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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Australian, Gluten Free
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Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
61740995544
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our best meals in port douglas , excellent freindly staff , amazing food , very romantic atmosphere highly reccomend

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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fabulous place this is to sit back relax and enjoy a cocktail or two. The staff are amazing,everyone that has served us has been so friendly, warm, and obviously happy to be there, we love Watergate so much we have been every day, and will be dining there for dinner soon

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pork, steak and cocktails. Duck pancake was delicious. Best meal we had in port douglas for sure!

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1 Thank Alexandra T
Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

During our stay in Port Douglas our night at Watergate stands out as the best ! The food is seriously excellent and the venue accessed via Macrossan St (laneway style entrance) is secluded and intimate, the tables are spaced perfectly and the staff are amazing, friendly, informative yet unobtrusive.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Five of us went for lunch and all five had a meal to rave about. Done walkway so nice and quiet but excellent service

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great dinner and service at Watergate on recent visit. Located in heart of town with we were seated in outdoor area with lovely tropical outlook. The service was very friendly and attentive. Food itself was tasty if at times a overly complex which seems to be the norm for Port Douglas. Stand out dish were the duck pancakes - if... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great food ,friendly staff, recommend to anyone wanting quality food, upper end of price range but value for money. I would request outside table.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I have been in Port Douglas for a week and Watergate is by far the stand out to date. The food was interesting, from the Duck Pancakes, Cuttlefish and Crocodile ,garlic prawns & chorizo entrées,to the mains; fish and kangaroo loin. The real standout was the service; attentive without being obtrusive, professional and polite. The prices for... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family of 6, son loved the steak, chicken was average, prawns not great but sauce and pasta lovely, great service and cocktails, enjoyable night. Was expecting more, but not unhappy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food choices. Professional efficient service. Excellent wine list. A small but intimate venue with peaceful areas tucked away. Lovely evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $28
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 61740995544
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?