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Culinary Creativity, Fresh Ingredients, and Whitsunday Views - the Best Dining on Hamilton Island

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Hamilton Island offers an array of dining options, with enough variety for you to dine somewhere different every night. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients, with chefs making use of local, sustainable produce wherever possible. It's all here: memorable gourmet dining experiences, relaxed family meals, and quick, delicious takeaways. All of Hamilton Island’s dining options have one thing in common: a breathtaking Whitsunday Islands’ backdrop.

Typical dishes


Fish and seafood are the local specialty, fresh from the sparkling Coral Sea waters. Pacific oysters, mud crabs, ocean trout, and Queensland prawns arrive at the marina every day.

Fine dining experiences on Hamilton Island


Hamilton Island has a host of restaurants where culinary creativity, sophisticated ambience, and breathtaking views combine to make a meal to remember. Picture yourself and someone you love sipping aperitifs as the sun sinks into the Coral Sea, before you peruse the menu as the sky darkens and the stars appear. Bommie, right on the water at Hamilton Island Yacht Club, has an innovative, contemporary Australian menu featuring fresh seafood and produce direct from the fertile Queensland hinterland. Beach Club, overlooking Catseye Beach, does refined fusion cuisine accompanied by an extensive Australian and international wine list.


  • Bommie Restaurant, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4948 9433; Website: Bommie Restaurant

  • Beach Club Restaurant, Beach Club Resort, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4946 8000; Website: Beach Club Restaurant


Fish and seafood by the sea on Hamilton Island


Seafood always tastes best on the water, and Hamilton Island gives you plenty of opportunities to sample the best that the clear Coral Sea waters have to offer. Reef fish, tiger prawns, sea trout, and Moreton Bay bugs will all tickle any seafood lover’s palate. Mariners has a relaxed marina setting, with lavish seafood platters, and specials featuring the best of the day’s catch. Sails has a laid-back poolside vibe, and does fish and seafood with a global touch, as well as steak and gourmet burgers. Their lavish buffet breakfast will get your day off to a sunny start.


  • Mariners, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4946 8628; Website: Mariners

  • Sails Steak and Seafood Grill, Catseye Beach, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4946 8562; Website: Sails Steak and Seafood Grill


Fun family dining on Hamilton Island


Hamilton Island is a great destination for a vacation with the kids, and you’ll find lots of spots for relaxed, uncomplicated meals for the whole family. Several restaurants have a “kids stay and eat free” offer in combination with accommodation. You'll all love breakfast with the koalas at WILD LIFE café, or Asian street food-inspired cuisine at coca chu. Manta Ray has great marina views and a menu with seafood, meat dishes, and pizza. At Marina Café, you can watch the boats bobbing over barista-made coffee, smoothies, or milkshakes. The egg and bacon Marina Muffin is a Hamilton Island institution.


  • Manta Ray, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4946 8213; Website: Manta Ray

  • Marina Café, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4946 8281; Website: Marina Café


Takeaways and picnic basket fillers on Hamilton Island


Whether you're at one of the lookouts on the hiking trails that crisscross Hamilton Island, lazing under the swaying palms of Catseye Beach, or drifting offshore in your kayak, there's an abundance of spots where you’ll want to stop and take in the scenery. And it's easy to grab a delicious takeaway to enjoy while you’re there. Bob’s Bakery has gourmet sandwiches and pies for your picnic basket, as well as Aussie lamingtons - small chocolate and coconut-covered sponge cakes. Popeye’s does huge portions of fish and chips, along with scallops, prawns, and calamari, for a picnic on the sand.


  • Bob's Bakery, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Tel: +61 7 4946 8281; Website: Bob's Bakery

  • Popeye's Takeaway, Front Street, Hamilton Island QLD 4803; Website: Popeye's Takeaway