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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Get quality & quantity at these Townsville pubs

Whether you’re dining alone, with friends or with a special someone, nothing quite beats the taste (and price) of good, old-fashioned pub food. If you're craving beer-battered chips, rump steak and steamed veggies, we've got you covered. We have hit the streets of Townsville to discover just where you can find the best pub grub—these are the local favourites that serve dishes you can really sink your teeth into. Move over Jamie Oliver, we’ve found some of Townsville’s best restaurants and pubs to get your weekly dose of comfort food. Don't worry, we'll help you find the very best steak or chicken parmi in town.

So you’re craving some easy fish and chips, but want a friendly and relaxed dining atmosphere too. Receive the best of both worlds with these fantastic pubs in Townsville. Ensure you get your money’s worth with these great bars and restaurants, perfect for a laid-back dinner alone or with the entire family. Whatever food you’re in the mood for, we have found where you need to go to find a new favourite hangout to add to your list. Serving up high-quality food that takes up the entire plate, you’re sure to love these local hotspots.

Kirwan Tavern

Chicken Schnitzel - Kirwan Tavern
Amazing chicken Schnitzel, Kirwan Tavern – Townsville

When you’re after delicious food made fresh, head to the Kirwan Tavern in Thuringowa Drive. Open for breakfast and lunch every day, as well as dinner from Friday to Sunday, the Kirwan Tavern is a little local favourite. With daily specials and buffet breakfasts, this quaint pub is sure to leave a lasting impression. Lamb shanks, schnitzels, oysters and calamari, they have it all. We recommend the chicken parmigiana: crispy, succulent and cooked to perfection! The service is friendly and quick, so you can tuck in and enjoy without the wait. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, try the Sunday night roast dinner—nothing says comfort food like a juicy roast and baked veggies. It’s bound to hit the spot, especially during these cooler months!
Where: 154 Thuringowa Drive, Townsville City QLD 4817

Metropole Hotel Townsville

Metropole Hotel - Steak
Succulent rump steak, The Metropole Hotel – Townsville

When you think casual dining and great pub food, you’ve got to try The Metropole Hotel, or “The Met” as it’s known among the locals. Renowned for serving up premium, juicy steaks, The Met is also famous for their good old-fashioned pub food. If you’re after something a little bit different, try their prawn and bug tail pasta, which is sure to hit the spot. They also offer a range of daily specials that’ll keep your stomach and your wallet happy! Bringing the kids? Check out The Met’s “Kids Eat Free Mondays” for the best deal. Dine alfresco in the fresh air or in air-conditioned comfort, The Met offers it all.
Where: 81 Palmer Street, South Townsville QLD 4810

Bushland Beach Tavern

Bushland Beach Tavern Seafood Basket
Delicious fisherman’s basket, Bushland Beach Tavern – Townsville

This Townsville restaurant and bar offers the perfect location for a relaxing meal and drink. Right near the beach, you can enjoy quality food with magnificent ocean views. Serving up amazing pub food at the bistro Monday through to Thursday, as well as weekend dining served through the Steak Hut, you’re sure to find a favourite dish here. Townsville is famous for its fresh and tasty seafood, so nothing quite beats the Bushland Beach fisherman’s basket. An absolute must for any seafood lover, this dish includes a selection of salt and pepper calamari, crumbed prawns and crumbed fish served with chips and salad. If you prefer turf to surf, you simply cannot go past their gourmet burgers, including their American-style double cheeseburgers, big beef burgers and fish burgers.
Where: 70 Livistonia Close, Bushland Beach QLD 4818

Ready for dessert? Read up on sweet treats in Townsville so you know just where to go. If we’ve missed your favourite pub in this article, let us know in the comments below!