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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Reasonable meal, had better last time we visited for the price. Great service, the main meal of Cannelloni just didn’t work with the taste and the sauce was too heavy, however the other two meals were good.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was delicious! Just make sure to wear big spray as some spots of the restaurant can have mosquitoes.

Thank Jami K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dinner and service was quiet great. Food was very nice And medium priced. Not very large meals but quality is better over quantity. The layout and design of the restaurants quiet beautiful

1  Thank ant0inetta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed as it was an effort for the waiter to explain dishes,he said”as per menu”and furthermore when I wanted to order some wine he had an arrogant attitude and refused to serve my 23 year old daughter and would remove me from restaurant if...More

1  Thank Beagle2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

We celebrated a special occasion and enjoyed a great meal at this restaurant that offers a variety of choices during a recent trip to Port Douglas. Staff & service were exceptional and whilst there was one minor issue it was addressed and resolved with total...More

1  Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eight of us had a superb dinner at Watergate. The setting is beautiful - we were outside but under the canopy. The service was excellent - attentive and friendly. The food was top quality - with highlights being the crocodile karaage, seafood risotto and the...More

1  Thank RDeyNZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our experience at Watergate was amazing from the moment we walked in. The staff are all so attentive and the service incredible. The food was divine, with the attention to detail in every aspect. This has to be one of the best restaurants we have...More

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my daughter. The service was the best we had while in Port Douglas, thanks to our waiter Luke. We started off with the trio of dips and bread. My daughter had the The Watergate Salad, while I had the Mushroom Risotto....More

1  Thank AJATravellingTrio
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had dinner with another couple and found the whole experience exceptional - the best fine dining we experienced in port douglas. Excellent service, fantastic fresh and tasty food, generous served. Amazing. A must for anyone looking for a couples dining experience

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was our last night in Port Douglas and we wanted somewhere special to go. Watergate ticked all the boxes. The staff were friendly and attentive, the chicken roulade and steak superb and the desserts lemon meringue and panna cotta absolutely delicious. Justin certainly knows...More

1  Thank suemor53
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19 July 2018|
Response from susie_phillips_28 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l am a reviewer not the restaurant. Good luck.
Kirsty H
10 June 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
There are very few restaurants that do byo in the fat north.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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