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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 98 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I came here 2 years ago and thankfully nothing has changed. Great service and food, say no more. There is a lot of choice when dining in port douglas. None of it is "cheap" so you may as well pay a little more and really enjoy it.

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Cairns, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Food was great, service was great, atmosphere was nice. Has a very nice Eye Fillet for a main with Duck Pancakes for entree. Only negative was the there was minimal air circulating so with it being quite hot there was a degree of uncomfortableness.

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We only discovered Watergate on our last day in Port Douglas and quickly made reservations for dinner that evening. It's a little hidden from the main road, however this contributes to its ambience and creates a great little secluded area to enjoy your meal. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and provided me with some great recommendations from 3 dishes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Watergate is a great find just off the Main Street in Port Douglas. Great atmosphere and service was excellent. At this time of year everywhere is hot, but they have enough fans outside to keep you cool on balmy evenings. Food was superb. You expect fresh seafood up here, and Watergate does not disappoint, well prepared, cooked perfectly and portion... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lovely ambiance, great food, waitress was lovely and always willing to help. Have now been there a few times and would recommend

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singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Hidden from the main road, you'll find a lovely cozy restaurant with excellent service and superb food. Went with the family, 3 kids aged 7-12 and plenty of choices for all. We started with the lamb ribs and the duck pancakes which were fantastic. Mains were kangaroo loin, eye fillet and prawn linguine, all of which are recommended. Delicious food... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a gorgeous place. My title says it all it was the best meal ive ever had. We started with drinks i had a gesha girl cocktail it was gorgeous! For mains i had the Tuna and it was honestly the best meal ive ever had. My partner had the steak which i tasted and it was devine. For desert... More 

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Eastbourne
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The service was friendly and efficient. The menu was varied and the food was cooked to perfection and presented correctly...Ozzy Modern style. It is a little pricy but the value is good. Booking was necessary even out of season, which is a recommendation in itself. There is no air conditioning so dress accordingly. An excellent restaurant!

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Tucked away just off the main street, the food at Watergate will not disappoint. A fantastic ambiance awaits you with a relaxed tropical feel. We enjoyed the best ever espresso martinis at the bar and then made a selection of entrees - the Lamb Ribs; Duck Pancakes and Pork Belly were the standouts. We will most certainly be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great service and great food. Wonderful experience for our first out meal.

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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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