oysters with mirin, lime, soy, cucumber & spring onion. Or natural if you like.
house chips / 9
Sweet Potato Chips / 12
Garlic Bread / 12
Garden Salad / 12
Aioli / 2
Steamed Coconut Rice / 5
Naan Bread / 3
Roasted & Steamed Seasonal Vegetables / 14
Crème Brûlée / 12
A dessert that simply radiates indulgence
Sticky Date Pudding (winter only)/ 14
Served warm with caramel sauce & ice cream. Dare to share? Request two spoons.
Affogato / 8
A scoop of vanilla ice cream with an espresso shot.
Add liqueur / 14
Choose from Cointreau, Frangelico, Drambuie or Bailey’s
Decadent Dessert Cocktail / 25
Frangelico, Baileys and Kahlua blended with vanilla ice cream.
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 / 10
Served with tomato sauce
Battered Fish Torpedos & Chips / 12
Served with tomato sauce
Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream / 5
Served with strawberry or chocolate sauce
Cocktails With Ocean Views
Gin Teaser Board
Non Alcoholic Drinks
Aperol, Sparkling Wine, Soda Water & Orange
Local mangos, rum, sugar syrup and fresh lime blended with ice
Vodka, lemoncello, lemon sugar, amaretto
Bacardi, prosecco, cranberry, pineapple, fresh passionfruit
Lemoncello, vodka, prosecco, lemon sorbet. Pre or post dinner treat!
Bacardi, Malibu, lime, lychee, lemon, orange, mint, cranberry, soda & sugar
Bacardi, Malibu, lime, lychee, lemon, orange, mint, cranberry,soda & sugar
Shiraz gin, Chambord, lemon, sugar syrup & cranberry
Loop De Loop
Midori, Cointreau, lemon, sugar syrup
Tequila, Triple Sec, Agave & fresh lime
We also do spicy or coconut. Feeling the heat? Try Frozen!
Mango Chilli margarita
Mango puree, tequila, Cointreau, chilli, agave & lime
Vodka, Kahlua, espresso & vanilla
Mother of Dragons
Rum, Chambord, sugar syrup, fresh lime, and local dragon fruit blended with ice
Dragons are a local seasonal fruit and are usually not available when winter is coming!
Vodka, Malibu, blue curacao and coconut cream. Beach in a glass!
Vodka, lime, fresh passionfruit & sugar syrup blended with ice
Tasty & Tangy!
Vodka, Lychee spirit, apple, fresh lime and vanilla with lychee
Rum, light & dark, fresh juices, spices, flavours of the Caribbean
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!
The Garden Bar is the perfect location for your next event or function.
Positioned overlooking the Coral Sea Marina, The Garden
Bar’s beautiful spaces provide a special place for birthday
parties, pre and post wedding functions, corporate events,
Christmas parties, baby showers, ceremonies, receptions and any special event celebrations.
The different space options available within The Garden
Bar means there is the right fit for all groups and every event.
*Exclusive use of the Entire Venue is also available for private functions. (Cocktail-style ~ up to 150 guests)
Our menu is designed to share and all items below are served as share platters. For sufficient food for your guests, a minimum spend of $25pp is recommended.
We’re here to help you with your selection!
For advanced reservations please allow for minor price or menu variations.
Chicken Wings (2 ways) / 140
Hot & tangy & honey soy wings served with our special Garden Bar aioli. Approx 60.
Antipasto Board (GFO) / 190
A selection of blue, brie & smoked cheddar cheese and delicious cured meats, served with grilled vegetables and a range of dips, olives, crackers, flatbread, fruit & nuts.
GF option $1 per wrap.
Taco Wraps (GFO) / 240
Crowd favourite spicy grilled chicken, coriander cabbage slaw, pineapple and tomato & onion salsa, wrapped in a soft tortilla and served with chips & aioli. 20 pieces.
GF option $1 per wrap.
Malaysian Curry Sampler (DF, GF, V & Vegan Available) / 240
An aromatic medium spiced curry, bursting with flavours of coconut, lemongrass, ginger and lime. Paired with coconut rice and served with naan, chilli & coconut sambol on the side. 20 individual serves – 10 chicken & 10 vegetable.
From the grill (GF,DF) / 240
Mixed grilled shish kebab platter of chicken, beef & lamb kofta skewers. Served with naan and a selection of sauces – sweet chilli & house tzatziki. 30 skewers.
From the Garden (V) / 170
Individual caprese salad spoons, house made spring rolls & fresh falafels, crumbed mozzarella sticks jalapeno poppers, crumber mozzarella sticks, vegetable samosas and spinach & feta rolls. Served with tahini & sweet chilli sauce.
Superfood Share Salad (V,VG,DF,GF) / 95
Party-on-a-plate! Tri-coloured quinoa with crispy kale, broccolini, chickpeas, roasted sweet potato, carrots, olives & avocado. A perfect accompaniment.
From the sea – subject to market price
Seafood Platter available upon request.
Petite Desserts / 110
A slection of sweet and decadent cakes you will love. 25 serves.
Bar Tabs can easily be set up and secured with a credit card upon arrival – Please indicate Open or Restricted bar.
All guests can purchase individually as they like.
Signature Event Cocktail
Request your favourite cocktail or let us create your own signature event cocktail which will be served at your event at a special price for your guests.
Celebrate with bubbles for your guests on arrival
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
Lesley Ey – May 2021
Great food. Fabulous cocktails. Excellent service. Highly recommend this bistro
Anthony Berko – January 2021
Laz Reynolds – August 2021
The food, service, music and atmosphere was exquisite ….highly recommended!
Source: Facebook Reviews