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“Wonderful food and ambience”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #2 of 127 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $29
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 May 5, 2014

We loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. It felt like we were having a meal in the rainforest, with the lanterns and plants. The menu was interesting - I had duck on ravioli and my husband had reef fish; all presented beautifully. We dined early with our three children, who were given colouring - in sheets and crayons and a kids menu. The kids' menu had healthy food - grilled chicken breast, grilled steak or grilled fish, with a choice of salad, chips or vegies. It was an excellent night out

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Thank Donna T
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Interesting menu. Recommend by friends who have a holiday apartment there.
Nice setting, central location, attentive wait staff but some of our group's food choices were disappointing. The pork belly was over-cooked and somewhat burnt. The confit duck was too salty & there was not enough duck to fill the 4 pancakes provided.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went to this restaurant for our last night in Port Douglas- it was immediately opposite our apartment so no issues re driving! We were hoping to finish the holiday on a high and we were not disappointed. The staff were amazing and very welcoming and attentive, the ambience was great and the food was probably the best that we have had for a long time even though we have been to quite a few of the top end restaurants in Melbourne in the last couple of years.
All the food had fantastic flavours from a starter with Asian influence, to kangaroo main to a delicate tasty almond tart for dessert. Could not fault it.

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Thank sid052
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Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

In a 9-day stay in PD we went here twice as we enjoyed it so much. The setting is lovely and tucked away, and the food is outstanding. The tasting plate to start was full of a mix of great flavours, and we followed it with eye fillet the first time, kangaroo loin the second. The kangaroo was fantastic and highly recommended. Great wine list too.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

My pork belly entree and eye fillet main were the best I have ever eaten! Atmosphere is fantastic and the wait staff amazing!

Thank Naomi S
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