Ellis Beach Bar & Grill

Dine in paradise at the Ellis Beach Bar & Grill in far north Queensland.

Searching for a restaurant with ocean views? Look no further than the Ellis Beach Bar & Grill in far north Queensland. This laid-back and friendly bistro restaurant offers a menu of gourmet café classics and takeaways alongside panoramic views of the Coral Sea.

Located just five minutes from Palm Cove and a few footsteps away from Ellis Beach, this restaurant is guaranteed to make you feel like you are on holiday. Sit back and enjoy a meal with family and friends, celebrate a special occasion or simply have a cold drink in the beer garden on a Sunday afternoon with $1 oysters.

Owner Andrew Saville and Manager Martin Graham pride themselves on their great team who offer a unique dining experience to locals and tourists passing along the Captain Cook Highway.

To capture what diners can expect from the restaurant, we’ve asked the team some questions.

What type of cuisine do you serve?

We encourage guests to expect the unexpected and to never judge a book by its cover. Our passionate chef is always innovating bistro classics including burgers, fish and chips, pizza, nachos and salads. We also offer small plates to share between friends and a takeaway menu for those on-the-go.

Does the restaurant have ocean views?

Yes, we’re located just five minutes north of Palm Cove, on the pristine white sands of Ellis Beach. The restaurant overlooks the Coral Sea, rainforest and Double Island. During most wet seasons (November to April) we see a number of crocodiles as they pass by our beach.

Does the restaurant have a signature dish?

We don’t necessarily have a signature dish, however we’re very popular for our variety of meats smoked in-house. For example, our breakfast menu features smoked salmon and smoked barbeque pork while our lunch menu features smoked pulled beef brisket and Korean fried chicken.

Do you cater for vegetarians, gluten free and vegan?

Yes, and most of our ingredients are locally sourced.

How many weddings do you cater each year?

We cater approximately 30-40 weddings each year.

What craft beers do you stock?

We stock two local breweries on tap – Barrier Reef Brewing Co. from Cairns and Macalister Brewing Co. from Smithfield. Sit back in our beer garden and enjoy a some of the 40 cold beers from our bar. We also offer a great selection of craft beers such as Two Birds’ Sunset Ale, Moon Dog’s Love Tap lager and Mountain Goat. There are also a great variety of wines on offer such as Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling, Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris and Pepper Jack Shiraz. Enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset!