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“Fantastic”

Denman Cellars Beer Cafe
Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $43
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Denman Cellars Beer Cafe is a unique experience that will sure to please. With a great food menu and ever changing specials, pair that with the fact that you can choose from almost 400 beers and ciders from around the world that you can drink here or take away as it is not only a fantastic Cafe but a fully working bottle shop. A friendly family run business located at the Port of Airlie.
Wingham
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at the Boathouse in August and I had been telling my Partner about the Beer Cafe down stairs... We went their for a few drinks the first afternoon. That then turned in to dinner, then every other day we went back!
The Tapas was GREAT! We were a little put off by the prices, but it was o yum and we were on holidays, we didn't care!
Their knowledge of Beer is amazing! My partner's whole family are into different beers and it was the best place for us to relax and he could try all different beers not often available.
We were so happy with their service and chats we got to have with all the staff as we were there everyday!
We often say ""oh I wish there was a Denman's here" because we enjoyed it so much!

  • Visited August 2013
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Melbourne
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy food”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We, a family of 4 enjoyed many tapas dishes from the menu and a few beers and champagnes. A good night out.

Visited December 2013
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Thank MsMacC
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Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great overall experience!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

After arriving at Airlie we had 2 recommendations within the first 2 hours to try this place, and it was well worth it. We tried a few different beers that we really enjoyed, some chosen by us and some with the help of the cheerful & knowledgeable staff.
It's a lovely setting at the new Port of Airlie, very relaxing. We tried a few of the tapas options, including the dips, the pork belly, the prawns, the squid balls, the meatballs and the duck pancakes. The food wasn't faultless, but the overall experience made it good. 9 beers and the tapas for around $120 made it pretty decent value overall. Good work guys!

Visited December 2013
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Cairns, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Terrific spot for a drink”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were staying upstairs in the Outrigger and visited Denmans Cellars four times in the three days we were here. What a terrific place. I love to try different beers and with 700 to choose from the biggest problem is deciding. Every country from Iceland to South Africa is represented and every style imaginable is available. We were able to try beers that we would never otherwise get to taste, so for me, as a beer lover, the place is terrific. We didn't eat here, but the food is tapas style and seemed to perfectly complement the concept of a sea side beer cafe. The meals we saw being delivered were a credit to the tiny kitchen available to the staff. The staff were also just wonderful. The gentleman who appeared to be the duty manager was knowledgeable and accommodating, while the wait staff were, without exception, absolutely friendly and professional. The location is also very pleasant, with a pretty good view over the marina. Seating is limited so I would imagine a booking during peak times would be wise.

If you like trying different beers this is the place for you. My only criticism Is that some of the beers are quite expensive and well above bottle shop prices and that is the only reason I have given a "very good" rating rather than an "excellent". But you probably should expect prices like that in this setting. If you are not a beer drinker, this would probably be no more than a pleasant cafe in a nice location. But beer lovers of the world; this is a "must do" in Airlie Beach.

  • Visited December 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great value- food and drinks perfect place!”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Beer concept is awesome. Staff helpful with choosing types of beer and making you go out the box, unfortunately it felt as if the staff forgot about us at times, but it was forgiven with good food, drinks and quick service. The staff were nice, don't get me wrong!

The food is to die for. RECOMMEND DUCK PANCAKES. Absolutely beautiful dish! The squid needed more flavour, chicken was a little plain but lobster ravioli yum and also partner loved the pork belly.

Would go back for food & drinks. $70 for 2 alcoholic drinks, 1 non alco + 5 tapas (2 seafood 3 meat) so pretty good value!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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