Blarneys offers excellent service, atmosphere and food. The menu is mostly meat dishes with some old favourites like steak and kidney pie. If you are looking for an initmate and cozy place for a romantic dinner then you cannot pass Blarney's.
It's located south of Mission Beach and its not advisable to book unless you are staying overnight at Mission Beach.
Horizons is located in South Mission Beach, so this article only relates to those who have a car park at Mission Beach. If you are exploring the mainland and wanting to relax then try Horizons for an intimate dinner or lunch overlooking a breathtaking view of the Family Group Islands and Dunk Island.
Our lunch was delightful and the staff a credit to this establishment. We enjoyed dining here and having such an awesome view was very romantic and special. This is a great spot for dinner or lunch, bookings would be advisable.
This restaurant is not cheap but if looking for something special then this restaurant is the best in town.
Parking is available and there is a nice cocktail bar.
Cafe Coconutz is a laid back casual cafe with a small and intimate courtyard offering okay meals with an Asian flavour. The cafe turns into a bar after dark and its a fantastic place to hang out to meet other travelers and the locals. We had a fabulous night here enjoying some excellent company, especially with the colourful locals.
Cafe Coconutz is located in Mission Beach, so if you are thinking of exploring the delights of the mainland from Dunk Island I highly recommend spending an after dinner drink at Coco.
Favorite Dish: the local people.
If traveling from Dunk Island to Mission Beach and if your in need of a good restaurant, then try Castaways on the beaach.
The restaurant in Castaways Resort which is located on the beach approx 5 mins walk along the beach is a little more upmarket offering a good wine list and selection of fresh food. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and beach.
For a very special treat or for celebrating a special occasion, Voyages has a unique 5 course menu with comes with a bottle of champs. This meal can be served on the beach with your own private table, perfect for watching the sunset in a dreamy and romantic location. Of course this celebration comes with a price tag. Contact Voyages for bookings and price.
Guys, this is a perfect way to ask your lady of your dreams to marry you !
There are two pools which serves food at any time of the day. The Butterfly Pool the main pool overlooking the beach and bay serves a good selection of Asian cuisine, whilst the Cascade pool serves light refreshments like sandwiches, drinks and coffee.
Favorite Dish: Coffee was excellent at Cascade Pool.
The Terrace is located overlooking the Cascade pool and offers guests a great selection of Pizza's and pasta. An excellent salad bar is also available with your pasta dishes. Day visitors have the opportunity to dine here or at the jetty bar using their day pass.
Its opened daily between 11am - 3pm and dinner operates from 6pm to keep the families happy.
It's a casual restaurant with a large open wood pizza oven which seems to dominate the restaurant. The service was slow but the staff very friendly, we decided we just needed to relax into holiday mode. This restaurant is perfect for children and families.
Favorite Dish: Pasta
Plantation Bar and Deck
The Plantation Bar overlooks the beachfront and swimming pool, its a lovely casual bar which offers a good selection of snacks like sandwiches, salads, cakes, coffee and fruit drinks. Perfect for a family. Its opened daily and also has live entertainment throughout the evenings.
So if you just want a light refreshment whilst soaking up the beautiful views this is the bar to go to.
Favorite Dish: Pinapple Juice
The main restaurant is located just above the swimming pool and next door to the bar area. The dining room is super modern, breezy with a touch of class. It offers an excellent menu with a good selections of wine. This restaurant would be the most expensive on the island. We didn't eat here but just checked the menu out, which looked very interesting.
The Jetty Café is located overlooking the ferry jetty on Brammo Bay. The cafe is a busy and lively lunch and breakfast spot. The menu specializes in fresh seafood and we found it to be excellent. A terrific spot for coffee too.
For an all-inclusive meal deal that came with our holiday package this was a great buffet. Fresh and plenty of variety. Food was refreshed rapidly if anything dwindled or even looked like it was wilting. Loads of fruit and even the hot food was freshy cooked in orginal ways, eg eggs with spinach and fetta, and even the bacon looked healthy with the rind cut off and all sorts of little special touches like that applied to the other food as well.
Tip though - order the coffee the minute you arrive as otherwise it takes a while to come. For caffeine addict like moi that can be a disaster for an early morning wake-up. It's not included on the buffet benches and is delivered via the waitress. Good news though, it's plunger and it's strong.
Favorite Dish: I loved the Birsch meusli and the fact they had husked pistachios ready to just throw in . No shelling, brilliant
If you just want to get away from the crowds and wander around the island until you find your perfect picnic spot, then Voyages will pack you the perfect lunch. Booking ahead is advisable.