Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
366 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Grill
COVID-19 Menu Update: Due to current restrictions our main Northerlies Restaurant is closed and will not be reopening until later on in the year. Instead, we are offering guests a selection of fresh gourmet pizzas from our outdoor Smokehouse and Moon Bar, starting Monday 15th of June, 2020. Contact us for more information.


Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach sits right on the water in the beautiful Whitsundays region of Queensland, Australia. The area is known for relaxed, fresh dining, sun and beach life.
Northerlies menu is designed by an experienced chef with individual flair. It is available by table service with verandahs overlooking the water on three sides. Food is available from the Bar area in a more casual setting as well and the venue is open 7 days a week.
Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach has an extensive range of craft beer and boutique wines with a 5 star wine list available, excellent accompaniment to fresh seafood and grilled dishes.
What 366 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SC
SharynC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meals and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere with that amazing view. What more can you ask for in a dining venue. Will definitely be going back.

KE
KERRYW
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the food and service at Northerlies was excellent. Jeana and her staff are fantastic and work to a very high standard. They all make you feel welcome and make the experience so enjoyable. Food was beautiful.

Would definitely recommend Northerlies and will be coming back myself.

Great job guys.

SW
ShayneW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, table service from Scott was outstanding

d
diquad
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, lovely staff, gorgeous setting. We will be back.

A
Andrewb3
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must when staying in Airlie Beach, food and cocktails are amazing

V
Vina
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent ambience, menu and Scott who served was very courteous and professional.
Altogether a great experience , better than the first time months ago, and already started recommending among family and friends, Cheers👍

TF
TeaganF
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time coming, still as lovely as the first. enjoyed the food atmosphere and location. couldn't fault my experience.

FP
FleurP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Northerlies was amazing. We had the seafood platter and I can’t even tell you how good it was. Jen was our hostess and made our tune there memorable.
Can’t wait to come back

AN
AmyN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, tailored to dietary requirements. Beautiful food, stunning location, a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon.

AB
AlexisB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Atmosphere, food was good, service was fantastic.

FM
FranM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

We had the prawn cocktail to start and while nice not enough lettuce not sauce
Service was poor
Main course was not hot enough creamy garlic sauce was terrible no salad or veg served but scotch fillet steak just chips small amount of sauce
However the steak tho not hot the steak tasted very good

CW
ClareW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly multi-lingual staff with great service. Slightly disappointed by the lack of seafood choices - like so many restaurants in Australia the focus seems to be in meat, and very good it was too at Northerlies. Suggest you get there before sunset to fully appreciate the atmosphere and the views.

EB
ErikaB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. Casual outside area with activities such as cricket and volleyball for the kids. Great for a few afternoon drinks with family and friends. The inside restaurant is amazing. The menu is extensive and caters for everyone. Price is comparable to other local places. The quality of the meals was superb! Our waitress was absolutely amazing. Service was definitely impressive. Overall we had a fantastic family night out which was topped of by the availability of a courtesy bus to get us there and home safely.
We will be back!!

JG
JasonG
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding ambience and scenery. Worth the drive and totally recommended.

AB
AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined at Northerlies and were impressed (again) by the atmosphere/food/ambience and especially the staff. Wait staff treat you like royalty yet are very helpful and friendly. Big shout out to Sophia on the bar for her great service. Had a good chat about the gins she served and she was happy to discuss our recommendation to add another to her collection (Never Never) gin. Thanks Northerlies. You don't disappoint.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I visited for our anniversary. The food was excellent and very well priced. The service was outstanding, all staff were extremely professional and helpful. The setting was absolutely magical. Highly recommended if you’re visiting Airlie Beach.

LS
LauraS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, food and views! We had a three course meal - the rump cap main was delicious! And saw a beautiful sunset sky with lots of colours- deffo aim to arrive early to soak up the views! After dinner we headed down to the beach where there are many day beds and loungers and lots of fairy lights in the palm trees and stars in the skies - and my boy friend proposed to me there! It was the perfect night from start to finish!

JA
JANINEI
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very beautiful and the food and service was amazing!

J
Jens
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Brilliant location and excellent service. Food was good. Got a table by the open window. That was magical. Can recommend this restaurant.

HP
vipHannahP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing fresh food and great service. And the setting is gorgeous!!

AS
AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views and relaxing place to have a sumptuous dinner. Highly recommend a visit to this wonderful restaurant. Excellent service, and helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble and all staff offered over and beyond with great service

SS
SScarletS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Enjoyed a fairly lovely meal- Food was very tasty. However the staff were so unbelievably rude it completely ruined our experience and came away feeling really quite upset.
We were unable to get on the first bus home (understandable as there was a bit of an overload), however when we waited early for the following bus a very large family was given priority meaning we missed the second too. After waiting over an hour and a half just to get home Jean Vera was so unpleasant and told us that ‘we clearly hadn’t been waiting for the bus if we didn’t get on’ and walked away before we could ask to call a cab. In the end we found another guest who helped us call a cab to leave (after waiting 1-2 hours after finishing our meal to get home!)

If you’re looking for a nice dinner we would recommend however the overall experiment was really unpleasant. Such a shame as it has so much potential

T
Teeny75
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was Our first time dining at northerlies, was a beautiful lunch and atmosphere, we will definitely be back I want to try everything on the menu.

ES
EmilyS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend. The place is great and the staff are so friendly. The bus shuttle is great as well. Food very yummy!

BC
BernadineC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Wagyu burger with ginger beer ale just a delightful combo not normally a burger person but it was delicious and juicy. My lunch date had the chicken Maryland and was hesitant to share, beautiful lunch experience.

CB
ChanelB
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband, myself and our 2 small kiddies ate here and it was delicious! I had the calamari salad and the calamari melted in my mouth. We will definitely return next time we visit up North.

DB
DanB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome relaxed feel, friendly professional staff not to mention the view!

L
Lizzie
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Absolutely magnificent location. As a local was easy to get to and had adequate spacing between tables and chairs to give privacy in both conversation and eating environment. Waited a while before the busiest of waiters attended to us! However when being waited on all staff where pleasant and personable. We will be back.

A
Andy
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our night at Northerlies. We felt welcomed and the food was value for money. My only suggestion would be to have better sign posting on the way to the venue.
Thank you and keep up the good work.

MA
MariaA
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved every single time we were here... location was good, service was good, food was amazing, drinks were refreshing!! Definitely highly recommend!!

MD
MDON
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service. Probably the best food I’ve ever had within Australia.

G
Griffindorfers
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was extremely busy due to the peak season but our dining experience was flawless. We will be back next time visiting the area

BS
BrandyS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We arrived early to have a couple drinks out on the patio overlooking the water, which was lovely. All three of our meals were amazing and the wine recommended by staff paired nicely with all of our meals. The staff were all helpful and friendly.

LS
LawsonS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was very slow, we would have ordered more drinks & deserts but it was a long wait for staff for table service. Seemed short staffed at the bar as well. Will still come back, we do love the place.

AJ
AnnaJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food in a sublime location. We avoided the most expensive dishes but the moderately priced food was exquisite in taste and presentation. The location and ambience certainly beats anywhere else we have eaten in Queensland. A highlight to our trip to the Whitsundays!

NB
NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Amazing !!! We'll definitely be back and the food was delicious, as well as presented beautifully. Fast service, Amazing views, Just perfect.

HU
HeatherU
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Northerlies is a up market restaurant with a genuine interest in serving quality fresh food with a menu designed to tantalise taste buds with a variety of your typically tropical delicacies.
Friends travelled from Townsville to join us in a relaxing atmosphere and were quite chuffed with the whole experience, a definite return to enjoy another more from the menu is on the cards. 🙏

KB
KimB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The venue and service was good but the food was disappointing. It tasted like average pub fare but cost more.

DL
DavidL48321
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fanstastic service, great atmosphere and well presented venue with great food, cocktails and a HUGE selection of wine and beers, mixed spirits

RE
RyanE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great customer service.

Food was excellent.

Good atmosphere.

FAQs

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 1800 682 277.

Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.