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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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31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night. The service was seamless the seafood dishes divine. We shared crab cakes for entree whic were the nicest I've ever had. For mains, the cannelloni was delicate and delicious. The seafood risotto well cooked, flavoursome and...More

Thank Frankypeblos
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently spent a week in Port Douglas and tried all the main restaurants except Nautilus. For us Watergate was the best. Our starters of Watergate salad and lamb ribs were delicious and the steak main was perfectly done as was the seafood risotto. The...More

2  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dined at this Restaurant with a group function of around 80 people can this establishment handle a crowd the answer is yes and with personal service to boot,not your everyday drop service either ordered of a menu which did include steak which as you know...More

2  Thank Stephen V
Reviewed 3 days ago

4 of us had a fantastic meal that we considered great value for money. Menu clearly stated that a 2% surcharge applied to Amex. At the end of the meal we presented 2 credit cards (1 AmEx and 1 visa) and asked for the bill...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service Waiter Alex provided just the right level of attention Food was delicious and the service makes a real distinctive difference when there are so many restaurants to choose from Try the crocodile!

3  Thank ddiment1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We tried to go for dinner on Wednesday but as we didn't have a reservation we couldn't get a table. We booked for Thursday and were not disappointed. The service was fantastic, the cocktails were great and the food fantastic. We shared the pork belly...More

3  Thank Pal F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a superb meal at this restaurant whilst staying in Port Douglas. It is in a very central location and the restaurant itself is in a beautiful setting. Staff very friendly and attentive. Menu has lots of variety, meals were excellent and serves a...More

3  Thank PAB621
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is quietly tucked away and you can only see it at the front because it has flame torches burning at night which give it a great look. At first we were not sure if we should visit this restaurant whilst in Port Douglas...More

5  Thank MrDollar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the food was outstanding. I would rate it very high in comparison to the best in a major city. Usually we lower our expectations in a resort town but not here. I ordered locally caught fish. It was very good. With wine,...More

4  Thank Phillip123456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stunning meal to conclude our three weeks down under. Helpful staff, modern flavours and reasonable value. Dietary requirements sympathetically catered for. Check out the crab and snapper cannelloni!

4  Thank Matthew G
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19 July 2018|
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Response from susie_phillips_28 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l am a reviewer not the restaurant. Good luck.
Kirsty H
10 June 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
There are very few restaurants that do byo in the fat north.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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