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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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U 3 31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful setting, good attention to detail with a lovely bar area & dinning area. Food was fabulous, wine menu was good. Staff very friendly however clearly hadn't been shown how to serve in a fine dining establishment.

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Thank Rach_AndyOnTour
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is almost impossible to fault this place. The setting is unreal, the food is delectable and the staff are fun and attentive without being pushy. I have recommended this place to so many people and everyone has raved about it. Special mention to the tall Kiwi guy behind the bar, I can't remember his name but he made our... More 

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Thank Aaron M
Sydney
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined at Watergate on the first night of our honeymoon. They book out so we had to dine early at 5:30pm, however we did not feel rushed at all. The menu is unique and flows. I had the crocodile spring rolls for entree which were incredible, they were crispy yet still juicy and had a great dipping sauce. The... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We actually visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Port Douglas as we enjoyed it so much the first time. Both times I had the Kangaroo and both times it was cooked perfectly! So tender with a great taste and beautifully presented. I had the crocodile pancake rolls to start and again they were gorgeous. I would hig.y recommend... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely setting (below bar area) amongst the gaslamps and palms takes you away from the normal PD Macrossan area. Great food and service. Croc spring rolls, kangaroo, tuna steak all very good. Highly recommended and the best we've had in PD after nearly a week of dining out. Upper mid-range $$.

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Thank scb05
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Watergate on previous visits to Port Douglas and from previous experiences had thought it was overrated. I gave it another chance after it being highly recommended by some locals who advised the chef had changed in recent years. The service was extremely slow, and when we finally got our meals we found them boring and lacking... More 

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1 Thank Amanda W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ich bin nich HAPPY!! The food was yucky and the pasta was flavourless and the xue was too sweet and we waited forever for food and water. I HATE THE WATERGATE!! Night lecker 😡😡😡😡

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1 Thank graceisgreat
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You will be hard pressed to find a better dining venue in Port Douglas township, ideal for the big night out on your vacation. A complete menu and wine, drinks list, excellent service and clearly an experienced kitchen team. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank pcelwin
Newcastle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Two tired travellers happened upon this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Each waiter was fantastic, hilarious and helpful. The food was so delicious that we managed to squeeze a dessert in too, before rolling back to our digs! Definitely worth a visit-you won't be sorry!!

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Cairns Region, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant in Port Douglas, dined with 2 others. Service- Excellent. Food - Excellent. Absolutely nothing to fault. Highly Recommend and will definitely be back. Well done Watergate 🙏🏻

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 3 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?