Michel’s Cafe & Bar
Michel’s has been in Palmer Street for more than a decade, well before it became the city’s food precinct. Despite the onrush of newcomers it remains a favourite with locals and regular visitors, and is still one of the best restaurants in town. Fish fans will not want to go past the bouillabaisse prepared with local seafood, while curry lovers will find the lamb shank korma, watermelon curry, fragrant rice, cucumber raita and garlic roti hard to resist.
7 Palmer St; (07) 4724 1460; open Tues–Fri for lunch and Tues–Sat for dinner