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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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Merimbula, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely fire lit entrance to a tropical setting , great food and service. A tropical paradise. Very nice tuna. Highly recommended.

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Thank D D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good lunch. Pricey as all things Port are. We had duck pancakes, prawn hot pot, prawn chorizo linguine, fish of the day, blt burger. All yummy. Service good. No air con so hot this time of year but that's to be expected.

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have never seen a bad meal come out of thier kitchen however recently the staffing has slipped so the Service has fallen from its usual high standard.

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Thank Chris R
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined in this restaurant during a tropical rainstorm which made the experience all the more memorable, The staff were very professional and welcoming, the restaurant is comfortable and well appointed (apart from some out-of-place tacky photos of semi celebrities who may ha e dined their) We ordered the reef fish of the day, white snapper which was prepared perfectly,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family dinner with my 2 very young children, and my husband and I were very impressed with the fantastic service from not only our waitress but from everyone we encountered throughout night. The food was as impressive and we can't fault this restaurant at all.

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Thank Itxels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, delicious cocktails, top service and awesome food!! Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome including being greeted by a waitress with an umbrella so that we didn't get wet on our arrival. It was a warm and inviting environment with lots of greenery and flaming bamboo torches creating the perfect ambience. The service was exceptional. The meals were generous, delicious and beautifully presented.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best restaurant i have been to in Port Douglas. Service impeccable. Food absolutely first class and generous servings. Sure to return and highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Without doubt the best place for dinner in town! My wife and I enjoyed cocktails, wine and a 3 course meal, surrounded by what felt like a private rain forrest! The service was excellent and food was just as good.

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Bridgetown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a day to to Port Douglas from Cairns we were looking for somewhere nice to have lunch. Based on the reviews here we decided to give Watergate a try. We we not disappointed. Initially we did have a little trouble finding the place - it is tucked off to the side - but once there our entire experience was... 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
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?