Just because you’re heading to a Townsville restaurant and bar venue doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a buzzing atmosphere, quality food and tasty drinks! We’ve done our research and found the 3 best restaurant and bar fusions in Townsville for your night out.
Lighthouse Bar and Grill

Modern restaurant, Lighthouse Bar & Grill - Townsville
Great location, Lighthouse Bar and Grill РTownsville

Located adjacent to Ross Creek, you can enjoy pristine water’s edge views coupled with a range of great-tasting, modern grill-style dishes at Lighthouse Bar and Grill. Whether you love seafood, duck, lamb, pork, steak or prefer vegetarian, there will be a dish for you at this popular restaurant – as well as a glass of wine to match. If you’re a meat lover, we suggest ordering the 400 gram, grass-fed beef rump with smokey lighthouse seasoning, served with your choice of sauce, beer battered chips and salad. Love your spirits? Their showcase bar offers an extensive selection rums, vodkas and whiskeys from around the world, for the perfect end to the night.
Where: 61-63 Palmer St South Townsville QLD
Michels Cafe & Bar
First-class food, Michels Cafe & Bar - Townsville
First-class food, Michels Cafe & Bar – Townsville

If you’re looking for somewhere a little sophisticated to enjoy some good food and a few drinks, head to Michels Cafe and Bar. For the last five years, the team at this award-winning restaurant have been offering Townsville locals the best-of-the-best in modern Australian and French-inspired cuisine. Open for lunch Tuesday to Friday and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, the extensive wine list coupled with a degustation menu designed by the passionate chefs, make Michels Cafe and Bar a truly unique dining experience. You can’t leave without trying the confit duck leg with beetroot, sweet potato gratin, spiced haloumi, duck cigar and orange served with cardamom sauce. Whether you want to dine inside the luxurious restaurant or you’d prefer the more relaxed alfresco atmosphere, you can take your pick at Michels Cafe and Bar.
Where: 7 Palmer St South Townsville QLD
The Pier Restaurant & Bar
Romantic setting, The Pier Restaurant & Bar - Townsville
Romantic setting, The Pier Restaurant & Bar – Townsville

Has it been a while since you treated your significant other to a romantic night out? With panoramic views overlooking the Townsville Marina, fresh, modern Australian seafood and a versatile drinks menu, The Pier Restaurant and Bar will set the perfect mood. Order the oysters Kilpatrick for entree and relax into your chair as you enjoy the nautical surroundings, before preparing yourself for one of their delicious mains. You can’t go wrong with any of the a la carte seafood selections at The Pier Restaurant and Bar, but we suggest indulging in their signature barramundi dish – caught fresh from river mouths north of Townsville. If a few cocktails are in order, we suggest either the Captain Morgan’s mojito or the vanilla espresso martini, which are sure to end the night on a high note. If you want to get in your partner’s good books, book a table at The Pier Restaurant and Bar tonight.
Where: Sir Leslie Thiess Dr Townsville City QLD
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