About JAM

About JAM


JAM is one of Townsville’s favourite dining destinations, situated at the top of the city’s food street, Palmer Street, and overlooking the CBD and Ross River.

Established in 2010, Chef/owner Matt Merrin offers many ways to enjoy eating and drinking at the restaurant, which also includes the LUXE private dining room and the Loft by JAM function room.

The restaurant offers a modern stylish setting with delicious food and warm professional service.

Our food and wine list have a close association to the changing of each season. We continue to build our relationships with producers and growers and have a passion to promote North Queensland.

The restaurant has a comprehensive wine list offering over 100 wines ranging from small Australian producers through to imported.

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. – Luciano Pavarotti

  • Hi Matt, Thank you for providing your beautiful venue for our girls night in function! We had a great night & raised over $7000 for cancer research 🙂  
  • Dear Matt,   Last Sunday morning (25th March) I held my birthday breakfast at your restaurant and I am writing to thank you and your staff for the excellent experience we had on the day.   The floor staff were friendly, helpful and extremely attentive when it came to taking our food and drink orders. Our meals came out in record time for a large table of 20 people and the meals were divine. Every single one of my guests enjoyed their breakfast, with the majority of them dining at JAM for the first time.   Overall, the relaxed atmosphere, high quality of service and exceptional meals made for an extremely enjoyable morning! My husband and I often dine at JAM Corner and we will definitely be continuing to frequent your fantastic restaurant in the future.   Again, thank you very much! Kind regards, Kaela
  • Hello Victoria, I am writing to say thank you for the wonderful event that you helped me put together. I could not fault the food, service and the venue. I am also very grateful that you were able to make changes for my event. I would recommend Jam Corner to everyone for a function. Kind Regards, Sarah
  • I would like to say a big thank you for the outstanding meal and service last night. The menu was fantastic, venue looked great and service was superb.  Most of our guests were visiting from Sydney and made comment that it was “the best meal they’d had” and were very impressed with the whole night. Thanks again Skye
  • Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your efforts and those of the staff at Jam Corner for my mum’s 60th Birthday Lunch. The food, service and overall ambience was fantastic and it was a such a lovely day for mum and all her guests. Look forward to our next celebration there and might see you in a few weeks for dinner, as I’m about to book in for a girly night out Regards Belinda
  • I just wanted to send a big thank you to Jam Corner and all of your staff that worked on Friday for the Luxe Room.  We had a fantastic evening and can honestly say that the evening was our best dining experience in Townsville. The service by the staff was great, very friendly, professional and prompt. The food was amazing and the room was beautiful. Even the fact that you could talk to people down the other end of the table is a huge advantage, especially with a big table. You have done a really good job designing the room and taking acoustics into consideration. I know I have already said it but the food was amazing. Well done and thank you. Good luck with your business. Britt
  • "I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the TASTES OF TASMANIA Degustation Dinner. What a wonderful prize to win, we were totally spoilt. The food was fantastic, the flavours enhanced by the matched wines. Thank you for a very special dining experience." - Julie: winner of the business card draw
  • Hi everyone, We just wanted to say a big thank you again to everyone involved last night. We had the best night ever especially as it was our first Valentines Day together. Everything was absolutely perfect and I doubt anyone could honestly find anything to fault if they tried. We will definitely be back again many times during the year and look forward to seeing you all again. Many thanks, James and Catherine.
  • What a great group of people at JAM Corner. You did more than a great job on Monday night, you were amazing. Your generosity, enthusiasm and professionalism made the whole event a truly wonderful experience. It has not been lost on us that you went the extra mile or two, putting in very long hours on what would normally be a day off. The food was incredible, I have had so many people raving about the dishes and that dessert bar was an absolute knock out. We love your work and are so very grateful. Megan, Kerri and Skye
  • I am really impressed with your restaurant, the service, the food, the atmosphere is awesome. I will bring all my friends there to eat. Cheers Barb
  • Your menu and atmosphere is spectacular! Shonagh and Will
  • On Friday 28th August we attended the RAAF Officers Degustation dinner at Jam Corner which was an excellent night made even more so by the wonderfully informative service by Missy who would have to be by far the best table waiting lady we have ever experienced and could you please extend to her our thanks from all those dining. Greg
  • Hi Katie, I just want to say a massive THANK YOU for everything you did for us. Your assistance in the lead up to our wedding day was amazing. You were always so kind and helpful. And the set up of the room was amazing! It looked absolutely stunning, you nailed it. Thank you, thank you. The Food was so beautiful, everyone was beyond happy with their meals so please pass on our thanks to the Chefs. The wait staff on the night were also fantastic, providing constant service. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and we wouldn’t change a thing. I’ll definitely be recommending Jam to friends and family. Thank you again. Megan & Nathan.
  • Hi Matt Dudley Molly & JAM team Thank you for a truly memorable evening. Your menu selection presentation & flavour lived up to the total Jam experience. Every single person commented on how superb the meal was. We loved the shared meal, being together on one long table was really special. Thank you Matt, your passion for food is unbelievable and a pleasure to enjoy.