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“Fabulous dining experience”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #4 of 130 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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 5:30 pm, 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.
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was one of the best overall dining experiences I've had in far north QLD. They accommodated the whole family and made the children feel welcome. They had cushions for them to sit on, and when my 5 yo daughter spilled her water all over herself and the table, waiters rushed from everywhere to reset things and make us feel comfortable again.

The food was divine. I had Duck Pancakes for entree and Yellowfin Tuna Tataki (another entree) for main. Magnificent. Others had Garlic Prawn Hotpot and Scallop & Pork Belly for entree. Mains of Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Eye Fillet, and Prawn and Scallop Ravioli were delicious too. The kids meals were very generous. We were too full for dessert but the list was enticing. It wasn't a cheap night out but it wasn't too expensive either. Definitely value for money.

The ambiance was also really nice. Lovely lighting and the bar was a nice place for a drink before dinner or after if you didn't have kids to get to bed. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Kim F
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We went to Watergate as part of a group of 15 for a business dinner.
The menu is good with plenty of choices between seafood, chicken and meat dishes. I ordered the tasting plate as a starter and the special chicken and mushroom dish for a main. The flavours and quality was very good. The staff (great kiwi waiter) was knowledgeable on the wines and were very friendly and the service was efficient.

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Thank GKD60
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We recently had a week in Port Douglas & one of the highlights was dinner at Watergate. My tuna was amazing, best meal I ate in PD!!

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Thank Cirton
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and I recently had a night out at the watergate hotel. Our meals were quite nice however the highlight of the night was the excellent service that was provided. I recommend giving it a go.

Thank Dean G
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant was awesome. Our waiter was from NZ, and he was able to give an excellent description of the meals available. Great prices, excellent food. Would highly recommend.

Thank maccie64
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