UP the garden path

Restaurant & Bar
Located in Amaroo Resort
Breakfast & Dinner
events, weddings, conferences & functions

Up the garden path

Conveniently located in the heart of Amaroo on Mandalay – Up the Garden Path Restaurant & Bar can provide not only resort patrons but all visitors to Magnetic Island with a relaxed, family-friendly dining experience.

There is something to tempt everybody with our A la carte menu and indoor/outdoor seating. Enjoy a drink and nibbles on the balcony, then indulge in our famous sticky pork ribs! Check out our favourite Magnetic Island Steak dinner.

With an extensive selection of entrees, mains and desserts, Up The Garden Path caters for Vegetarian and Gluten-Free diets and has a great range of kid-friendly meals! If you have a diet with special needs, ask one of our staff if you can talk to our friendly Chef.

Dine-in & takeaway, see our Up the Garden Path Facebook page for current opening times, menus and specials.

We recommend you book as our restaurant can be busy.  To book you can call us directly on 07 4778 5200, email using the form below, or message through our Facebook page.


Amaroo On Mandalay is a versatile function and event space where you can hold your special occasion, wedding or conference in our adjoining Cleveland Room, Endeavour Room, tropical gardens, or by our Magnesium Salt Pool. We cater to suit all types of experiences, from casual cocktail settings to full table service.

We were staying at the Amaroo as a last minute get away and decided to try the restaurant instead of driving around the island for a place to eat, and weren’t we pleasantly surprised.

An uncomplicated but smart menu which caters for all tastes, including vegetarian options.

Food was tasty and delicious and we decided to eat there every night so we could eat our way through the menu. Would-be hard pressed to find a better meal on the island in the same price range!!

Highly recommended – plenty for kids and all tastes.

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Guest Reviews

Absolutely love the food! the service was amazing highly recommend this amazing place!!

Laura Clark

Facebook Review

We really enjoyed our dinner up the garden path. Great food. Andrews steak was cooked perfectly as was the coral trout i ordered, moist and tasty. Entrees of prawn three ways prepared, presented and cooked magnificently with crisp sweet potato chips. The waiter was friendly and made us feel relaxed with just enough service. The atmosphere was fun with music of a great mix of 70s classics. We had a game of pool after dinner and went home happy. Highly recommended.

Lyn and Andrew

Trip Advisor Review

Went here for the weekend breakfast…amazing service! Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfast was perfect.

Tina Stent

Google Review

The food was amazing. Best rib fillet and pork ribs we have had in a very long time. We will be back. The staff was very friendly and engaging.

Sue-Anne Graham

Facebook Review

Enjoy magnetic island

Eat – Drink – Enjoy

Not hungry? Enjoy a cocktail on the balcony whilst enjoying the views

+61 7 4778 5200
61-79 Mandalay Avenue 4819 Nelly Bay

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