It’s hard enough to find places to eat on a good day, but if you’re travelling to a different location and you’re on a time limit, it can seem impossible. That’s why we’ve made a list of family-friendly restaurants in the Whitsundays which will make sure that your family is happy their bellies are full.
1. This first one is, in fact, a series of restaurants on Hamilton island.
Sails, TAKO, Coca Chu, Pool Terrace and Manta Ray are places which all have kid’s meals for the price of $12. They also adhere to a special. If you book your holiday through Hamilton island holiday homes then you can use the kids stay and eat free offer.
Mermaids is a restaurant on Daydream island. It has an a la carte menu for the adults and the classic fish, chicken, beef or pizza with chips menu for the kids. To top it all off, the restaurant overlooks the beautiful Whitsundays and serves fresh local seafood.
Enjoy a cocktail by the beach in paradise. Image courtesy of Mermaids Restaurant / Daydream Island Resort and spa.
3. Café One 3
If you’re looking for a café that caters for everyone, Café One 3 has your back. Located at Airlie beach, it sells food that is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly. And as a bonus, it’s healthy!
A healthy way to fill up your tummy. Image courtesy of Cafe One 3.
4. Sorrento Restaurant and Bar
Sorrento Restaurant and Bar has a friendly atmosphere and a view of the Whitsundays. There’s a kid’s menu for under 12s with meals costing between $6 and $10. And if that wasn’t good enough, every kid’s meal comes with a free soft drink.
Views like this is hard to beat. Image courtesy of Sorrento Restaurant and Bar.
5. Fat frog beach café
Everyone wants to visit a good café by the seaside. At Fat Frog Beach Café, you can enjoy a friendly, quirky atmosphere while you sip some delicious coffee. And if you’re feeling peckish, they’ll serve you up some healthy, homemade food.
A beachfront location and pup-friendly. What more could you want? Image courtesy of Fat Frog Beach Cafe.
6. Mr Bean Cold Brew Coffee
The Coffee Bean Café, like Mermaids, is located on the Airlie Beach shore. Serving everything from hot drinks to cold drinks to cakes, pancakes and bliss balls, there’s something for everyone.
The best way to start a day full of adventures. Image courtesy of Mr Bean Cold Brew Coffee.
7. Hog’s breath cafe
With a chain of restaurants around Australia, the Hog’s Breath Café is well-known. And for good reason too. If you let the little ones dine on the kid’s menu while you crack out the steak, then they’ll be treated to a free drink and ice cream.
A family favourite restaurant right here! Image courtesy of Hog’s Breath Cafe.
8. Mangrove Jack’s
Mangrove Jack’s specialises in wood fired pizza while offering you a vantage point over the village. It also comes with a meal deal, so for $4 extra you can get a glass of soft drink and ice cream with your kid’s meal.
If this doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will. Image courtesy of Mangrove Jacks.
9. La Marina
Presiding over the port of Airlie, La Marina is a hub of Italian cuisine. This restaurant caters for breakfast lunch and dinner. Its generations-old recipes create delicious pasta and pizza (with optional gluten-free bases!) which is sure to fill up everyone.
A sweet treat like this is enough to make anyone’s day. Image courtesy of La Marina.
10. Jubilee Tavern
The Jubilee Tavern is the ideal place to bring your family, catering for people of all ages. With high chairs and colouring activities, an indoor games room, and a large outdoor playground, your kids will never be bored! The children’s meals are all $10 and come with the salad bar and ice cream cart.
Crispy, delicious chicken wings, pizza, burgers, and much more! Image courtesy of Jubilee Tavern.
Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Photographer: Paul Giggle.