Pier Restaurant & Bar

4.5
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195 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
The Pier is Townsville's ultimate seafood destination. Located over Breakwater Marina, we specialise in high quality, local seafood dishes with great service and a stellar view.

Our signature dishes include our Hot and Cold Seafood Platter (for one or two) and our Chilli Bug and Prawns.

We also cater for non-seafood lovers, with a variety of dishes to suit every palette. We are vegetarian and vegan friendly and always try our best to cater for other dietary requirements where possible.

We look forward to seeing you.
What 195 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All round excellence and fine dining

KC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was better than great- best food in Townsville at the moment. Wil not go out to other restaurants as the service is poor and the food terrible or skimpy. Bring back the seafood bisc. It was to die for- from an steak eating red blooded Aussie. The tables along the walls with chairs looking directly over the water is a great idea. We really enjoyed the experience. A little more distance between the tables would be good is the only cristism I may have-as the staff walk all over the room. Mabye a few more greenry pots as room dividers would be perfect.
Well done.

JC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning. My partner and I came here for dinner for my 21st birthday and it was amazing. Great food, great view, great scenery, astounding service. Will definitely be back again

KW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic, Service was very friendly and didn't wait long for our meals. Great Night out.

MS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food the seared Scollops was a highlight best food we have had in recent memory

LD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The staff were very pleasant but a little bit too much attention at times.

The table was not stable.

The food was very nice a little bit pricey.

JA
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a great night we had at the Pier. Food was amazimg and service was impeccable. Thank you for a fantastic night.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wow this restaurant has really improved since our last visit 2 years ago. Definitely worth a visit and we would return!

CR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent value. Excellent outlook.

KL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best restaurant in North Queensland. Great chef, great service, great location and worth every cent.

ME
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service and beautiful wine.

a
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an amazzing night out with the family. We sat outside and loved the view and the staff who served us. Could not have been any more perfect. Thankyou so much

SP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed when I leave the Pier. Great ambiance, service, food and view

CB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience. The food was outstanding and we had two vegetarian diners at our table as well. They loved their meals. Congratulations Chef😋

RR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so yummy we will be back, we had seafood chowder and chili bugs with prawns.

T
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food fantastic, seafood chowder to die for. Quite busy but service great, just a little noisy. A great night to celebrate 3 wedding anniversaries.

JL
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service staff and makes sure guests needs and orders are attended to promptly. Excellent experience.

Pier Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 December 2019

Thank you so much Jason!

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B
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was a mess, which was such a shame as had been looking forward to going here for months. The people who arrived 20 mins after us were served first, we had to ask 3 seperate staff how many oysters were on the cold share platter in case we needed to order more as they either didn’t come back to us or when they did they didn’t know the answer. Food was ok but was dampened by the confusing and disorganised evening.

Pier Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 18 December 2019

Thanks for your feedback Bryan. We do have some new team members who are still learning the ropes, but I will make sure I incorporate your comments into their on-going training. Have a Merry Christmas. Cheers, Lily

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KV
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining is never value for money, but if money is not a concern, the Pier restaurant is definitely a great place to dine regularly. For most normal people though, the cost of one meal for two was equivalent to the cost of one week's groceries for two.

JF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Beautiful food in a nice relaxed environment.

MW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fine dining experience, beautiful setting, the food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely return. Highly recommended for a special occasion

D
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small range of drinks and they keep the red wine cold in the fridge.

RD
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent, was noisy, but that was due to a big function that was there.

E
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing scenery and lovely friendly staff

SP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant!! Splendid night n the food was second to none will definitely be back. A big hi five for our waitress Sue what a legend!! Keep up the good work guys

C
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by Maria - never waiting for a drink or service. The meal was beautiful. Will be back

D
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the early bird special while watching a sunset over Castle Hill with a mild ocean breeze to keep us cool. When the lights came on inside, staff turned on aircon and closed windows to avoid insects. Important for us was the very reasonable prices for a restaurant of this calibre. Prawn entree was outstanding and serving sizes generous. We'll be back with friends next time.

SF
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The relaxed feeling of The Pier was absolutely awesome, i would totally recommend trying this as the staff were welcoming, the food was amazing, the wait between courses wasn't to long. Over all the ambience of The Pier was delightful, the scenery was just stunning. Cant wait to go back and try some other dishes.

NB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Was dissapointed with the food I had heard good things so it might have been an off night for them I ordered bruschetta and it came on huge slabs of bread with very little olive oil Mains were over cooked and not presented well at all Service was really good however and hats of to the staff for making that side of things fun

S
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best seafood platter we have ever had in Townsville. Lovely and fresh, and not simply made up of fried seafood from a box and chips.

M
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is great, however it is a little on the expensive side. Avoid buying beer.

J
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great view and great service very friendly and helpful staff

SH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food and service were great however, we booked an outside table and weren’t seated outside. And also there was a function inside that made the restaurant quite noisy. Also food was great but over priced

KN
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding night here. Staff were fantastic. Nothing was a problem. Every request was able to be accommodated.
The food was beautiful and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed their dishes.
The seating was arranged so there was plenty of elbow room for all and everyone could talk to and hear everyone else.
We highly recommend The Peir for a romantic dinner or a group celebration of a special day.
A big Thank you to the staff and management of The Pier for making our special night so wonderful.

TM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

fantastic food and service except that we had to wait for spoons for dessert. Lovely setting and amazing layout and presentation of food.

NK
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautifully relaxing with lovely boat and water views, well you’re actually over the water. Great food and perfect cocktails

FM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious. Lovely wine also. Atmosphere felt a bit like we were sat on a glass walled boat. Could hear thumping bass from a function over the road which wasn't the best but didn't impede on our night too much. Overall very nice.

WB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The serve and food was outstanding enjoyed our evening.

EC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent table overlooking the water, efficient service

KM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, service and food. Overall a wonderful experience.