Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

4.4
711 reviews
$41 to $100
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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 bistro service with verandahs overlooking the water on three sides. Food is available from the Moon Bar and beach area in a more casual setting as well and the venue is open 7 days a week.
Our kitchen is open for lunch from 12:00pm- 2:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm-8:30pm, 7 days. Our 'Light bites' options are available all day.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 711 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taking a quick break from working life

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MaddieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Would highly recommend this venue if you are after a great selection of tasty food and some amazing cocktails! Perfect location to spend the afternoon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails are amazing!
Food great!

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JacquieF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our booking was for 6pm in order to have enough time for $1 oysters. The shuttle didn’t arrive until 5:55 therefore we were late to get oysters. There were 2 DJs, we sat in the pub with loud music behind us and in front - a bit much. One would have been enough. We were surprise it wasn’t table service, thought it was a high end pub. Our mistake. Huge line ups for drink (therefore only went up once) and food. We had the seafood hot pot which was very nice. If we wanted loud music we would have stayed in Airlie Beach- we wanted relaxed atmosphere. Our mistake we came based on recommendations from the cAravan park we were staying at.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was nice. The drinks were a little pricey and the bar service was a little slow. The courtesy bus told us he would be there to take us home at 3:45. Instead took a large group home first and wasnt going to be back for us untol 5:30. Not good enough when you have a young chold. Another family had the same.nboth lots caught taxis home instead. It spoilt a great afternoon.

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JaneT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful resort with excellent Resturant attached.

Friendly staff and amazing local seafood on extensive menu.

Child friendly.

Highly recommend.

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MichelleE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended to attend Northerlies by several friends, who all said the food was excellent.
We have been travelling around Australia for 9 months and have not come across such amazing food. Northerlies was outstanding.
Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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StellaK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, view was sensational as was the service.

TM
TanyaM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a brilliant venue, great atmosphere, food is delicious, can't fault it, and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch as usual. You can’t beat the view, ambience service etc etc etc

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KarinaC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Very disappointed with the food, prices and service!

Plus side, gorgeous place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for dinner, love the atmosphere, will come back again.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Loved the location.
Shame we couldn't order a pizza.
Fries were overcooked.
Chicken snitzel under cooked at one end. Hate that it served on top of fries as you can't cut it!
Had to ask music to be turned down to hear our friends. Too loud for a lunch crowd.

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LeonieM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt booking, prompt courtesy coach from Airlie Beach Hotel and return, great atmosphere, excellent service , fresh seafood. Northerlies was recommended by my son and family who visited 3 weeks ago. We will be recommending to all.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good view from the deck …………………………………………………………………..

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ChrisQ
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very highly recommend! Fantastic atmosphere ! Great good and great service

KM
KylieM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot, first time visitors. Very friendly staff, nice food and great cocktails. Spectacular views.

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daynao
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible. Need iPads on tables to order or Qcodes. Spend half time in line for drinks and food.
Entrees and mains come out together, poor excuses from manager about staffing costs.
Have dropped the bar complete, will not be back and live locally

LG
LamyraG
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing value, amazing people and amazing views

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was nice, service at the bar was a bit under staffed. Hard to carry pizzas up from smokin joint. Courtesy bus was awesome. Will go back to try steak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great long lunch catching up with friends. As country people who never see the ocean, I asked to be near the coastline & it was perfect. The staff very kindly put us in a great spot. Great food, service, everything. Thanks

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OliverS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Food was so bad that I don’t have words to express it!!!!

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Gorgeous spot. Great atmosphere. Will be back.

MA
MandaA
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely location. Delicious food

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill. Such an amazing location with a great atmosphere. The food and drinks were great too!

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BrookeH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The views are beautiful, such a great location. Unfortunately the food was not good, it was our only bad meal whilst visiting Airlie Beach.

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Amanda
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food served by the body delightful staff in a gorgeous atmosphere overlooking the ocean. Highly recommended!

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food good atmosphere was a little noisey due to kids screaming on beach and throwing rocks staff were wonderful and couldn’t help enough drinks and food were good quality

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RoslynM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, food was wonderful and fresh.
Cocktails were lovely, slightly pricey though.
Great place for a lovely afternoon even just to sit outdoors with a drink.

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Fingy12
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Great location for a family night out. Beautiful location and the courtesy vehicle was very much appreciated.

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AndreaP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great spot. Busy on Sunday afternoon but we expected that. Food and drinks good.

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LorraineL
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great size meals, tasty, fresh & value for money. Menu states chips but served fries, no dressing on the side salads & cocktail sauce for prawns was bland. Ambience, vibe & location are a huge plus along with helpful, friendly staff. I'll definitely return!

JR
JRobinson
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love Northerlies it’s my favourite & drive from Mackay once a month for lunch…the only criticism I have is the wait to order drinks, that’s it!! Everything else is 👍👍👍

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LisP
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We ordered separately due to not knowing about the 2 kitchens - ridiculous not having 1 ordering system. ended ordering from same place within minutes of each other, but meals came out 30 min apart (despite asking for 2nd order to be added to first). Also, starter and main came out at same time. 1st steak great - 2nd (late one) overcooked and dry. Very disappointed after having heard rave reviews.

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ChrisD
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food2Service2Ambience3

On arrival when being handed menus, it would be helpful to know that the two menus meant two different kitchens and ordering stations. As this meant that we all ate at different times. On such a busy night, this meant an hour difference.

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Dorshea
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing. Great atmosphere and food was fantastic.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My absolute favourite place to go. When you book online and make a request for a special table you always deliver!!

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BradleyN
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Had fish and chips fish was dry and small portions very noisy inside when busy drinks are over priced but we had Great service and it is an awesome spot

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Fabulous owes & beautiful oysters. Food reasonably priced but the drink prices were excessively priced. Would love to go again but will have a drink at home after eating at Northerlies. Understand need to make a profit but ………….

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TammaraC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

1 staff member was rude & unhelpful. I made a booking but there was no table for me. The staff did not help at all. I found my own table & had to ask for previous patrons dishes to be removed but she did not wipe down the table. I was made to feel like I was not welcome. The view is great, the food was nice the drinks expensive but unfortunately the service from that 1 staff member was rude & unwarranted. I wouldn’t hurry back.

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 4.4 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.