We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 98 Port Douglas Restaurants

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07 4099 5544
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

577 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    381
    135
    35
    15
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Arrived at Watergate in the afternoon for some cocktails and stayed for dinner. My party and I shared one of each entre and they were all beautiful. Our mains and desserts were also perfection. The service was great too. Looking forward to my next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penang
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

First impression was lovely - they have the lighting just right for an intimate and relaxing ambience. The menu was imaginative and the kangaroo that I ate was the very best I have ever eaten - perfectly cooked rare (and advised as such by the waiter for those who don't like their red meat too red). Both the waiters who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Nice menu with good local produce and an excellent choice of specials. A fair price for a quality menu and wine list.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Everything is new, different, and special. We have had beef, and seafood, and pork before, but these preparations are all firsts. Spices and reductions are unlike any we have ever encountered. The kangaroo loin is also special. Absolutely excellent dinner. Extensive wine list. Expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everyone on our table loved their meal! The duck & the tuna were probably the standouts. Service was great & they were very accomodating for our 2yo & 6mo. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Was blown away by the quality of this restaurant. The Peking Duck dish was to die for, and the Risotto divine. Hubby had the steak, one of the best he'd ever tasted. Warning though, the richness of desserts means they need to be shared.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Watergate has a great bar that's very lively and does great cocktails. Attached to this is a restaurant that claims to do fine dining. The food is very good but I'd hesitate at describing it in that way, I think the chef tries a little too hard and there's somehow too much complexity to the dishes. I sound really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I first visited Port Douglas 10 years ago and found this restaurant on my last night. I'm back this year and was looking forward to eating here again - almost as much as seeing the barrier reef. I was very relieved to see it was still there and not at all disappointed it is still fantastic. From the fabulous cocktails... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Corby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We came here for dinner after reading all the great reviews on here and we're not disappointed. The lounge area where you wait for your table is really nice and has a very laid back atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful and we soon had our drinks and menus. We tried the tasting platter for a starter which was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wiltshiire UK
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Watergate restaurant scores highly in every respect. The atmosphere and ambience are inviting, the service is attentive and well paced and the food is sublime. We have been in Australia for a month and our dining experience at the Watergate has been the best yet. It is not only the standard of the food that sets this restaurant apart... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar also viewed

Port Douglas, Queensland
Port Douglas, Queensland
 
Port Douglas, Queensland
 

Been to Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing