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) / 26

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

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 with this light tropical dish!

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta (VG,DF) / 24

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

Add gluten free pasta / 2

Add garlic prawns / 8

Tradtional Fish & Chips / 29

Beer batter local reef fish 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 extra 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) / 38

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 / 44

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 & house aioli. For the serious seafood lover!

Lamb Shank Pie / 26

Slow-cooked lamb with mash potato, vegetables, pea puree and lamb jus

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 / 43

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

Seafood Platter / 84

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 Garden Bar 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

House made 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 / 10

Served with tomato sauce

Local Reef Fish & Chips / 12

Served with tomato sauce

Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream / 4

Served with strawberry or chocolate sauce


Crème Brûlée / 9

A dessert that simply radiates indulgence

Sticky Date Pudding / 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 / 6

Choose from Cointreau, Frangelico, Drambuie or Bailey’s

Decadent Dessert Cocktail / 19

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

Cocktail Menu

Aperol Spritz

Aperol, Sparkling Wine, Soda Water & Orange

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

Bloody Mary

Vodka, tomato juice, hot & spicy

Espresso Martini

Vodka, Kahlua, espresso & vanilla

Mother of Dragons (seasonal) 

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

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!

Mango Daquiri

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

Lychee Martini

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

Rum Punch

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!


Function Menu

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 pre and post-wedding functions, corporate events, Christmas parties, birthday and special event celebrations.

The different space options available, within The Garden Bar means that there is the right fit for every group and every event.

From our relaxed and informal outdoor lounge area to our vibrant bar space, not to mention the deck which boats the best views!


Our menu is designed to share and all items below are served as share platters. Each platter serves approx 8-10 people. Enjoy making your selection!


Chicken Wings (3 ways) / 85

Hot & tangy & honey soy wings served with our special Garden Bar aioli. Approx 60.

Mixed Wrap Platter / 180

Delicious grilled chicken & fish wraps served with chips & aioli. 20 Wraps.

Mixed Taco Platter / 180

Crowd favourite tacos with grilled chicken & fish served with chips and aioli. 20 wraps.

Charcuterie Platter / 160

An assortment of delicious cured meats and a selection of dips, crackers & flatbread.

We love Cheese PLatter / 160

Selection of blue cheese, brie, and smoked cheddar served with a range of dips, crackers, flatbread, fruit & nuts.

From the grill / 130

Mixed grilled platter of chicken, beef & lamb kofta skewers served with a selection of sauces – sweet chilli, Garden Bar sauce, mint & yoghurt. 30 skewers.

From the Garden / 130

Individual sweet potato & quinoa salads, jalapeno poppers, crumber mozzarella sticks, falafels with mint yoghurt, vegetable samosas and spinach & feta rolls.

Bar Tabs

You can choose a cash bar or we can easily set up a bar tab that can be secured with a credit card upon arrival.

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.

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