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“Felt rushed ”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Canberra, Australia
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“Felt rushed ”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a booking for earlier in the evening, and on arrival ordered cocktails before dinner. We then ordered our meals and a bottle of wine. Unfortunately they all arrived together and we then felt that we were under pressure to finish. The meals were excellent and the ambience fabulous. The cost was high though and the rush spoilt an otherwise good night..

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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“Best food we have ever had”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great food and gorgeous surroundings !!! Staff fantastic . Disliked nothing ! Would definitely go back

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome cocktails”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in at the Watergate for a pre-dinner cocktail and was so glad we did. Best cocktails in Port Douglas! Had an absolutely delicious moijito.
Great service, were welcome, sat down very quickly and didn't have to wait long for our drinks. Will definitely be back!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank adelaidefrogcake
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Porirua, New Zealand
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Simply brilliant!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

If I could eat here every night I would!

I don't have anything other than good things to say. The atmosphere was great, the setting is perfect and the food was stunning.

The sharing tasting platter as a starter was delicious. They offer Kangaroo steak as a main and who wouldn't want to eat the Aussies national animal!? As a kiwi I can't think if anything better!

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with great food and great service - 100% recommended...reasonably priced too!

1 Thank Neil C
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Townsville, Australia
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13 reviews
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“Classy lounge and drinks topped with excellent service and food”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Entering through the fire-lit walkway sets the perfect mood for a perfect evening. The host wasted no time in arranging a table while the bar staff greeted us to the lounge with chilled water. Watergate is partial to outdoor candle lit dining and tropical style decorations.

If you're Vegetarian, such as myself, you'll be most impressed by the dedicated page and reasonable selection (5 vege dinner options). You won't go wrong with the menu, these guys can cook! And if you fancy dessert? the cheesecake - hands down! Price ranged from $ 25 - $40 for meals (mains only) and the drinks were a tad on the expensive side. Overall excellent dining experience, hope to be back!

  • Visited June 2014
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