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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
+61 7 4099 5544
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New Hampshire
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When Sam is tending bar be prepared to enjoy some perfectly prepared and innovative coctails. New specialties each day. Comfy couches and sea breezes.

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

..... Didn't come up to the Praise and Reviews provided by some locals. ..... It was just OK. Nothing great. The Service bordered on harassment.... .... ie ... hovering. The meals were OK. A little small........... and I thought overpriced for the quantity of food. I didn't feel relaxed in this restaurant.

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really enjoyable dinner with interesting cuisine in an attractive setting and excellent service. In the busy season you need to book a couple days in advance.

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Thank Colin K M
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinned here with my husband and friends and we were all wowed by the setting, very romantic and pretty. Service was second to none, extremely attentive and friendly staff. Food was VERY tasty however it 'just' missed the mark, seafood wasn't cooked to perfection, prawns in our entree and main were unfortunately overdone. This by no means takes away from... More 

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Thank Nikilovestravel05
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just fell upon this wonderful place, service was great, food was excellent, one of the best meals we've had in sometime. Highly recommend!

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to lots of different restaurants during our stay and our evening at Watergate provided the best dining - attentive yet friendly service, quality produce, well designed meals that were flavoursome and cooked to perfection, and a wonderful relaxed ambience to sit back and share a cocktail before moving on to wines with dinner. The restaurant is set out... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great service and we all enjoy our dinner..... food was good ..delicious.. enjoyable .................in rainy days me and my partner have romantic night............ recommended to all.........................................

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1 Thank John c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting and cool under the fans on a hot sticky night. Could not fault the food which was Australian fusion. I had duck confit on a bed of coconut rice with creamy mild curry sauce. It sounds as if it should not work but it did. Staff too fussy abd kept trying to top up the wine. As it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us the food was great and the service was impeccable. We will be returning at the end of the week👍the area is amazing well worth a visit👌

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in on a January Thursday night for some cocktails and were not disappointed. The bar staff were friendly, efficient and skilled at what they do. The wait staff dropped off our drinks and were quick to see if we needed another round without being intrusive or pressuring us to buy or leave. Looking forward to trying dinner on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $28
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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
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: +61 7 4099 5544
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?