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    Eating out on Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Restaurants Cafes Picnic and BBQ Areas

North Stradbroke Island is renowned for its stunning beaches, beautiful lakes and amazing array of wildlife. It's a haven for relaxation, and an adventure paradise all in one. Don't fret however, your stomach hasn't been forgotten. If you're wondering about eating out on Stradbroke, be reassured there are plenty of options. Whether you're planning a romantic interlude or a feast with the family, whether you have a yearning for pizza or a picnic, there's something to cater for every whim. See our Food Directory for locations of food outlets around the Island.

Easy Takeaway

What better way to enjoy this incredible location than with some casual fish and chips, or a shared pizza by the water. At Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout, there are a variety of takeaway options. Seashells Café and Bar, and the Amity Point Community Club are just two that will load you up with delicious cooked seafood, burgers and snacks.

Cafes and Restaurants

There are several casual cafes and restaurants dotted around the island, and even a few fine-dining restaurants. Give yourself a break with a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner by the water. French Ease Café & Bar, and Fishes at the Point at Point Lookout, are licensed, or for a special night out, try the al la carte menu at Whales Way Restaurant on Cummings Parade at Point Lookout. 

Hotel and Clubs with a View

The Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel at Point Lookout is perched above a natural bush headland, with long-reaching ocean views. Choose from the casual bistro, or enjoy a leisurely meal at the restaurant. And don't miss a visit to the deck bar for a sunset drink. Close by is the Point Lookout Bowls Club, a popular club option. In addition to offering great meals, the Amity Point Community Club is a good option for families. And at Dunwich, choose from a large menu at the Little Ship Club, right on the water's edge. There's even a BBQ area and kid's playground to ensure families are well catered for. Lime Leaf at the RSL Club offers dine in or take-away asian cuisine that has proved very popular with visitors and locals alike. 

Picnics and BBQs

With driving, bushwalking and cycling trails across North Stradbroke, it makes sense that there are also picnic and BBQ facilities at several locations. Enjoy immersing yourself in the stunning scenery, then relaxing with a lunchtime feast. There are picnic tables and BBQ facilities located at Old Ballow Park in Dunwich, at Cabarita Park in Amity, and near Point Lookout, you can choose from Adder Rock, Point Lookout Oval, Headlands Park and Cylinders Beach. Heading inland to explore the lakes? There's a walking trail around Brown Lake and picnic facilities as well. Just be sure to take your own water.


It's always great to have the option to cook at home on a holiday. Visit the local grocery store to stock up on essentials. Drop by the bakery for freshly baked bread, rolls and cakes. Then head to the seafood store in Amity, to choose from the freshest of the local catch. See our Food Directory for local businesses to help you cater for the family. When staying on North Stradbroke Island, you can choose from a range of cottages, holiday houses and apartments. So you'll have a kitchen and maybe even a BBQ to whip up a great meal.

There are plenty of options when it comes to eating out on Stradbroke. And when it comes to accommodation options and activities, you won't be left short either. Straddie is one of Queensland's best-kept secrets. And for the unique combination of striking natural beauty and affordability, it's certainly hard to beat.

So if you're in need of a break, why not check out our wide range of holiday rentals (if you fall in love with the island we even have Stradbroke Island real estate listings). We have something to suit every budget and every sized group; couples, families or friends.