Where To Eat On Hamilton Island

Updated Sat 30 Jul 2022

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Hamilton Island is a luxe island paradise, nestled amongst wild wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. However, while this special holiday destination is undeniably a secluded and tranquil oasis, there are plenty of delicious dining options for everyone! 

Whether you’re after fine waterfront cuisine, laid-back quality restaurant experiences or simply some beachside fish and chips with the family, discover the culinary treats found on Hamilton Island. Read on for up-to-date opening schedules and specials of Hamilton’s local restaurants, casual dining options and takeaway joints!

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Hamilton Island Restaurants & Dining 


Coca Chu 

A funky Asian-fusion restaurant overlooking the idyllic Catseye Beach, Coca Chu is the perfect choice for groups and casual diners looking to enjoy sharing-style flavour sensations.

Hours:  Open 5 days, closed on Thursdays and Sundays.



Manta Ray

Relaxed Aussie dining perfect for families and diners looking for a low-key evening of quality meals. Offering a variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian “small” and “large” meals, there’s something for everyone.

Hours: Open 5 days, closed on Thursdays and Fridays

Deals: Kids Eat Free



Romano’s

Incredible Italian dishes served up in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Delve into classic and delicious traditional flavours, or hit the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail.

Hours: Open 5 days, closed on Sundays and Mondays.



Tako

Fresh and colourful Mexican cuisine with an original twist. Using local produce and seafood, this is the perfect spot for group-share dining, a family dinner or a simple and fun date night! 

Hours: Open 5 days, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Deals: Kids Eat Free


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Bars & Cocktails


One Tree Hill 

Wine & cheese against a stunning sunset backdrop. The perfect place for a romantic, secluded sip!

Hours: 7 days from 3 pm until 7:30 pm.



Reef Lounge 

Casual lunch, bar, cocktail and entertainment options located on the ground floor of the Reef Hotel.

Hours: 7 days, 10 am until late.



Island Bar

Get into your swimmers and indulge in the famous Hamilton island swim-up bar! Accompanied by live music, this dreamy spot it perfect for a cocktail!

Hours: 7 days, 11 am until 4 pm.


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Casual Dining & Takeaway


Sails

Overlooking Catseye Beach and the dazzling Sails Pool, enjoy quality, delicious buffet breakfast treats or a la carte lunch at this quintessential Hamilton Island restaurant.

Hours: 7 days for breakfast and lunch only.

Deals: Kids Eat Free



Pool Terrace

With views of the luxe Reef Hotel pool, mosey down to Pool Terrace for casual buffet breakfasts, lunch snacks and light evening dining. A great choice for groups and families.

Hours: 7 days, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Deals: Kids Eat Free



Bob’s Bakery 

Laden with freshly baked bread, crusty pies, gourmet selections and picnic basket supplies, head to Bob’s Bakery for a quality arvo treat! 

Hours: 7 days, 7 am until 2 pm.



Ice Cream Parlour

With a colourful selection of creamy, sweet flavours, grab the kids and get a scoop or two at Hamilton Island’s local ice creamery!

Hours: 7 days, 9 am until 10 pm.



Marina Cafe 

A haven for early risers and brunch-lovers alike, this local spot has plenty of fresh juice, delicious coffee and morning treats on offer.

Hours: 7 days, 6:30 am until 2 pm.



Pizzeria & Gelato Bar

Say “ciao!” to this hearty, delicious and family-friendly pizzeria, a perfect place for lunch or dinner, a gelato, coffee or even to grab some easy evening delivery. With vegan and gluten-free options available on request, there really is something for everyone.

Hours: 7 days, 2 pm until 9:30 pm.

Deals: Delivery available



Popeyes Takeaway

Looking for an easy, comfort-food dinner? Popeyes has you covered. Frying up the daily local catch with a side of golden chips, grab some takeaway by the beach for a wholesome night!

Hours: 7 days, 5 pm until 9:30 pm.



Hamilton Island Wildlife Cafe

Conveniently located at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park, refuel with light lunch and hot/cold beverage options at this nifty little cafe. 

Hours: 7 days, 8 am until 3 pm.



Beach Pavillion Kiosk

Serving up drinks and nibbles poolside, unwind like an island celebrity on the holiday you truly deserve!

Hours: 7 days, 11 am until 4 pm.



Marina Tavern 

Laid-back and casual dine-in food with a pub-style menu featuring schnitzels, steaks and salads.

Hours: 7 days, 11:30 am until late.


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Kids Eat Free Restaurants on Hamilton Island

The following restaurants offer kids eat free deals, subject to terms and conditions:

  • Sails
  • Tako
  • Manta Ray
  • Pool Terrace

Kids Eat Free T&C’s 

Find out more about the kids' stay and eat free deal online. Children up to twelve years are eligible for a free item from the kids' menu and must be accompanied by an adult paying for a meal.

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Hamilton Island Restaurant Information

Pre-booking is required either for lunch or dinner at certain restaurants. Book online or call your desired restaurant in advance.

Public Holiday & Sunday Surcharges

Please be advised a 10% surcharge now applies on Sundays in food and beverage outlets, and 15% on public holidays. A 10% service fee applies to bookings of 10 or more, excluding Sundays and public holidays.

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