Townsville restaurants

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Just thought I should collate the restaurants we have tried here in Townsville.First though what may be descibed as "street food".In fact the first two describe themselves that way.
First the Souvlaki bar on Gregory street.Here I had the plated lamb souvlaki.$30 but a large serving.Quite reasonable.The salad was very fresh.I added a plate of dolmades.
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I was happy with the meal.It was a late lunch and I didn't need an evening meal.

The next is BalaBite not far away in Eyre street North Ward.It is fairly new and calls itself an Israeli street food restaurant.I had one of the cheap options-meatballs and roast vegetables.Certainly not fine cuisine but nice comfort food and only $14.
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The last for this post is one of the best fish shops I have experienced.Tobin fishtales,Rose Street North Ward.Absolutely beautiful fish The Coral trout is great.But have also had the scallops and bug tails crumbed.Perfectly cooked.Mrsdrron and I only need the handful of fries.Even then the seagulls get a few.It is just a short distance from the Strand with great views over to Magnetic Island.This is a fillet of coral trout,2 bug tails and a handful of chips.Definitely recommended.
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The view whilst eating that lot.
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The first night mrsdrron was in town we went to our favourite restaurant GYO-Japanese tapas they advertise.Fried oysters and pork and ginger sauce.Both great.
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Steak on a stick and miso marinated egg plant.My favourites.
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mixed tempura.
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We also had edamame and yakitori.

We came back again and had the suikiyaki.
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A nice Tim Adams Pinot Gris.
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GYO is a definite reccomendation.
 
The next night was to my club-the Cowboys.My membership from last year was still current.We started with oysters.Kilpatrick for mrsdrron and natural for me.Big and beautiful.
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Mrsdrron had garlic prawns which she liked.
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It is members steak night.A 300 Gm ribeye plus salad bar for $19.90.$36 for non members.
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Pretty good and came medium rare as ordered.
And a bottle of sav blanc.
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Next was to Miss Songs at the Casino.Good Chinese food,a little pricy and service a little lacking in polish.When we arrived couples were arriving for a Year 12 formal.Trying to imitate the Oscars.
So to the food.peking duck pancakes to start-pieces of duck tasty but a bit larger than usual.
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Then 5 spice depp fried pork belly and scallops and broccoli.
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And a prawn and scallop Tom yum without spice.
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And a NZ sav Blanc.
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Food was very nice.
 
Then A touch of salt rated number 1 on TA.It was good.
Mrsdrron started off with prawns and I the garfish entree.
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Mrsdrron had the fish-a local snapper whilst I went for a goat curry.
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For dessert we shared a white chocolate and lemon parfait,figs and a honey and passionfruit macaron.
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Really good food,good service and so recommended.
On Ross creek.nice lights at night.
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Back to the cowboys.This time their everyday restaurant and share plates.mrsdrron had the mongolian beef lettuce cups,lamb cutlets and a vegetarian bowl and I the lamb cutlets,teriyaki chicken and cuttlefish.
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And a lunch-12 dishes at $12.Mrsdrron had coconut prawns and lychee salad and I a fisherman's basket.
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Another night I had the Mie Goreng
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Have it on a wednesday and a free pot of beer.
I went again on the last Monday-a rack of ribs plus a pot of Iron jack for $14.90.Forgot to take the camera that night but the ribs were good.
 
Some more cheap meals.
First the souvlaki bar just off the Strand.A late lunch of a plated lamb gyros plus dolmades.
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Took home a baklava and rice pudding for dinner.
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Then Balabite again and Jerusalem pulled pork on beetroot hummus.
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And Tobin Fishtails with grilled coral trout and a battered bug tail.
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Also tried the barramundi and mackerel.both good but the coral trout is the standout.
 
A nice place for an early Dinner is the C-bar on the strand.A beer and a view.
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I started with the marinated calamari.different texture but nice flavour.
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I did wonder if I had made the right choice when I ordered the Laksa.
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But it was superb with a good kick to it.
So another recommendation.
 
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