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Townsville RSL

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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139 Charters Towers Road | Hermit Park, Townsville, Queensland 4812, Australia
+61 47599500
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Townsville, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was amazing, not what you would expect from your standard RSL. Can't wait to go back and try more of the delicious food that the menu in Lavaracks has to offer. A all around great experience from start to finish. The staff in the restaurant, reception & the big gaming room were all so lovely. A great night.

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Townsville
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for dinner with 20 others, a bit reluctantly as we have been previously disappointed But what a difference tonight, we all had a first class meal and desserts The service was fast and efficient We will definitely return and try something different on the menu

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1 Thank Cattleworker
Whittlesea, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic loved it the staff was super friendly what I find horrible is the playground is restricted to 3 and older that's not a problem I was fine with it until the only any change room is right next to it very hard to tell a 2 year old he can't go in. I will never go... More 

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Thank Melissa A
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Melissa A, Thank you for your feedback regarding our wonderful staff and award winning Lavarack’s Restaurant. Our Cadets kids Club is a supervised area, open Wednesday to Saturday evenings for children aged between 3 -12 years. There is a 3 hour time limit and parents must check on their children every hour, this could possibly be the reason you... More 

Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For the second year in a row my husband and I attended the RSL for their Melbourne Cup Day luncheon. As usual the food was amazing. The main is a buffet with such a large choice from roast meats, to all sorts of seafoods including bugs, salads and hot vegetables. The dessert tables are absolutely mind blowing the choices of... More 

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Thank Christabel58
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Christabel58, Thank you for taking to the time to write a review on Trip Advisor illustrating your enjoyable experience while attending our Melbourne Cup funciton. I will ensure your comments are passed onto our Executive Chef and the wider team. We look forward to seeing you next year. Kind regards, Chris Hanson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Townsville R.S.L and Lavaracks again this time to try something different. We booked a table of 12 and not one meal was anything other than delicious. There was table water to greet us when we were seated by the lovely waitress and our menus all ready to be read. Then out came the salted mixed nuts with compliments... More 

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Thank Niccole94
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Niccole94, This is the second time I have had the pleasure of responding to your fabulous review of of Lavarack's. Dining at Lavarack's is definitely amazing! We are delighted to be receiving a lot of very positive feedback from our guests as a result of the great service and delicious menu selection. We hope to have the pleasure of... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Lavarck's restaurant upstairs in the Townsville RSL is an example to all restaurants. Fast service, delicious food, ample portion sizes and value for money. Not to mention the lovely staff. I just ate the chef's special beef curry and can easily say it's a contender for the best curry I've ever eaten. $24.95 for a meal that forced me to... More 

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Thank Michael v
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Michael v, Your review leaves me wondering what more can one ask for…perfect meal, fantastic service, enjoyable evening. You have described my idea of a perfect night out. I am very pleased to read that you have had a great time and thank you for taking time to review Lavarack's. I sincerely hope we will have the pleasure of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We heard the radio advert for the RSL for Ribs on Wednesday night special. Amazing simply belly swelling amazing. Almost didn't finish. Almost....the staff where awesome and food was on time and just perfectly presented. The Ribs came with a delightful coleslaw and peri peri seasoned potatoes. The portion was just right finishing the Ribs with a satisfying fork full... More 

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Thank Michael H
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Michael H, I am delighted that you have taken the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. This feedback ensures the level of service that we strive for at the Townsville RSL is being reached. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Chris Hanson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Townsville, Australia
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Yes we love the RSL, plenty of free parking, modern furnishing, good pub food at garrisons, with self ordering, & great menu upstairs in Lavarack restraunt pleasant staff & great service. On Monday members can order Steak ,salad & Iderhow potato with your choic of sauce for $10. Everybody is a winner.

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Thank Maureen T
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Maureen T, Thank you for taking the time to review the Townsville RSL on Trip Advisor. It is great to read when our guests enjoy their experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Chris Hanson Food and Beverage Manager More 

Townsville, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Dined again at Lavaracks, after their break for renovations. The retaurant looks wonderful (lovely artwork), the serving staff were efficient, polite, and knowledgable. The new, smaller, menu is a bit innovative, but the meals, as always, delicious. AND there are good-sized servings! Quite rare these days. Do yourself a favour, and go. You'll be glad you did.

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Thank Anne M
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear Anne M, I was delighted to read your review, thank you for taking the time to publish it on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to read that the ambience, service and the delicious menu have been highpoints for our guests’ experience. Thank you again for recommendation, I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More 

Townsville, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We all had the BBQ Pork Ribs Special. When the plates arrived to the table they all looked very appetizing. The bbq pork ribs were succulent and went down a treat. The peri peri potatoes and coleslaw was a great a compliment to the dish. After waiting for the main meal to digest we ordered dessert of the Apple Tasting... More 

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1 Thank steve11081960
TownsvilleRSL, Manager at Townsville RSL, responded to this review

Dear steve11081960, We feel that Lavarack's has re-invented dining after our recent renovations. It is therefore such a delight to read your review and we appreciate you taking the time to reflect on your experience. With the perfect combination of quality, atmosphere and service, we hope will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Townsville RSL soon. Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Charters Towers Road | Hermit Park, Townsville, Queensland 4812, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 47599500
Description
Townsville RSL is home to 2 wonderful eating areas. Downstairs we have the all new Garrisons, open for lunch (11:30am - 2:30pm) and dinner (5:30pm - 9:30pm_ 7 days a week. Upstairs, we boast the award winning Lavarack's Restaurant open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Saturdays. Our Executive Chef has been delighting the tastebuds of our members and guests from a daily Chef special to our signature dish of slow cooked anchovy studded lamb which melts in your mouth. Townsville RSL also has a fantastic Sports Bar with the biggest TV in any pub or club in Queensland, a large Atrium area, perfect for our live music 3 times a week or just relaxing in, full TAB & Keno areas, a modern gaming lounge and function facilities from conferences to weddings.

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