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“Huge breakfast selection”

Odyssey on the Strand
Ranked #68 of 430 Restaurants in Townsville
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2017

A nice leisurely spot to enjoy a good breakfast. I enjoyed my breakfast, but hubby thought the omelette was too moist. Staff was friendly and attentive

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Randomly chose to have a quick lunch at Odyssey on the Strand on a recent Monday public holiday after walking along the lovely Strand. The eatery was busy and we waited at the entrance to be seated as the sign requested. It took some minutes for someone to come over to us, and another couple waiting behind us were also beginning to wonder if anyone was going to attend to us. The older man that came to us almost growled at us for not having a booking because they were being “smashed” with customers. He went off for some time then came back and led us to a table (there were still a few empty tables without reserved signs on them). It was a fairly reasonable menu which included an all day brekkie selection, although we didn’t feel that the prices were as reasonable. The three of us ended up ordering the same simple lunch of a toasted sandwich ($14 each). We had to be at the nearby airport in an hour so I politely asked the same gentleman as we ordered if this would pose a problem and he replied that he had already told us that they were being “smashed” and couldn’t promise anything... We waited almost 45 minutes for 3 simple toasted sandwiches. While we certainly did not want to jump the queue, the couple who had come in behind us were served their meals before us as were a couple of people at another table who had arrived some time after us. We were almost ready to give up and leave without our food... The only saving grace at this place was a very courteous young man who eventually brought the food out to us – he seemed to be the only happy person working here. All the older man needed to say to us was that he’d let the chef/s know we had a plane to catch and they’d do their best (even if they didn’t or couldn’t), rather than scowling at us for even asking. That would seem like pretty simple customer service, even if you are being “smashed”.

Overall, the food was OK but nothing spectacular and the prices in general were probably a bit higher that they should have been for this type of casual establishment. Nevertheless, it was busy so maybe we just turned up at a bad time – but a good restaurant/cafe would never make you feel like you shouldn’t have bothered to be there... Plenty of other nice eateries to explore in the area instead of Odyssey on the Strand next time...

We won’t be troubling them again with our patronage.

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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

We love to stop by odyssey when visiting family in Townsville from the uk.
The food is always good, portions generous and served with a smile from the friendly staff.
A tad pricey but well worth a visit.

Thank sparkly-slippers
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is a great restaurant serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Greek style food at a great location opposite The Strand.
Outdoor dining under cover,always a nice cool breeze.

Thank gary v
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

My wife and I have been to Odyssey several times. The service is always good, sometimes better than good. The food that we have had there has always been excellent - the steaks are superb. We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner there on various occassions, and have always left satisfied - and full of good eats.

Most recently we had lunch - steak sandwiches. The steak is locally sourced from a well knownbutcher who sells quality meat (I have purchased from that butcher myself!), on the odd occassion there is an issue, (no place is perfect), they have an immediate replacement policy. The owner/manager actually works the floor along with the wait staff - and is a very pleasant person.

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Thank Greg D
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