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“We keep going back.”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #2 of 124 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $29
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 June 24, 2014

Been going back there regularly for 10 years its that good & that consistent.
Service headed by Di is outstanding and the Vegetarian Menu is a breath of fresh air given the lack of it in 95% of restaurants.
Do yourself a favour and try them out.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went to a lovely wedding which filled the entire restaurant. Lovely venue and the food was absolutely first class. So good in fact that we went back a second time. The duck main was great and the reef fish spectacular. We went to many restaurants in Pt Douglas and the food quality here is better than like priced venues. Strongly recommended

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Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Being a Melbournian, i can be quite picky on places to go to for great food. The Watergate gave me a great experience. From the hostess waiting at the entrance, to the staff in the lounge and dining areas, they were all attending and friendly. Everyone made sure that my partner and i were okay and if we had any issues (there was none btw). The prices were reasonable and the food, oooh the food.... was fantastic. The chef did a great job! Will have more dinners here when we come back soon. A must go!

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Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for good places to have dinner and finally on the last night of our getaway, we decided to go to watergate. And it was worthwhile, wishingbwe could have gone the 1st night of our holiday. May partner had pork belly for entree, duck breast fir main and panacotta for desert and it was fantastic. I had duck pancake for entree, king prawn and scallop raviolli for main and almond tort with vanilla ice cream for desert and i couldn't have asked for more. Being spoilt Melbournians (because of the varietyand heaps of great places to go to for food), this was a great place to have dinner. A must go to place for dinner for sure. Next time we would be in Port Douglas, we would definitely come here every single night. Kudos to the chef and the staff. Just fantabulous!!!!!

1  Thank Lilian Grace Y
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Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The service, the food, the wine, the atmosphere.....its simply perfect!!! If you go to Port Douglas and dont eat at this restaurant, you are an idiot.....this is now my favourite place to go out....worth the flight from Melbourne just to eat here

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