No one can deny that Townsville is well and truly in the grip of footy fever. Even if you aren’t a footy fan, when it’s a sea of blue, grey and gold as far as the eye can see, you know it’s time to get in the spirit of things. And with heaps of our local food haunts joining in the fun, then it’s really not hard to do.
We have hand selected a few of our favourite deals, quirky products and places to go to watch the game and collated them for you to make your choice (maybe) that little bit easier.
It goes without saying, Cowboys victory or defeat regardless, food fans in Townsville are onto a winner.
Here’s our top 10 tips:
247 Flinders Street, Townsville City | 07 4772 1073 | chicorio.com.au
Chico Rio will be showing the big game on their big screen in full on Sunday evening. Mix up the cultures and enjoy delicious all-you-can-eat Brazilian Churrasco with your footy. There isn’t really any reason not to, right?
Bookings are recommended (and so are loose-fitting pants).
OTTO’S FRESH FOOD MARKET
Warrina Arcade, 3-5 Illuka Street, Currajong | 07 4759 1755 | ottosmarket.com.au
Otto’s are becoming famous for their incredible delicatessen platters, and this weekend they have prepped a great one just for game entertaining. Perfect to share… or not!
The Otto’s Footy Fever Deli Platter is just $50.00 – get in now to grab yours!
139 Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park | 07 4759 9500 | townsvillersl.com.au
Townsville RSL will be showing all the Grand Final action on the biggest hi def TV in town (and it’s hefty, at 4.5m x 2.5m). Each and every television in the atrium will be switched over to the GF so no matter where you sit, you won’t miss a minute of the Cowboys/Storm action. Their casual dining bistro, Garrisons will be open from 5:30pm to take care of any dinner cravings. Plus, any purchase of the new Iron Jack beer will put you in the draw to win a prize pack including a massive esky and a carton of Iron Jack.
THE PIER RESTAURANT + BAR
Sir Leslie This Dr, Townsville | 07 4721 2567 | pierrestaurantandbar.com.au
Kickstart your Grand Final afternoon with Sunday lunch, waterside at The Pier. With a gorgeous menu and fantastic bar, you couldn’t ask for a better setting (the view isn’t bad either). Wear your Cowboys jersey to receive a complimentary drink on arrival.
THREE LOAVES BAKEHOUSE
The Precinct, 12 – 18 Village Drive, Italia | 07 4729 0707
Three Loaves Bakery at The Precinct are seeing blue and gold this weekend, glazing their famous cronuts in Cowboys colours. Winning has never been so delicious. Available Saturday and Sunday until sold out (and if every other cronut they have ever baked is anything to go by, they will sell out).
LAMBERTS FRESH PRODUCE
22 Fleming St, Aitkenvale | 07 4779 9900 | lambertsproduce.com.au
Townsville’s favourite locals have everything you need to get ready for Sundays big dance, with so many great specials, we simply can’t list them. From mixed nuts, to pizzas, to awesome BBQ packs (and even replacement gas bottles), they have you sorted.
Follow them on Facebook to see the specials in full, or here are just a few to get you started:
INGHAM ROAD SEAFOOD
159 Ingham Rd, Townsville | 07 4721 1464 | inghamroadseafood.com.au
Drop into Ingham Road Seafood, not just for the best seafood in town, but to take advantage of the #13 Taumalolo Oyster Deal! 13 oysters to the dozen all weekend on any fresh oysters.
THE METROPOLE HOTEL
81 Palmer Street, South Townsville | 07 4771 4285
The Met is ready to rock! Show up supporting your team with a jersey, even if they aren’t in the finals, and receive 15% of your meals. Also, head to Facebook, follow them and tag three friends in their GF post to go in the draw for a $200 hotel voucher to be drawn before the game starts. Be there, or miss out!
MICHELANGELO’S PIZZA & PASTA
117 Bamford Lane, Kirwan | 07 4755 1978 | pizzaandpasta.com.au
Pretty much the best pizza in town, Michelangelo’s are offering an awesome, hunger-busting footy pack. Consisting of 2 x family pizzas, 2 x garlic breads and a 2L soft drink for just $50.00, you can’t really go wrong. And with home delivery available from 6pm, you don’t even need to peel yourself off your couch. That’s a winner.
THE REAL BURGER CO
66 Bayswater Rd, Hyde Park | 07 4721 1154
Behold, the Cowboys Burger: maple bacon, pattie, cheese, liquid cheese, Doritos crumbed chicken, deep fried onion strings, jalapeños, Rooster sauce, lettuce, tomato, smokey BBQ. It was originally devised as a one-day-only offer, but their popularity is off the charts. One of these behemoth bad boys will set you back only $15 – for a very limited time – and it’s got your full 80 minutes of the game sorted, trust us.