Top Choice Modern Australian in Townsville

Longboard Bar & Grill

The coolest place in Townsville for a light meal and a light party overlooking the water is this surf-themed pub-restaurant, which does terrific nightly specials including tacos and buffalo wings. The regular steak,…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Mission Beach


On the Village Green, PepperVine is an uncomplicated contemporary restaurant borrowing from Italian, Spanish and Mod-Oz culinary influences, but nailing the atmosphere and service. Wood-fired pizza and a glass of Au…
Top Choice Diner in Tully

Redgates Steakhouse

A top bloke runs this spacious diner on the way into town. The menu is long and ever-changing, but the mainstays are the burgers – both the fish and beef ($12) get a massive thumbs up, while the thickshakes and coff…
Top Choice Cafe in Mission Beach

Bingil Bay Cafe

Sunshine, rainbows, coffee and gourmet grub make up the experience at this lavender landmark with a great porch for watching the world drift by. Breakfast is a highlight, but it's open all day. Regular art displays …
Top Choice Cafe in Magnetic Island

Cafe Nourish

Horseshoe Bay has become the hip cafe strip and our favourite cafe on the island does the small things well: fresh, healthy wraps, breakfasts, smoothies and energy balls. And don't even get us started on the coffee.…
Top Choice Deli in Innisfail

Oliveri's Continental Deli

An Innisfail institution offering goodies including 60-plus varieties of European cheese, ham and salami, and scrumptious sandwiches. Fantastic coffee, too.
Modern Australian in Dunk Island

Sunset Bar

This place looks like a humble shack on the jetty but it whips up some excellent meals such as fish or beef burgers ($18), falafel wraps ($18) and the house speciality: prawns served with salad and all the fixings a…
Modern Australian in Townsville

Wayne & Adele's Garden of Eating

Irreverence at every turn in this husband-and-wife-run gourmet restaurant situated in an Aussie backyard (well courtyard, at least). Those who like a side serving of quirky with their grub shouldn't miss mains inclu…
Modern Australian in Mission Beach

Garage Bar & Grill

The hot spot in Mission with the twenty-something set, the Garage is famous for its delicious 'sliders' (mini burgers) and free-pour cocktails ($14). The hard-working chef mixes up the menu regularly and the managem…
Pub Food in Mission Beach

Millers Beach Bar & Grill

Wongaling Beach's evening star, Millers is so close to the beach you'll be picking sand out of your beer. It's a popular function space, but the occasional crowd only adds to the ambience, especially at sunset with …