We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ambience”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #2 of 127 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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 June 6, 2014

Excellent professional service, great tropical atmosphere and quality meals that go that little bit further to stand out. Our first night in Pt Douglas on a long weekend and very pleased to have experienced a night out at Watergate.

1  Thank Al S
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,001)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,561 - 1,565 of 2,001 reviews

Reviewed June 5, 2014

The setting is atmospheric - our 3 month old cherub loved the flame torches!
But the food was rightly the focus - Asian influences abound, which suit PD's climate very well.
My main course was the best dish I had during a week in PD.
Seared yellowfin tuna with tempura vegetables, sushi rice cake & wasabi aioli was just superb.
My wife opted for the kangaroo, which was a model of its kind.
A "don't miss" experience, even though you could easily walk past the entrance without noticing!
It seems typical of the new wave of PD restaurants, offering outstanding food, something we found wanting on our last visit a few years ago.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank AlainMusigny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 4, 2014

It started with the fully escorted walk down the path, time to have pre dinner drinks before being escorted to our table. Offered mozzie repellant ! (No mozzies tonight) offered drinks with prompt service and the waiter talked us through the menu and specials. Very accommodating for a gluten free diet.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Paul B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 2014

From the time we stepped into the restarant we knew it was going to be a great experience. The service food we loveld and priceses were not over the top. A must for a lovely evening.

1  Thank Kylie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stumbled upon Watergate one night when my colleague & I had a free night to wander Port and find dinner. We were recommended Salsa however it was closed... of which I'm totally grateful for as otherwise we wouldn't have found this beauty of a restaurant! The ambience is fantastic - dark, sultry, trendy. It's buzzing with chatter - obviously a popular spot. The food is DELICIOUS and the red wine (Yarra Valley) just perfect. The service was outstanding, absolutely recommend this restaurant for dinner.

2  Thank ilovereggae
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar also viewed

Port Douglas, Queensland
Port Douglas, Queensland
 
Port Douglas, Queensland
Port Douglas, Queensland
 

Been to Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing