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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07 4099 5544
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Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't know that the Watergate had "the #1 rank" in Port Douglas before we dined there, and certainly wouldn't have known it after leaving. Sure the place looks nice and the staff are friendly (even nauseatingly so), but when eating out and paying in excess of $200, the food is the most important thing. It was not great. In... More 

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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Had dinner for two in Jan this year. Was recommended by On the Inlet team to try this restaurant Ordered the duck and my husband ordered kangaroo. Very innovative menu. Great ambience as it is partly an outdoor setting surrounded by forest. It was quite a steamy evening but we are in the tropics!!. Wine was divine. Our waitress was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant surprise to our holiday, friendly and accommodating staff, combined with a great atmosphere and top shelf food provided for an excellent evening.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just returned from fantastic evening, food ,service ,staff , ambiance first class couldnt have enjoyed it more! Wish we could transport this restaurant back to the UK!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal at Watergate with the family. Really nice ambiance and location is easy to walk to as it's on the Main Street. Service is excellent and highly attentive. The staff really care about your experience from start to finish. We had the roo special and it was delicious. Wine list is top class and sweets are also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Drinks and dinner within good atmosphere. We had a group of six and the service and staff were very friendly and efficient. The place wasn't too busy on a Tuesday night in Jan nevertheless the overall dinner was great. The kangaroo and prawns as the special was excellent. The wine last was quite suitable. We will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We rang at around 6pm to make a reservation, and the earliest we cold get in was 8.30pm, which suited us perfectly as we'd had a late lunch that day. As it happened that was a good time, because family groups tend to dine earlier in the evening whereas we're a couple (who do love kids) who like to enjoy... More 

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Bayswater, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We dined here in December 2014. It wasn't a bad experience; however, we had much tastier food at other restaurants in Port Douglas and I don't understand the high rating on trip advisor. The pecking duck entree was very good. For mains I had the tuna and my husband had the duck curry. Tasted ok but when the cost is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The tasting plate was sensational, quality and flavours were perfect, main courses were also good, except my wife got a different main than what she ordered. Service was a little strange, but effective. Would highly recommend it

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Port Douglas
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Dined her with friends a few weeks back. Enjoyed the tropical ambience and the creative menu immensely. Poke Belly entree to die for. Yellowfin Tuna for main and that was amazing. Desserts were not up to the same standard as the entrees and mains- still nice but I expected better. friendly attentive service. Fabulous cocktails- some really yummy drinks on... More 

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Additional Information about Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Address: Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4099 5544
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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