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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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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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Annandale, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fish was delicious! The atmosphere was very hip with high energy for a relaxed tropical town. The menu is very nice with lots of interesting choices.

Thank Marcy B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the moment you arrive, the service stands out. We spent just 2 nights in Port Douglas this trip & after such an amazing experience at Watergate the first night we ate there again the second night. First night we didn't have a booking but were invited to sit in the lounge area of the bar & have a drink... More 

Thank Angela S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding service and food..Didn't have a booking so was invited to sit in the cool bar area while we waited for a table..Sensational

1 Thank 57Sharon57
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great entrees, super tasty. Lamb ribs in particular were delicious. Service was good. Happy to highly recommend. 👍

1 Thank piperjade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing food with service to match. Not crowded at all in that the tables are not all on top of each other. Kids were warmly welcomed. The menu is great and the standard of service is that of fine dining. Very attentive and friendly.

1 Thank Philip P
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely the foodie highlight of our trip was dining at watergate. The service was also extremely professional yet friendly. The ambience of the place at night with its tropical setting and dimmed lights was also stunning. I had the eye fillet and my wife had the duck, both were done to perfection. Pre dinner drinks were amazing with the cocktail... More 

1 Thank Christopher I
Caloundra, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stylish and classy restaurant just off the main street. Delicious crab cake entree and beautifully prepared snapper fish main course with a delicate dill sauce, chat potatoes and fennel topping. A real treat. Reasonably priced given the quality. Would easily go again.

1 Thank Val S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At least a couple of visits to Watergate are essential on our annual visit to Port Douglas. The food is always great and the staff are friendly and accommodating. We ensure that our very first drink of our stay is a mojito at Watergate. You can't beat it!

1 Thank Gail A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What I particularly liked about this place was that they were accommodating in giving me a table (after a happy wait at the bar :)) where everywhere else just seems to turn people away up here. The food was spectacular - my first crocodile karaage which I doubt will be beaten, followed by confit duck. It's a beautiful setting, staff... More 

1 Thank Ian H
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Taken out for a special dinner by our friends. We have walked past this venue many times over the years but have resisted the urge. Struggling to justify the cost for just two of us. This special occasion warranted a rethink and so it came to be. Friendly greeting on arrival, promptly seated, we declined pre-dinner drinks, electing to take... More 

1 Thank Tony P

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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
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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?