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“Great Hospitality! Nice People & Food! ”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #1 of 118 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $29
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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 5:30pm, 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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3 reviews
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“Great Hospitality! Nice People & Food! ”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant was great! Staff was nice! Good hospitality and recommendation! Food was perfect! You can see all smile faces around!
Thank you for giving us a great 1st impression! My wife and I had a wonderful time here!

1 Thank CJchong0526
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Chesterton, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“One of the best in Port douglas”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

An enchanted dining experience. From the friendly greeting by the hostess, to the warm lovely decor, and finally the fabulous food, this is a MUST while dining in Port Douglas. The servers were attentive and the portions were ample with great presentation. I had the steak and it was perfect.
The manager was also kind enough to give our group of seven a congratulatory after dinner shot to help celebrate a super occasion in our group. Highly recommend the Watergate!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank GolfJim
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best tuna!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

A lovely restaurant with the perfect ambiance and extremely attentive service. I had a yummy cocktail (the Collins) and the tuna which was seared to perfection! It has a real rainforest feel about it and we enjoyed our night very much!

1 Thank hagankaz4
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and great food”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

The inside/outside space and tiki torches create a lovely tropical feel. The service was good, the manager in particular was attentive and helpful and the food was outstanding. Three people split 2 entrees, one main and a side in order to try a bit more off the menu. I'd highly recommend the tuna and the prawn hot-pot. Randomly, the fries are also really good! They came with a light, citrusy sauce that served as the perfect dipper.

  • Visited May 2014
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Silicon Valley
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163 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“try the kangaroo, it was delicious”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had the kangaroo and a local reef fish for dinner. The kangaroo was nicely marinated and very flavorful. We also had the duck pancake appetizer. The duck pancake was mushu style, very thin. The duck was nicely flavored as well. We were a bit put off when they offered us bug spray while dining but in the end I was quite grateful as we have been bitten since then but didn't get bitten during dinner.

Visited June 2014
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