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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Watergate because during our snorkeling trip, one of the ladies recommended it because they have kangaroo and crocodile meat. We started with 3 appetizers (pork belly, shrimp hotpot, and crocodile karaage) and they were delicious. 2 of us got kangaroo loin and 2 got eye fillet for main course and we also got a bottle of the... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best in Port Douglas....or probably the State! From the minute you're met outside to when you leave this place feels special. Lovely decor...great food and service. Went twice in our week there. All meals excellent. Love this place

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was an absolute delight - beautiful food - prepared perfectly - special dietary needs catered for without issue. Fantastic service by a very delightful waitress - a very enjoyable evening - thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After many years of visiting Port Douglas, we finally tried Watergate restaurant. It was very quiet at lunchtime but the food and service were sensational. We will have to return for dinner - the atmosphere will be completely different and being under a canopy of trees we are sure will stunning.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly this is our last night in this beautiful country so we went to the Watergate based on TripAdvisor ratings We were not disappointed The entrees were amazing You must try the duck breast rolls We both had the kangaroo loin ( we hadn't seen a wild one so we considered eating one the next best option 😀) It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Watergate was awesome! I had the pork and my husband had the kangaroo. Both were very tasty! This was our favorite restaurant in Port Douglas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good, with a very broad menu and something for everyone. The staff were fantastic and we were very pleased with our evening. It was a bit higher in price but well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went out for dinner as a couple recently. We booked ahead and when we got there found that our reservation had been lost or confused (I think in fact the person on the phone just wrote down the wrong name for me), but the maitre'D gave us cocktails on the house to compensate for the 10/15 min wait for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Watergate has a very unique atmosphere and is very comfortable. With a wide variety of restaurant choices in the vicinity, I am glad we ate here last, as it was the best place we visited and the one we will remember most. The menu had numerous dishes that were appealing and it was tough for me to decide on something,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a selection of very filling entree's that were beautifully presented and thoroughly enjoyable! The flaming torch light adds a nice touch to restaurant!

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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
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?