Great Aussie food in a heritage setting
THERE are very few genuine Australian pubs left in Townsville. But fortunately for those looking for a good old fashioned Aussie meal in an outdoor environment, the Australian on Palmer St is going stronger than ever.
From the old-style homestead building, to the raised gazebo, to the ornate function room, it’s easy to feel comfortable immediately. And the food is magnificent. The burgers come in crusty damper rolls, and the cajun chicken burger is to die for.
The menu is extremely varied as well, with separate lunch and dinner menus and a host of choices.
From salads to steaks, chicken to fish, pasta to pizza, there is just about anything you could want.
And the service is fast and friendly.
The sides salads are delicious and come with a light balsamic dressing.
And the chips are beer-battered for that real Australian taste.
Some of the real highlights on the menu include the delicious range of steaks, and the Aussie parmigiana which is crumbed chicken breast topped with avocado, ham, homemade tomato salsa and cheese.
But it would take you a month to get through everything they have to offer — which is something you can do because the prices are all better than reasonable.
Most meals are below $20 and there is even a kids’ menu where everything is only $7.50.
And being located on Palmer St means you can head out for a night of fun and dancing right after you’ve had one of the best Australian meals you could hope for.
SPICY . . . Jacinta with the cajun chicken
burger at The Australian Hotel