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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 #6 of 94 restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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86% Recommend
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Watergate is a bar/restaurant on the Main Street of Port Douglas approached down a flame lit pathway. Inside it's comfortable, with a modern style that's cool and comfortable. The cocktails are reasonably priced and there's a good selection of wines and beers. Staff are friendly and welcoming. We ate from the tapas menu, which had a good selection. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Atmosphere = excellent. Flaming pathway leads to the wonder little place. Cocktails = awesome. Great bar with excellent cocktails. Service = some of the best experienced in Australia with very attentive, friendly and smart staff. Food = delicious, excellent. Wonderful meal

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic cocktails. Great cocktail staff. Will make other cocktails that are not listed on there cocktail list.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I were there for dinner and also a pre dinner cocktail. Great service and food and by prior arrangement byo wine a real treat

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Wellington, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The cheerful host at the street-front reception, the flame lit entrance path, the comfy seating area where you can have a pre-dinner cocktail, the excellent food and enthusiastic staff all make this place a great choice for a pleasant dinner in Port Douglas.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Jonny appetiser is my favourite cocktail in port. The food here is very good too, the tapas is really tasty however they're dinner menu should be tried too. Never been disappointed with the service which is always friendly, the lady who always greets and seats us just makes the visit so much more enjoyable. I get the impression she has... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Set back from the main street the Watergate was a great find the entrance walk way is lit with flame touches and you dine almost outside under a huge tent like structure. There is a good atmosphere and the staff are friendly and helpful. The food did not disappoint either it was tasty well presented and full of flavour. The... More

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Lake illawarra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

No chicken Parma or xxxx beer! Try Asian style sticky lamb ribs and white rabbit dark ale! Bartenders love a challenge, ask for a rare cocktail, didn't even look at the wine list. Down sides: hard to find the restaurant, portion size too big, needed to go twice just to try deserts.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The entrance is slightly difficult to see as it's on a corner - just look out for the flames from the lanterns! When you enter it is like a wonderland - all relaxing and beautifully lit. There is a lovely bar area to relax and have a drink before your meal. The staff are fantastic - friendly, efficient, helpful, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I made a booking at this restaurant, not having been there previously during any of our stays in Port Douglas. Our meals were so good that we went back there the night after our first meal as we wanted it to be a memorable last night in Port Douglas! On the first night we both had the... More

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