Great Barrier Reef Restaurants

Typically, restaurants on Barrier Reef islands are part of each island's main resort, so many resorts' rates include some or all meals. Some larger resorts have a range of restaurants, with formal dining rooms, outdoor barbecues, and seafood buffets; some have premium dining options for which you pay extra. Dress is generally "island casual." Some upscale restaurants—such as those on Hayman Island—require men to wear jackets for dinner and frown on flip-flop sandals. On the mainland you'll find plenty of casual, open-air restaurants, serving mainly Modern Australian–style meals that showcase seafood and regional produce. With a few notable exceptions, Cairns, Palm Cove, and Port Douglas are your best bets for upscale dining.

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  • 1. A Touch of Salt

    $ | Australian

    This Modern Australian eatery ticks all the boxes: location (riverfront), service (impeccable), ambience (relaxed), food (exciting and flavorful...Read More

  • 2. Fire

    $$$$ | Australian

    This elegant restaurant, refurbished in rich ruby hues, is the resort's culinary showpiece. Its imaginative dishes are built around premium...Read More

  • 3. Ochre Restaurant

    $ | CBD | Australian

    Local seafood and native ingredients take top billing at this upscale yet relaxed Cairns institution that specializes in bush dining. Try the...Read More

  • 4. Salsa Bar & Grill

    $ | Australian

    Rub shoulders with local foodies on the deck of this lively waterside institution that serves tropical Modern Australian fare. The large wooden...Read More

  • 5. Vivo Bar and Grill

    $$ | Australian

    Diners at this classy beachside eatery enjoy Coral Sea views framed by palms and melaleucas along with Mod Oz dishes. Housemade muesli and freshly...Read More

  • 6. Whet Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

    $ | Australian

    Stylish and hip yet comfortable, Whet Cafe, Bar and Restaurant draws visitors and locals with its outdoor deck, perfect for long lunches, sunset...Read More

  • 7. Bommie Restaurant

    $$$ | Australian

    With sail-shaped tables, chic Eames chairs, and marina views, Bommie has a sophisticated, upmarket ambience and smart-casual dress code (collared...Read More

  • 8. Easy Cafe

    $ | Australian

    Tucked away in an arcade off the main strip, Easy Cafe whips up relaxed breakfasts, brunches, and light lunches, drawing a sociable mix of travelers...Read More

  • 9. JAM Corner

    $$ | Australian

    This fine-dining restaurant sources terrific organic and tropical produce for its modern Australian menus, which change seasonally, but always...Read More

  • 10. NuNu Restaurant

    $$ | Australian

    Sexy suede lounges, intimate banquettes, and unbroken views of the Coral Sea make lingering easy at this Palm Cove eatery. The menus showcase...Read More

  • 11. Perrotta's at the Gallery

    $ | CBD | Australian

    This outdoor café and wine bar at Cairns Regional Gallery serves sumptuous breakfasts and brunches. Lunch fare includes warm duck and roast...Read More

  • 12. Sails Steak and Seafood Grill

    $$ | Australian

    With beachfront and poolside tables and all-day service, this beach-shack bistro lures families with a kids' menu and giant chess set, and grown...Read More

  • 13. Sunset Cruise & Dine on the Denison Star

    $$$$ | Australian

    The Denison Star, a magnificent 107-foot motor cruiser hewn from Tasmanian Huon pine, glides out of Hamilton Island Marina most evenings for...Read More

  • 14. The Australian Hotel

    $ | Australian

    An atmospheric beer garden, live music, big-screen sports games, and pub-style meals are the main draws at this lively refurbed colonial-era...Read More

  • 15. Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

    $ | Australian

    Atmospheric indoor-outdoor dining, attentive service, and a well-stocked bar are nice, but the primary draw at this relaxed restaurant is the...Read More

  • 16. Déjà Vu Restaurant

    $$$ | Australian

    Alfresco tables and Balinese-style dining pavilions flank an infinity-edge pool at this classy Airlie eatery,open for leisurely dining–and daytime...Read More

  • 17. Bistro 3

    $$$ | Australian

    This chic, colorful eatery has an unabashedly local focus, showing off the region's best in tasty Mod-Oz dishes and serving fine Australian...Read More

  • 18. Casmar Restaurant

    $$ | Australian

    The ocean's bounty is the focus at this cosy upstairs restaurant overlooking the Palm Cove waterfront: try the seafood platter for two (A$90...Read More

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