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Jam Restaurant

9.3/10
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Average price $55

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Meet the Chef

With 30 years’ experience, Matt Merrin operates two iconic Townsville venues- Bridgewater Q and the award winning JAM. Matt is renowned in the region as a chef who is passionate about, fresh seasonal produce & showcasing the best of the region Matt protect managed the design & fit out of Bridgewater. Offering an unparalleled dining experience in Townsville. Contemporary open plan design, river and city views, a boast of sleek modern interiors and coastal Australian design features.

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 477 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. José P.
    José P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    After a forgettable dinner, I went again but this time for lunch, I had the gnocchi that were outstanding, a dish to remember for long time. Wonderful service from the team.

  2. Pauline W.
    Pauline W.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Yes. Service was good which is very hard to find these days, but although the meal was very tasty, i felt it was lacking for the price. Had the grilled Barramundi, and the piece was very small, but it was cooked well and it was tasty.

  3. José P.
    José P.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    It was good but could be better. Now the mains only include the proteins and the sides must be ordered separately increasing a lot the cost per head. Service is still great.

  4. Paul B.
    Paul B.
    • one review
    10/10

    We were recommended to this spot. We pre booked the night before easily on this site and received 2 confirmations. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast. The latte & cappachino was just right. We ordered the Bircher muslie with lemon curd, honey, macadamia nuts and strawberries. The mix and presentation were spot on with the zing of lemon. Thankyou

  5. Shane L.
    Shane L.
    • one review
    10/10

    had a wonderful experience for our belated 10th anniversary. The food was superb along with the service. Would highly recommend especially the prawn dish and the wife loved the degustion menu.

  6. Bibi T.
    Bibi T.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Great service and food as always at my favourite restaurant in Townsville!

  7. Tanya P.
    Tanya P.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Food was nice, staff lovely however it was ridiculously hot and uncomfortable in the premises. The aircon wasn’t on and there were a huge amount of people in the place. I had sweat running down my face! I will not go back through summer unless aircon on ... fast and the premises are cool.

  8. Pauline W.
    Pauline W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The atmosphere and establishment was very welcoming. Great menu. Not over the top, or too many to choose from and prices very reasonable. Excellent coffee. Pleasant staff. Definitely visit again.

  9. Nicole B.
    Nicole B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was outstanding, the service was excellent. I highly recommend a trip to Jam.

  10. Lynda A.
    Lynda A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love Jam Corner .... beautiful food ....great ambience...exceptional service !

  11. Sheridan H.
    Sheridan H.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant is the complete package. Owner and chef Matt Merrin exceeds expectations every time! The menu is superb and the presentation and flavours even moreso. Add in a great ambience and attentive service and you get a very enjoyable dining experience.

  12. Donna S.
    Donna S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food and the service can not be faulted at JAM. Again we were not disappointed. We caught up with family for breakfast and enjoyed all of our meals, pancakes were amazing so too the asian omelette and they make a great barista coffee.

  13. Beverley P.
    Beverley P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service and catered for our 10 year old son with no problems at all. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend

  14. Angela M.
    Angela M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb restaurant. Always quality both with food and service. Attention to the fine details with food presentation, it’s a pleasure to dine here

  15. Venu K.
    Venu K.
    • one review
    4/10

    The chicken salad and salmon salad had few meat pieces and full of greens and cabbage...did not find interesting at all. The grilled barramundi was dry.

  16. Nigel G.
    Nigel G.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Enjoyed it yet again!

  17. Julie H.
    Julie H.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a great night! Amazing service, incredible food and stunning wine. We had the degustation with the wines. The duck was so succulent and tender!

  18. Nigel G.
    Nigel G.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    I have dined here a few times and it always impresses me how consistently awesome the food and service is. No wonder why it’s one of Townsville’s best.

  19. Melissa B.
    Melissa B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were excellent and super helpful, the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic dinner. And the food was absolutely amazing. Would 100% go back again. Will recommend Jam to family and friends.

  20. Thuong H.
    Thuong H.
    • 2 reviews
    5/10

    Dumpling skin was thick and tough with overcooked fillings. It was dumpling, not gyoza. Prawn is overcooked and curry is watery. Coconut rice was wet without coconut. Dessert: signature nougat was barely just ice cream with a few peanut pieces in it.

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How to get to the restaurant

1 Palmer Street, 4810, South Townsville (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Pump up the Jam The name Jam Corner may well conjure up images of cardigan-clad Women’s Institute matrons bottling for the local fete, but clearly that’s not the case at this popular Townsville eatery.

Chef Matt Merrin and his team have a trophy cabinet full of awards to prove that their approach to dining is spot-on. Claiming to serve ‘Townsville’s best coffee’ Jam Corner kicks things off with a seasonal breakfast menu featuring fare such as Queensland avocado on wholegrain sourdough with whipped marinated Danish feta, cinnamon pancakes with butterscotch pears, and savoury fried tofu with lap cheong, scrambled egg and ginger caramel.

For lunch and dinner they move on to tapas with more-ish sounding Thai prawn and ginger rolls, or the degustation option with 5 courses which changes with the seasons. They even have a dedicated vegetarian menu which is not just the normal menu with the meat removed – vegos actually have four entrée and three main dishes to choose from. No wonder it’s a hit with locals and visitors alike. Best dish: Bangalow pork belly, apple & wasabi gel, pressed apple

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