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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
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a really great place. Beautiful restaurant. Our service was very good. The food was great. My husband had the kangaroo (we had to at least try it...I had a taste) and it was interesting. The beetroot relish with it was key! Made the flavor profile complete. I had the prawn linguine which was good, certainly not the best... More 

Thank TMB2013
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well.....called in here for one quiet cocktail about 2pm.......great bartender greeted us......two hours later and after a few amazing tasty cocktails, thanks Ranaul, was a great way to spend our last day in Port Douglas......awesome and friendly service. So great and impressed we went back for dinner. Was absolutely amazing. The food and staff were the best we've had for... More 

Thank Michelle J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner with my father here this evening. Wonderful experience -- well presented and delicious, fresh food in a very relaxing indoor/outdoor setting. Good wine list, with good selections by the glass. My father is a (former) chef himself, who lives locally, so he tends to be hard to please and impress. He was both pleased and impressed, with just... More 

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New Hampshire
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When Sam is tending bar be prepared to enjoy some perfectly prepared and innovative coctails. New specialties each day. Comfy couches and sea breezes.

1 Thank BeenThere2211
Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

..... Didn't come up to the Praise and Reviews provided by some locals. ..... It was just OK. Nothing great. The Service bordered on harassment.... .... ie ... hovering. The meals were OK. A little small........... and I thought overpriced for the quantity of food. I didn't feel relaxed in this restaurant.

1 Thank jamescO2637PN
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really enjoyable dinner with interesting cuisine in an attractive setting and excellent service. In the busy season you need to book a couple days in advance.

1 Thank Colin K M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinned here with my husband and friends and we were all wowed by the setting, very romantic and pretty. Service was second to none, extremely attentive and friendly staff. Food was VERY tasty however it 'just' missed the mark, seafood wasn't cooked to perfection, prawns in our entree and main were unfortunately overdone. This by no means takes away from... More 

1 Thank Nikilovestravel05
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just fell upon this wonderful place, service was great, food was excellent, one of the best meals we've had in sometime. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Simone B
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to lots of different restaurants during our stay and our evening at Watergate provided the best dining - attentive yet friendly service, quality produce, well designed meals that were flavoursome and cooked to perfection, and a wonderful relaxed ambience to sit back and share a cocktail before moving on to wines with dinner. The restaurant is set out... More 

1 Thank Sonja P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great service and we all enjoy our dinner..... food was good ..delicious.. enjoyable .................in rainy days me and my partner have romantic night............ recommended to all.........................................

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 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
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?