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“Lovely restaurant for a romantic dinner”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #5 of 133 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$26
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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 26 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner in this alfresco restaurant setting jostled amongst trees and soft candlelight. The wait staff were perfectly attentive and friendly and not intrusive on our evening. The food is delicious, the cannelloni was so yum! Highly recommend this one for a quiet evening with someone special.

2  Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

WOW! This place was amazingly good, high quality kids meals at an unbelievably great price and empty plates in record time. The kids fish was literally a smaller portion of a adults meal, I’ve never seen beans and broccolini get eaten by a 4yr old so quickly.

Colouring to help entertain the kids, great vibe and friendly welcoming staff. The restaurant itself was a bit fancy and special yet we didn’t feel out of place at all.

Will without a doubt return.

3  Thank yummy-mummy-me
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Ok, Watergate is exceptional. We're greeted by friendly staff for a 1pm lunch. I had the pork and the reef fish. Both dishes were amazing. I absolutely didn't expect that such wonderful flavours are here in Port Douglas. Everything was great and the wonderful staff just made it all perfect.
Definitely recommended.

2  Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We had cocktails there, we had snacks there and we had dinner there on two separate occasions and the verdict ? Five stars and first class!
The staff under the management and direction of Dave and Mike were wonderful - professional and super attentive. The menu was varied and the food was excellent - a little pricey but worth it. Ambience is super too - check out happy hour every day from 4 to 6 pm
We will be back!

2  Thank Gerry M
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times for dinner over a year or so and it is ALWAYS so amazing. The staff are so lovely and give good recommendations, the food and drinks are just the best. Try to have different ones every time I go, even though we want to have double of everything!
The atmosphere is great, you would never guess it’s right in the middle of town, it feels so beautiful and secluded

1  Thank laurelstays
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