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Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar, South Townsville, AU-QLD

Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar

4.7
4.7
761 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Bridgewater Restaurant's 1st floor open plan dining room offers a river and city view unsurpassed in Townsville

A mix of sleek modern and Australian coastal design create a stylish, relaxed atmosphere inviting you to linger over a lazy lunch or an intimate dinner with family and friends.

Our carefully crafted menu highlights local, seasonal produce with premium quality, authentic ingredients. Combined they form a diverse, modern and flavour focused dining experience.

Botaniq Wine, Gin and Cocktail Bar evolved to share our love of wines and spirits from Australia and around the world.
Wines by the glass are a feature with over 20 by the glass between Bridgewater and Botaniq Bar. Drop in for a Gin before dinner or make a night of it with grazing bar food to share.


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 4420 4000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Bridgewater welcomes small groups to the semi - secluded George Robert's Room and large functions in the main restaurant. Botaniq Wine Gin and Cocktail Bar is also available for shared space and exclusive celebrations. Head to https://www.bridgewaterq.com.au for more info
  • Area
    Townsville CBD
  • Cross Street
    Just off Palmer St South Townsville
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking on Dibbs St, Anthony St and Tomlin St. Additional parking available in front of Tiny Mountain Brewery a 5 min walk to the restaurant
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 5 Course Degustation Menu

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Explore our 5 course Tasting Menu, combining various textures and flavours of culinary delights.
    5 Course Degustation Menu photo
  • Ayala Brut Majeur by Bollinger Champagne

    $140.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Add a bottle of the Ayala Brut Majeur by Bollinger Champagne to your booking. We will have it chilled and ready for your dining experience. The $140 price per bottle
    Ayala Brut Majeur by Bollinger Champagne photo

What 761 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Overall

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Food

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Service

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Ambience

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Value

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Good for business meals

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Good for business meals

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Innovative

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Great for fine wines

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Great for scenic views

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Good for special occasions

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Most Booked

  • Townsville

    Most Booked

761 Reviews
  1. HarryD

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with nice drinks not a rushed experience overall will be back for more

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  2. GregHamblin

    Tropical QLD

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Degustation and Bollinger. Excellent food, service and we had a great corner table with cityviee

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  3. KristyS

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food , couldn’t fault the experience at all !

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  4. WarrenB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing special about this place I probably won’t be back again Food was average for the price staff were friendly

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  5. SarahT

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic night.. delicious food.. my husband and enjoyed our experience at a Bridgewater

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  6. tyscu

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Scallop Entre' is absolutely divine. The BEST steak I have ever had. no sauces needed. Service was awesome.

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  7. Kurtly

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great, very tentative. The only thing that put a damper on the night was the waiter didn't advise me when ordering the Lamb Shoulder, it said $45pp, per person, but the meal was just for me, so when I came to pay, the Lamb Shoulder cost me $90, and if the waiter had mentioned that to me, I would have ordered something else, but other than that, the night was amazing, thank you.

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  8. TeeG

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening for my birthday, the service was great and excellent food

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  9. JudyT

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding and very attentive, food was well presented and very palatable, great combinations

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  10. BronwynM

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had tge best lunch. Definitely my favourite townsville restaurant.

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  11. Chendie

    Tropical QLD

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I ordered the degustation menu with the wine pairings. Every dish was so delicious and beautifully well-plated. The wine pairings complemented each dish really well. The highlights for me were the duck breast main and the zucchini flower amuse bouche and the champagne. The restaurant has great views of the city and low lighting that gives off romantic vibes. We are never disappointed when we come here and we look forward to dining here again!

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  12. BelindaO

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely incredible, thank you for the amazing food and service.

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  13. JeffL

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience I have had for years. Food was fantastic service was excellent. I will most definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  14. KylieB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was adequate if not a little too much, waiters hovering & constantly checking if everything was ok/plates needed clearing. We ordered 4 entrees rather than mains so that we could do a tasting for our first experience. The pork belly was a little dry & not as crispy on top as I would have expected but the flavour was good. The scallops were to die for! Husband was impressed with the zucchini flowers (he can’t eat shellfish). We were disappointed the bar area downstairs was not open (although the weather was hot & humid after a cyclone). Would recommend trying for a romantic evening or an intimate gathering.

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  15. AlisonL

    Tropical QLD

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the excellent service. Emily was wonderful! The degustation menu with the wine pairing was superb. Thanks to all the team at Bridgewater ❤️

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  16. MelissaM

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was delicious. We had the degustation menu which was awesome. If anything I would say it would be nice to have a new menu as it’s the same menu as the last few times we have gone. The service was awesome, they are very friendly and helpful.

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  17. MelissaP

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional! Bridgewater is now my new favourite restaurant. Service was faultless and atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend 👌

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  18. MattB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was awesome but there website did not reflect the menu and wine pairing

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  19. Frog

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Degustation menu quite splendid,if a tad generous.I have the mildest of comments re the rack( a touch underdone for me) and the sauce with the beef was quite sweet! Would we go back ??—-you bet we will!!

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  20. LouiseW

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious special 2 course menu for New Year. We did our own drink pairings but it would be nice if these came as an included option.

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  21. Mayamax

    Tropical QLD

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful service and great food as always. Thank you.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First 4 courses all wonderful. Dessert not so great.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food amazing What a great idea to have a twilight sitting

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  24. PaulN

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great night with my wife for our anniversary, the young girl who looked after us was fantastic, I wish I got her name to give her a shout out. The food was amazing with no excessive waiting. Loved it.

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  25. PoonamK

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Be prepared to eat either before or after the dining experience. Meal sizes are very small and the quality of food is not worth the money. Waiting staff are not so pleasant, doesn’t give time to read the menu. Doesn’t give options based on dietary requirements. Probably take aracini rice balls out of the menu of make it more flavourful even by giving a side of soy sauce.

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  26. DeniseW

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time in 2 months,the service is on point.We had the 5 course degustation menu $100 the food was outstanding beautiful presentation and flavour. Well done team Bridgewater and Sister Jam.

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  27. DarrellM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality ingredients. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely dining with tasty and satisfying menu and pleasant Townsville view.

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  29. MarionR

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choices on the menu, high quality experience

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  30. JudithG

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the degustation with matching wines which was superb. Couldn’t fault a thing Thank you for a great night

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  31. BarbaraM

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The number of restaurants in Townsville where you can go and have first class service and good food can be counted on one hand. Bridgewater Restaurant is one of those restaurants. We were very happy with the food and the service.

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  32. MEGANG

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to the staff and chefs at Bridgewater. The food and service was fantastic. Food was delicious. Staff accomodating to dietary requirements and just amazing. Thank you Ty and team for a fantastic night.

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  33. WayneG

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, Great Food and Service, highly recommended it. Will definitely be back there.

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  34. PaulineD

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have Christmas lunch there every year and have always enjoyed.. 🎄

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  35. ChrisR

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had never been to Bridgewater before. I was very impressed, the staff were amazing, but the cocktails and food were better. I will definitely be back.

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  36. HeliK

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clean precise flavours, beautifully thought out, skilfully presented. Sheer pleasure.

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  37. AndrewM

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not disappoint. Will be back! Eager to see more.

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  38. Honeymoon

    Tropical QLD

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, venue and service. A lovely restaurant that’s hard to fault. A varied menu and beautifully presented dishes. Great wine selection and attentive staff. Very minor downside - it’s very dark and hard to see the menu and the food loses its wow factor when you can’t see it clearly.

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  39. DouggieJ

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary with the 5-course degustation menu, and it was terrific! The menu was a taste sensation for the first four courses, though while the dessert was tasty, it didn't compare to the excellence of the previous courses. My wife had the matching wines, and they were matched very well to each course. Happy days!

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  40. Mike

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s not cheap but it’s worth it. Fantastic food and service and highly recommended.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar using the Order Online button. Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4420 4000.

Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar

2/2 Dibbs Street, South Townsville, AU-QLD 4810

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Just off Palmer St South Townsville
  • Area
    Townsville CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking on Dibbs St, Anthony St and Tomlin St. Additional parking available in front of Tiny Mountain Brewery a 5 min walk to the restaurant
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 4420 4000
  • Private party facilities
    Bridgewater welcomes small groups to the semi - secluded George Robert's Room and large functions in the main restaurant. Botaniq Wine Gin and Cocktail Bar is also available for shared space and exclusive celebrations. Head to https://www.bridgewaterq.com.au for more info
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