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The Balcony Restaurant

££ - £££Cafe, , International
Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been here before, cane recommended, and we will be going back. The ladies geeeted u with a smile and it didn’t stop . Chilli eggs were lovely, eggs Benedict beautiful and ample. Service spot on. Meal prices reflect the quality and size. Certainly Didn’t...More

Thank graysonk2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Normally come here for breakfast but thought we would try lunch and had the opportunity to sit on the balcony which for a walk in is often rare. Good service and good food. The green Thai chicken was really nice albeit a lot of rice...More

Thank Jayne D
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast with my husband around 10:30 AM on a Sunday as a walk in – the restaurant was very busy possibly augmented by the Main Street market. The service was attentive and asked for details around how my husband wanted his eggs cooked and...More

Thank DiscerningDoyenne
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Way over priced nearly 200$ for breaky for 4. Pretty much the standard in townsville, over priced average meals. The honest critic.

Thank Reach T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a very enjoyable lunch date at the Balcony. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful and were quick to welcome us and take our orders. There were plenty of options of the menu with some simpler choices along with a...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We always have several lunches here when visiting for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. PETA looks after us admirably and always has our favourite Chardonnay, Langmeille, available. We really like this casual eating outside, literally on the balcony. Today we had Tasmanian Salmon with...More

Thank AstroSeekers
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you, had the breakfast here and it was good portions and great quality/ flavors. Reasonably priced will go back for sure.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited this restaurant. It was verrrry busy at the time but we managed to get a table quickly. The waitress was very efficient and friendly. Our food came out relatively quick considering how packed it was. A bit disappointed in...More

Thank hermannator
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We recently visited for Sunday brunch as a group of 8. The service and food was really good but I didn't enjoy the coffee.

Thank Nadine J
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend & I were on our own for Mother’s Day and on the spur of the moment dropped in here. Although packed, PETA the lady in charge made a great effort to fit us in as we had no booking. OMG, the food was...More

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charles h
21 January 2018|
Response from aaronsI7628IT | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charles, I don't believe there is wheelchair access as it up a set of stairs. Probably best to check with the staff there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 2255
  • E-mail
OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm
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