Thursday, May 11, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Renowned for its contemporary flavours, sophisticated cuisine and Mediterranean-style small plate menu, The Belvedere in Airlie Beach has redefined fine-dining in the Whitsundays, creating a classy yet casual feel for all to enjoy.
A popular, highly sought-after dining experience, the restaurant is fully booked most weekends and its owners are now launching an exclusive Sunday Sessions afternoon.
Guests can enjoy a more relaxed and flexible tasting menu, sitting back to marvel at the stunning ocean views and accompanied by the sweet tunes from a variety of local artists, with the delicate notes of the grand piano a central feature.
Owners Tayla and Nate Parker opened the doors to The Belvedere just over a year ago and are thrilled with how well their concept has been received.
“We give good service, but not pretentious service,” explains Tayla.
“We just want people to feel like they are walking into someone’s home, somewhere relaxed and comfortable with yummy food, different flavours and you know . . . a bit of a community on the table – a bit of fun!”
Sunday afternoons will be a relaxed and approachable experience.
“Sundays will be a little bit different to what we normally do and a lot more relaxed and casual,” said Nate.
“You can just walk up, grab yourself a cocktail and a cheeseboard and listen to some music.”
On Sundays, guests will have the option of ordering the full tasting menu or they can order individual a la carte dishes.
The knowledgeable waitstaff will be able to recommend a quantity of tasting plates to order to suit the size and appetite of your group.
“We always have a cocktail special and at the moment we have a Dragon Fruit Daiquiri which is super refreshing and great for Sunday lunch,” said Nate.
Tayla and Nate are originally from the Blue Mountains, and they previously operated a successful Asian Fusion restaurant in the area.
When they arrived in Airlie Beach they fell in love with region and felt inspired to create a Mediterranean style menu especially for the The Belvedere.
The couple now invite you to enjoy their Sunday Sessions afternoons – a relaxed, refined, and resplendent dining experience at The Belvedere.
Owners of the Belvedere, Nate and Tayla Parker, invite you to enjoy a Sunday Session. Photo credit: Rachael Smith