Coronavirus shutdown: What’s open and closed in Bowen

UNDER strict new government restrictions for places people can gather, many Bowen eateries are now offering takeaway only while a couple of businesses have closed altogether.

From midday today, licensed areas of hotels and pubs will be closed. That does not include bottle shops.

Entertainment venues, cinemas, casinos and nightclubs will also close, while restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway or home delivery only.

Indoor sporting venues, gyms, churches and places of worship will also close, and enclosed spaces for funerals and other similar events will have to follow the strict four square metre rule.

Home takeaway deliveries will continue as normal.

In Bowen, the IGA and Woolworths supermarkets are both open, though delivery services for both are currently unavailable.

Most restaurants and cafes around Bowen have quickly responded to the update and a list of venues offering takeaway or deliveries is below.


Le Sorelle Three Sisters Coffee House – Open from Wednesday for coffee and food takeaway orders. Phone orders are welcome, on 4786 1206. Service will be available from the window, with the staff requesting EFTPOS wherever possible. Le Sorelle will also be introducing an online ordering system in the coming days.

Fork and Chopsticks – Offering delivery service from 5pm and regular takeaway service throughout the day. To order phone 0403 524 514.

Meraki Whitsundays – Offering drive-through and delivery services. To order, phone ahead and stop at the back door and the staff will deliver your order to the car. Delivery will be available and some notice required. They will also be preparing bulk ready-made meals suitable for freezing.


The Cafe at Horseshoe Bay – Offering a new takeaway and drive-through menu. To order phone 0499 143 421 from 7am until 5pm daily.

S ails on Main – Offering coffee and food takeaway. To order phone 4786 5795 to place your order and a staff member will deliver it directly to you in your car. Sails on Main will also be introducing an online ordering system in the coming days.

Jochheims Bakery – Operating as normal offering takeaway coffee and food.

Spice and Pepper Indian Restaurant – Offering takeaway, phone ahead on 0402 696 111 for a time estimate.

Tony’s Bakehouse - Open for business Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning, offering normal takeaway foods and coffee.

Bowen Noodles Bar – Open for takeaway as normal.

Lesters Take Away – Operating takeaway service as normal.

Birds Fish Bar – Offering takeaway as normal.


T he Cove Restaurant – Closed for 10 days from Monday, March 23. Further updates to be announced.

Central Hotel – Closed for the time being, with further updates to be announced.

The Grand View Hotel - Closed for the time being, with further updates to be announced.


Fast food takeaway services will be open and operating takeaway food services as normal.

Pizza Hut – Offering a ‘contactless’ delivery and order system. More information is available on their website.

Subway Bowen – Open for takeaway only. You can order in store, online or by phone.

Mcdonald’s – Operating takeaway drive-through service as normal.

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