Modern Australian in Mackay

Fusion 128

Mackay is becoming quite the foodie destination. The latest instalment is Fusion 128, a superb, casual restaurant with a low-lit industrial design run by the effusive David Ming. It combines Asian flavours with Aust…
American in Mackay

Paddock & Brew Company

Mackay needed this upmarket, craft beer–soaked, American home-style restaurant, which serves up amazing burgers ($25). Part of the new breed of north Queensland culinary creatives, the team at Paddock & Brew whi…
Asian in Mackay

Kevin's Place

Housed in a marvellous deco building on Victoria St, at Kevin's large groups gather on round tables – square on the street – and share sizzling, spicy Singaporean dishes. Don't go passed the classic such as mee gore…
Modern Australian in Mackay

Burp Eat Drink

Run by the enterprising NE Food mob, this swish Melbourne-style restaurant in the tropics has a small but tantalising menu. Sophisticated selections include pork belly with scallops, Kaffir-lime-crusted soft-shell c…
Fusion in Mackay

Oscar's on Sydney

The delicious poffertjes (Dutch pancakes with traditional toppings) are still going strong at this very popular corner cafe, but don’t be afraid to give the other dishes a go. Top spot for breakfast.
Tapas in Mackay

Maria's Donkey

Quirky, energetic riverfront joint dishing up tapas, jugs of sangria, occasional live music and general good times. Service is erratic, but somehow, that's part of the charm.
Cafe in Mackay

Woodsman's Axe Coffee

The best coffee in town paired with light eats, from wraps to quiches to muffins.
Pub Food in Mackay

Austral Hotel

So many steaks, so little time. The Austral is a red-meat specialist, but it's also a knockabout Aussie pub with timber interiors, the horses on the telly and plenty of old, single men sipping pots of beer.
Cafe in Mackay


You can graze on impressive salads, sandwiches and light meals prepared by beginning chefs at Foodspace, the licensed cafe inside Artspace Mackay.
Sandwiches in Mackay

Cool Mango Salad Bar

Fast and fresh salad, perfect for a healthy road trip.