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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, Late Night, 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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Lunch at michels

Dropped in for lunch with two friends, food choice and ambience excellent, a little slow in the kitchen for me but others may prefer to wait the food certainly was worth waiting for

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
IanNOWELL
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Brisbane, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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112 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Michel's is still one of the best restaurants in Townsville. The decor is relaxed and the staff are welcoming. The menu had something for everyone, nothing boring. The Wait staff were attentive but we did find service a little slow. Even pre dinner drinks took a while to come out, and the interval between ordering and our first course was... More 

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Thank Diane B
Ayr, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent service, excellent food. great choices on menu, great matching wines. well worth a visit for any foodie! My favourite restaurant by far!

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Thank tjlhlewy
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi tjhlewy, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is fantastic to read how thrilled your were with every aspect of your experience with us. We look forward to your next visit with us! The Michels Team More 

Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at lots of restaurants in Townsville over many years and Michel's is still the best. The quality of the food, wine and service is outstanding! The lunchtime menu is reasonable - would recommend the homemade pie for around $23, served with veggies & chips. Only order if you are hungry! .

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Thank Elizabeth H
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It's great to hear that over the years Michels still stands as the best for you! Our beef pie is definitely one of the standing favourites that has people coming time and time again just for the dish. We hope to see you again soon! The Michels Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in for lunch with two friends, food choice and ambience excellent, a little slow in the kitchen for me but others may prefer to wait the food certainly was worth waiting for

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Thank IanNOWELL
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Its fantastic to read all your positive comments. Excellent to hear the food was worth the wait. We hope to see you again soon, The Michels Team More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant for a my birthday celebration with family and friends we were a group of 8. This restaurant was my favourite when owned by Michel. The booking was made online and I asked for a nice table. When we arrived to the almost bare restaurant we were seated at a table close to the entry to the... More 

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Thank Donna S
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The location of your table was due to the size and the other reservations which had been made for then evening, it was an area that was able to be a little out of the way from other tables to create more seclusion for your group. I believe... More 

New York City, New York
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2001 I had a post wedding family gathering at this restaurant and it was memorable; good. Have been back there 3 other times over the past 10 years and it was just so-so. Palmer Street is a good strip for outdoor dining and choices of restaurants. The owner/founder of the restaurant has had a good reputation in Townsville, and... More 

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Thank Garden_Designer43
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Garden_Designer43, It seems your review is not for a recent visit to our restaurant. We hope you can return soon to experience our current menu and new renovations as over the 15 year span you refer to many changes have occurred. We hope you dine with us in the future. The Michels Team More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night for dinner , the food was delicious and I could not fault a thing . I enjoyed the lamb dish and my husband enjoyed the steak. But our favorite was the creme brûlée dessert we shared . They serving was also great . Would recommend to anyone who comes to townsville

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Thank Melbar30
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Melbar30, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! So thrilled to hear how impressed you were. The lamb and our steaks are always big favourites of our customers and of course our signature Crème Brulee is a stand out. We hope to see you again soon! The Michels Team More 

Melbourne
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248 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I originally sat down here planning to order just a single meal but the degustation sounded so darn good I decided - what the heck and went with that!! It was better than well worth it. Six delicious courses of amazing food (you can pair drinks if you like). The absolute standouts for me were the scallops, the arancini ball... More 

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Thank Bridget M
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Bridget, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our degustation is designed to impress and I'm glad to see it has achieved that for you! We hope to see you again soon when you're back in town and you'll have to try our new menu which is set to launch in the coming weeks. The Michels... More 

Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I went to michels for new years eve. For a busy night they handled themselves quite well and we didn't have to wait all night for service. The oysters were fresh cooked and cooked to perfection, not drowned in sauce like typical townsville restaurants. The steaks were cooked to perfection and tender, creme Brule was presented how... More 

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Thank Bellatisamo
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Bellatisamo, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Its fantastic to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your evening. We will be launching a new menu shortly so we hope that it can impress you as much as our current one. We hope to see you again soon! The Michels Team More 

Armstrong Beach
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It was the most beautiful food and amazing g service. We had a choice of the traditional fare or seafood. The plum pudding for dessert was delicious. We had a truly great time.

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Thank Theresa G
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Theresa, So glad to hear you enjoyed our Christmas Lunch. Christmas of all days is when we want everyone to thoroughly enjoy themselves so thank you for passing the feedback along. We hope to see you again soon! The Michels Team 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?