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

Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar

4.6
4.6
399 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • 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

    $90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Explore our 5 course Tasting Menu, combining various textures and flavours of culinary delights.
  • Louis Roederer French Champagne

    $145.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Add a bottle of the new Louis Roederer Collection 242 Champagne to your booking. We will have it chilled and ready for your dining experience. The $145 price is per bottle

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Romance

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Scenic View

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Special Occasions

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Most Booked

  • Townsville

    Most Booked

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  1. AH

    AngieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favour and try the degustation! My waiter Nelson and the other staff were all fantastic
  2. n

    nelso86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful friendly staff, Creative thoughtful flavour combinations in the dishes, nice relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend for an anniversary or special occasion
  3. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely, staff were friendly and attentive. Great night we will definitely be coming back.
  4. SB

    StaceyB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round. Food was exceptional. Sommelier went out of his way to help us choose the best wine match for our food. Wait staff were efficient and friendly - helping us out with local knowledge for our visit to Townsville and onward journey. We will definitely book in again when we head back down the coast.
  5. JB

    JustinB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not seated at table requested in booking. Maitrie d’ was very good but our waiter was nervous and unsure of himself. Food was above average but on the expensive side, as was expected. No candle(as requested) on the table or salt and pepper. Drinks took a while to be brought out. On the whole expected a little better considering how long they have been open and how much they charge. A solid 3 stars.
  6. N

    Nicolev

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meals were delicious! Service was great! As always.
  7. TB

    TaniaBOO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bridgewater is our go to Restaurant for a special occasion, we never leave disappointed. The food and service is exceptional, the staff are always amazing and happy to help with any enquiry. Thank again for a memorial night.
  8. MD

    MDAV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the sip and sushi, look forward to doing another one
  9. G

    Guest1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    very disorganised. waited a very long time and reminded the waiter multiple time for our drinks and food.
  10. SH

    SamanthaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended the sip + sushi night and it was absolutely fabulous. The food was fresh, fragrant and delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed the refreshing yuzu gin spritz.
  11. BM

    BMGD

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely evening, great service and delicious food. Thank you
  12. HP

    HelenP

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Hi we were a table of six .. I highly recommend the event again as we all loved it ! The sushi was spot on and we were all nice full ! The stools were very high and that probably could have been asked what seating arrangements we would like .but no biggy I understand in these times staff shortages is terrible. But the service of our drinks was shocking we received our food before our first drink and the gin spritz was disgusting it couldn’t be drank it was very very bitter , we ordered 4 and 2 where bitter , we ordered our next drinks when these came out and we had finished our sushi before the next round of drinks came out , two of my friends ordered cocktails to which they couldn’t drink again absolutely terrible! No body wanted to complain on the night as it puts a damper on things . So we ended up walking to the Australian hotel just to get a good drink ! Once again the event was awesome and we would all go again but I feel the service needs some attention especially for Bridgewater it’s a classy place and we offended bring clients there I don’t want that to change !
  13. HC

    HeatherC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a lovely meal but a little disappointed that the Botaniq. Bar was not open until 5.30 )advertised to open at 5 ) we were left outside waiting for the doors to open - it would have been nice to have ore dinner drinks before our meal as we had friends travel from out of town to share our special celebration - lovely location
  14. GT

    GillianT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, staff were attentive but not annoying, could hear conversation.
  15. TC

    TonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was on point as always superb service great feel to the restaurant and the glow of the city lights reflecting off the water
  16. BJ

    BJADBS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow. Drinks even slower. Food was nice, but not at the level to restaurants of comparable ratings.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 course degustation was amazing and the wine pairing made it a great experience. Thank you
  18. LE

    LukeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, degustation menu had changed recently, new additions were great and wine pairing sensational.
  19. MC

    MichelleC

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always. The duck was so tender and tasty - never disappoints!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    To celebrate an old friends Retirement.
  21. D

    Diane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service and lovely wine and cocktail list.
  22. PV

    PaulV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Too much going on with each dish - simplify things a bit - less is more. Always too noisy, maybe very tall partitions between tables. Service is fantastic. Taste is fantastic.
  23. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful tasty food, wonderful service. Lovely place.
  24. JH

    JHoov

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon arrival, we were greeted with friendly faces and promptly ushered to a quiet table. We enjoyed the 5-Course Degustation menu with perfectly timed space between meals and detailed service. I particularly enjoyed the scallops and Elderflower martini. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a beautifully presented and delicious experience.
  25. E

    Easy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice area, food and service were lovely. Unfortunately placed in front of a tree for the second time so no real view.
  26. DA

    DianneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was amazing , accomodating with food choices with the degustation menu
  27. CO

    CailinO

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was amazing as always but the server seemed distracted and we had to ask for our drinks 3 times, water wasn’t topped up like normal. We definitely would have ordered more drinks if the waiter had been more on to it.
  28. BD

    BecD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A beautiful place to enjoy our date night. Spectacular food and very good service. Super friendly and professional staff. Thank you for an enjoyable evening
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend.
  30. MB

    MarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you're looking for an extra special evening and price is of no concern, then this is the place. Staff are excellent and the food impressive. Will certainly be back to entertain special people in our lives.
  31. AW

    AimeeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, great service. Would absolutely recommend
  32. k

    kimm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and location. Great option with 3 course selection and great value!
  33. SC

    StephanieClare4

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely visit for lunch which I actually preferred to previous dinner visits as it was a bit quieter (the restaurant can get noisy on busy nights). The food was exceptional as usual, and service quick. The sodas were lovely and this breastfeeding mum appreciated having a more adult looking non alcoholic beverage choice. We also had a lovely waiter who was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Highly recommend!
  34. JL

    JacquelineL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    My husband’s dish was dreadful! He had the duck for his main it was a piece of duck breast as big as his thumb. I feel he received the detestation meal rather than an ordinary main. In any case we were charged the full main price of $44. We don’t plan on making another booking. Just dreadful!
  35. GI

    GILL

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious - portion of seafood pasta was too small but everything else was delicious
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful flavour in all the food
  37. HT

    HelenaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Actually ended up eating at botanic. Amazing will definitely go again.
  38. JR

    JeffreyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It all started with the friendly greeting. This restaurant is a must do for everyone. The staff were amazing friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the food and drinks menu's. The staff recommendation was spot on! The quail was delicious as was the pork cheek. The best of all was the Bomb -Alaska. Absolutely 💯 the best ever! Can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. The jewel in the crown for fine dining in Townsville. I will definitely be returning when I visit from Brisbane. Thank you to all at the restaurant for a delightful evening celebrating my best friends birthday.
  39. JE

    JessieE

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. Service was excellent and each dish was explained to us. Ambience quiet and lovely. We had a good experience.
  40. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I don’t get out much, but we have been to Bridgewater 3 times now. I love the food, the wine list is great. Beautiful view of the city and not too crammed so conversation can be enjoyed . We will definitely be back as much as we can.

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 4.6 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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