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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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  • 464
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    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
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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
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You can see why this place rates #1 in Port Douglas on trip advisor though I think there are probably other equally deserving places. The service and ambiance were great. However, I wouldn't consider it knockout food. Good presentation and some of the dishes good, though the coffee cured salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

You can see why this place rates #1 in Port Douglas on trip advisor though I think there are probably other equally deserving places. The service and ambiance were great. However, I wouldn't consider it knockout food. Good presentation and some of the dishes good, though the coffee cured salmon just didn't work. It was a shame that they weren't... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and amazing service. Sarah did a fantastic job and was very friendly. Extensive cocktail list and the food was incredible.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Loved our dinner at Watergate. The service was great and the food was delicious. We had the filet and great drinks. Would definitely go back!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great night out with everything expected of a fun evening with fine dining. Candlelit atmosphere, efficient but polite staff, beautiful food. Loved being able to sit in the cocktail bar prior to our meal. All round a great night out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We hadn't heard of this restaurant prior to going to Port Douglas on holidays. We decided to eat there after seeing the menu and were very glad we did. Great food in a pleasant setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had booked well ahead as it was Easter break. We were greeted and seated for a cocktail before getting to the table as we were early. We were shown to a lovely table slightly to one corner so it felt a little more private. We had great attention from the staff all very friendly and with great banter. The... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We dined here after our hotels recommendation. We had previously visited and had cocktails in the lounge bar area. Dinner was superb cooked to perfection and our drinks were lovely. Our water was constantly topped up and our waitress was lovely. Only thing they could consider improving is the lighting as they are creating a romantic ambience it makes it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Have you ever been in a restaurant that doesn't deserve (most of) the staff? When we arrived we took the "a drink at the bar" option. After waiting so long I actually thought it wasn't table service. Lot's of servers, no intent, very poor, actually quite arrogant because their focus was their job, not the customer. A manager, he stepped... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I was really excited about going to this restaurant because of the great reviews on trip advisor. The venue itself is beautiful - it almost felt like a treehouse - and despite being in the midst of the main street, it felt like we were in an isolated place. For entree, my partner chose the duck pancakes to share. I... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very nice setting on the main strip, food good and excellent wine list. But I have to say the Nautilus trumps 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: 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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