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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably one of the best places to eat in Port Douglas. Food was very well presented and tasty. The service was very good too.

1  Thank sahypnosis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Average Food & Average Service Visited off the back of Trip Advisor rating which I find hard to see how it scores so well.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice food and friendly, helpful staff in the heart of Port Douglas. Duck pancakes were superb, as was the crocodile San Choi bow. The crab and fish cannelloni had amazing depth of flavor, and our only complaint was that we left so full due...More

2  Thank Chris V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely venue and friendly staff. I am happy to pay $$ for delicious food but apart from the muscles broth the rest was average and seeing there are so many amazing restaurants around I’d much prefer to go to them. Was told it was happy...More

Thank Gaby K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outstanding!! The first night we visited later in the evening, we sat in the lounge and enjoyed an amazing caramel tart dessert and drinks, after such beautiful service and incredible atmosphere we had to return! The following night we shared a variety of entrés, the...More

3  Thank JaydeBee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Terrific food selections and service to match. Would strongly recommend this place to anyone wanting a quality and relaxing meal while in Port douglas

2  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had walked past a couple of times during our stay in PD and decided to give it a try. What a gorgeous place, almost takes your breath away when you walk in. Incredibly friendly staff and delicious food and cocktails. What is not to...More

2  Thank TripAdviserreader
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our last night in Port Douglas and had a lovely evening. The food was tasty and good drinks options. We had a couple of lovely waiters look after us who made us feel very relaxed. The tuna tartare was brilliant as...More

3  Thank evajuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight, firstly, watergate is a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous lighting! The cocktails were delicious- highly recommend geisha girl. The meals were yum but very heavy and a lot of them were in a cream base or with a cream sauce which...More

3  Thank katj85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't like the food. First i had soft crap thing, too much taste of coriander, and didn't like the taste of the shell. My eye fillet was dry, the potatoes was oile, didn't taste fresh. My mum had linguine, was again dry. Had No sauce,...More

2  Thank Anja P
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23 July 2017|
Response from MackB61 | Reviewed this property |
Hazel this is an awesome restaurant and reasonably priced as well as being friendly. If you want to go up market more go to Nautilus. New year will be warm and humid as, so go Watergate for a cooler experience. Hope this... More
scott r
22 October 2016|
Response from flickymicky | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if they are.
27 August 2016|
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Response from levijaya | Reviewed this property |
Ours definitely were, ages 16,14 and 12. Saw smaller children there at earlier dinner setting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5544
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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.
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