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Michels

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French, Contemporary, Australian, European, Gluten Free Options
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7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 1460
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Brisbane
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a wonderful meal that we went a second time just to have the gluten free oysters the chef did especially for me. The service from our waitress was fantastic. She had an excellent knowledge of gluten free requirements and nothing was too much trouble for her to check with the chef. The meals were amazing and my... More 

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Thank MikiBrisbane
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing. The hot smoked salmon was to die for. Great cocktails, very friendly service. Only down side is that it definitely is very loud on a Saturday night. Made it very difficult to hold a conversation across the table.

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Thank Arielevans
Bribie Island, Australia
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176 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not say this lightly as we eat out frequently, but on a trip to Townsville I had the best meal I have the pleasure of tasting The restaurant itself was charming, the staff helpful , friendly and professional The wine list is good - I chose a nice rose and was not disappointed The food is to die... More 

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Thank Nerilyn A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just been back to Michels twice in the last 2 weekends and again had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is great and the staff very helpful. The food was delicious - loved the pork belly & scallops and the crepes for dessert! We will be back!

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Thank Sharon S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, impressive menu, gracious staff - only minor quibble is a tendency to over-sauce or over-decorate the main meal. Simplicity is best. You will have a good night here. Book early.

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Thank meoverhere
Townsville, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried the amazing six course with matched wines and it was wonderful. If you cannot pick one or two choices from the menu, try this and you cannot go wrong. Amazing flavours and textures. Portions are great and you won't be disappointed!.

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Thank Mary O
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Mary O, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our degustation is the best way to experience the best of what our team has to offer. Excellent to hear you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, More 

Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful, service was great. Had quite a romantic atmosphere but was also well suited for a ladies catch up evening!

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

Hi emski_g, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, More 

Australia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Haven't dined at Michels for a while due to the inconsistencies in the quality of food & service. Since our last visit there has been improvement but still a way to go. I rated our dinner experience 4, but just gets there. Overall the quality & presentation of the food was good. Our table had the market fish Barramundi, Salmon... More 

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Thank Brett T
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Brett, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Disappointed that you didn't enjoy your night to the fullest. I can guarantee you that our red wines are stored in a room air conditioned to 18 degrees. We are very conscious of how our wines are stored particularly due to the warmer climate that we are in.... More 

Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Decent food although a little pricey for what it is. The service is the worst I have received. Ever.

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1 Thank louie w
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi louie w, If you could contact us on 074724 1460 so we could fine out more about your negative experience. Thank you, More 

Mackay, Australia
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very lovely meal with great service but for location and what it was, it was a little too pricey. Very nice desserts and the best coffee we found during our trip.

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1 Thank Sally M
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Sally M, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Excellent to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Cuisine
French, Contemporary, Australian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 1460
Description
Welcome to Michel's on Palmer, Townsville restaurant destination. French style bistro serving simple, sophisticated cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?