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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Airlie Beach Dining

The food on the Whitsundays is just as exotic and multifaceted as the sunsets on its horizons. On the Whitsundays, you can find fabulous international restaurants as well as regional delights. Dining in Whitsundays is always a romantic experience. With beachfront views and cool breezes from the ocean, every meal will be an event to be remembered.

Among the many international cuisines, several stand out for great service and unique dining in Whitsundays. La Fontaine, located on Hyman Island, is one of the best French restaurants. Its young chef uses traditional recipes and converts them into new creative dishes. Do not miss the chicken prepared in a light wine sauce. And of course the recommended wine is an Australian Chardonnay, giving the entire meal a special flavor.

Romano’s Italian Waterfront Restaurant is an amazing eatery. It’s not only very affordable, but the food is fantastic as well. It boasts some of the best dining in Whitsundays. You can sit at a table overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina, while enjoying pastas and risottos.

For a taste of the East, the Red Emperor is a must. Authentic décor and memorabilia will give you the feel of being in another time in history. The selection of dim sum is a must.

Even Mexican food is popular for dining in Whitsundays. At Cactus Jack’s Bar & Grill, you’ll find the best sizzling fajitas and mouthwatering seafood tacos.

Tip: Don’t miss the fried ice-cream, dressed by great tropical fruits from the islands.

And if you’re in the mood for great beef, don’t miss the Steak House in Hamilton. Its reputation for char grilled steaks goes beyond this island.

If you happen to be in Airlie Beach, head out to Pescatori’s Italian Restaurant where you’ll enjoy the best Pasta Fra Diablo style (very spicy) topped with a nice selection of lobster, clams, and other shellfish.

And if you want to spend quiet time with that special someone while gazing at the stars on the beach, call F J Pizza; they deliver the best pizza on Cannonvale. Try a bottle of world-renowned Australian wine and enjoy a great evening.

Among the best seafood restaurants in the islands is Clipper Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Coral Sea Resort of Airlie. Visitors as well as locals rave about the grilled catch of the day. It’s always prepared to perfection and seasoned just right. The selection of Australian and New Zealand wines is quite impressive.

Capers on the Beach, also located in Airlie, is a fabulous beachfront restaurant. They serve the freshest and most creative seafood dishes on the island. Try the coral trout when in season. However, they also specialize in steaks and have a reputation for having a great baker on site. Their cakes are a must.

If you’re heading to Hamilton Island don’t miss Mariners Seafood Restaurant. It’s a casual place with simple but very tasty dishes, prepared with authentic regional spices like lemon myrtle and wattle seed.

Dining in Whitsundays is not only affordable, it’s enjoyable.

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