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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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U 3 31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really enjoyable night out with the children, great food and atmosphere with attentive staff. Ensure you book in holiday periods as it does get busy, which is understandable as the food is superb.

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1 Thank RickBen
australia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined as a group of six for a birthday dinner. Couldn't fault anything, fantastic service, devine cocktails and all of the meals were delicious. Very large servings for both entrees and mains so we didn't get to try the desserts, but they also looked amazing. One of the best rissotos I've ever had and the duck pancakes were yum!!... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot amazing food and wonderful service by our waitress Tasmin knew the menu and good gluten free options.

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1 Thank katiebh13
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 736 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended the Watergate, as a good lunch spot, so taking the local advice, in we went. We were the first guests for lunch, but no issues, a modest menu promisd lots. Michael said that they could adapt anything if we needed. We went for the signature salad, and prawn linguine ( less the chillies) - no problem. The... More 

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Palm Cove, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife like we always do when visiting Port Douglas, had dinner again at the Watergate, and it was just another wonderful experience, from the pre-dinner cocktails in the lounge area, to the after dinner cocktail in the lounge bar after diner. The service and food was fantastic again, from the shared entrées of Crocodile spring rolls and... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a meal for our 10yr anniversary here because we couldn't get into another place we tried first, but I'm glad we got to experience it. The food, dessert & cocktails were truly fantastic. Really recommend it. The only reason not giving it 5 stars was due to it being quite busy/noisy with families & the tables are close... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful meal served by the nicest waitress ever Tasmin. Well worth a visit. Very good menu for vegetarians which is rare in port Douglas. Tasmin you were ace!!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for the last night of our stay in Port Douglas and the food was fabulous. We had mentioned on arrival that we were celebrating our honeymoon and we were rewarded with a glass of fizz. A nice touch. Waitress was excellent, bubbly, knowledgeable and a keen interest in finding out where we had been and what we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night out in Port Douglas and we went to Watergate for dinner. The mains were out in no time and both tasted amazing! We then talked ourselves into dessert and we were glad we did- so so yum! Fantastic service, amazing food, beautiful atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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Darwin, Australia
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, impeccable service, wonderful food! Very attentive staff, outstanding menu & food met all expectations. Worth every cent.. would def be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 3 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
Description
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 5:30pm, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?