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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Sponsored by: Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Breakfasts - all day
1. Amazing Breakfasts - all day
"food was fantastic and incredibly good value"
Laura B
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2. Excellent lunch's & wine list
2. Excellent lunch's & wine list
"Beautiful little restaurant, excellent food, good service"
See reviews that mention Excellent lunch
3. Best Meal's - A Must Go!
3. Best Meal's - A Must Go!
"Trip advisor needs to add a 6th star, 5 star just doesn't do justice"
Richard A
See reviews that mention Best steak ever!
The Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is located just off the main street of Airlie Beach which provides you with a quiet, comfortable and at dinner romantic venue, Located in front of the main walkway to Airlie Central, home to the new Woolworths store. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, (Kitchen operates 7:30am to 9:30pm daily). Fully licensed .... A wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy wonderful food, great service and good music. Known for the best Coffee in the Whitsundays and home to the unique "Hot Rock" dinning experience, the highest quality steaks and the best ever seafood. Come for breakfast, back for lunch and again for dinner...... It's the best! & We also offer
US$ 6 - US$ 28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Only 2 staff on and unable to keep up with customers arriving. Food very average, coffee undrinkable. Had the impression management were cost cutting to the bone.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

My wife chose to have dinner on her birthday at this beautiful hidden gem restaurant in Airlie. They had many vegan options for my wife and I loved cooking my meal on the fun hot stone. We were served by two lovely woman Riena and...Bruna. We were super impressed when Bruna was leaving that she told us how Riena would be looking after us. They were both very professional and still down to earth and personable. We were both very surprised and blown away when the staff surprised my wife with some cake on a plate with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on it in chocolate sauce. They even had a sparkler which was really lovely too. Being away for her birthday it was hard to organise a cake especially for only two people. So this beautiful cake surprise really meant so much to us and we found it a very kind and thoughtful gesture. We also loved meeting the very friendly chef!More

Date of visit: March 2020
bcs0, General Manager at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

StaceLucV, Happy birthday again! So Happy you both enjoyed your experience with us on this special day. We always try and go the extra mile ...... Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. I will pass you feedback...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had 'The Lot' for 2. The meat and seafood were served raw in small portions not a lot when cooked in the hot rock. Sauces and salad were ok. Staff not friendly.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for early dinner and had spaghetti and rock cook Whitsunday seafood. Seafood was fresh. Explained well for cooking. Lovely dinner. Thank you.

Date of visit: May 2021
BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sandy, Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try the hot rock and was very disappointed. Ordered the tuna with mango salsa, tuna arrived and I was then told they had no mango, I was given chips instead (pretty sure they were from Maccas next door). No oil, tuna was dry...and stuck to the rock. Paid a lot for a bit of raw fish and some limp chips. Friend ordered seafood hot rock, again no salad despite it being on the menu as included. Would avoid this place at all costs, such a rip off.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked past Village Cafe from Woolies to wander the streets of Airlie a dozen times over the ANZAC long weekend. I had seen the hot rocks sign, and thought I should try it out. I walked in, seated straight away (not many people, most...seem to be going to the bigger/drinking venues). I sliced, I seared, I ate. Was delicious. If I'm back in Airlie again, this will be a revisit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the busy Main Street and a welcome change from more noiser places to eat. Very friendly staff and a lovely setting. We had duck tacos and Korean chicken as entrees and mains where Fish and pork belly, no complaints with any of the...dishes. All were beautifully presented and tasty. Evening was topped off with a couple of cocktails. These guys know their food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are exceptionally friendly. Food quality and price excellent in relation to other airlie beach eateries. Hidden gem. Well worth the visit. Javier is an awesome waiter. Dont waste your money in the big noisy places. This is a great feed.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great restaurant hidden away. Staff are welcoming, food amazing. Haviar was an excellent waiter. Really looked after us.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was fantastic. Order some fajita and steaks to cook ourselves in the hot plates and it was so good. They were short staffed, one person was doing orders, bringing out food and taking payment so you can imagine the wait time but the food...was good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Michael S
5 March 2020|
Response from bcs0 | Property representative |
Michael, thank you for replying and the additional information. I will, as always continue to review and test our products based on feedback etc. One thing I know for sure is that everything can be improved and that is our... More
17 July 2016|
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Response from Village_Cafe_Rest | Property representative |
No not so much consider you are in Airlie and do the right thing... We will look afeter you eaither way. Have fun
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Frequently Asked Questions about Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar

  • Yes, Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar offers delivery services.

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  • Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4