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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    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
Good with a chance of better

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
KierenX
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Fraser Coast
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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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Oz
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Being a creature of habit I eat at Michels each time I visit Townsville and I have never been disappointed. The menu is always fresh, the dishes interesting and the serves generous. It is great to sit outside. The wine list has some great choices, including some great French sparkles at a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful food, great service, great atmosphere. We are locals and go a couple of times a year, and are never dissapointed. The pork belly and duck breast are amazing, and their risotto is heaven in a bowl. Highly recommend.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Had the stuffed olives, Pork Belly, Sirloin Steak and the Creme Brulee. The food was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. We had a window seat to watch the world go by . The Head Chef and the Staff were very obliging, you can observe the kitchen staff at work. Overall a great experience and we will be back

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Additional Information about Michels

Address: 7 Palmer Street | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number: 61747241460
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Australian

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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 - 33
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?