So you’ve decided to mix it up, now what? We’ve done our research and found a few unique Townsville restaurants that’ll have you thinking: why didn’t I do this earlier?!


Bogarts on the Strand

First-class dishes, Bogarts on the Strand - Townsville
First-class dishes, Bogarts on the Strand – Townsville

If you want to experience a little piece of Hollywood in the heart of Townsville, head down to Bogarts on the Strand. With classical music, as well as black and white Hollywood films showcasing in the background, this popular restaurant is unlike any other in the area. Locally owned and operated, Bogarts on the Strand is open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Sunday and available for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Offering the very best in a la carte dining, come down and try their versatile range of melt-in-your-mouth dishes. For a meal to die for, we suggest ordering the fillet mignon with roasted mushroom and pink peppercorn jus served on creamed sweet potato. You can choose to dine alfresco or eat inside among the Hollywood memorabilia: the choice is all yours at Bogarts on the Strand.
Where: 117 The Strand North Ward Townsville QLD

Taste of Brazil

Chico Rio Brazilian BBQ Churrasco

Brazilian themed decor, Chico RIo Brazilian BBQ Churrasco - Townsville
Brazilian themed decor, Chico Rio Brazilian BBQ Churrasco – Townsville

If you are yet to have a Brazilian barbecue dining experience, you need to head down to Chico Rio Brazilian BBQ Churrasco. Located on Flinders Street, the all-you-can-eat churrasco menu here is served rodizzio style, but what does this mean exactly? Essentially, you sit down while the passadors (waiters) bring you a selection of meats and carve them onto your plate, until you can’t possibly squeeze any more into your stomach. Not an avid red meat eater? Don’t worry, there’s also a range of delicious sides, plus vegetarian and seafood options available for the less carnivorous folk out there. Whether you’re dining as a family or with your partner, you won’t be disappointed with the Brazilian-style food experience at Chico Rio Brazilian BBQ Churrasco.
Where: 247 Flinders St Townsville QLD

Be at one with nature

Garden of Eating BYO Restaurant

Outdoor garden dining, Garden of Eating BYO Restaurant - Townsville
Outdoor garden dining, Garden of Eating BYO Restaurant – Townsville

Are you looking for somewhere a little more romantic to go out for the night? For the last 21 years, the team at Garden of Eating BYO Restaurant have been providing Townsville locals with great tasting meals and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. If you’re really looking to set the mood, ask for a table outside in the alfresco outdoor garden area and browse their delectable menu. This award-winning restaurant serves a range of innovative cuisine including meals like kangaroo rendang pie on coconut mash and jerk spice rubbed pork fillet with pineapple salsa – just to name a couple. With a range of delicious desserts and BYO available, Garden of Eating BYO Restaurant has it all when it comes to a romantic night out.
Where: 11 Allen Street South Townsville QLD

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