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$$$$French, ,
7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 1460
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
French, Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7 Palmer St | South Townsville, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal on Saturday night the service was just great from the time we walked through the door. As for the meal it was sensational.

Thank Kaye F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dined at Michels recently with a large group of friends. Everyone loved their meals. My oysters and lamb were amazing. Unfortunately the service let the restaurant down, we were only asked once for more drinks the entire night and at no point were our...More

Thank 203wildhogs
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We were looking for somewhere for lunch after having just arrived at our accommodation so decided to walk over the pedestrian bridge to South Townsville. Found this great indoor/outdoor restaurant that served seafood and other delights. Shared an entre of crumbed stuffed olives which were...More

Thank peter G
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We came in to try out the new advertised menu and we were not disappointed! The food was absolutely beautiful and the service was amazing! We had a wonderful waitress. She was so friendly the whole night and was so helpful explaining everything on the...More

1  Thank JennySign
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner with my Brother and his wife. The restaurant had some real issues with Air Conditioning at the time with ductwork and wiring festooning from the ceiling. So the evening got off to a bad start as it was freezing...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
MichelsTeam, Owner at Michels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

I would like to respond to this email by saying that we do not have a scallop main dish on our menu so I am not sure if you have the right restaurant. You may want to check that out.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The service was slow and lacked attention. Had to keep asking for water. The meals took ages and whilst the starters were passable, the steaks we had were not good. Mine was just so fatty and the mushroom sauce tasted of nothing at all! Pretty...More

3  Thank rachel s
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Went for the first time in 10 years living in Townsville. Was a perception prices would be out of my reach but boy was I wrong. Amazing 3 course lunch for $25 dollars sold me not to mention the food and personal service from the...More

Thank Dimitri M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Had the escargot as an entree and could not eat it as neither of us liked the Bordelaise sauce that it was in. We let the waitress know we couldn't eat it due to our dislike of the sauce, she said she would pass our...More

Thank hankylee
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to try Michel's. It is great! The food was beautiful and the atmosphere was lovely. Staff were good. Didn't enjoy the chunks of duck skin in the pasta, or the drunk man at the table beside us having a heated...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Excellent restaurant. I can't believe we haven't noticed it before. Sure it is expensive but what you would expect for that kind if dining. The bouillabaisse is great even if it is a bit messy. And the bombe Alaska is certainly not something you see...More

Thank Drbooskar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
French, Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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