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Restaurant 1889, Townsville, AU-QLD

Restaurant 1889

3.8
3.8
76 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Located in the former Townsville Post Office (circa 1897), this heritage landmark complete with the town's only surviving clock tower, now is the home of the Townsville Brewing Co. Modestly called The Brewery. Restaurant 1889 is located inside this building. Experience our uniquely historic Restaurant 1889. Restaurant 1889 blurs the line between traditional bistro and fine dining establishment. A bit flash, but not hoity-toity.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Townsville CBD
  • Cross Street
    Flinders Street, Denham Street, Ogden Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Table - 2 Course

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Chef's choice of three entrees, mains & sides family style to share. Sample Menu Entrees Confit Tomatoes, Fior Di Latte, Black Olives, Basil Crisps San Danielle Prosciutto, Blue Vein Cheese, Nuts, Herbs & Pedro Xiamenez House Smoked Lamb Ribs With Mint, Persian Fetta & Jus Mains Seared Barramundi Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Sauce Navarin Forrest Mushroom & Thyme Risotto With Mushroom Broth, Garlic Chives, Grana Padano Sides Broccolini, Blistered Tomatoes, Parmesan House Salad House Smoked Cauliflower, Horseradish dressing & Capers
    Chef's Table - 2 Course photo
  • Chef's Table - 3 Course

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Chef's choice of three entrees, mains, sides & desserts family style to share. Sample Menu Entrees Confit Tomatoes, Fior Di Latte, Black Olives, Basil Crisps San Danielle Prosciutto, Blue Vein Cheese, Nuts, Herbs & Pedro Xiamenez House Smoked Lamb Ribs With Mint, Persian Fetta & Jus Mains Seared Barramundi Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Sauce Navarin Forrest Mushroom & Thyme Risotto With Mushroom Broth, Garlic Chives, Grana Padano Sides Broccolini, Blistered Tomatoes, Parmesan House Salad House Smoked Cauliflower, Horseradish dressing & Capers Desserts Sticky Date Pudding With Brandy Butterscotch & Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream Tart Au Citron, Berries & Vanilla Mascarpone Dark Chocolate Mousse, Maraschino Cherries, Chocolate Soil & Chantilly cream
    Chef's Table - 3 Course photo

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Townsville

    Most Booked

76 Reviews
  1. MeghanD

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks service was horrible. We asked the same guy twice to order more drinks and he said not yet. The entrees were amazing but the mains were fair. The pork belly was not crispy. And the salmon were cooked very good but we misunderstood the salad so it was not eaten.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great delicious food, everything from entree, mains, dessert were exceptional. The ambient atmosphere of the restaurant was the perfect dining experience, along with the way we were looked after, we simply can not speak highly enough of Restaurant 1889.

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  3. NadineH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, our valentines dinner was a real letdown. It was quite apparent that the previous seatings did not go well. The Maitre de was flustered. There were dirty tables, with plates scattered everywhere. We were 20 minutes delayed in being seated, and even then our table had not been set with cutlery, crockery or glassware. The food was very average, overcooked salmon, and lamb shoulder. The dessert is not even worth mentioning as most of it came out of a box and the one item that was prepared by hand “eaton mess’ with Chantilly cream that was so over whipped it tasted like butter. The servers seemed disconnected and for a lack of a better word ‘over it’ bar one who we appreciate. All in all a very disappointing meal and evening. Definitely not worth $90 per person. Unfortunately we will not be back.

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  4. TarrynB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for valentines dinner. Food was average and semi cold, dry and unseasoned. Desserts were really terrible. The “eton mess” was just split cream and a few berries. No meringue in sight. The staff were friendly.

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  5. ChrisA

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, nice food a little bit small. Overall really good 👍

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  6. LornaF

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food and ambience. Friendly wait staff, not quite 5 star quality but were very nice.

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  7. RaeleneC

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, staff were very attentive. Loved the music playing in the background

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  8. MikeW

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding 👌 Unfortunately let down by the poor quality of the meals. Entries and mains were under seasoned. As for the desserts, the "Lemon meringue" tart was presented without any sight of the meringue, best described as a yellow flavorless jelly on a tasteless soggy pastry. The Sticky date pudding was more like a lump of dry brown flour topped with a lite drizzle of golden syrup. Highly disappointed to then be presented with the bill being charged for the complementary round of lemon cello.

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  9. DavidL

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food. 👏 exceeded expectations. Everything was delicious 😋

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  10. MatthewB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing, food was spectacular, servise excellent. Two thumbs up

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FAQs

Restaurant 1889 is rated 3.8 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Restaurant 1889

252 Flinders St, Townsville, AU-QLD 4810

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Flinders Street, Denham Street, Ogden Street
  • Area
    Townsville CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Adam Fitzgerald
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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