Exceptional, very varied, and extremely tasty, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Commendations to the chef for the way he manages to mix and match textures and flavours. Some of the dishes wouldn't look out of place on a Michelin Starred menu! - Steve and Alice
Food and wine at Lizard Island
Signature Culinary Experiences
Great food and drinks is just what we do on Lizard Island, our culinary and cellar teams have a passion for creating the very best culinary experiences where the food and wine is elevated to new heights. We have partnered with only the best, local and freshest produce which you can experience at Lizard Island all year round.
Lizard Lager Custom Craft Beer
Hemingway’s Brewery is a local, independent craft brewery operating in Far North Queensland that produces outstanding craft beers.
Introducing: Lizard Lager
Created in partnership with Hemingway’s Brewery, Lizard Lager features a distinctive lizard motif on its 375ml branded can and is already chilling in guests’ in-suite bars. It’s also available on tap at the resort’s breezy Driftwood Bar. Lizard Lager uses 100 per cent pale Australian malt for an uncomplicated sweet, hay-like character along with traditional German hops for subtle spice, fine bitterness and refreshing citrus flavours.
The idea for Lizard Lager came about from two beer lovers enjoying a couple of quiet ones at sunset and talking about creating the perfect brew that reflects the island. This is a fabulous example of two local companies working together and supporting each other – as well as creating something truly unique and memorable for everyone to enjoy.
An Award Winning Craft Gin Experience
Take part in your own Gin Tasting Masterclass with Wolf Lane Tropical Gin.
Lizard Island Gin Tasting Masterclass
Wolf Lane Tropical Gin features botanicals sourced from the region’s Atherton Tablelands along with tropical fruit flavours like grapefruit, lime and mango, and is best served over ice with soda and a garnish of grapefruit. Wolf Lane gin flight tastings are a popular sunset pastime at the Driftwood Bar and feature three of the distillery’s spirits, Tropical Gin, Navy Strength Gin and Davidson Plum Gin.
Sam Kennis who co-owns Wolf Lane Distillery in Cairns said the small batch distilled Tropical Gin was crafted in partnership with the food and beverage team at Lizard Island with the idea of creating a tropical style gin that was refreshing and unique to Tropical North Queensland.
Guests also have the opportunity to take home their very own bottle of signature Lizard Island gin.
Preston Fresh Seafood & Yarra Valley Caviar
Sustainably sourced seafood is a huge part of our identity here at Lizard Island Resort, given our location on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.
Preston Fresh Seafood & Yarra Valley Caviar
Preston Fresh Seafood is a family owned and operated business who have been supplying Lizard Island Resort with the quality seafood used in the daily-changing menus for the past 25 years.
Yarra Valley Caviar is a premium product often seen on the 7-course degustation menu – a special experience guests can enjoy overlooking Anchor Bay in one of two private pavilions on the beach.
Working with suppliers who take great pride in their produce is paramount to the guest experience. We are so proud of our partnerships with Preston Fresh and Yarra Valley Caviar and look forward to continuing to create incredible dishes with the fine produce they supply.
The Farmer Meets the Winemaker
The Farmer Meets the Winemaker is a new experience for guests and producers alike, with a different farmer or producer and winemaker taking the limelight each season.
Lizard Island's Farmer Meets the Winemaker Series
The culinary scene on Lizard Island is set to offer a more personal connection between our guests and its Australian suppliers of premium food and drinks.
At the start of each season The Farmer Meets the Winemaker series will welcome a guest producer and a winemaker for a weekend meeting the guests and the kitchen team, before planning and then feasting on a specially designed menu featuring the supplier’s produce and matched with premium wines from the guest winemaker. Special Farmer Winemaker menus will be available for guests right throughout the season.
Edge Hill Butchery & Luke Lambert Wines
Our first Farmer Winemaker event featured Edge Hill Butchery and Luke Lambert Wines, inspired by the mutually beneficial working relationships Lizard Island has with both suppliers. The weekend saw special experiences and tastings from both Edge Hill Butchery and Luke Lambert Wines alongside delectable dishes prepared by Lizard Island’s culinary team.
Each of the Farmer meets the Winemaker events are set to be a fantastic time with great meals and wonderful company.