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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
61740995544
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar is located in the heart of Port...
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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    Very good
  • 58
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service

We had not booked and they were full but made up a table for us which was great. Fantastic service and food. The crocodile croquet's were not to our liking but otherwise would recommend Watergate

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had not booked and they were full but made up a table for us which was great. Fantastic service and food. The crocodile croquet's were not to our liking but otherwise would recommend Watergate

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We booked here on recommendation and had a lovely, easy going night. The atmosphere kind of strums along against the dimly lit tree-fringed setting that overlooks the town and park. We had a later booking and it seemed to cause a few problems with service. It started off impeccably well, but then lost its rhythm and we were left without... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Exceptional dining experience. We were well looked after by our charming Canadian waiter. The space and atmosphere in the restaurant was just right. The meals were exquisite. I had the chefs selection mixed plate entrée - delicate flavors beautiful presentation. (My wife had the cuttlefish, and said it was the best she had ever tasted.) I had the kangaroo filet... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here previously when we visited Port Douglas, we had a great meal then and the menu looked good again this visit so decided to go again. We booked a table the night before while we enjoyed a couple of cocktails in the bar. The next evening we had a couple of drinks in the bar before heading to... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At Dinner time I love the delicate lighting & rainforest ambiance. Cocktails from the bar are brilliant. Great array of cocktails to choose from. Love the Expresso Martini's. Above all the food is just Brilliant!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We dined at this restaurant 4 times during our stay in Port Douglas and absolutely loved everything about it. Staff, food, ambience and atmosphere 10/10. Thank you! Kimi and Gary Mathewson

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our experience exceeded our expectations! Watergate is a hidden gem, surrounded by lush green foliage tucked away on the main street. We purposely arrived early for our 8:15pm reservation to allow time to sample their Cocktail menu and we were not disappointed. The Cocktails we had were great! Alec, the Bar man was charming & knowledgeable and gave me a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the restaurant based on Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Pre dinner cocktails were excellent and all our meals were fantastic. The staff were great, in particular our french waitress. We will definitely visit again. Highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place has a amazing setting - a few meters away from busy mc crossan street you enter a hidden gem nestled in in a tropical setting paired with nice torches. Service was outstanding. Cocktails have been fabulous and their seafood dishes- to die for.

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Encinitas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Dining alfresco surrounded by rainforest foliage with draped string lights was magical. The food was above average and the portions were large. The dramatically presented Peking duck pancakes were cooked perfectly. The prawn linguine and eye fillet were also delicious. Sadly, service started out with a bang then fizzled to nothing after a large party sat down in the dining... 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: 61740995544
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 28

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: 61740995544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 28

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
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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