Five-star Townsville hotel Ardo has introduced its food and beverage offering to locals and guests with the opening of three restaurant experiences.

Marmor Head Chef, Arie Prabowo

The hotel’s signature restaurant Marmor, set within warm, contemporary interiors, offers elevated Australian dining based on local, seasonal produce, alongside an extensive reserved wine list with a sommelier on hand to provide recommendations.

“My vision was always to create a unique, high-end, intimate and exclusive dining experience never before seen in Townsville,” said Head Chef, Arie Prabowo.


“We have an exceptional menu featuring ingredients sourced from renowned beef from Flinders Island, fresh coral trout from Cardwell and the most succulent of oysters from Tasmania, all paired with an international wine list sourced from the very best vineyards.”

Terasu, led by Head Chef Yukio Ozeki, offers a more relaxed dining experience with modern, Japanese fare. Ozeki grew up near the renowned Tsukiji Fish Market before starting his culinary career as a trainee chef at a sushi restaurant.

Terasu Head Chef, Yukio Ozeki

“My aim is to make it as authentic as possible,” said Ozeki.

“Our most popular dishes are the fresh sushi, especially the bluefin tuna flown in from Japan. The menu also features plenty of modern Japanese options like the chicken karaage or Black Opal Wagyu scotch fillet which has an impressive marble score of 9.”

Ardo Rooftop, complete with North Queensland’s first infinity rooftop pool, offers tapas-style eats and a curated cocktail list.

Ardo Rooftop

“The response to Ardo Rooftop has been phenomenal – it’s the place to be and the place to be seen on a Friday and Saturday night in Townsville,” said Ardo Rooftop Bar Head Chef Indika Wijerathna said.

“We’re often booked out thanks to the breathtaking panoramic views, international tapas on repeat and selection of refreshing beverages. The bar is forever changing thanks to seasonal menus, cocktail specials and that spectacular sunset which is never the same and always a sight to see.”

Ardo Rooftop Bar Head Chef, Indika Wijerathna

Ardo is the newest hotel from the Morris Group and opened in December 2023.

The Ville and Ardo CEO, Michael Jones, said the selection of food and beverage venues celebrate the best of the region.

“Ardo’s restaurants have helped to position Townsville as a premier dining destination and we are excited to welcome locals and tourists alike, to indulge,” he said.