The Garden Bar Bistro


Cocktail Bar • Seaviews • International

Dine In 

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Opening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 3pm – 9pm
Thursday 3pm – 9pm
Friday 3pm – 9pm
Saturday 12pm – 9pm
Sunday 12pm – 9pm

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 / 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) / 32

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) / 24

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) / 23

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 / 6

Chicken / 6


Grilled Chicken Burger (GFO) / 25

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) / 25

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 heat isn’t your thing choose to top with guacamole instead! (contains dairy)

GF wrap / 2

Port Lincoln Mussels / 35

Simmered in a creamy chilli and garlic tomato broth. Served with garlic bread.

Mediterranean Fettuccine (V,DF,GFO) / 26

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 / 8

Malaysian Chicken or Vegetable curry 

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 / 33

Vegetable / 31

Paella (GF) / 37

Let’s get festive with a twist on Valencia’s finest. Served with prawns, calamari, mussels, chicken & chorizo

Grass Fed 250g Porterhouse (GF) / 39

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 / 55

Local 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 & naan. For the serious seafood lover!

Something to Share

We love cheese platter (V) / 37

The perfect trio – blue, brie & cheddar paired 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 / 22

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 / 109

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!

Japanese Oysters (GF,DF)

Coffin Bay oysters with mirin, lime, soy, cucumber & spring onion. Or natural if you like.

1/2 Doz / 24

1 Doz / 48


house chips / 9
Sweet Potato Chips / 10
Garlic Bread / 9
Garden Salad / 9
Aioli / 2
Steamed Coconut Rice / 5
Naan Bread / 3
Roasted & Steamed Seasonal Vegetables / 12


Crème Brûlée / 12

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 / 14

Choose from Cointreau, Frangelico, Drambuie or Bailey’s

Decadent Dessert Cocktail / 21

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

Home Made Spring Roll & Garden Salad / 12

Served with tomato sauce

Battered Fish Torpedos & Chips / 12

Served with tomato sauce

Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream / 4

Served with strawberry or chocolate sauce

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 (2 ways) / 120

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) / 230

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.

Charcuterie Platter (DF) / 160

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

Malaysian Curry Sampler (DF, GF, V & Vegan Available) / 230

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) / 220

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) / 160

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) / 100

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 / 95

A slection of sweet and decadent cakes you will love. 25 serves.

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


Lesley Ey – May 2021

Great food. Fabulous cocktails. Excellent service. Highly recommend this bistro

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.

Laz Reynolds – August 2021

The food, service, music and atmosphere was exquisite ….highly recommended!

Source: Facebook Reviews