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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Shop 3/31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome including being greeted by a waitress with an umbrella so that we didn't get wet on our arrival. It was a warm and inviting environment with lots of greenery and flaming bamboo torches creating the perfect ambience. The service was exceptional. The meals were generous, delicious and beautifully presented.... More 

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1 Thank Lynne M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best restaurant i have been to in Port Douglas. Service impeccable. Food absolutely first class and generous servings. Sure to return and highly recommend.

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1 Thank Vincent C
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Without doubt the best place for dinner in town! My wife and I enjoyed cocktails, wine and a 3 course meal, surrounded by what felt like a private rain forrest! The service was excellent and food was just as good.

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1 Thank Glenn888
Bridgetown, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a day to to Port Douglas from Cairns we were looking for somewhere nice to have lunch. Based on the reviews here we decided to give Watergate a try. We we not disappointed. Initially we did have a little trouble finding the place - it is tucked off to the side - but once there our entire experience was... More 

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Thank Gillian W
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The reviews we 100% correct from the welcome to the table service was wonderful. The staff were all very friendly and hospitable from the lady who welcomed us, drinks waiter to table service. The food was beautiful, very well presented and very tasty. Congratulations guys, don't loose the edge

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1 Thank Karen R
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last Sunday night I dined at your restaurant with my girlfriend and I must say the dining experience was the best I'd ever had. We had been recommended to the Watergate by someone at the local liquor store, while we were staying in Port Douglas last weekend. I was most impressed with the level of service particularly of your front... More 

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1 Thank thecairnsguy
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined at Watergate on the 11/01 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, so glad we did. Beautiful ambiance, beautiful food and beautiful staff. Thank you Watergate for a wonderfull evening, I could not fault a moment of it and we will return when next in Port Douglas.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to experience the New Years Eve dinner at the Watergate. Upon arrival you were made to feel very special with welcome drinks and canapes. The cocktails were amazing and the 5 course dinner spectacular. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very tropical and relaxed. The service was great and I will definitely go back next time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a Quiet romantic 50th birthday. Watergate delivered on food, excellent main meals of Tuna and steak. Both cooked perfectly. Dessert was ok, gelato delicious but white chocolate ganache was my poor choice, rich and sickly. Service on the other hand was disappointing. Firstly we were placed at wrong table, not the one we reserved. We were reseated. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were drawn in by the alternative Aussie based menu however all the food was great. Slightly pricier than others on the strip but is 100% worth it! We loved it and would go back.

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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
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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: Shop 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?