Wayne & Adele — Restaurant in South Townsville, QLD
Wayne — Restaurant in South Townsville, QLD

Dynamic Duo

Garden of Eating BYO has been a Townsville staple for 26 years, and it's easy to see why. The Restaurant is both unique and exciting, with it's one of a kind dining experience and diverse menu.

Wayne and Adele have been involved in the hospitality industry for over 40 years. Garden of Eating was born from a dream they shared to open their own restaurant. Both originally from New Zealand, they moved here in the early 80's. In 1993, Adele came across a closed pizza shop and that’s when inspiration struck with a vision of a relaxed, inviting and quirky Restaurant with twinkling fairy lights in a beautiful courtyard. After getting Wayne on board they leased the premises and immediately started renovations, paying close attention to every detail to bring their vision to life. They wanted something distinctively them, with their own creativity, and that is exactly what they have achieved with Garden of Eating.

Wayne and Adele work as a team to create a dining experience to remember. Adele provides personalised service, managing the front of house, while Wayne creates innovative dishes with unique flavour combinations. Both of them have a long time passion for food and wine, which has taken them on many travel journeys to experience both of these.

Wayne & Adele — Restaurant in South Townsville, QLD
Wayne & Adele — Restaurant in South Townsville, QLD
Garden of Eating has become a magical and creative setting where diners can enjoy a meal in relaxed and laid-back surroundings. Intimate gatherings are also welcome for birthdays and wedding receptions. (limit 30 max)

Wayne and Adele are proud of the dining experience that they have created for their diners and have received many compliments over the years. But it’s not just the diners talking about Garden of Eating. Lonely Planet featured Wayne and Adele’s dining experience as a "must visit" when in Townsville, while world renowned food critic, Matt Preston gave them a shout out in his book “Cravat-A-Licious”.
Lonely Planet
Matt Preston