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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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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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
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I enjoyed a truely fantastic three course meal. Starting with Crab cakes, then Duck and finished off with salted caramel spounge. All were packed with really strong flavours and balanced perfectly. Very friendly and knowledgsble staff. The price was pretty reasonable considering the inflated prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Tristan C
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed a truely fantastic three course meal. Starting with Crab cakes, then Duck and finished off with salted caramel spounge. All were packed with really strong flavours and balanced perfectly. Very friendly and knowledgsble staff. The price was pretty reasonable considering the inflated prices accross a majority of Port Douglas Well worth a visit. I would love to go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

To start I ordered an elderflower Collins, I could not taste the gin or any elderflower just bitter lemon. I kept sucking up pips as well which was off putting. My brother ordered crab cakes to start which he liked but I thought was bland. I ordered the duck with garlic risotto. I understand I ordered a garlic meal however... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We booked a few days in advance to ensure we would get into this restaurant as we had heard good things about it. The setting is beautiful amongst trees and on different levels so were looking forward to our dining experience here. Cuttlefish entree was lovely. But the duck my partner ordered for main was extremely disappointing. My seafood linguini... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary and on arrival were treated to a glass each of champagne. Both food and service was excellent, and I can highly recommend the cocktails. Its not the cheapest, but well worth it, particularly for a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner after looking on TripAdvisor for recommendations and it didnt disappoint. The service was first class, the ambience was lovely and the food, just to die for. We had entree, main and shared a dessert and even though it wasnt cheap, it was well worth the price with every mouthful better than the first. Thanks for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Overall a good dining experience . We decided on 4 starters which were all delicious . They all arrived at once which was tricky placing all on the small table . Ideally better staggered courses - but worked out fine . A bonus glass of excellent sauvignon blanc appeared as a peace offering !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Last minute booking....pays to book...very busy and we could see why...it had a fabulous atmosphere with great food and friendly service. They accommodated GF which was great too. Have to try the smoked crocodile croquettes and the seared roo was awesome too....thoroughly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I are currently travelling in Australia, and we decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal out. We decided to go here as we'd heard it was good... And it was amazing!! The surroundings were beautiful and there was a really nice feel to the restaurant. The prices were actually a lot more reasonable than we expected,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have Fructose malabsorption and coeliac disease and the waitress was absolutely amazing in asking the chef what the best option would be for me. As it turned out the chef prepared a meal I could eat! And it was delicious! The kids enjoyed their pasta and they even tried crocodile! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant in the middle of Port Douglas. Very attentive staff and great food. Chef happy to adjust the menu items for special "needs" such as Vegan.

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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 12 - 27

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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 12 - 27

Restaurant Characteristics

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