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City Lane Townsville
City Lane Townsville opened in June 2014 and is labelled as Townsville’s first creative laneway project. It has some great Townsville City restaurants and Townsville street art. Let your hair down and have fun.
Melbourne has the finest laneway culture in Australia and City Lane is meant to encapsulate that feeling. In the CBD to purchase some Yen for our first trip to Japan, we took the opportunity to check it out.
Arriving via the laneway beside the Sturt Street Post Office we were surprised by a towering mural on the car park brick wall. I knew the artwork was there of course and it was one of the reasons we were there, but the size was surprising.
Townsville Street Art
Fintan Magee “The Tower”
City Lane Townsville Restaurants
The Courtyard City Lane
We dutifully walked along the lane and checked out the others, but to our mind the Courtyard seemed too inviting to pass up. So we wandered on in. After a friendly hello the waitress let us choose our table, gave us our menu and told us to order at the bar.
My eyes wanted to look at the collection of knick knacks and gnomes, but my stomach won the battle momentarily as I searched the Americana menu. After a few changes I settled on the Three Pulled Pork Soft Tacos with coleslaw and beer, while Marty chose the Fried Chicken Burger, French Fries and a salted malted caramel shake. $45 total.
The meals were delivered amazingly promptly, looked appealing and passed the taste test, although I secretly thought my Tacos were the better. There was a Soft Taco with Barramundi, but I can’t eat wild caught Barra (it’s a long story) so I had to pass it up.
I can imagine relaxing at the Courtyard after work with friends.
Our first City Lane visit was an unqualified success, and far more convenient than flying to Melbourne.
Other City Lane Restaurants and Tap House
Other City Lane Townsville Restaurants include Born Wild Whole foods, Donna Bionda (Pizza/Italian), Harri Dumpling, Sakana (Sushi Bar), Syros (Greek Street food), Zizigo (Korean) and The Tap House (Tapas, Share Platters, Beer).