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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 #4 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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Canberra
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined here 28 July for dinner. The reception was great and we were seated straight away. We had the fish of the day and the pork cutlet - both very tasty. We couldn't really understand much of what the specials were due to the waitress's accent. The wine was excellent and Leigh/Lee was great - knew his wine and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Watergate around a week ago on our last night in Port Douglas. From the second we walked in we were treated to the most amazing customer service from extremely friendly staff - notably Rohnaldo (I'm 100% sure I spelled that incorrectly, apologies!) The food was to die for, the cocktails were amazing, and the night overall was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our dinner at Watergate was delicious, well priced and very enjoyable. Our waiter Shaun was particularly delightful, he was friendly, informative, and offered excellent and prompt service. We will definitely be back next time we visit Port Douglas.

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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great surroundings on the covered patio of this restaurant. We shared a main dish and had a salad each. The food was good, but we would have had more wine if the service was a bit quicker! Great experience overall.

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Hobart, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Apart from the excellent food and wine, the success of this restaurant is the professional staff. I've read the previous 3 reviews and agree with all of there opinions. Other restaurants in Port Douglas are better advertised and seem to be favoured by locals - it's informal but don't miss this one!

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Ghent, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a dinner at the Watergate for our last night in Pt. Douglas. There is quite a nice atmosphere herer with the flame torches. The paltes themselves were more than correct, and definately one of the better choices in the area.

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Launceston, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful garden setting as you would imagine in the tropics.The waitstaff were all very polite and helpful and have a good product knowledge.The food was very nicely presented and was very delicious and satisfying.We will certainly return on our next visit and strongly recommend this establishment.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What an amazing restaurant. Some of the finest food I have had. excellent service, beautiful ambiance. Just gorgeous.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We held our daughter’s wedding reception at Watergate in early July and it was just perfect. Ranaul and Ricardo went out of their way to make the wedding stress free in every way from when we booked the venue until the day of the wedding. Nothing was too much trouble. Details that we thought were impossible to deliver were simply... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Has to be one of the best restaurants in Port Douglas & one of the most delicious meals I've had. On our first visit, we walked in off the street & were informed that a table might be a bit of a wait. We were seated in the lounge & enjoyed some drinks & cold water bought our by a... More

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