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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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U 3 31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a local of the area, I had never been to Watergate before, had always wanted too but never got there. Last Thursday night (18/8) My wife and went to Watergate for dinner for our wedding anniversary. WOW by far the best Restaurant in Port Douglas area including Cairns and Townsville. The meals were wonderful, Pork Belly and Lamb ribs... More 

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Orange, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arranged a booking of four people to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary. From the time we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. We started with pre dinner drinks. We were then shown to our table and introduced to our dinner waitress. We requested longer breaks between courses and this was timed to perfection. The food was a... More 

1 Thank Shayne H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were not really sure where to dine in Port Douglas so we walked along the main street (Macrossan) and more or less by accident stumbled on this place which is somewhat hidden from sight. This is probably why they have a waitress out on the street to tell people about the restaurant and get them interested. Normally this is... More 

1 Thank MaldivesAfficionado
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really pleasant meal here. The manager could not have been nicer accommodating my son's food allergy. The wine list was small but outstanding, both by the glass and the bottle. The best food in Port Douglas by far.

2 Thank John D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While on holidays went here 3 times, once for dinner, once for dessert & once for cocktails. Great atmosphere & service. Food was fantastic.

1 Thank Mel M
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has an indoor/outdoor setting and at night time is very atmospheric. My husband had the seafood pasta and said it was one of the best he had eaten. I ate the kangaroo which was okay, but seeing the pasta wished I had ordered that. We had a lovely bottle of wine, at a reasonable price. We had room... More 

1 Thank TravelAddictnumber1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant can be formal or casual depending on how you approach it. Reservations essential. You can go in have a great cocktail then go to your table when you are ready. We never felt rushed. All the dishes we chose were excellent and very tasty. Once we finished eating we went back to the bar area for after dinner... More 

1 Thank michael a
Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a family with adult children. We had a round of cocktails in the lounge area. These were an interesting selection of tropical and classical drinks. The restaurant area is spacious. The menu was well selected, however three chose the special fish which was grilled Golden Snapper. The wine list tried to hard and had too many choices of... More 

1 Thank boko2015
Adelaide, Australia
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting the night drinking great cocktails in the comfortable bar/lounge was a good beginning to our evening at the Watergate. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food lived up to it's great TA reviews. Everything was delicious! My entree of crab and fish cakes was very generous and satisfying. We both had the prawn linguine and it... More 

1 Thank Margaret Z
Port Douglas, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All food choices were good on two occasions and the service is excellent.The wine and beer selections are extensive.

1 Thank ronbailey2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $28
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 3 31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: 61740995544
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?