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Splash Bar, Townsville, AU-QLD

Splash Bar

4.3
4.3
28 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Dive into Townsville’s newest luxury watering hole, the Splash Bar.

It’s a dash of Palm Springs, a splash of Bermuda, and a whole lot of fun under the sun. Located in a lush, landscaped oasis with stunning views of Magnetic Island and beyond, it's paradise under the palms.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 4722 2333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Townsville CBD

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Ultimate Deck Party Package $4000

    11 June 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
    3 CABANAS / FULL DAY / 20 PEOPLE PRIVATE CABANA SERVICE / 3 SUNSCREEN / 6 MERCH PIECES / VIP AREA Includes $2500 Food & Beverage (minimum $625 must be spent on food) Condition of entry: Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Terms and conditions: Subject to availability, cancellation and change. The Ville practices the responsible service of alcohol. Credit card is required at time of booking in the event of a cancellation fee. Cancelation within 3 days may incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the cabana package. Payment is due on arrival at Splash Bar.
  • DIY Cabana Package $650

    11 June 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
    1 CABANA / 4 HOURS / 4 PEOPLE PRIVATE CABANA SERVICE / SUNSCREEN Includes $400 Food & Beverage Credit (minimum $100 must be spent on food) Condition of entry: Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian. Terms and conditions: Subject to availability, cancellation and change. The Ville practices the responsible service of alcohol. Credit card is required at time of booking in the event of a cancellation fee. Cancelation within 24 hours may incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the cabana package. Payment is due on arrival at Splash Bar.
  • Family Pool Day Pass $190

    10 June 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
    Family Day Pass valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Condition of entry: Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult or guardian. Terms and conditions: Subject to availability, cancellation and change. Day pass holders will receive the admission of $120 in food & beverage credit to spend in Splash Bar and Quarterdeck on the same day. Price includes a non-refundable administration fee $70. Vantage Rewards members discounts not applicable. Credit card required at time of booking in the event of a cancellation fee. Cancellation within 24hours may incur a cancellation fee of $70 per pool pass. The Ville practices the responsible service of alcohol.

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ER

    EmmaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    In previous cabanas I have always had a private butler (for all of the cabanas) who’s job was to look after us while in the cabanas. I understand due to staff shortages this is not always possible however we were told that we would have someone coming around every 30mins however we had to order at the back of the Splash Bar for the first 2hrs we were there as we didn’t get into the water. After that we were in the pool so it was fine. Service from the bar staff was lacklustre to say the least. They were extremely slow in making drinks, didn’t make them in front of us even though the bar should be set up to do so. They would be very brash with us when we ordered, it wasn’t a very busy day yet we were still waiting up to 10mins for them to ask us what we wanted. I was told they were unable to make anything not on the menu even though I could see the ingredients (3 ingredient drink) and it was a simple drink which I have never had denied in previous pool bars or regular bars while a customer or while bartending. The jugs are a waste of money - we couldn’t see what they were filling them with and so had no idea how strong (or weak) they were being made - understanding they should be filled with the correct amount of shots which we could not see them pouring. Service was all over the place from 2-5pm. The last hour they became slightly nicer. They made up our cake for us and helped prepare it, took photos and were nice. There was also inconsistency in drink making. One bartender wouldn’t try at all or make something wrong saying the ingredients weren’t available however the next bartender would make it correct 30mins later when asked. They took offence when questioned about drinks and how they were made, blaming us for saying yes to the changes when they just made a different drink to what was requested rather than just changing one ingredient. Overall, I do not think I will be coming back to the Splash bar -especially the cabanas.
  2. MG

    MatthewG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    Great venue, poor service. not a single empty glass was picked up off our table in 4 hours. Bar supervisor walked passed, looked at the empties, smiled and kept walking a few times….weird. We had a great day all the same.
  3. BE

    BELINDA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    A VERY CONFUSING BOOKING PROCESS TO BE HONEST. Firstly, The booking system led me to believe I had paid for the booking prior to arriving, and then to have the staff question my payment twice, was really abrupt and confusing. I had then had to go to my net baking in order to find where I thought the payment had come out. Also, I had wanted to book the cabana for two people, but it charged me twice, not just once for the one booking. I had to phone the reception to clarify what I had actually booked for.
  4. RD

    RebeccaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Email sent to Michael Jones. I am talking with Venue Manager today.
  5. JR

    JustinR

    Victoria

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall a good experience, the venue needs to invest in more lounges however.
  6. L

    Leigh

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went to Splash Bar with friends for my birthday and we each paid for the pool pass. This set up is a great idea and I found it to be good value with money redeemable on food and drinks. The atmosphere was lovely, music wasnt too loud. It did seem slightly understaffed as we often had to wait a while at the bar for drinks, but this could have just been a one off as it was quite busy when we went on a Friday. I would perhaps go Mon-Thurs next time as it is not supposed to be as busy. The food was amazing and came out very quickly. Overall, I had a great time and absolutely will be back!
  7. T

    Tricia

    Tropical North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Splash Bar is always a wonderful experience. Its my go to place for any celebration.
  8. C

    Chick

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and super tasty, had the calamari. Great day out and the water was cold
  9. F

    Faith

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pool side food, delicious cocktails, Loads of fun.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tropical North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely views, lovely staff and lovely food
  11. B

    Bloss

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Well priced entry and menu items, pool is great. My only criticism would be that there is only one toilet with a broken lock in the pool area. Overall we had a great experience! Thanks.
  12. HL

    HollyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great day in the cabana. Nice cheese platter and drinks. Was great day really hot by the pool. Just a shame with clearing bottles and cups and pizza weren't actually ordered when we ordered them but overall a great day!
  13. T

    Tricia

    Tropical North Queensland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great day at the Splash Bar. Looking forward to our next visit.
  14. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall4food3service1ambience5
    Service was pretty poor. I felt like I was bothering the bar tenders and they would argue over who has to get or make my drink.
  15. MY

    MeganY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, we really enjoyed our time here. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Bar closed at 5pm on a FRIDAY night. Are you trying to not make any money?
  17. J

    Jennasaraya

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have the best time at the Splash Bar. Perfect for a girls afternoon in summer with drinks and nibbles in the pool. Will be back soon.
  18. PL

    PLJ123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We got there, nothing was open & it took 30 minutes for 2 cocktails. Wasn’t that busy and staff were slowly moving around not attending to services on either side of the bar. Went to the cabana after being told someone would come and open them, took another 10 minutes for a staff member to come over. Staff didn’t know how to open up the doors, we ended up doing it ourselves. After being there we were told both the speakers in the cabana and around the pool area were not working. Went to grab more drinks, and throughout the afternoon the staff at the bar were slow with service as well as making the drinks. Bit of a let down after hyping the place up.
  19. KF

    KaitlinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bit busy at times with only one person working the splash bar. That would be my only downfall. Other than that it was a great day :)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun, special day. Ambience, service and food were all amazing.
  21. MN

    MadelineN

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to find at beginning, need more signs. Maybe a section for kids and one For adults
  22. N

    Nina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much! Had a lovely 21st with everyone, bar staff duper helpful. Lovely ambiance, had a good time. Thank you!
  23. DJ

    DonnaJ

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue, plenty of beds spaced around although everyone huddled up near the cabanas. Will go again in warmer climate as pool was cold.
  24. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience. Was very quiet whilst we were there. The staff were attentive. Surroundings are beautiful. Only recommendation would be additional bathroom in the pool area.
  25. m

    mer2

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Bar staff were good but very slow the wait for a drink was 25/30 minutes
  26. AL

    AshleyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Extremely beautiful venue. Splash bar is so much fun. Staff at bar should ask if you're guests of the hotel before charging you for a public entry fee as I was a guest of the Ville and was charged, however they compensated after I enquired as I was a bit confused as I'd never been a guest or been to splash bar before. I also booked a table and no table was reserved. Experience was so much fun apart from details mentioned. Can't wait to come back!
  27. LF

    LucyF

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time, splash bar never disappoints! Whoever was on the music was killing it with the throw backs
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Food and drink redeemable however we were disappointed at the value for money.
  29. The reviews below were submitted before 30 March 2021, when this restaurant changed its chef.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere/- food was amazing...oysters were just a little gritty..I imagine from bits of shell from opening the hundreds needed fr a fri night/- but the value for money was exceptional!/- worth the drive & left my husband wanting more/- left with a Food Coma!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent presentation of food, table service carried out with minimal fuss. Position of table excellent due to customer with hearing difficulties. Well don
  32. K

    Kelly19

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Friendly, helpful service. There was a great selection of food and it was busy the night we were there and staff definitely replenished the supplies on a very regular basis.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I was quite disappointed with my experience at aqua on sunday morning. The food did not seem to be refreshed regularly and tasted a bit old and the bacon was tasteless and tough like beef jerkey. I was however appreciative of how accommodating the staff were to give me a discount due to a medical reason. Although i do not believe it is worth the $25 for a full paying adult.
  34. MJ

    MikkiJ

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We go regularly on a Saturday night for the Seafood. It is delicious. The oysters and prawns are the freshest and juiciest in town. The mains are ok but can, at times, be a bit dry, and the desserts are delicious and there is quite a variety to choose from.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very Good ambiance. Staff were very obliging when potential problem arose. When renos are finished it should be back to its best
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Setup was very ordinary, dessert bar should be seperate to prevent waiting in line for dinner menu. The bar service was extremely slow and only one person serving on a friday night.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    After coming to Aqua for many years, I have to say I was disappointed this time. The variety of foodwas minimal and the food just wasnt enjoyable. I have always looked forward to the deserts but even they were a big let down, almost tasted like everything came from a packet. Can not say that I woll be returning anytime soon.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I love what I ate however, I found the seafood selection to be quite limited for a 'seafood spectacular'. I have attended these in the past and I must say- there was a lack of variety for main meals.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I dont beleive it is any different from a week day. Price is way too high and certainly not a seafood spectacular. We were told there were more desserts and a bit more seafood. Not enough for a spectacular and not worth the price. Surely the chefs can do better bugs, calamari not fried from a packet and dishes such as seafood chowder etc. Boring prawns on ice.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time. Service and food was good. Although didn't have fish on the night we went.
  41. R

    Ridgydidge

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Explainable no view, however good value for money, and inviting food was lovely and service friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Splash Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Splash Bar

Sir Leslie Thiess Drive Townsville, AU-QLD 4810

Additional information

  • Area

    Townsville CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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