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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar


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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
US$12 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Drink in the bar first then into the restaurant area. The food was excellent with a very good choice. Staff and service was very good, couldn't really fault it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brian S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is a must do if you are in port Douglas. We visited on our final night for a birthday meal but wished we tried it earlier. Everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the duck pancakes which is a perfect entree to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anonymous-0936
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just went to Watergate in Port Douglas. The Snapper, local catch of the day, was the best I ever had. Really cool tropics setting with Tiki torches. Excellent service. Pretty casual attire. A must "go to" restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Larry G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar with my family after a recommendation from someone locally for a good Australian meal. We were celebrating a double birthday so looking for somewhere that has great food but above all a great atmosphere. The Watergate does...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank TaiPanStu
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not go to Port Douglas without trying the extraordinary Watergate Restaurant . When we were greeted by the hostess standing out the front of the restaurant and show into the beautiful tropical atmosphere we though we would have a good experience but what followed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank Letthegamesbegin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend Watergate restaurant the food was simply amazing. 6 adults who all raved about the food.

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank 331kaylenel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our week stay in Port Douglas, on both occasions we enjoyed great food and service in a busy atmospheric surrounding. Justin, the Manager knew his stuff about food and wine. I strongly recommend a visit here should you be staying...More

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The watergate restaurant seemed to be the place to go for a ‘fine dining’ experience, although we were very disappointed. The food was average and tasted like it was frozen before/pre prepared. service was poor and waiters were running around the place. The only nice...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Kirstyt01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had an amazing atmosphere, the mood lighting and decor was perfect. The staff were great- very welcoming, friendly and professional. The meals were absolutelty delicious and full of flavour. My partner who is a ceoliac had a gluten free dish and was fine....More

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank natashasU2616ER
Reviewed 1 week ago

From a food perspective this was hands down the best place we ate in Port Douglas. Good atmosphere in the restaurant and excellent service. We had entrée and mains and had no room left for desert... all four of the meals were top notch. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Scott H
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16 February 2019|
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Response from OwenTheTraveller60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry for the late reply. I'm not sure you'll have to ask them, give them a call. Great place for a wedding.
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.
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