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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 #3 of 95 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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87% Recommend
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English first
Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I booked here for my sister's 30th birthday and we were not disappointed. There was no trouble seating 8 of us and they were very accommodating with a pram ensuring we had extra space around us. The food was absolutely divine and served promptly. The cocktails are also a must and they were very happy to make some for us... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful service and even better food in a lovely tropical setting. We were a party of 4 and all our courses were delicious.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We dined here for dinner twice during our recent stay. Watergate is a very attractive bar and restaurant, with good separation between the two and also between large tables and those of couples. The tropical planting, flame burners and table candlelight make for an appealing atmosphere. The first occasion we dined here, we were asked to sit in the bar... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing dinner at Watergate on Saturday night for my birthday. The service and food were both fantastic. The restaurant has a very tropical feel with rainforest plants and flame torches. They have an excellent lounge bar where we finished our bottle of wine after our meal. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to visit again.

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Cairns, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My first impressions of Watergate was that it had a nice relaxed ambiance and feel backed up by attentive and genuine waitstaff. After perusing the menu I orders the Scallop and Prawn Chao Tom followed by the Kangaroo Loin main. Tastes of both dishes were a great fusion of flavours- not to overpowering nor too subtle. The wine list is... More

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New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved loved loved watergate! The best restaurant in town. The host, Di, was fantastic, warm and friendly which made our night even more rememberable. We had the serving platter for 2 which had a variety of different dishes. Great portion sizes. Thought we might be still hungry but we were happily satisfied. The cocktails were to die for. I had... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow... Amazed firstly by the service at this restaurant - it was unexpected! After getting over the shock of the great service, we were given an extensive menu. The food was outstanding-really could not fault it. Good value for money bearing in mind the quality of the food. Also have to mention the ambience . Very tropical atmosphere with flame... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We have spent 9 of 10 days in Port Douglas and this so far is our best culinary experience. All the vital ingredients for a top dining experience lined up for this meal meaning the ambiance, the service and food were all really very good. We shared soft shell crab which was a nice starter....not perfect but pretty good, then... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great restaurant just off Mobray. Excellent lunch menu served by lovely and friendly staff. Can recommend the pork belly pancakes!

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Ravensbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was a bit hard to find tucked away behind the real estate but we eventually embarked on it for lunch and wasn't disappointed. The barman who became our waiter was very friendly and gave us great service. The lunchtime meal was very tasty however the side salad was a little bland but the waiter made it evaporate from our... More

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