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Alexandra Gibson4 years ago

Snack in style at these Airlie Beach restaurants

Just because you're a tourist doesn't mean you can't enjoy the local hangout spots for a feed and some great conversation. We have scouted the three best venues where you can go for a long gourmet lunch with family or friends. Whether you're up for a juicy handmade burger or are looking for something a little more special which includes fresh seafood, put these restaurants on your list of places to eat at. So what are you waiting for? Taste the local food and avoid getting caught out as a tourist in the beautiful Airlie Beach.

If your stomach is grumbling because it’s just about lunchtime, head to these three Airlie Beach restaurants that are sure to satisfy your hunger immediately.

Coffee Club Airlie Beach

Try a crispizza, The Coffee Club - Airlie Beach
Try a crispizza, The Coffee Club – Airlie Beach

The Coffee Club in Airlie Beach is considered to be one of the best places in the area to grab a coffee and tasty gourmet food. You can find this fantastic place to eat at Coconut Grove which is considered to be a hidden gem in the area for a feast with friends or family. Treat yourself and friends to an exciting menu which changes seasonally and is sure to hit the spot after a long day of shopping or sightseeing in Airlie Beach. A new option on the menu which the locals love at The Coffee Club is the delicious crispizzas; this gourmet pizza has thin crust and grilled chicken breast, crispy smoked bacon and chipotle. You can enjoy a guilty-free pizza that is not only filling but also tasty. If you really need a caffeine hit after a long day venturing around Airlie, you can’t miss their ice coffees which will satisfy your cravings. They also have all the regular favourites on the menu so you don’t need to worry if you still want that steak sandwich.
Where: 33 Port Drive, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Beaches Bar & Grill

Tasty Caesar Salad, Beaches Bar & Grill - Airlie Beach
Tasty Caesar Salad, Beaches Bar & Grill – Airlie Beach

If you are out with your girlfriends and are looking for a casual place to dine for lunch that offers gourmet meals then head to Beach Backpackers. Don’t be fooled into thinking this restaurant is only for those who are on a budget; for those of you who like a hearty lunch, try their $15 lunch specials list which includes favourites like a 300gram rump steak with a choice of garden salad and fries or seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. To top it off, these fantastic meals also include your choice of beer, wine or cider to accompany the delicious food. If you aren’t that hungry but want to stop in for something during the middle of the day, order their chicken caesar salad which is fresh and fast. Whether you want to stay for hours talking over great food or are just in the mood to stop in for a quick bite to eat, visit Beaches Bar and Grill for a lovely lunch.
Where: 356 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Barcelona Tapas Bar & Cafe

Food with a view, Barcelona Tapas Bar - Airlie Beach
Food with a view, Barcelona Tapas Bar – Airlie Beach

We all know that fresh water and tropical views is what makes Airlie Beach one of the most popular tourist destinations in Queensland, so it would only be fitting to have lunch on the harbour. Barcelona Tapas Bar & Cafe is situated at Abell Point Marina and boasts one-of-a-kind views that are simply spectacular. Accompanying your exotic view is foreign food inspired by the many flavours of Spain. With the wind in your hair and fresh seafood platters on your table it doesn’t get any better than this at Airlie Beach. Experience traditionally cooked Spanish meals which include tapas and marinated fresh seafood. Each meal that comes out is more mouth-watering than the previous dish and showcases culinary delights that can not be found anywhere else in Airlie Beach.
Where: Abell Point Marina South Village, Shingley Drive Airlie Beach QLD 4802

Where do you like to go for lunch that is a little bit special in Airlie Beach?

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