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Watermark Restaurant & Bar

72-74 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 4281
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (51 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
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7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Australian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72-74 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Watermark Restaurant & Bar
" 5-Star service, fantastic food and fresh."
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"i got the hot & cold seafood platter to share and it was amaaaazing"
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"Fantastic view looking out toward the ocean with a warm breeze blowing"
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1 - 10 of 693 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a spot to start the day! Starting with a flat white coffee on Almond milk overlooking the water! I chose Smashed Avocado 🥑 with poached eggs and feta on gluten free toast - spectacular with the balsamic dressing. Very tasty and satisfying. Waiters were...More

Thank Eaglerider53
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff, was made to feel welcome had the wild Barramundi which was fabulous. Will be back!!

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fantastic spot to take business guests! We had made a reservation online (3rd party app, but very easy to use) and were immediately seated and provided with water, with drinks orders taken shortly afterwards. The service was impeccable. The food was lovely and...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What really made the difference was the high level of service from our waiter, Edan. He was able to have a little social conversation but also knew when to pull back and leave us to our devices. Very helpful, well presented and polished with integrity....More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Shared the hot and cold seafood platter and have to say it's great value for money! Lovely selection of (hopefully) local seafood. Oysters and scallops were absolutely delicious, beautifully Asian flavored octopus, juicy crab and Moreton Bay bugs, lightly battered fish, tender calamari - just...More

Thank Koelle1999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Watermark will probably be our last. We walk the Strand often and look across at the restaurant thinking how appealing the venue is and that it is recommended as being the place to go. Last Saturday we were seated in...More

Thank Steve M
Danny M, Manager at Watermark Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Steve, Thank you for your feedback, we're disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy the Watermark. With regards to your comments we very successfully serve our full bar and our restaurant menu plus a full range of pizza's, we aren't a fine dining establishment...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My title sums it up really, this place was lovely, we had a great breakfast here before hitting the road.

Thank damon h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I get the eggs benny everywhere I go for breaky and this one was pretty average, especially for the price. Need to upgrade from muffins to Turkish bread and add bigger a eggs and more ham/bacon.

1  Thank AdrianM90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since we have had a meal at the Watermark restaurant and we decided on an impromptu lunch there yesterday. The food was well prepared and delicious - I had the salmon and my wife had the crumbed prawns. Good wine list...More

Thank harry250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have had several meals in this venue over the last three months. Whilst not cheap, the meals are excellent and the serves are generous. We have eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner and every meal has been excellent. Service is efficient...More

Thank Vanessa K
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2 July 2015|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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