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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
07 4099 5544
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 453
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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Solid choice

We had passed this restaurant on our first night in Port Douglas as the flamed torches caught our jet-lagged eyes. Checked out the reviews and booked a table for the following night. We were there in the off season so imagine when it's peak season it may be a struggle to get a table as readily. Bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Lynn H
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had passed this restaurant on our first night in Port Douglas as the flamed torches caught our jet-lagged eyes. Checked out the reviews and booked a table for the following night. We were there in the off season so imagine when it's peak season it may be a struggle to get a table as readily. Bar area is comfortable... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Every element of our evening at Watergate was first-class, especially after the disappointment of Salsa the previous evening. The staff were absolutely delightful - every one of them - the decor and ambience just lovely, and the food delicious. I would strongly recommend anyone coming to Port Douglas to have dinner at Watergate.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had the fresh reef fish, and it was the sweetest fish i have ever had. The location and setting is very cool, the cocktails are superb.

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southern highlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Salsa bar and grill didn't really want to eat anywhere else but life's too short not to give some else a go. We arrived without a booking but were greeted with welcoming arms. All the staff were wonderful and service was fast. Glad we gave it a go as the food was sensational. It's a little bit more... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Loved everything about this place. It's set up, ambience, friendly staff and professional service. Staff looked after us really well as our little 9 month old was asleep in the pram ☺️. We had a tasting platter for entree and prawns hot pot/yellow fin tuna as our mains. All dishes were sensational. Would love to dine here again next time... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful setting, really nice staff food was amazing and good price for the size of meal 😄 will be going back again, definitely worth a visit!!!

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place is a oasis on Macrossan street. You could walk past it and not know it was there but do yourself a favour and try it. The food was amazing, the service was great and even brought out a toy for our baby. Best restaurant in PD

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, great selection of mains. Friendly service. The pork belly starter is to die for. Great restaurant would highly recommend a visit. Could not fault! Loved it will definitely be back!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is rated highly on trip advisor and thus we wanted it try and see if it lived up to its reputation. The greeting at the entrance pathway is friendly and engaging. After she escorted us into the lounge area and offered us a drink, we were accompanied to our table by a great cheerful guy who gave us our... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place is has a classy feel about it . Really nice bar area with sofas , cocktails are superb . Restaurant is very nice , you feel like you are dining in the rainforest but you are inside ! Menu and wine list were superb . Staff very knowledgeable on the wines and specials . We had a fantastic... More 

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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: 07 4099 5544

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?