Visitors to the region quickly realise that food is celebrated in the north. In July, the city hosts the Chefs in the North Dinner as part of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Some of the top chefs in the country come to Townsville and prepare a delicious degustation menu using local produce and Australian wines.
Set on the lawns of the casino with views overlooking Magnetic Island, it’s a must-do event. For something more traditional, sample true Australian pub fare in an outback town like Ravenswood or Charters Towers. Or, walk down Palmer Street in Townsville for a delicious array of international cuisine in a relaxed, cosmopolitan setting.
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Overlooking the picturesque Ross Creek in Townsville, A Touch of Salt blends an ever-evolving fine dining menu with an extensive wine cellar and quality service.
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Seafood lovers take note, Aqua restaurant, within the Jupiters Townsville Hotel and Casino has you covered.
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Set by the sea, C Bar on the Strand has one of the most picturesque views in Townsville. The upmarket cafe offers healthy breakfasts, light snacks and more substantial meals, with crowd-pleasing burgers, grilled meats and a smattering of quality seafood.
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C Bar Riverway sits on the picturesque banks of Ross River at Pioneer Park. The upmarket cafe offers healthy breakfasts, light snacks and more substantial meals, with crowd-pleasing burgers, grilled meats and a smattering of quality seafood.
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Smart, contemporary cuisine has arrived at the heart of Fairfield Waters with Ciabatta Restaurant by Damien Tosh.
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Located in the Jupiters Townsville Hotel and Casino, Essence restaurant is an intimate fine-dining eatery serving Modern Australian cuisine with Asian undertones.
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Choose a fully escorted tour from a selection of Coastal and Outback experiences throughout Queensland.
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The Great Tropical Drive is a self-drive route that will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia - less than a few hours away.
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Best Regional Bar - Australian Bar Awards 2013After the perennial sunny day ends in Townsville, head to Heritage Bar for something a little sultrier.
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Just 30 minutes from Townsville, perched on the top of Hervey's Range is the Heritage Tea Rooms. Relax in the tranquil gardens surrounded by North Queensland's oldest heritage listed building (circa 1865, former Eureka Hotel) and enjoy prize-winning scones, cakes, slices or perhaps a light lunch.
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