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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
PRICE RANGE
USD 7 - USD 28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on our first night in Townsville, the menu was extensive and the waiter we had was great but some others had no clue as what we asked for but overall it was a nice dinner - lots of choice!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had two dinners there and both where average. The reef fish and chips and garlic prawns a second night. Reef fish was over cooked in the beer batter and looked it, and the garlic prawns didn’t taste garlicky, had to salt it and I...don’t usually salt my food. Perfect location and was convenient but I resented paying 25 bucks for each meal because it was over priced for what it was. I’ve paid 10 bucks less for each of these meals and been happier.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location on the Strand, within walking distance of our accommodation. Excellent service and varied menu. We dined again on our return journey through Townsville.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the watermark many times over the years however, after this encounter I will NEVER return. I purchased tickets to the NYE dinner for my family from Sydney, however due to border closures they were no longer able to attend. I contacted...the restaurant multiple times via phone and email to try and organise a refund, however I was given no solution over the phone and no reply to emails. I then went into the restaurant to try and speak to somebody about this issue and I came across the owner. He proceeded to yell at me in front of a restaurant full of customers and tell me how rude and impatient I was (I had already been waiting for 20 minutes to speak to somebody). Unfortunately for him, his customers saw the way he treated somebody who just tried to spend $660 at his venue and shared in my disgust. In summary, I would never return to this place, I felt humiliated and regretful that I had ever spent my money there in the first place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meet some friends had Brunch, great service, with good food & good veiw. We have meals there many times on our visit to Townsville, we always stay on the Strand.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can the owner stop obsessively ringing the bell during service as it ruined our family Christmas lunch. We have dined here before and service has always run smoothly without his presence. Very disrespectful treatment of staff. Overall, very unpleasant and unprofessional experience.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

Very prompt service by waiters, this is a very popular restaurant/bar. Nice to see pet dogs were permitted to join their owners for a casual meal.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 November 2020 via mobile

Excellent pizzas Attentive service Disappointed that bbq octopus and ribs were out in both visits ( had been for a while and we had gone there especially for the octopus) Addition of south Australian Shiraz would have made our dining experience excellent

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

We called in on the off chance they would have a table free and were shown to a lovely alcove setting. Told we had to vacate by 7 pm but this was no problem to us. Staff were friendly, cheerful and efficient.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

The Watermark is at perfect location with beautiful view of water and Maggie Island. Went there for dinner on Friday night. Seems like one of the busiest and happening places in Townsville. We were served by Binod who was very friendly and professional. Thanks for...the amazing service. Food was good served in large portions. Enjoyed the meal and service. Would definitely recommend to others.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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74Kaibeau
6 November 2019|
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Response from Devid83 | Reviewed this property |
Just walk in no problem it’s no busy like in the past
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Alicia_Lindeque
5 November 2018|
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Response from James L | Property representative |
Hi Alicia , we are a Gastro Pub so very casual wear, Regards James
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
Yes we do cater for weddings, please take a look at our website and click on functions , regards Danny
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