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72-74 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 4281
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff were very friendly and helpful when ordering meal. Service was great, highly recommend. Quality food.

Thank shereejgardner
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience from the time we arrived until we left. Andy was professional but had a wicked sense of humour. Our food was delicious and can't wait until the next time we eat at The Watermark.

Thank Nicola S
Townsville, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, good food, good service. Three essentials for good dining. Salt n pepper calamari, gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce, confit duck - all dishes met our expectations of a great meal. Highly recommended for a great dining experience.

Thank David-Julie B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pub. Bloody pub atmosphere. Should have gone to pub for half the price. Waited almost 2 hours for the main meal. My wife's mornay looked and tasted like it had been in the oven for most of that time. Staff were terrific. Most people were dressed neat and tidy while others were in boardshorts and thongs. The seat we were... More 

Thank James M
Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner recently and had the scotch fillet medium rare. OMG! Perfection on a plate! Beautifully seared, rested and presented. Medly of vegetables also perfectly cooked. Could not fault food, service or ambience. Top marks.

Thank Biggusmlckus
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place come here every time I am in Townsville. Fantastic views of magnetic island and the water. Great ambiance with gentle listening music. I feel like I am on vacation just sitting watching life go by. Great food - always good calamari and pizzas after five are great. Always try and sit at the bench over looking the water... More 

Thank Carol P
Calgary, Alberta
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the favourable TA reviews, my wife and I selected this restaurant for our one fine-dining experience in Townsville. While she was satisfied with her salmon main, I was terribly disappointed in my Seafood Mornay. The seafood was swimming in an ocean of Mornay Sauce containing far too much cheese for my taste. It was so rich I left... More 

Thank HappyInBlueJeans
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth eating either side of the two restaurants food is great from the pub side as is the restaurant side, garlic prawns are A1

Thank Mark N
Townsville, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to watermark for a birthday the staff were very attentive and made sure we were comfortable meals were beautiful highly recommend for a meal

Thank Trabrooke
Queensland Australia
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in to have an early dinner before a show. Friends had been to the Watermark but we had not. You have a choice of sitting to the left in the restaurant or opting for the Bar Menu to the right. I had a light entrée of bruschetta and then the stuffed Jumbo prawns as an entrée. Hubby had... More 

Thank Sherry G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 36
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72-74 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 4281
The Watermark Bar and Restaurant is Townsville's premier venue boasting breathtaking views of Cleveland Bay & Magnetic Island. Positioned in the heart of Townsville’s tourist hub - The Strand - The Watermark offers contemporary sophisticated dining and a relaxed alfresco sports and lounge bar.

Renowned for its warm & welcoming atmosphere, The Watermark is a family friendly local favourite and the venue of choice for international tourists and interstate visitors. It's unique combination of open and intimate spaces makes it the ideal location for birthdays, special occasions, corporate functions and tailored events.

From a prime beef burger to the freshest oysters; the best local beers to fine champagne; big screen sports to live music; a girls night out to a stunning wedding reception; - The Watermark Townsville is a benchmark venue with comprehensive appeal...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?