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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 200
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
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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 dinner with friends

Had a lovely dinner here. There is a small lounge area so if your table isn't quite ready or you don't feel like sitting down straight away you can sit in the lounge and have a cocktail. I enjoyed both my entree and main, good quality food and the staff was attentive. Would dine here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Kazm76
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Geelong, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely dinner here. There is a small lounge area so if your table isn't quite ready or you don't feel like sitting down straight away you can sit in the lounge and have a cocktail. I enjoyed both my entree and main, good quality food and the staff was attentive. Would dine here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We dined here on a Friday evening with 4 adults and 1 child. This is a beautifully presented restaurant with a cool atmosphere, very nice bar and lots of nice places to sit and relax or for dining. We had arrived earlier than our booking so were taken to a lovely little table and enjoyed some cocktails before meal. A... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Four of us booked for dinner on a Wednesday night. Started well with a prompt call back after I left a message requesting a table that night. On arrival we were greeted by a waitress walking by the door to deliver meals - she stopped to say someone would be with us soon. The hostess arrived right behind her, confirmed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Group of friends had dinner here. The food was delicious /Chicken & Porcini Mushrooms yummy. Service was excellent. Would definetly dine here again.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Honestly, this was one of the best meals I've ever had. The ambiance is super cool too, and the food--it was fantastic. I would recommend reservations, although we were lucky that they were able to fit us in on our last night! Treat yourself--you won't regret it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Watergate would have received a higher rating if the food had been served hot, rather than luke warm. The Kangaroo meal was lovely, but the service let the place down.

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Watergate is one of the best restaurants in Port Douglas. We have been several times on trips here and can't fault anything. The atmosphere is lovely, dim, tropical, nice lounge area and tables well spaced. The staff are friendly, attentive, without hovering, and the service is exceptional. The menu is varied and our food was delicious, beautifully prepared and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Where to begin? The bar turns out some very tasty mixes. I'd highly recommend the Pineapple Busso or the Pomegranate Martini. Neither are lethally strong, but they do get the night off to a great start. As far as entrees go, the crab cakes are tasty but the crocodile croquettes are the stand out dish. Smoky, filling and with just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely, tasty evening meal here. Friendly staff. Only one small issue is that the black material had moved and I could see underneath (not a good look) and a lot of cobwebs on the tree next to our table. Perhaps sitting in a bad location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed two really great meals here. Kangaroo with beetroot, duck pancakes and seared tuna were especially good although the tasting plate was a bit disappointing with too much rice-based material and not enough of the ingredients featured on the menu. The atmosphere is nice, especially at night, which is when I'd recommend it.

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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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