Dinner with your own bottle in Townsville
Wayne and Adele’s Garden of Eating will make you feel at home straight away with their tranquil garden and cosy decor. They have a seasonal menu making the most of fresh and local ingredients so they plate up consistently delicious meals for you. Their quirky menu includes an incredible variety of food (all with apt names) such as ‘Feeling Sluggish’; braised snails served with mushrooms, tomato and rosemary cream sauce. For a vegetarian option, try the ‘Romeo & Julienne’ which is a Jarlsberg cheese and julienne of curried vegetables baked in filo with green tomato and cumin seed relish. Bring along a bottle of wine to suit your taste buds and pair it with a meal straight out of the oven, served with love by the chefs. This is the perfect place to crack open that bottle of vintage Shiraz you’ve been storing in the cellar all these years.
Aalishan Indian Restaurant on the bustling Gregory Street serves up some of the tastiest authentic Indian dishes in the area. If you’re after a spicy lamb vindaloo or pork masala, you’ll absolutely love the food prepared at this authentic dining venue. Take a seat in the courtyard and browse their extensive menu of Indian dishes, including traditional starters such as samosas and tandoori chicken, as well as plenty of main meals to suit every palate. To match the spicy aromatic dishes that you’ll be eating at Aalishan Indian Restaurant, bring along a bottle of chardonnay to enjoy with the butter chicken or a sauvignon blanc to wash down the chef’s special fish curry. If you prefer a beer to wine, why not bring along a six-pack from the Indian beer industry to enjoy with dinner. Run down to your local bottleshop for some Kingfisher lager to enjoy over dinner and bring out the flavours of your curry.
Where: Shop 4/52 Gregory Street, Townsville City QLD 4810
For a delicious authentic Thai meal, visit Mariams Thai Restaurant in Townsville. The lovely staff and chefs at Mariams Thai Restaurant serve up authentic Thai curries, soups and stir fries full of spices and flavours famous to the region. Book a table at the tranquil restaurant and sit down to a banquet or order off the menu to try a spicy Gaeng Paar hot curry; this traditional dish uses no coconut milk and is served with your choice of meat alongside a sauce made from hot curry paste and Thai herbs. If you’d prefer something less spicy or enjoy a well-cooked stir fry, try the garlic stir fry served with beef, chicken or pork for a mild, flavoursome dish perfect for sharing around the table. Although this restaurant is licensed for beers and spirits, they encourage you to bring your own wine so you can choose your own sparkling white or cabernet sauvignon to suit your spicy and stir-fried dishes. This is a local favourite that we’re sure will grow to be your go-to Thai restaurant in Townsville for incredible meals with BYO perks.
Where: 81 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens QLD 4810
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