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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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72-74 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 4281
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 23:00
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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had occasion to celebrate our Grandsons' Birthday wih a party of 12 and service and food was fantastic. Would go again.

Thank _newretreat
Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion over rated and very expensive. Not a bad spot to sit and enjoy a sea breeze but do yourself a favour and check out the many other places on the Strand.

Thank Belinda F
Townsville, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great location and in spite of midsummer the breeze off the sea made for a special dining experience

Thank Thaitourists2014
Townsville, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is just a good quality cafe... so disappointed. Didn't want to eat my meal whilst watching big screen TV's - this is OK in the bar area but not in the restaurant. Lovely location and staff attentive. Promoted as a fine dining venue but doesn't live up to this.... patrons seated in singlets,shorts,baseball caps and thongs. No air conditioning... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Stamford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 of us ate lunch here; the rib eye steak was one of the best I've had; others had the garlic prawns, chicken parmigiani, seafood mornay; plus mixed oysters to start. Perfect seating on the Strand looking out to sea. Good service. Not the cheapest place to eat, but we loved it!

Thank Kingtimber
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Location Good service Overpriced and undersized mains Very disappointed as was whole crew of 8 - looking forward to a great seafood dish or part dish including local fresh seafood but was served what was nothing more than a sauce topper that was supposed to be seafood mornay, will not return

Thank Tony Q
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 15year old daughter wanted to dine here for her birthday with her best friend. I phoned to book ahead and I advised the lady that the girls would be aged 15 and was told 'no problem'. So I drop the girls off and watch them get seated. On collecting the girls they both appeared annoyed and upset. On the... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Townsville, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast at my usual was not available so I thought I would give Watermark a go. I was pleasantly surprised with great service and delicious food. The view from the street side table was also refreshing even with the passing traffic.

Thank Simon D
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got taken on a date here and was impressed by not only the beautiful steak and food but also the great service. Thanks for a good night in a great atmosphere.

Thank kezzd
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting. We were lucky to eat here Christmas Eve when there was a live band playing Christmas carols so there was a very festive atmosphere. I had the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola cheese which was very tasty and the margarita's were delicious. My husband ordered the seafood platter for two to share with his mum. They enjoyed the platter's varied... More 

Thank Belinda D

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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
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, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?