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“Would NEVER go here again!”
Review of Townsville RSL

Townsville RSL
Ranked #37 of 406 Restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Townsville RSL is home to 2 wonderful eating areas. Downstairs we have the all new Garrisons, open for lunch (11:30am - 2:00pm) and dinner (5:30pm - 9:00pm_ 7 days a week. Upstairs, we boast the award winning Lavarack's Restaurant open for lunch Fridays from 12pm - 2pm and dinner Tuesday - Saturdays from 6pm - 9pm. Townsville RSL also has a fantastic Sports Bar with the biggest TV in any pub or club in Queensland, a large Atrium area, perfect for our live music 3 times a week or just relaxing in, full TAB & Keno areas, a modern gaming lounge and function facilities from conferences to weddings.
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We have been travelling down the coast from Port Douglas and stayed a couple of nights in Townsville and decided to go to the nearby Townsville RSL for dinner on the second night, as we were really looking forward to something hearty and homecooked.
We were so pleased to see the menu, everything looked great and exactly what we were hoping for and their special that night was roast beef with vegetables, which was exactly what we craved for and the childrens menu sounded really wholesome, one of my little boys ordered the bolognese and the other ordered grilled chicken with vegetables.
The place was really nice, not too busy, as we were there around 6pm, so we ordered the food and had a bit of a wait, then the childrens food came out, but my sons potato bake was raw, so I said to the waitress about it and she took it back, about 15 mins later she came back with another plate of food, this time with a different potato on it, which was fine, but why it had taken 15 mins to change a potato??? We were still waiting for ours, waiting, waiting, then I caught the waitress eye and asked how long is it going to be, we've been waiting over half an hour, so she went to check and said the chef was just dishing it up now, waiting, waiting, other tables that had come in after us had already recieved their meals, some had eaten and gone again and it was at least another 20 mins when she finally came over with our plates, so we said its about time and she said they were waiting for our children to finish their meals?????
We were starving by this time, so tucked in, only to find the same potato bake on our plates that our son had had and it too was raw, but we couldn't be bothered to wait any longer for it to be sent back, so ate the rest of the veg and the beef slices were just mainly fat, hardly any meat, so we were very, very, very dissapointed.
When the waitress came to take our plates and asked if everything was ok, we said, no, the potato bake is still raw and there is more fat than beef on the slices of meat, but she never said she would do anything about it or anything, so I refused to pay full price for what little we had, we were all still hungry (well the children were fine, they also had icecream with their meal), they did give us a discount, but I would never go there again.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Have had dinner 3 times now at the RSL and the food has been fantastic every time, best barramundi ever eaten, friendly service, very good specials all week. The venue also has a sports bar and pokies. As a (now) local it's a regular haunt, and I would recommend all visitors to Townsville to give it a go!

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Reviewed January 20, 2014
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