Bridgewater Restaurant

4.6
226 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Bridgewater Restaurant is positioned on the first floor to offer an unparalleled dining experience in Townsville with its contemporary open plan design and unsurpassed river and city views.

Boasting a mix of sleek modern interiors and coastal Australian design features, the stylish yet relaxed atmosphere strikes the perfect tone for you to linger over a lazy lunch or an intimate dinner with family and friends.

The menu has been carefully crafted where local seasonal produce and high quality authentic ingredients come together to form a diverse modern and flavour focused dining experience.

Experiences

  • 5 Course Degustation Menu

    A$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

    A$135.00 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 $135 price is per bottle
  • Romantic Valentine's Dinner

    A$100.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Pamper your partner this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful romantic dinner at Bridgewater. We have crafted a 3 course a la carte menu especially for you both. Dinner includes a long stem rose to take home

Safety precautions

Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 226 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Pavlos
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Service perfect and food and location wonderful. Will continue to go back. Waiter on the night exceptional. Planned on having one meal. Ended up eating most of the menue. Great night out.

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DougG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - especially the seafood pasta!
Service fantastic !

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BillM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always worth visiting. While some food was not available because of local conditions, the choices were still fabulous, including contemporary tropical dishes. Service is always outstanding.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great experience

Good food, good wine and the service was immacculate.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bridgewater is one of the very few restaurants in Townsville which provide a silver service dining experience. If you are looking for wonderful food, great service and lovely atmosphere then this the place to go. Highly recommend it!!!

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AngeB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service and delicious food. Loved the experience and will be back again.

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TristanM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

service was good, most staff were happy, not all, ambience was far from relaxed, food was well presented however tasteless, has no flavour, felt like we were let down. probably wouldn't recommend, 2.5 star

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AnnaQ
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The cocktails and entrees were enjoyable. Both our mains were underwhelming and lacked variation of textures, colour and fresh vegetables. The sweetness was overwhelming which resulted in an unbalanced dinner. The potato gratin was particularly disappointing.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great night. Good and service was awesome

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BartR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We always enjoy your restaurant. But I was a little disappointed last night when three of us ordered the baby octopus and instead were served large pieces of tentacles. We did question the waiter but did not receive an answer.

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PaulineD
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I come here for our Christmas lunch every year. It is a beautiful restaurant with amazing food. I am gluten intolerant and the staff accommodated my needs without hesitation.
Service is always first class..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service I received from the waitress and the maître d was exceptional. I arrived late because I struggled finding a park because I was new to the city. And the maître d settled me down wonderfully. The waitress knew we were in a rush to get to a movie and the food came out extremely quickly and of a high quality. Would highly recommend to everyone to go the Bridgewater restaurant even once in their lives

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everything was great. Nothing was a problem, Kev our table waiter was interested in us and was more that happy to serve. Nothing was any trouble to him. We couldn't find anything negative to say about the staff, food or the premises.

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GelormaL
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had your degustation menu and the food was good, wine was excellent the only problem was the noise level. It was very loud and this made conversations difficult.

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RachealR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music was a little loud as we couldn’t hear the waiter sometimes. However overall 5 stars. Will be coming again.

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AshPoole
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food so fresh and the flavours were unreal. The service was excellent, the staff are very knowledgeable and you can see they have a real passion in what they do..

Will be back very very soon

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Original and daring; the Degustation Menu was 5 star.
All food was a work of art; pleasing to the eye and a sensation to the palate.
These chefs are outstanding, second to none, the very best.
Congratulations and thank you; a 46th wedding anniversary well spent.
Cathy and John Gentner

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very good wine list and creative well balanced menu, staff attitude excellent

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JessieH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous job by all, service was lovely, wine pairing courtesy of the sommelier was perfect, serving sizes were spot on. Couldn't get enough!

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AllanH
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant, will be back!

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Lime
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Friendly waitstaff. More than willing to rectify incorrect drink order. My pasta dish was flavoursome however the pasta was well over cooked. My partner had the duck and said he was underwhelmed by the flavours. Waiter spilled some of my drink on the table which is fine but I feel they should have made some attempt to clean it up. Wait time for food was adequate for how many others were dining. Overall an okay experience but definitely did not live up to the hype of others experiences. Wouldn’t rush back.

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 4 enjoyed the 5 course degustation, complete with commentary from the knowledgeable and pleasant waiter. Everything we requested or queried was delivered. Definitely recommending for a meal that has to be a treat. Well done Bridgewater!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an extremely nice night at the restaurant dining with the degustation menu. Our waitress was a lovely Spanish girl who made the night a pleasure.
Will definitely be back soon.

JR
JoannaR
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal we had was delicious, the shared lamb shoulder, but if you don’t like spicy food, the menu was limited, especially if you are vegetarian, including dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food and service. Thanks Bridgewater.

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PRASANIK
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice meal. Enjoyed the food and the attentive service.

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LorettaH
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very nice and presented well. Dessert menu was a little underwhelming.

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Cath
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Degastation menu was delicious but unfortunately quantities were little small for my hungry husband.

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MelJ
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful evening. Excellent service.

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GraemeR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The meals were very nice, it was a pleasant night which we all enjoyed, will come again, better than most places in town at the moment.

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OMGfood
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend the 5 course degustation menu with wine pairing

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Halcyonways
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the Degustation menu at Bridgewater for our Anniversary dinner. The combinations of flavours were generally excellent, particularly the Kingfish sashimi and Scallops with peanut curry which I would never normally order. Beautiful space with river views and prompt service. Minor discordances were the aircon (a bit too cold) and the wine pairings which sometimes did not quite match.

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LeonardS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Lovely lunch with friendly professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome meal and great service. Above & beyond with Birthday surprise.

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LesleyT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great restaurant. The food and service is amazing. The staff are so well trained which is great to see because it inevitably brings customers back. We always go to Bridgewater every time we are in Townsville.

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AngelaA
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best lamb shoulder we have had, friendly and helpful staff, everything was excellent for our anniversary.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Divine food, an experience to remember. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and the view amazing.

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KerriD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. The personality of the waiter matched our table to a T. Do yourself a favour and have the maple quail while it’s on the menu. Duck was also perfect. Our table had a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Would have preferred a specific bar menu but it wasn’t available the night we attended

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Happy
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As a coeliac and needing dairy free it is refreshing to have staff go out of their way to ensure that the menu items are suitable. As everything is freshly made they are happy to modify the dishes to suit dietary requirements or palate choices.
Advance arrangements can be made for special deserts as well. The food was delicious! I'll be going back again

FAQs

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

Bridgewater Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.