Local Dining

The Grandview Hotel


The Grandview Hotel was made over as a 1930’s hotel for the world famous movie Australia. The Grandview also provided meals for actors and crew including renowned actors Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. The bar is a great place to catch all the stories from the locals and hear the history of the hotel. Decorated in a saloon style the hotel transports patrons back into to the early settling times in Australia’s history.

The Grandview Hotel is a regular hot spot for locals and visitors alike because of the great vibe and their excellent meals, sure to please any taste or budget.

360 on the Hill Café


What a fantastic idea – pick the best view in Bowen and stick a restaurant on top of it!! Add a bit of history and you’ve got a great place to visit. Follow the signs to the Flagstaff Hill Interpretive Centre.

There’s plenty of parking, and diners can enjoy the view from many angles before actually going in to the restaurant. To eat there is a choice of either sitting outside on verandahs facing either the ocean or inland or opting for inside. The menu is reasonably priced and diverse. You can read about the history of Bowen while waiting for your meals, or go up to an observation deck for an even better view of the surroundings.

The Cove Restaurant


The Cove Restaurant is an authentic Asian restaurant situated on Horseshoe Bay Road alongside the Coral Cove Apartments and has been overlooking the beautiful beaches of Bowen for eight years.

With a wide range of Asian cuisines, The Cove Restaurant is the perfect place for an enjoyable night out with the family. With friendly and efficient service and great food the restaurant has become a popular choice in the town. Our signature dishes include Duck in Plum Sauce and Seafood Deluxe and much, much more. If you’re in a hurry and can’t spare the time to sit down in front of the stunning views feel free to order takeaway.

A couple metres out from the restaurant are the beaches, making the restaurant a stunning and popular choice for both weddings and private functions.

Food Freaks


Great food, great location down on the shore by the Sailing Club and great atmosphere. A café approach to fantastic restaurant food.

Le Sorrelle Coffee House


Wonderful coffee, delicious food with large serves, great atmosphere and layout – refreshing decor, fast, professional and friendly service and reasonable prices – what more could you ask for? From the moment you walk into this busy little shop, you get the sense that you are in for a treat. Part of the shop is designated as a quaint little florist and gift shop, and the specialty fudge made in store is to die for. Lactose free milk and gluten free meals are also on offer.