Bridgewater Restaurant

4.6
70 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.
  • French Champagne Upgrade

    A$130.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Add a bottle of Louis Roederer Premier Brut Champagne to begin your dining experience
What 70 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
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JakeA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food experience in Townsville at the moment. Would definitely recommend booking in before 7 and ordering the degustation menu with the pair wines. Thank you Bridgewater for bringing fine dinning to Townsville!

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LindaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. We had limited time and were very well accommodated.

DL
DianeL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous. Outstanding service. Lunch specials are such great value while still have a huge selection of other choices as well.

AI
AnthonyI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every sense, have already booked again for tonight

DB
DianeB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and cocktails. Highly recommend it if you like spoiling yourself or a loved one.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food

JM
JosephM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Lamb shoulder looked fine, but very fatty, was only like warm. Side dishes were delicious, but lamb was a little disappointing. My wife had it a few months ago and it was quite different.

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BrittanyB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing food and wine experience! Had the 5 course meal, and the kitchen was kind enough to swap one of the courses. I loved everything, especially the wine. The service was fantastic, and so attentive. Cannot recommend Bridgewater enough!

MK
MichaelK
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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jeffrey
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding restaurant!
The menu has something for everybody, the food is outstanding and the service is first class!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous degustation with matched wines. As always outstanding service and welcoming staff. Thanks Bridgewater

MM
MelanieM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was cold and quite bland. Cocktail was very yummy though

RC
RichardC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality food service and setting. Best restaurant in Townsville

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dining experience and great food.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and I couldn't ask for a better to place to spend it at. It was my wife n I 3rd time here and we love it every time. There is nothing bad to say and nothing to fault. We will be back many a time. Just an amazing hidden gem. Love it. The staff very helpful and exceptional, food is just wow the views amazing just fine dining at its finest.

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BecC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall another amazing dinner at Bridgewater, we had the 5 course degustation absolutely beautiful.

CM
ChristieM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall really nice place, tasty menu and good service

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RebekahP
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food that was delicious. We did have to wait awhile for our food as we ordered before the table next to us and they received theirs first but it wasn’t overly long. Overall a lovely night

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KirstieH
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! I don't eat seafood but I ate some here and it was delicious!

SG
SandraG
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and wine was lovely- had a great evening! Thank you

KL
KimL
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We often enjoy fine dining however found this venue a little below par.

Menu was quite limited and portions
were very small.
Mains lacked balance.
I had the steak and that’s about what I got. A piece of meat.
Would it be hard to supply some basic vegetables?
Wine list, while extensive was expensive with very little choice under $50.
May return but it will be a while.

CB
ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were extremely attentive and the food was amazing. I have already recommended to others.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

My partner and I had a lovely time at Bridgewater. The food was absolutely delicious. My partner had the octopus which was only recently added and it was the best octopus I have tasted. The amount of food was perfect, my partner is an Italian and he was not hungry after, so I call that a success. Whilst the service was always friendly and helpful, my partner and I had to search for staff at times to order drinks. But other than that it was a delightful evening.

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Betty
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time visiting Bridgewater. The service of the staff was really outstanding, it could not be faulted. The menu was interesting and the meals beautifully presented. My rib fillet was perfect, however I would have liked to see a side slightly larger for it to be served with. A little pricey for me to go regularly definately only a special occasion type place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great space and most of all great staff. Their service was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble. Best dinner in town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was extremely busy the night we were there. Despite this, the food and service was exceptional. Best meal we have had in a very long time.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was sensational.. It came quickly and the staff were very attentive.

ME
MELLYG
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The five course degustation with paired wines was such a great dining experience! Wonderful, professional service and relaxed ambience. Excellent night out thanks to Bridgewater! We will be back!

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LeonaW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Queensland! Beautiful quality ingredients cooked and combined very well.

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Bbay
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

This is the second time I have been to Bridgewater. First time, I gave it a 5 star review. Sadly, this time around, my experience was completely different. Service was not as attentive. You have to rely on waiters to fill you glass of water. They filled ours once at the start at that was it.

My wife had the zucchini flower. It tasted nice but only one flower was too small of a portion. I have the pork belly for entree. The pork tasted ok but was dry. The pumpkin puree was divine but they only gave me one table spoon. It came with two pieces on blackened baby corn. They were truly horrible. It made me wonder if any of the cooks had tried that combination.

For main, my wife had the fried fish and I had the steak. Fried fish was very nice but all up she got about 150g of fish. It was nothing special.

The steak had a beautiful smoky flavour and was cooked to perfection. However, it came with a teaspoon of red sauce and a teaspoon of crushed nuts as well as a mixture if things wrapped in a leaf. The nuts tasted terrible but the worst was the leaf. I don't understand why they would think that that would add anything to that meal. To top it of, the steak knife I got was the worst steak knife I have ever used. My arm was actually sore from trying to cut the meat so I started to use the butter knife my wife had and it was actually better. Just buy some tramontina steak knives. They look much better and actually work.

We also had one beer and one cocktail. The cocktail was the ginger beer and it was very nice.

In the end, it cost us about $163. Was it worth it? No. Will I return? No.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the degustation menu. Great balance of flavours!

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best in Townsville, we highly recommend it.

PM
PaulM
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time my wife and I had a chance to enjoy dinner alone for four years and I couldn’t have hoped for more. This was the first place we thought of and The team at Bridgewater didn’t disappoint.

PB
PeterB
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant very nice food enjoyed the whole experience

DL
DianeL
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an a delightful celebratory dinner for 4. The food & service were outstanding with beautiful views across the river. 10 out of 10!

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing. Food and Cocktails were delicious.

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Food was very average.
I have been here 3 times before and the food was beautiful. Not sure what happened this time?
The desserts were untouched and the waiter who cleared the table did not acknowledge the untouched desserts.

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TROYT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

At end of meal we were without drinks and were not looked after . Food was good but small menu.

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Dazza
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time customer. Will certainly go back. Thank you.

EW
ErenW
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, food and service. Could not fault it!

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 70 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.