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The Balcony Restaurant

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Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful lunch here recently. Service is wonderful, food is all made fresh on premises - even the hollandaise! Thank you for a lovely lunch - see you again soon.

Thank TropTravTSV
Geelong, Australia
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628 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

.... poached pair with granola & mascarpone & berries. Upstairs indoors or out. Out is pleasant if out of the sun. The menu looked good. Handy if in cbd

1 Thank Rosemary F
Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lunch at this place on my days off solo (cause everyone else working) order the chicken, pumkin risotto. It's expensive but well worth it. Service is good and attentive. I can't comment on other foods but the risotto is to die for

Thank tracyharris484
Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

as name said Balcony ,so lot of steps to reach the loverly food If your a little slow in legs you may wish to try else where ,but if you can handle to walk up and back down you have try

Thank 61peter2015
Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had breakfast on Sunday morning. The big breakfast is enough to feed 2 people. Fresh juices are beautiful. Faith was very nice in serving us, quick and helpful.

Thank Sue S
Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We are now regulars here and can always find something amazing on the Menu. The service is fantastic, the food is delicious and the coffee is amazing! The Balcony is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Laf14
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting Townsville for work I had the opportunity to get out for an early breakfast. The Balcony Restaurant is centrally located in the CBD, just 100m from the Grand Chancellor where I was staying. Seating is available both inside and outside on the balcony. I was seated quickly and ordered the Eggs Benedict ($17) with smoked salmon (add $5)... More 

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Being fussy about eggs bene the balcony definitely delievered!!!! The lady working was super friendly and made the best coffee. Ill be back again for breakfast.

Thank Kgll
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Balcony is a little upstairs restaurant on Flinders (in the heart of Townsville City) that does breaky and food throughout the day. We went for brunch and Breaky for 2 including plate additions, 2 cappuccinos, and a large fresh squeezed juice was around 65 bucks. One of our guests had the beef burger and it looked really tasty. The... More 

Thank Mdt T
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for brunch while visiting the markets. It was a little busy, however, there are plenty of staff on to assist. The food is very nice and well presented with the drinks also very good. The iced chocolate was enough of a meal on its own.

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 2255
OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm

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