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Matte Black Violet

4.3
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142 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Matte Black Violet
Modern Dining and Fine Food.
Reservations for Dinner Service Only.
Walk on in for Breakfast.

There are no signs, only a purple strip, the windows are dark from the outside looking in and the violet doors may be closed. This is all by design. Don't be discouraged. Push open the big violet doors to enter. Matte Black Violet awaits.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 142 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Energetic
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TrishA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Limited options but everyone found something they enjoyed. Lots of different cocktails which were also yum.

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Shane
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place for Townsville, food and service great.

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JasonM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well well first off the pork belly was awesome, those truffle fries are to die for and the sauce over the green bean side was soooo amazing, definitely going back there for our next date night

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The cocktails and our gyoza entree was great however our main which was pork belly was very poor. Won’t be back to have a main meal

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HannahK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and customer service was amazing ,will definitely be going back

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BridieY
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Our fifth visit since opening and never a disappointment or anything to improve on. Thanks for always providing the goods!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food with great service. I would recommend this dining experience.

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DianneT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food amazing
The staff very attentive
Cocktails yummiest

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SeanC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always. The special was very heavy on the salt but the other meals and cocktails were brilliant.

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adamp
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very romantic, soft lighting, well presented and filling mains.

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KateyS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

cannot fault the food and the service, a great evening

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Kris
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Coffee good, breakfast super average- smash avo awful -old tasting, bacon had charcoaled bits that flavoured overall & toast was literally black charcoal on edges. Loud music more bar like than breakfast. They comped avo side & one coffee- said Avo was freshly made, just that they are going out of season

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great for a special treat

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AliciaH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time out and we will back. Loved it!!

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, helpful and polite staff. The overall look, lighting and vibe was great. Delicious food and drinks. Highly recommend.

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tristanf
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time for dinner and we weren’t disappointed. Great food, friendly staff and quick service. Will be back again for dinner.

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ObviousPseudonym
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff were wonderful, helpful and made the experience better. Noise made it hard to converse, a lot of hard surfaces seemed to make an already packed venue louder. Food was very good, a couple of minor things I thought could have been better such as the crackle on the pork belly being a little rindy(?) still. However, the flavours in the dishes were wonderful and the presentation was beautiful, clearly a lot of thought and attention went both into the planning of the dishes and the cooking. Absolutely would return for another meal.

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Richard
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a quality dinner experience and the food was top shelf. Duck dumplings and the ‘Mary Had’ were stand outs. Went with the wine pairings which did not disappoint. No downsides to the night!

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BrieM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning restaurant, great atmosphere, delicious food, loved the experience. Great to see a place like this finally come to Townsville

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we have had in Townsville. Will be back !

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ZoeC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a really great night, the food was delicious and ambience fantastic

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Private
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Still needs some fine tuning.. The music is more appropriate for a nightclub not fine dining, the waiter messed up our order (even though it was only 3 mains) they were not willing to substitute some gluten free bread (happy to pay extra) so I could enjoy the cheese platter. Overpriced for the level of service, lack of ambience and location.

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Kat21
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly service. The coffees were very well made. The breakfast menu is only small at this stage but the build your own brekkie option still allows for some variety.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely experience dining there, definitely a great team, great food and atmosphere. Definitely returning

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VikkiB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to see a restaurant of this quality and individuality in Townsville. The team really care for the customers and this was demonstrated through their continued attentiveness throughout the night. Well done team, please keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Food and drinks were good but service was very lacking unfortunately.

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ZedTsv
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I wasn't overly fussed with the experience. The service was very odd - we were pushed and pushed and pushed to place our order but then our water carafe sat on our table empty for an hour and the waitress walked past at least a dozen times in that hour.

While our entrees were great, the main menu was underwhelming. Pork Belly is so 2015. I feel like it might appeal to your 'typical Townsvillian' but I wanted something more than barra, pork belly or leek.

I think if I had the choice again I would head somewhere else.

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NicC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful menu, really enjoyed the dumplings for entree. Would recommend

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Taylarleebamb
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lamb and the pork belly were to die for the flavours were out standing worked perfect together and truly was a experience and a half! Thankyou

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The whole experience from start to end was top quality, such exquisite attention to detail and flavours from both cocktails and food were delicious.

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NazliR
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I had breakfast. The place was clean and nice. The food looked great but serving the food took very long time. The scrambled egg with a slice of sourdough could be much more better but the buttermilk waffle was very nice. Especially the peanut butter whipped cream was very nice.

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EbonyM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We went for breakfast and waited an hour and no one came to take our order. The table next to us came 30mins after we did and had their order taken in 10mins. During the hour we had drunk all of our drinks and no one came to offer more or top up so we were largely ignored. We had to go up to the front counter and ask to order and then they came to our table and took our order. The food was average but a little pricy. On top of waiting an hour to order, we had to wait half an hour for it to arrive. Overall, would’ve been a better experience if the servers were more attentive. They saw us sitting at an empty table for an hour and didn’t ask how it was going or if we had ordered and we were largely ignored.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere is toned and modern, with a minimalistic spin. Service was very good, the menu had excellent variety but not cluttered.
The food was amazing, I feel it was asian-inspired and left little to be desired.
Would definitely recommend and return ourselves in the future.

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ZinniaKarl
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous menu, wines, beer & cocktails. Excellent location on Flinders Street, First Class Service. Our entrees, mains & desserts were magnificent. We loved loved it and will be back ❤

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was exceptional. New restaurant. Still getting over the opening pains. Lightning needs to be 25% dimmer.

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CateN
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu with well-selected wine list. Fabulous service and interesting decor. Strongly recommended.

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MWright
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been trying to get here for months since opening. Loved the look of the place, the professionalism of the staff, was good to see young men in the hospitality industry and the FOOD omg the food.

If i had to pick anything the only thing i would fault them on was pointing out to the younger staff to do things, like leaving the wine glasses on the table when they gave us our drinks order, they were then told to go back and take it. Just didn't look very professional. I understand staff need to be trained just looked unprofessional from a customer point of view thats all.

We will be back, breakfast maybe :)

MB
MichealB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was prompt and helpful, a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great new venue, food was delicious, drinks a bit slow and the Expresso Martini was the best I’ve ever tasted! We will definitely be back.

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TamieB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, unique, delicious and generous sized food, value for money. Absolutely loved it and will be back for sure.

FAQs

Matte Black Violet is rated 4.3 stars by 142 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.