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Modern Australian in Bowen

Food Freaks

Bowen is not the coolest place in Queensland and this restaurant is not the hippest place you will eat in, but that's the way they like it – and the way we like it – eating mod-Oz creations overlooking the marina. F…
Bakery in Bowen

Jochheims Pies

Jochheims has been keeping Bowen bellies full of homemade pies and baked treats since 1963. Try a Hugh Jackman (hunky beef) pie – the actor was a regular here during the filming of Australia.
Pub in Bowen

Grand View Hotel

Recently renovated but still high on the hill, the grand old Grand View is a ripping Aussie pub with a rocking beer garden and loads of memorabilia (including from Baz Lurhman's Australia). The restaurant looks prom…
Chinese in Bowen

Cove

An unusually large Chinese and Thai restaurant with unbroken views of the Coral Sea from its timber deck. The menu features the usual Australian fusion entrees and mains; the service is excellent and there are exten…
Pub in Bowen

Bowen Hotel

The Bowen has undergone a major renovation to add a touch of class to the drinking scene. The pokies can be a bit noisy, but it's still a good place to drink.