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Bridges Bar & Restaurant

1819 Chewko Rd | Walkamin, Walkamin, Queensland 4872, Australia
+61 7 4086 8008
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“brisket” (3 reviews)
“meatballs” (2 reviews)
Australian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1819 Chewko Rd | Walkamin, Walkamin, Queensland 4872, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Loved the tavern-ish feel of the place and the charming little restaurant. Food was good and the staff were attentive to our needs. Recommended.

Thank SambinaG
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Good dining area with atmosphere and a peaceful outlook onto a garden dotted with ornaments. The brisket is sensational and apparently cooked in a pizza oven with a secret wet and dry rub. The ribs were a little dry but very tasty. The loaded chips...More

Thank Silken93
Mark W, Manager at Bridges Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Dear Silken93 Thank you for your great review and feedback. So good to also hear you loved our Brisket and our loaded chips. I will investigate your comments on our ribs further as i did receive a similar complaint last week. Hope the whiskey made...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

First the positives: great location with lovely outlook on gardens in a tropical setting; lovely atmosphere; very friendly staff; farm animals. Now the negatives: Very poor selection of beers, their own tap beer was sold out; very limited menu consisting entirely of a selection of...More

Thank 49philt
Mark W, Owner at Bridges Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Dear 49philt Thank you for your review and feedback and thank you for your lovely comments on our location, tropical gardens, atmosphere and very importantly our customer service. We offer 6 bottled beers; XXXX Gold, Great Northern, Great Northern Crisp, Monteith's Pale Ale, Dos Equis...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

A superb setting and well designed and interesting restaurant. Fantastic food and superb attention by staff. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank LikeTraveler
Mark W, Owner at Bridges Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi LikeTraveller Thank you so much for you awesome review. Great to hear evebrything was too a high standard and the customer service was good. Hope to see you back at Bridges Bar and Restaurant soon. Kind regards Mark and Claire Watkins Owner/Manager Mt Uncle...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very yummy lunch here recently. The food is fabulous, though it is now more of a restaurant that does lunch than a tea house cafe. The gardens are still beautiful. 4 stars

1  Thank cameron h
Mark W, Owner at Bridges Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks Cameron for your review and thanks for coming back! Look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards Mark and Claire Watkins Owner/Manager Mt Uncle Distillery

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We shared a selection of all the meat dishes which were all melt in your mouth and very tasty. We had some local spirits with the meal which was great. Only small suggestion is to have a better selection of salads as we felt a...More

1  Thank DJP_greenhill
Mark W, Manager at Bridges Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Dear DJP Thank you for you awesome review and constructive comments! We have been reviewing our menu recently and we agree with you that another salad would be a great option. Hope to see you next time! Thank Claire Watkins Manager

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We found Bridges and the Mt Uncle Distillery by accident while driving from Mareeba to Atherton. The surrounds of the cage are very tranquil and inside is decked out with earthy timber ew or and furniture. Staff are really friendly and the food amazing quality....More

1  Thank Stephen C
Mark W, Manager at Bridges Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Hi Stephen Thank you for your great review and comments. Our menu is a new concept for us so feedback is always warranted from our customers. We have upped your meat portion weight slightly since your visit. :-) Hope to see you back again soon...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had spent the weekend at Tinaroo Lake Resort and were on our way home when my hubby suggested we stop for lunch. I didn't even have to think about it as we have been here twice before and it never disappoints. I had a...More

Thank Cruiserkids
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We hadn't had a good catch up for a long while so decided to have a day out on the Tablelands and what better place to have lunch than at Bridges Cafe! What an amazing location with beautiful gardens and surrounds including farm animals. The...More

Thank Cruiserkids
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Friendly staff and a very pleasant setting; we enjoyed delicious pizza & good coffee The cafe is set in a charming garden & there are a number of interesting animals to watch as well as a dozen or more peacocks. We will certainly return next...More

Thank Borokodog
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1819 Chewko Rd | Walkamin, Walkamin, Queensland 4872, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Walkamin
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4086 8008
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Bridges Bar and Restaurant is located at Mt Uncle Distillery and was built in 2007 by the Watkins family using the salvaged timber of the Walsh River Bridge located just outside Mareeba. All of our menu items are lovingly prepared using the freshest ingredients. We are fully licensed and air conditioned and serve wonderful wood fired pizzas, slow cooked meat and sides, delicious deserts and cakes. The grounds are also home to many beautiful animals including alpacas, donkeys, and goats not to mention the 42 peacocks roaming . Please visit us and sit back and enjoy the relaxed ambience of the restaurant, our friendly staff and our delicious range of food and drinks. Also visit our cellardoor and giftshop for delicious tastings of our award winning selection of spirits and beautiful giftwares.
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