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Lead Staff

Jane Patterson

Tim McMullen
Executive Chef

Charlotte Styan
General Manager

Ben Monaghan
Bar Manager


Innovating for a Global Palate

Cooks Bar and Grill is owned and managed by a well travelled Pommy Lady, Jane.

Visiting Airlie Beach in 2014 led to a dream to live and work in Paradise. Having owned and operated two previous Restaurants, Jane wanted to offer the people of Airlie Beach a taste sensation from around the world.  

When a site became available on the wonderful Airlie Beach Lagoon Jane seized the day jumping in with two sized 8 feet.  Cooks Bar and Grill was born, with undoubtedly the best View in Airlie Beach you can enjoy a vast amount of Cocktails, Wines and Beers not to mention the food…

The  huge job of creating a menu that not only excited the appetite of future patrons, but also offered something different from the rest of the local eateries began.  Many months of work started creating what Jane felt was a Menu to remind all guest of their travels and experiences throughout the world. From Mediterranean Salads to Greek Lamb, from Corn and Feta Fritters to Posh Fish Finger Sandwiches, Moules-Frites to Deep Fried Ravioli and obviously Steaks and Local Seafood, there is a taste from every continent and for every taste, even the most fussy of people will find a favourite here at Cooks Bar and Grill.


Recent Press

Whitsunday Times
”Cooks cuisine captivates Airlie”

Core Life
”It’s never been so appealing to
eat your way around the world”

Trip Adviser
“Great food and fantastic service” ✪✪✪✪✪