Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach

4.4
672 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 672 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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BradleyN
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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TammaraC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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KylieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning. Great vibe created by staff. Food is great. The beach side activities for kids tops it all off. Do yourself a favor and go!!!

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Jess
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Amazing cocktails with a view

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ElliS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful view, delicious food and amazing cocktails. Great for kids too.

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Zara
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing view and right by the beach. Can’t wait to come back to Airlie Beach again so I can come! 😊

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The setting is lovely overlooking the water and being able to watch the rise of the moon. Lots of midges so definately need spray. Food was good

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ErinM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Shame about getting eaten alive by midgies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite Restaurant in Airlie Beach. Amazing views, mouth watering food, great cocktails and lots of fun for the kids. We can't wait to visit Airlie Beach again and Northerlies will be out first stop!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill was a hidden gem a short drive away from the center of Airlie Beach.

Service was fantastic and the food was well proportioned and tasted delicious.

If you’re looking to get away from the local area for a family friendly restaurant with sunset views and a menu to suit or appetites then look no further.

Highly recommend booking to get a good table view but when we went there, although busy I felt like we would have been accommodated for regardless.

Book now and support your hard working Queenslanders and thank me later.

RB
RosieB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Cocktails were awesome! Loved them.. Food choices were good and service excellent. Courtesy bus was great but had to wait over 45 mins as it’s first in best dressed. Perhaps a bar at the bus stop would be handy 😊

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DebbieK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Beautiful location, average food, not great service, very loud, good for families with kids but the courtesy bus is 1 small van and the wait time could be over 1 hour on busy days/nights.

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere!

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KurtS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great location and atmosphere! 😊👍👌

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place to visit. This place was recommended to us and boy it did not disappoint. From the courtesy bus, the view, the ambiance to the food just beautiful. The only negative would be the prices of the beers, over priced but everything else superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited the northerlies on our final night of holidays at Airlie beach. We only wish we went sooner as the food and views were amazing! We will be back next holiday for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, drinks & service

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PennieK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, with interesting food that wasn’t overpriced. The drinks were quite expensive though.

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AimeeW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Worst food and service we had in airlie beach. Never get back again

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MilesW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good staff great . I see to have a lot more on the menu but meh wouldn’t stop me coming again and again and again

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I booked a table at least 1 month before and requested an inside table -on arrival it was an extremely windy day so we asked for an alternative table and were shown to a table near the bar which was extremely noisy and in a main walkway so we settled for the outside table which although very uncomfortable because of the strong wind at least we could hear one another speak. Ordering our food was an easy process and handled by a most obliging young lady BUT I have never in my life had the experience of having entrees and mains all arriving at the table at same time. A little unusual but add that to the cold strong wind and not only was the food cold in seconds but the whole experience was extremely uncomfortable. I realise u have no control over the weather conditions but I was so disappointed as this was a special celebration for my husband and my son for a delayed Fathers Day. The ambience of ur establishment was wonderful and the grandchildren loved the water and the games u have made available to them. Maybe some all weather blinds could b installed for those who are sitting on the verandah, because of inside noise issues, could at least have some protection from the wind. Also entree and mains served separately would be nice as other restaurants are able to do. I’m sure the food we ate was nice but when it is cold it is difficult to give a rating. Overall for the money we spent we were disappointed but purely because of the beautiful position of your establishment I am willing to make the drive from Mackay again and pray that next time the weather is kinder. Thank you and looking forward to a visit in the future

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best table in the house with great ocean views. Good food and drink. Easy parking too.

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the seafood platter, salt & pepper calamari and the cheese platter. We shared this between 4 adults. The food was fantastic!

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HolidayQueenSue
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Very disappointed that our 5 lunch meals came out at very different times. Pasta dish was returned as lukewarm.
My meal came out after others had finished.
Free shuttle is a great idea as it is a long way from town.

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SallyH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing location and great vibe. Will definitely go back again

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Sarge
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location , food good. Pleasant staff but pretty much self-service.

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MarleneW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal reasonably priced in a beautiful setting

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LeonieG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with good selection reasonably priced, quick friendly service and excellent atmosphere and location. Highly recommend.

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Jezzo
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meals & friendly service - we love this place.

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CazA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Whilst there they had 3 parties at the same time. It was very busy but due to their location they can easily manage the number of people. We went to dinner early so the ordering of food and drinks were fine.
The food as always is great. The prawns didn’t really have much flavour but the oysters Kirkpatrick were beautiful.
Would recommend and will go back when next visiting.

CG
ClarijeanG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Recommend this place! Good vibes and good food! Ambience was great.

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MickT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing the service was excellent the venue was stunning and the staff were friendly qnd helpful would highly recommend

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BrendaW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The location is excellent -food good and value for money , service great - drinks a bit expensive but - hey - there is a free courtesy pick up/drop off service. Overall it was good value. we had 6 days at Airlie Beach and went to Northerlies twice - speaks for itself.

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ShaunT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere but miss the full table service

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CaitlinJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cocktails were amazing, staff were absolutely outstanding. Had undercooked chicken (no big deal- they were busy and it happens)- when we told our waiter she gave us a cocktail on the house and a full refund! Was very happy with this as we didnt expect it!
View was beautiful and was overall a great experience.

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Noodle
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

No table service was my biggest disappointment.

By the time I had to line up to get drinks my meal was cold.

Music too loud to hold a conversation.

JR
JRobinson
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Favourite spot for some seafood & drinks with family and friends!!

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ClaireB
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heading to Northerlies when we are in Airlie Beach has become an institution. Excellent location with amazing views. Great food and service. Lots of space to relax and the smokehouse is a welcome addition.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I ordered an entree and main meal, they were both delivered to the table at the same time. When I questioned this I was told this was normal practice

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Shel
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Espresso Martini definitely needs improvement!! I could not drink it as the taste was horrible - no compensation was made. We paid $20 for 2 of them to be disappointed with them!!

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 672 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.