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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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port douglas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Watergate is one of a number of very good restaurants in Port Douglas. Pleasant ambience, personable staff and wine prices not "over the top." One of us was at lunch a few days previously and on balance that was a better experience. The service was up as expected for a quality establishment. We had a main course plus the Watergate... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited tonight. Good food and service with good atmosphere. Not cheap but certainly value for money.

1 Thank DroitwichRD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This had to be the highlight of our eating experience. Friendly staff, fabulous food and great service.

1 Thank Yvonne Z
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a booking and got there right on time. They told us our table wasn't ready and we had to wait. Looking around there was at least 9 tables for 2 already set up and ready to go so not sure why we had to wait. We had a waitress that was her first time serving people, she was... More 

1 Thank louielou79
Co Durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic tasting meal in a lovely atmospheric restaurant. From walking in to the place it feels special, good lighting ,enough to see what you are eating yet still sexy and romantic. The food was gorgeous, we had starters of duck pancakes and prawn bruschetta , beautiful. Our party had chicken ,kangaroo ,duck and risotto with desserts all of which... More 

1 Thank ChristineSCoDurham
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We caught one of the local shuttle buses into Port and the driver recommended this restaurant as his family's favourite. The entrance is via a pathway lit with flaming torches and plants - very tropical! The dining area is all open-air and was really nice. Great food, we had the chicken breast and pork loin - delicious. Cocktails were great... More 

1 Thank Rowena B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely meal here. We both enjoyed our dishes, the pork cutlet special and the chicken breast. We experienced good service. Would recommend to others.

1 Thank Leah B
Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Only had a couple of (delicious!!) espresso martini cocktails but the service was excellent and the place is just lovely.

1 Thank EMMA C
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dropped by for drinks prior to dinner Espresso Martinis were fantastic on the lounges with garden setting Must do!

1 Thank Andrew G
Echuca, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food, service and location. Had to make reservation and once there realised why!! Stunning setting and all staff exceptionally friendly but professional. A truly most enjoyable evening, our special dinner out and very good value. Servings were generous. Will come back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?