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Bridgewater Restaurant, South Townsville, AU-QLD

Bridgewater Restaurant

4.7
4.7
336 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 coastal Australian design features create a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere inviting 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.

Botaniq, our 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 30 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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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

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.
    Botanic 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

  • Louis Roederer French Champagne

    $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
  • 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.

Menu

To Start

  • Marinated Sicilian Olives$10.00

    wholemeal lavosh, Persian feta

    • BBQ Duck Wontons$18.00

      garlic + chive black vinegar, fermented chilli

      Entrée

      • Cured Coral Trout$23.00

        yuzu emulsion, gin cucumber, togarashi, fresh wasabi

        • Fried Zucchini Flower$19.00

          with herb ricotta, basil foam, shiitake mushrooms, barley

          • Calamari$20.00

            pineapple kimchi, green chilli paste, ponzu nashi

            • Magnetic Coast Prawns$24.00

              green curry, choko salad, crispy chilli peanuts

              • Townsville Half Shell Scallops$23.00

                charred cucumber, charcoal + dill labneh, fish roe

                • Tempura Maple Quail$23.00

                  sticky black rice, relish, crispy kale

                  • Pork Belly$23.00

                    kimchi gyoza, jackfruit, apple + wasabi, Gochujang sauce

                    Main

                    • Mushroom Barley Risotto$30.00

                      Ebuta Farm lemon myrtle goat feta, miso shiitake, beetroot, herbs

                      • Pappardelle$34.00

                        braised beef cheek, smoked hazelnut

                        • Korean Soda Battered King George Whiting$36.00

                          Dduk-Bok-Gi, Asian greens

                          • Duck Breast$44.00

                            ricotta zucchini flower, yoghurt + cauliflower sauce, barberry crumb, walnut

                            • 36° South Cold Smoked 300gm Rib Fillet$44.00

                              kohlrabi + celeriac remoulade, beetroot ketchup

                              For Two

                              $38pp

                              • Persian Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder

                                topped with fennel, mint + cucumbers

                                • Kipfler Potatoes

                                  baked with goats cheese + olive

                                  Sides

                                  $9

                                  • Burrata

                                    pickled zucchini, cucumber, coriander

                                    • Fried Cauliflower

                                      spiced coconut cream

                                      • Coriander Roasted Carrots

                                        caramelised yoghurt, chimichurri

                                        • Fries

                                          herb mayonnaise

                                          • Kipfler Potatoes

                                            baked with goat's cheese + olive

                                            Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                            What 336 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
                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

                                            NoiseModerate

                                            Loved For

                                            • Tropical North Queensland

                                              Best Overall

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                                              Best Food

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                                              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

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                                            1. EH

                                              EleriH

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Staff were very polite and professional. Food was exquisite very happy with the quality of the food and service. Definitely the best experience in Townsville

                                            2. T

                                              Tara

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Service was great, drinks came quick as well as the food. Perfect view also. Music wasn’t to loud but loud enough to enjoy :)

                                            3. MA

                                              MichaelA

                                              Deactivated - Far North Queensland

                                              5 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              Always good food and service and the new guy last night that served us gave the exact right amount of attention which was good. The only complaint if we were to be picky is the measure of wine always appears to be a little short which only my wife notices. But at our other favorite restaurant the glass always has a touch more and the second glass even a little bit more. It might be a minor detail but the ladies notice. But we will be back again because it is one of our favorites and the staff and chief are excellent.

                                            4. A

                                              Aussie

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The staff were really excellent, great service. Relaxing environment and tasty food

                                            5. JD

                                              JackD

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Amazing food, with an excellent level of service. Some confusion over who was our waiter, but once that was sorted it was amazing.

                                            6. I

                                              Ianm

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              The food was good and the service pleasant. Nice view over the water. But sadly like all the top restaurants these days the wine list is outrageously expensive. I recommended some very good wine at around $25 that far exceeds in taste style and quality the $100 wines at seem to be the modestly priced wires on their menu. And even with a 100% markup these wines would still be half the price of their moderately priced wine. But I guess that's the price you have to pay for having a first class restaurant in Townsville, so you have to put up with it – or drink less. My wife and I only had one bottle instead of our usual two! The owner should realise that with better priced and better wine, consumers would drink more and that is where the profit really is in the food business.

                                            7. HB

                                              HarrisonB

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              The food was alright but not for the price it was, portion sizes were also a joke

                                            8. RS

                                              RonS

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                              Definitely one of Townsville's best restaurants. The quality and originality of the meals presented is exceptional. However, on booked out occasions, the noise levels/reverberation makes dinner conversation difficult. Whilst I do not mind the absence of table clothes and placemats, more attention to surface cleanliness is required.

                                            9. K

                                              Krissy

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely, tasty, great choice for a set menu, wonderful service, awesome wine/drinks list. Had a really nice Mother’s Day!

                                            10. SS

                                              SallyS

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              8 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What a way to spend Mother’s Day with great food, great wine, great service and great ambience. This restaurant is our favourite and continues to make us feel special and serve us amazing food. The new desert on the menu was amazing. Thanks Bridgewater.

                                            11. MD

                                              MesDavis

                                              London

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Absolutely beautiful setting, friendly staff and the food presentation and taste was lovely. It could be a little difficult to catch the eye of staff at times even though it wasn’t busy but overall a lovely place to dine.

                                            12. ST

                                              StevenT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              I would definitely recommend your restaurant to everyone.

                                            13. D

                                              Dani

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                              The entrees especially the pork was very good and the shallots were fresh. The main we both ordered was the duck ($44) it honestly was a very small portion about the same size as the entree approx 130g of duck. The affogato icecream was amazing. The service was very slow. After they seated us it took about 15-20mins for them to come back with lunch menus. They did apologise but the service continued to be slow the entirely of the meal. We ordered drinks my partner had to enquire about his serveral times about his. And I ordered a drink at the same time as dessert and it only arrived after we were done eating dessert. Overall, for the size of the mains and the poor service. I'm not sure I'm be back but the quality and freshness of the dishes is high.

                                            14. N

                                              Neasbey

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Too quality and attention to detail with every part of the meal My husband was still hungry though

                                            15. JB

                                              JeffB

                                              Deactivated - Far North Queensland

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              Friendly and professional service staff. Food very tasty but my Kimberley steak was fatty/chewy and consequently did nor meet the higher levels of other foods consumed on the night. This was raised with the service staff at the time who indicated that they would pass this feedback to the chef. Otherwise a great night all round and yes we will return!

                                            16. SM

                                              SME1980

                                              Deactivated - Far North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 5 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fabulous food and service, never disappoints. My favourite restaurant

                                            17. JG

                                              JohnG

                                              New Zealand

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 4 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Initial cocktail order slow coming. Entree arrived before them.

                                            18. JC

                                              JennyC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 4 May 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Making a reservation online was hassle free and afterwards when I had to change the time of my booking, this was also easy. Bridgewater also phoned to confirm the change of time. The service was great and the food was amazing - an all round lovely experience.

                                            19. CS

                                              ClaireS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The entire evening was wonderful. The food was delicious, as were the cocktails. My husband and I are still talking about it all. The service was fantastic - they were kind, polite and knowledgeable. Without a doubt, we will be back.

                                            20. PH

                                              PaulaH

                                              Deactivated - Far North Queensland

                                              9 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              Great ambiance and such a warm vibe. Good drinks menu and loved the table service. Wait staff were friendly and engaged. Food choices were a little disappointing, too many fried choices that didn’t fit such a lovely venu. The Bridgewater bar is always a favourite of mine, menu lets it down a little.

                                            21. KH

                                              KirstieH

                                              Brisbane

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What an amazing restaurant! Cocktails were really nice and the food was fantastic! I ate food I normally would never eat and loved it. The staff were always on top of things, topping up drinks and taking drink orders when necessary but not annoyingly at all. Friendly staff with good knowledge of the menu. There was no question they couldn't answer. I will definitely be back again and will recommend to everyone I know.

                                            22. SH

                                              StallanH

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 28 April 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Great service . A little noisy as two big tables celebrating

                                            23. DD

                                              DianeD

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 23 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Couldn't have asked for a better time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thank you Bridgewater.

                                            24. A

                                              Andy

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Classy fine dining with a view. Perfect spot for a night out to celebrate!

                                            25. MK

                                              MeganK

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Was a little noisy! Was expecting a quieter atmosphere, but the food was exceptional! Staff were lovely and very attentive!

                                            26. MB

                                              MelanieB

                                              Brisbane

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 20 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was spectacular, great service and atmosphere. We’ll definitely be coming back!

                                            27. MH

                                              MichaelH

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 16 April 2022

                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                              Unfortunately food and service did not match the price point. Great location.

                                            28. SP

                                              SandyP

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 16 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Service was exceptional, knowledgeable staff. Drinks are a little on the expensive side but will not stop us returning. We had a lovely time, thank you

                                            29. PS

                                              PeterS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 14 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was perfect, marriage of food served could not be faulted, including a bottle of wine suggestion of the waiter. Excellent evening.

                                            30. PT

                                              PeterT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 14 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              An amazing experience - fantastic service, beautiful food, and fantastic atmosphere. We will most definitely dine at Bridgewater again.

                                            31. LW

                                              LouiseW

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 14 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We enjoyed a fabulous family get together. The food was great. The service friendly and fast. Drinks were fantastic. Easily one of our top 10 eats we’ve had around the world.

                                            32. FK

                                              FoodieKy

                                              Canberra

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on 13 April 2022

                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                              It was a lovely night, amazing food (the kindler potatoes as part of the lamb dish were very dry and we chose not to eat them). The service was amazing right up until mains and then it stopped. Which was odd as the place itself became less busy. As a consequence of being left with plates for an extended period and then with dessert menus we decided against having dessert which we all were going to. Which is a disappointing end to the evening.

                                            33. MJ

                                              MJ84

                                              Sydney

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 13 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The degustation was a great way to sample their menu

                                            34. CP

                                              CushP

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 13 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What a wonderful experience! Food was amazing and service was outstanding. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

                                            35. LB

                                              LisaB

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              6 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on 13 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Beautiful night - loved the degustation & will defs be back again to try another one!!

                                            36. AW

                                              AlanW

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 13 April 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Visiting Townsville from the UK as part of an Aussie excursion. We fancied some decent grub and Bridgewater didn't disappoint. Enthusiastic but thoughtful staff with a good ambience. The food was very good and compared to London was a bit of a bargain. Nice wine pairings with the tasting menu. Overall very good. The scallops and pork cheek dishes were verging on exceptional. Definitely worth seeking out.

                                            37. Y

                                              Yolanda

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 12 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very impressed with Bridgewater. A regional restaurant serving the best of some of our Australian city cousins who have a higher profile. Great work Bridgewater chefs, staff and owners. Keep up the good work.

                                            38. JB

                                              JulieB

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The Beef wontons are to die for, I would have had another plate of them. Steak amazing and cooked just perfectly. Bomb alaska amazing.

                                            39. G

                                              Gail

                                              Deactivated - Far North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              I went out for my birthday with my husband and son and his girlfriend. Our initial interaction was with a very friendly waitress. She was pleasant, helpful and knew all about the menu when we asked questions. The food was exceptional and made our table in respectable time and to the right people. Will definitely go back.

                                            40. MC

                                              MichelleC

                                              Tropical North Queensland

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Beautiful meal as per usual, have never had a bad one. The Quail and reef fish were Devine. Love your work Tyron!

                                            FAQs

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

                                            Bridgewater Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                            Booked 24 times today
                                            Experiences are available.
                                            Google Map for Bridgewater Restaurant

                                            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.
                                              Botanic 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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