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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck pancakes” (89 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (36 reviews)
“kangaroo loin” (34 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looking for a special place to celebrate my birthday and this fit the bill perfectly. The staff was friendly and the food was superb. Our group had the pork chop, sirloin, kangaroo loin and shrimp and snapper cannelloni. Everything was perfect.

Thank Quilt123
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a Sunday night dinner after a day on the reef. The crocodile spring rolls are delicious as was the duck pancakes. Enjoyed the steak special, cooked perfectly to order. The ambience is nice and relaxed with attentive service to match. A reasonable wine...More

Thank Janine E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here as quite a big group to celebrate a friends birthday. Service was fantastic and the food very good. Pork chop crumbed with bacon was a delight.

1  Thank Jo O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We asked for Rib Eye and Kangaroo and both were excellent and meat excellent cooked, exactly as we asked (blue) Excellent service and wonderful sorbets. It's a must in the restaurants of PD.

1  Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Liked everything about Watergate. Fabulous staff, great atmosphere. We had steak (medium rare cooked properly) and crab cannelloni, matched our expectations. Don't get put off by the unassuming street entrance.

1  Thank Greg O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner and cocktails. Best place in Port Douglas! Service and food were amazing. Can't fault this place.

1  Thank ascarp1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at Watergate tonight. Had a quiet beverage before we were seated. The service was absolutely brilliant. I had the entree of stuffed soft shell crabs and my wife had bread with dips, both were sensational. I ordered the duck leg main but was served...More

1  Thank kristian d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our final dinner in Port Douglas and wasn't it unreal. Every single dish was a stand out. The crocodile spring rolls, cuttlefish, the lamb rack was so good. I had the laksa and like every dish we had, exceptional! Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jp D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just fantastic. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was just plain brilliant. I can't fault it.

1  Thank lois1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner, very friendly and professional staff we had a pram and nothing was a drama Food was awesome I'd recommend duck pancakes, crocodile spring rolls really surprised and tasted as good as they looked, mains fillet steaks all cooked perfectly and...More

1  Thank johnandwilms
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23 July 2017|
Response from MackB61 | Reviewed this property |
Hazel this is an awesome restaurant and reasonably priced as well as being friendly. If you want to go up market more go to Nautilus. New year will be warm and humid as, so go Watergate for a cooler experience. Hope this... More
scott r
22 October 2016|
Response from flickymicky | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if they are.
27 August 2016|
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Response from levijaya | Reviewed this property |
Ours definitely were, ages 16,14 and 12. Saw smaller children there at earlier dinner setting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5544
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The Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar is located in the heart of Port Douglas, at the corner of Grant and Macrossan Street behind the Rotary Park. Enter down the flame lit path from Macrossan Street. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Watergate's cuisine is modern Australian. Executive Chef Lee Neate sources fresh, seasonal produce to prepare innovative dishes that reflect contemporary trends in Australian cooking. Opening hours : the restaurant is open for lunch from midday, and dinner is served from 5:30 pm, seven days a week. We also have a light lounge menu available available through the day until late. Watergate also has a well appointed bar, ideal for a cocktail as the sunsets, or maybe a light meal from the lounge menu with a bottle of wine. It is also available for a pre-dinner drink, or desserts and coffee at the end of the night.
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