We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Michels

Certificate of Excellence
££££
French, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 1460
Website
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 122: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk in for 8 guests-no problem. Casual business dinner that went very well. Food was very good (not spectacular by any means), excellent and friendly service and decent ambience. Probably at the top end price wise for a regional restaurant, but no complaints. Good for a special night out when on holidays.

Helpful?
Thank Michael P
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner here for my Daughters 22nd Birthday dinner (party of 6) and i must say Michels is becoming one of my favorite places for dinner. Lovely setting inside and the menu has a good range of options. I had the RABBIT RILLETTE WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO for entree and the CONFIT DUCK for main (entree size). Both meals very delicious... More 

Helpful?
Thank Melanie J
Townsville, Queensland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and the service was great. My only problem was weighing up whether I wanted the triple garlic mash as a side dish or save room for dessert. Dessert won. People complain about this restaurant being overpriced, and it might be in Townsville where the $10 parmie and pot reigns supreme, but I thought the pricing was... More 

Helpful?
Thank pkjk72
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fairly overpriced for the amount you receive, my partner and I left feeling hungry. There was a fly cooked into my entree which they did offer to replace and took it off the bill. The service was pleasant but unorganised, I had to google the vegetarian menu after reminding the waitress twice. It was however, very busy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Em_sim1313
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Em_sim1313, As expressed on the night of your experience we were very sorry for the mishaps of your evening. That is not the end result nor how we wish our customers to leave. It is disappointing that you have not mentioned that we had tried to rectify the issue when it occurred nor how your bill was discounted significantly... More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Food, wine and service. Best meal we have ever had in Townsville. Highly recommend. Thanks Tanya and staff. Will definitely be back soon and spread the word.

Helpful?
Thank Nadine F
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Nadine F, Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad that your group had such a fantastic time. We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had the degustation. The menu said the portion size was for one person, but shared it between the two of us and we were quite full by the end of it. Exquisite food, plated beautifully and very creative combinations of ingredients that worked very well together. Nice quiet place to talk. Waitress was very polite, helpful and checked on us... More 

Helpful?
Thank Raelene A
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Raelene A, Thank you for leaving your feedback. Our degustation is the perfect way to sample some of our best dishes that our team want to display. It's excellent to read how much you enjoyed yourself. We pride ourselves on using fresh local produce to give you the best product. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Michels is my go-to favourite restaurant for a wonderful lunch or dinner! Not sure why it has the $$$$ as you can go and eat one of their fab lunch deals of one, two or three courses plus a drink (alcoholic or soft) for next to nothing. You can also do the full a la carte experience but it's worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mandpand
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Mandpand, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! Our lunch deals are definitely good value with excellent dishes and including a drink .. who could resist. From time to time we will have Sydney Rock in it can depend on the supply we can get, hopefully the next time you're in we have them on hand.... More 

australia
Level Contributor
107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Setting is very nice and comfortable.the lunch menu is good.prices are reasonable .would definately re visit.fillet steak sandwich was very tender and well cooked.balmain bugs fantastic and pastrami sandwich was amazing.must try.

Helpful?
Thank rjbAustralia
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi rjbAustralia, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so glad your enjoyed the variety and quality of our lunch menu. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, More 

Brisbane
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank MikiBrisbane
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi MikiBrisbane, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very conscious of being able to cater to all dietary requirements to ensure every customer can leave with a lasting experience. We look forward to your next visit! Regards, More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank Arielevans
MichelsTeam, Manager at Michels, responded to this review

Hi Arielevans, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our degustation is a fantastic way to sample some of our best items and its excellent to hear your thoroughly enjoyed your experience. Regards, More 

Travellers who viewed Michels also viewed

Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 

Been to Michels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$32
Cuisine
French, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
A DESTINATION Michels restaurant is a French style bistro serving simple sophisticated cuisine. A long time favourite with locals - Michels is Townsville's restaurant destination. Proudly a multi-award winning restaurant, consistently awarded Chef Hat's by the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide and the recipient of the Trip Advisor's Certificate Of Excellence. Let our passionate and experienced restaurateurs, Craig Smith, executive chef and Tanya Roberts, front of house manager captivate your senses and take you on a sophisticated escape from it all.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Michels staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?