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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Australian, Gluten Free
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Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
61740995544
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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    Very good
  • 77
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  • 29
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  • 14
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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
Fantastic restaurant - great staff

So nice to be offered some local delicacies (Crocodile, Kangaroo) on the menu and have staff with a great sense of humour. Our waitress, Scottish I think, really understood our mood and joined in with the banter adding to an excellent evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So nice to be offered some local delicacies (Crocodile, Kangaroo) on the menu and have staff with a great sense of humour. Our waitress, Scottish I think, really understood our mood and joined in with the banter adding to an excellent evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Steak was melt in the mouth with incredible flavour and the Garlic Risotto was beautiful. This restaurant is a must for dining everything is spot on, if your in Port Douglas make sure you try it out you won't be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended and lived up to its reputation. We were holidaying in Australia and New Zealand during January and February 2016 and the meal here was one of the best we experienced

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to meet friends, as we did, and you get charming, attentive service from youngsters enjoying travelling before going to university. The food is a very good average - there is a lot of competition in Port Douglas-the fish was nicely coked and presented but best of all I liked the refreshing and unusual sorbet we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate twice at Watergate, booked the day before both times, the first evening was great food very good and the table was requested so all in all a great night. The second evening was not so good as first choice dish was sold out and tere was a mistake with the food when it finally turned up after a... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nice thing about this restaurant is its setting among trees melded in with the restaurant, which gave a great atmosphere. Meals were very tasty and well presented. Most enjoyable evening. I'd highly recommend Watergate.

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Bendigo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lady that greeted us on the foot path made us eat here. Boy was that a great move !!!!, From great drinks to very friendly service to amazing meal. I highly recommend this great restaurant

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1 Thank 924robyns
Albury, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was second to none, our waitress was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely delicious, we had trouble picking as everything sounded amazing and all of our plates were scraped clean.

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1 Thank Carly B
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful family dinner here. Meals were delicious and the service was outstanding. We loved the atmosphere there as well, being able to dine inside but with the outdoors right beside us was fantastic. The kids loved their meals too and the opportunity to draw all over the tables-a fun way to keep everyone happy!

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food very well presented by very attentive and friendly staff. Had four different mains to share and all were great especially the cuttlefish Mains were very tasty and well prepared with steaks spot on and local fish on risotto fantastic Good wines too

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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: 61740995544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
  • Cuisine: Australian, Gluten Free

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene

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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?