Are you gluten free? Then stay away from Zizzi’s Italian Bar and Grill because these guys are deliciously gluten-friendly. Their most popular dessert is the tiramisu which is made in-house and layered with coffee flavoured goodness. If you want an authentic Italian dessert experience, team your tiramisu with a limoncello shot. This is an Italian lemon liqueur served straight from the freezer that will cleanse your palate perfectly. Zizzi’s Italian Bar and Grill has great indoor and outdoor dining options and is the perfect venue in Townsville to book for a romantic evening or birthday bash.
Where: 241 Flinders Street, Townsville City, QLD, 4814
Are you feeling fancy? Maybe wanting to get a little frisky? Then burn a hole in your pocket to impress that special someone at the one and only Casa Lounge Bar and Restaurant. That yellow label can do things to a woman or man, so let the waiter bring you out a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne to really start your hot date’s engine. Pair this bottle of bubbles with a dessert platter for two with mini bite-size treats of cheesecake, tiramisu, cassata, chocolate mud cake and cream. Lovers, get ready for maximum indulgence.
Where: 143-145 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD 4810
This one was a hard one as the dessert menu at Lighthouse Bar and Grill is simply divine. But if you’re dining with a gluten-free friend, avoid dessert disappointment with the gluten-free strawberry meringue tower layered with the most lavish ingredients in town. Wash this down with a glass of Angas premium Moscato NV (SA) – the perfect dessert wine. If meringue doesn’t tickle your after dinner fancy, the cheese and fruit plate with a bottle of Yalumba ‘The Octavius old vine’ Shiraz (Barossa SA) is bound to satisfy. This cheese board is a selection of matured cheeses, fresh and dried fruits with crackers for two. Strawberries and champagne or wine and cheese, you can’t go wrong at The Lighthouse Bar and Grill.
Where: 61 Palmer Street, South Townsville, QLD, 4810
The chef at Bogarts on the Strand has a rotation of over 40 different in-house freshly made cakes and desserts each week. The most in demand treat at Bogarts on the Strand is, without a doubt, the famous Banoffee Pie. This little pillow of sugary bliss is notorious for rolling out of the cabinet quick, so if you want to experience maximum indulgence you will need to be fast. Customers love teaming this local gem with an after dinner long espresso or a Frangelico on the rocks. This hazelnut liqueur and Banoffee pie combination will leave you as bright-eyed as Charlie in the Chocolate Factory.
Where: 117-118 The Strand, Townsville, QLD, 4810