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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 #3 of 96 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Indeed, it was special. I really liked the attention and the guys serving us were very polite. The food was excellent, a bit expensive but hey that's what you get for a good restaurant. I would really recommended for a special evening.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Walked in with a friend on a wednesday night and I was immediately impressed by the hostess. She was very nice and friendly while guiding us to our table. The atmosphere was very romantic and warm, and our table was in a good spot, away from the middle of the floor. We had nibbles to start and we both decided... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the Watergate because of the great reviews and we weren't disappointed. I went 'full tourist' with my meal choices. I has crocodile croquettes to start and kangaroo loin for my main. Each was great. The atmosphere was also nice - lit by torch with a tree in the middle of the restaurant. You really feel like you're... More

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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I was fortunate to find myself in Cairns with work so had an opportunity to pop into this restaurant for dinner. What can I say, It comes highly recommended and rightly so. Food prepared to perfection with service and ambiance to match. Sensational!

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Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We have eaten a couple of times at this restaurant. The food is excellent, being of a very high standard and quality, the waitresses and waiters are very attentive without being annoying and the ambiance of the restaurant is delightful. It is in direct contrast to other restaurants in the area as some effort has gone into creating a lovely... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
412 helpful votes 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was my only real knock your socks off dining experience in port douglas for this visit. Background : I am a picky diner. I dine in top 100 restaurants around the world. (Think Noma, geranium, et al) So what was I looking for in The Watergate. Good food, good wine and a relaxed atmosphere and it ticked all the... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant serves modern Australian food. (You can tell that by the kangaroo on the menu.) the prawn hotspot starter I had just captivated me. Atmosphere good-service excellent, given by a friendly cosmopolitan staff.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The watergate is perfect. My wife and I enjoyed every aspect, the romance and tranquility of the place, as well as the beautiful food made it a definite place to go back to. 5 stars.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

The food and the service was excellent - I asked for a rare tuna and I got one. There is just some thing tiny that lacks here - very hard to put my finger on: The food is excellent, the setting is lovely, the service is good - so why not a five out of five? I don't know -... More

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Townsville, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Amazing restaurant! Every meal we had was divine and the cocktails were delicious. Staff were helpful and friendly. We would definitely visit again and would recommend Watergate to anyone who appreciates quality food and a fantastic atmosphere.

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