Jam Restaurant

4.6
175 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Welcome to JAM Restaurant Townsville, a popular and well known restaurant and function venue.

Our aim is to provide you with a taste of North Queensland while offering a warm and welcoming experience. We like to explore our regional produce and create contemporary cuisine without compromising the purity of flavour.

The JAM day begins at lunch – in addition to the a la carte menu we also have a special luncheon menu, and as the sun sets over the CBD and Castle Hill guests sit back and relax over dinner.

For romantic dinners we recommend one of the private booths, the window tables are a perfect way to enjoy the views of the river and CBD lights, or relax outside on the terrace.


Our wine list offers over 100 wines ranging from small Australian producers through to stunning international champagne and wines.

Matt and the team look forward to seeing you soon.

Experiences

  • 5 Course Degustation

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a beautiful 5 course dining and degustation experience showcasing 5 of our favourite dishes for you to savour.
  • Champagne on arrival

    Multiple dates available

    Add a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck French Champagne $95, to celebrate a special occasion or simply to enhance your dining experience
  • Melbourne Cup Luncheon $180pp

    A$180.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 2 - Nov 3, 2021

    Fillies, Fashion & French Champagne await the first out of the starting gate! 3 Course Luncheon 2.5hrs Premium Beverage package Fashion Prizes- Best Hat, Best Dressed Lady, Man and Best Dressed Couple Sweeps and of course live coverage of the race.
What 175 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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williamn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The staff were professional and the service was perfect. Great atmosphere, the thing lacking was the value for the mains. Entrees had so much more flavour to offer than the mains and I was more interested in what the chef did for them in creation.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

In recent times, Jam have increased the volume of the music playing, and we find it distracts from our enjoyment of our evening and has made conversation more difficult. The music is also modern "doof doof" which is not appealing to a relaxed or romantic night out.

Prefer Jam without the music, or make it much softer.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was was delicious. The service from our waitress was outstanding. The dessert of Bush honey gelato, orange blossom cream, bee pollen chocolate wafer paired with Josef Chromy boytris reisling was the highlight of the dishes we had.

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Jacob
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

The bald guy that served me had an attitude and a half. Definitely was judging me on my skin colour.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue for lunch with amazing food. Highly recommend the Chicken Nasi Gorang.

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MalcolmW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We (all 4) were completely underwhelmed by the food. Entrees were scallops all round but we were served half scallops and ripped off. The mains were poorly presented. Chicken was not properly cooked and fatty, grilled barramundi was soaked in oil as was veg on the plate. Time between entrees and main was over 45 minutes.

Overall huge disappointment. Not value for big money.

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ConorR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely perfect. 0 complaints. The service was incredible as well

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and great quality food and pricing

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Sara
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing lunch with some of my favourite ladies! There is a reason Jam is our regular.

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Petwen
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting options on the menu. Attentive service. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was really good, the only table I could book online was outside but when we arrived there were a lot of empty tables inside. I would have preferred to be inside in the aircon but also not the end of the universe

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jeffrey
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting plate
Great service and excellent wine list!

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AaronW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A spur of the moment decision to go out for dinner, we booked online and when we arrived our table was ready with the bottle of champagne as requested.
We reviewed the menu and immediately decided on the degustation.
An amazing 5 course meal and paired with wines, it was delightful.
The star of the night was the duck, it was cooked to perfection.
If you haven't been to Jam or if you have and not tried the degustation then don't wait, go for it. You'll be glad you did.
As usual the staff were genuinely happy and attentive, nothing was too hard and we enjoyed the night without being rushed.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and polite staff. Would highly recommend to everyone

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LynS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere fir asiire lunch yo catch up with friends. Food and service amazing.

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ChiB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and good ambience.
I would certainly be back to try other dishes.

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Trent
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service. Beautiful food. Great ambiance for couples dinner

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Artful
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is next level and every time consistently beautiful surprising meals. The value is fabulous for the intrigues into gourmet gastronomy. Do yourself a favour and spoil yourself regularly to staff and a menu that delights the senses.

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Teaspoon
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good was really good, chicken chimichuri salad delicious and chicken moist and not overcpoked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent food that never disappoints

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AnnieR
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose the 3 course lunch deal and enjoyed the whole experience. Good value for your money.

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carolc
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enticing menu. I Wanted to try more than one intriguing dish

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Food not the standard it use to be. Kids steak could hardly cut so fatty etc. No damper or breads on offer anymore. Service great. Sadly food not as wow as it used to be.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Jam… loved it ! We will be back

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TimE
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jam Corner was absolutely outstanding as it always is. Easily the best restaurant in Townsville.

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MurrayW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was very good, and our group of4 all enjoyed their choices. The table service of the staff member that served us was exceptional. Just was a little noisy, but would definitely dine again.

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MerylE
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very welcoming atmosphere, the food was beautiful and the waiters/waitresses were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Good menu choices which included a 5 course degustation menu or a standard A la carte menu. We had the standard menu and the food was impressive, good flavours. The steak was a little dry even cooked medium but overall was good. The dessert was to die for!

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Jules waitress was bubbly and enthusiastic about the degustation menu. Wine pairing was excellent. We had a wonderful night

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PaulandTracy
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff where outstanding, food amazing and they catered for a very special request we made for the booking. Highly recommended.

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the tasting menu. Very good value The duck was sublime. best course out of the 5. Always noisy due to the location with the traffic which does take away from the overall experience. Service was excellent. guaranteed to get a great meal at Jam. thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gnocchi is amazing! Worth going back for. The chocolate lava cake was delicious as well

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food as always.
I know you get what you pay for.
It was just a small on the plate for the money you pay.

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Landimac
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our catch ups at Jam Corner, food, service, venue - always consistent and very enjoyable lunch

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DavisT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service provides by staff, and lovely meals that were filling.

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carolc
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great selection - we had four different meals and they were all excellent

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Foodfreak
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Entrees were amazing but mains weren’t as great. The pork main was delicious but the addition of the cauliflower covered in a creamy curry sauce didn’t quite hit the mark. The Nasi Goring rice was very oily. Chicken was cooked well. Side of tempura broccoli was again quite oily. Biting into it oil spurted out onto my partners shirt.

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MaxwellH
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Proteins cooked well but sides for the main meal was a joke $39 for duck and a joke of a potato gratin and 1 baby beet. Leafy garnish should not be written on the menu as if its and actual side. The jus on both dishes tasted the same like vegemite. Table was dirty and head waiter didnt ask about our meal when we paid and applied the credit surcharge before asking payment method. Overall $118 for two main water one cocktail and a lemon lime bitters a total waste of money. I have been in the industry for 11 years and have dinner at Jam constantly as i held there standard highly but there was no value in the meal i had that night. Was sad to see a family restaurant turn into overly pretentious small plates when money is tight for a population spending close average $38 for a main on your menu i fear you will lose more customers like myself.

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SharmianB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were so fresh and delicious. The service was friendly and welcoming. Such a lovely lunch!

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AmberS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing location for our wedding anniversary lunch.

FAQs

Jam Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4721 4900.

Jam Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.