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Michels

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French, Contemporary, Australian
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7 Palmer Street | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
61747241460
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Michel's on Palmer, Townsville restaurant destination. French...
Welcome to Michel's on Palmer, Townsville restaurant destination. French style bistro serving simple, sophisticated cuisine.
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good quick dinner

I was a single diner without a booking on a busy night. They managed to get me seated, fed and wined in good time. Food was very good and service friendly (if a little speedy...by necessity). I'll be back with a reservation for a more relaxed dinner next time I'm in Townsville.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Bingil Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fantastic service from our waitress! We have eaten here twice, I am from Melbour e and like to have the degustation menu! I have had the old and now the new and the latest menu is outstanding! The food is delectable, wine is a perfect match and the chef even spent the time to come and speak to us! Wonderful... More 

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Bingil Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was a single diner without a booking on a busy night. They managed to get me seated, fed and wined in good time. Food was very good and service friendly (if a little speedy...by necessity). I'll be back with a reservation for a more relaxed dinner next time I'm in Townsville.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Booked a table at 7pm, ordered our food at 7:10pm and received entrée at 8pm receieved the main at 8:45pm by this point after drinking numerous cocktails we had no apitite :( Food was good but sevice and timing of food was frustrating :( wont be returning in a hurry :(

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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Unfortunately Michels seems to have joined all other eateries in Townsville with poor service standards. The food itself was absolutely fantastic, no issues there whatsoever, we enjoyed the degustation for our anniversary dinner and the matched wines were on point. Unfortunately that's where the positives ended, one of our six waitresses throughout the course of the evening refilled our sparkling... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Michele's is a wonderful place to enjoy a beautiful meal. I have the fish of day and it was delicious. A must is for you to try the brûlée! It was amazing!!! Explosions of flavour. Not only the food great the staff are wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We came here because of a review of a Michelin Star. May be I got it wrong. Anyway we thought this would be the best restaurant in town. We were wrong! We had Oysters - very good and fresh We had Carpacio - nice, but too many hard red letters! My Husband had Duck 2 ways, which he enjoyed. I... More 

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Tanya R, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

In response to you post 'Not up to Scratch' Michel's would like to comment - Bouillabaisse is one of our signature dishes and we take great pride in its presentation and taste. As well as pride in our food we also take great pride in our service standard. It was clear early that the customer was not happy with her... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner at Michels. The menu has recently changed as there are new owners. The service was good and we all really enjoyed our meals. My sister and I had the snapper with Sri Lankan curry which was delicious, my partner had the Tasmanian eye fillet which was cooked beautifully and my brother-in-law had the mussels which... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I heard that Michels had new owners and although I had not been to the restaurant in a long time I returned once again for dinner with my family. The service was friendly and they made my kids feel welcome, but above all the food was sensational. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are attentive an unobtrusive.... More 

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Fraser Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I dined at Michel’s last night with my partner and a couple of friends. Having already spent the day eating and drinking (covered in another review) we were ready for more – Michel’s didn't disappoint. The restaurant is in an impressive space that is lit well and is not so noisy as to make conversation difficult – which was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I attended the opening of a building in Townsville and the food being served was "above average". After the ceremony was over my business partner and I headed to Michels for dinner. We noticed a number of people from the function were also dining at Michels. We then noticed the catering staff returning utensils etc to the restaurant. Dinner was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Palmer Street | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 61747241460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Australian

Description

Welcome to Michel's on Palmer, Townsville restaurant destination. French style bistro serving simple, sophisticated cuisine.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?