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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
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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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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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Outstanding in every respect
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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RichardWiltshiireUK
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Wiltshiire UK

The Watergate restaurant scores highly in every respect. The atmosphere and ambience are inviting, the service is attentive and well paced and the food is sublime. We have been in... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 373
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Wiltshiire UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Watergate restaurant scores highly in every respect. The atmosphere and ambience are inviting, the service is attentive and well paced and the food is sublime. We have been in Australia for a month and our dining experience at the Watergate has been the best yet. It is not only the standard of the food that sets this restaurant apart... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had our wedding here and it was beautiful. Many guests commented on the outstanding food and service. The management were very accommodating and easy to work with. Beautiful ambiance and a wonderful memory! !

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Superb restaurant, we have frequented over years. Beautiful setting, staff & food... Delicious. Don't quite know what it is about this place but they just get it right! Cocktails, intimate dining without pretence. They do what they do very well

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Very good food at reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommended. We dined on a Sunday evening and it was busy but service was prompt and meals delivered within 30 minutes and looked delicious.

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Central Coast Aus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

The food was fantastic, it's a bit dark at night.they could do with a bit more lighting at the tables.

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I ate here yesterday and the food was excellent! It's definitely not the cheapest restaurant in town but after you've been seated at your table it proofs to be a great restaurant with very friendly service. The downside we experienced is the "waiting lounge". We were told that we could expect a 20-30 minutes wait, but it... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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198 reviews 198 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

An Interesting quirk of Watergate is that once you are met on the pavement by a hostess, there is a short walk down a walkway into the restaurant, where you are "handed over" to the restaurant staff. You are asked to be seated in the lounge area until they are ready to take you to a table. This does create... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Highly recommend Watergate as a lovely place to dine and relax. Beautifully lit with flame torches and tea lights, it has a lovely atmosphere. Delicious cocktails and reasonably priced wines made it even better. The food was clean, flavoursome and well presented and a great selection of vegetation food (not just your standard mushroom risotto) which made a change. Highly... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Best meal in Port Douglas with great service - loved the taster plate yum. Desserts were great and really nice environment

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I'm a well done kind of gal and the chef obviously disagreed with well done. I balked then tried it. Best steak I've ever had!

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Additional Information about Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Address: Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4099 5544
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
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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