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All 96 Port Douglas Restaurants

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 #2 of 96 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a tropically elegant restaurant with a great cocktail bar. Great food and great service place this as a close contender for our best dinner restaurant in PD. Highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

a very nice, cosy, rather dark outdoor garden setting - great service and menu and food to match - highly recommended for a special night out

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Let's get the really good bits sorted out first. If you're a young bloke taking the girl of your dreams for dinner ( or, like me, you're an older bloke trying to impress your wife) then this is the place for you. Lots of tables for two and flickering flames if you get the picture. The next good thing is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Just had an amazing dinner at watergate. Service and food was exceptional. We had a cocktail to begin and the attention to detail was observable and impressive. Dinner exceeded our expectations. The yellow fin tuna was amazing.

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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked for a family group of 12, aged 9 - 70, during busy school holidays. We were thrilled with our choice - the staff were friendly and attentive, the menu offered many great choices, the wine list was varied with good Australian and international options. For entrees we chose platters which included three serves of four different menu items,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have frequented here over the years when visiting PD. We set aside a special night to dine at the Watergate. The menu offers variety with smaller and larger options, tastings etc! The kids meals are real food and sizeable too! Especially if you have kids 10+. The Service Staff are obviously hand picked, even whilst they may be transient... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband tried the kangaroo and loved it. Excellent food and service! The atmosphere was great and the staff were very friendly.. Highly recommend this restaurant

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Apart from a great ambiance and excellent food, Watergate has some of the most attentive staff in Port Douglas and this makes a major difference on special occasions. This is a place for couples, its setting is great for romantic dinners and the kitchen tends to be open a bit later than the typical early closing times that many restaurants... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My girlfriend had surprised me with a trip up to Port Douglas and I have to say this was the highlight of the trip (foodwise). The staff were attentive, not too pushy and extremely friendly and the food was splendid. Not a bad word to say about the place! Keep up the good work guys!!

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Melbourne
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We returned to the Watergate after five years and it is still a great place to have dinner. The entrance us a bit hard to find but the restaurant ticks all boxes- great ambience, staff, food, drinks, and even tame kookaburras you can feed by hand. Nick still makes the world's best lime margueritas, and I've tried the best in... More

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