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7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 1460
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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French, Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I both got the tasting menu and it was so good. The portion sizes were very generous and we went away feeling more than satisfied after our 6 courses. The staff were super helpful and very attentive which is such a positive...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a busy night being Tuesday. Service was slow. Had to ask for a beer 10 minutes after ordering it the first time. Moral was overpriced for what was provided. Two lamb cutlets with little other content for $24.00. A side of chips contained too...More

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The evening was complimented with the fine food served on the valentines menu. The soufflé entree, fish, chicken and beef mains were all rated as excellent. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The service was swift and table items were subtly clear away whilst...More

Thank Ray I
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I'll start off by saying that the interior design of Michels is beyond luxurious and very nice looking to the naked eye. I've never been to a restaurant quite like it to be honest. And the atmosphere is wonderful, and the service there is good...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant with exceptional food and outstanding service. Highly recommend for a fine dining experience. Had the OP beef rib and was cooked perfectly! Do yourself a favour and visit this gem on Palmer st.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Really good a l carte menu and terrific service. Menu is quite European and not red meat focused. Staff are friendly and professional.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

There’s been a few changes at this restaurant but I must say all for the good. I usually dine here on my own when in Townsville, which I find a little short of quality eating houses. Michels has really come of age over the last...More

1  Thank Penespal
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant and were very disappointed. Whilst we don’t mind paying for quality food, we were surprised at the price verses the quantity and quality. It pays to go with a very fat wallet or come home very hungry.

1  Thank Colin D
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and couldn't go past the Tasmanian steak w prawn. It was cooked well and was very tender. We both ordered med/rare. Staff are friendly and accommodating, even though we were only casually dressed with thongs on. We were originally heading out...More

Thank jodilyn
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Had a birthday dinner in Michelle's and was definitely impressed! From being welcomed and taken to our table, the service was exceptional. We enjoyed three courses with great wines for a very agreeable price. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Timing of serving...More

Thank Mary O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
French, Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 1460
  • E-mail
A DESTINATION Michels restaurant is a French style bistro serving simple sophisticated cuisine. A long time favourite with locals - Michels is Townsville's restaurant destination. Proudly a multi-award winning restaurant, consistently awarded Chef Hat's by the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide and the recipient of the Trip Advisor's Certificate Of Excellence. Let our passionate and experienced restaurateurs, Craig Smith, executive chef and Tanya Roberts, front of house manager captivate your senses and take you on a sophisticated escape from it all.
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