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Rockpool Seafood Cafe Bar

54 Howitt Street Northward Q 4810 | The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
07 4771 3474
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Ranked #114 of 237 restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We visited this cafe twice whilst in Townsville. Great views, hubby reckons the best coffee he has had it was perfect, nice selection of cakes. Second visit was for icecream YUMMO. Very relaxing astmosphere looking out over the rockpool

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Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Ordered barramundi & it came out stringy to eat as it was still raw in the middle, the salad of snow peas & sweet potato was full of sad lettuce, strange looking tomato, odd tasting sweet potato & two slithers of snow pea. Complained about the raw fish & old salad, another piece of fish came eventually with a huge... More

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Townsville, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I honestly cannot believe the bad reviews this place has received. The food we ordered was absolutely amazing & fresh & we cant wait to come back for more! The service was fantastic with the staff going over & beyond for their patrons. The place was packed which says to me that it is popular & has people returning. The... More

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Townsville, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

When this establishment was Rockpool Cafe it was very good. It's now called the Fish Inn or similar, and very poor. Thin fish batter hardly cooked. Old, sad salad and don't mention the oil the chips are cooked in. This was the third, and definitely the last time we will 'give it a go' since the new people took over.... More

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went to the Rockpool while on holiday in Townsville recently and to be honest for the prices it really isn't anything special. I ordered the salmon which i couldn't even finish because the skin was so salty and way overdone. Our food took nearly an hour to be served! It was just really meh! It cost nearly $80 for... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I used to come to the Rockpool at least once if not twice a week with either my kids or to catch up with friends for a meal and a coffee. It's true that it was starting to look a bit sad from an aesthetic point of view, but I didn't really mind as the service was always fantastic and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I waited 50 mins for a take away fish burger and it came out raw. Disgraceful. Very poorly managed. Terrible cooks under pressure.

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have eaten a fair few times at the Rockpool cafe / Fish Inn over the past 18 months, it was a surprise to see the new make over..looks great. however i was disappointed to see that the food wasnt brought to the table as before and definitely wasnt impressed with the bill for almost $70 for 2 x ceaser... More

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Townsville, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is the worst restaurant I have ever had the experience of visiting. Staff don't know what to do and are obviously not trained or prepared and management, owner do not appear to care. Customer service is totally not on the agenda. Would not recommend this place to anybody and suggest people eat else where. Don't think they will... More

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Townsville, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Yes it is more expensive for fish & chips but the quality is superior. I like the fact that you can have grilled fish and the lack of mayonnaise in the salads appreciated. You can have a glass of wine with your meal, the food selection varied, the view is beautiful and the kids have a choice of ice cream... More

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