Uncover a foodie haven


The dining scene in Townsville North Queensland has come alive, with the introduction of a number of new venues making their debut and old favorites continuously impressing diners with amazing fresh produce. From Australia’s best breakfast, to a vibrant evening atmosphere, or a simple family BBQ by the beach, Townsville North Queensland offers something to tempt everyone’s taste buds. 

Tips for the food lover:

  • Enjoy Australia's best breakfast at Jam on Palmer Street
  • Discover a creative laneway bursting with dining options
  • Head to the local markets and enjoy a picnic with a view
  • Refresh with a locally brewed beverage from Townsville Brewery
  • Capture the essence of fine dining and international cuisine on Palmer Street
  • Head to the beach for an icecream with a local twist 

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Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar

A warm breeze swirls over the marina boardwalk and the lights of the resort glitter in the water, while above your table the clear night skies over the island sparkle. This unbelievably romantic setting can be enjoyed from all areas of the restaurant and bar as doors are folded back into an al-fresco experience. On your plate, you have the choice of seafood straight from the reef and other tropical delights, accompanied by beautiful fine wines and fresh cocktails. This is island style dining at its finest and an authentic celebration of tropical produce.

Civic Club

Drop into the Civic Club, originally known as the Londoner's Club, (a gentlemen's club) and enjoy a drink with a local, soak up the atmosphere of this amazing historic building and have a round of billiards on one of the two 100 year old tables. Don't forget to make your booking for their famous Friday night barbecue.

Peppers Cafe and Catering

Peppers Cafe and Catering is located on Gill Street, the main street of Charters Towers. Charters Towers is a country town west of Townsville which has a rich and diverse history which was founded on Gold! With council approved centre parking for long vehicles as well as a car park directly behind the cafe on Hodgkinson street, access to their fully air conditioned cafe which boasts clean amenities, free high speed WIFI (with on site support), great local knowledge, resident artist gallery with works for purchase as well as amazing chunky steak pies, cakes, slices and sweets all made on site*. They also have great coffee and a full menu. *Well almost everything, they source the highest quality gluten free products and are continually working on new experiences for other dietary requirements. If you have any special requests please let us know. The best thing about being in the middle of the main street is that from out front door no matter which way you look you will be immersed in "The World".

The Early Bird

Owned and operated by a young Italian couple and recommended by TripAdvisor, The Guardian, Chef Matt Preston, DUOMagazine, TravelTalk and Visit QLD, The Early Bird was established in 2015 and is'the' place to be! Theirs is a quirky little place overlooking the stunning Horseshoe Bay, on Magnetic Island, across from the tourist strip of the beachfront. Their team is made of a cheerful yet professional and efficient bunch of people, who have created a simple relaxing atmosphere for locals and tourists alike. They deeply love what they do, and they do it with love! Their food is fresh, rustically prepared and appreciated by many food lovers! Their menu is seasonal, because they proudly use only the best locally sourced produce available. Their sourdough bread, for example, comes from the best artisan bakery of North Queensland (Three Loaves Bakehouse), their coffee is ethically sourced and locally roasted by Coffee Dominion, they bake their own cakes and scones on daily basis and they offer a huge selection of organic loose leaves teas and herbal infusions, stocked by The Tea Centre. They are also a fully licensed bar, offering an Italo-Australian cocktail menu, artisan beers and a seasonal selection of wines.