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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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U 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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great service, duck was one of the best meals we've ever eaten- highly recommend! We also had the kangaroo which was almost as good!

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1 Thank Lauren S
Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband booked Watergate for my birthday dinner.. the staff were very friendly & attentive. Couldn't fault a thing. Lovely tropical ambience. The kangaroo was cooked to perfection, the kaffir lime dessert was amazing & came with a sparkler & a happy birthday song..thankyou. Can Highly recommend Watergate.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I specifically chose this restaurant because I was looking for local food that was not fried and it offered Kangaroo. Service was efficient, ambience was good and relaxing but attentive. Appropriate wines were offered and the quality of the food was great. Nothing really to fault it apart from the cost, which was high, but I would say worth it.

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1 Thank Mark D
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for our anniversary dinner and we're not disappointed. The food was top notch, beautiful flavour combinations and perfect portions. The staff were helpful and friendly. The wine list is excellent. Great food even better setting.

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2 Thank Tibi L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place twice on our weeks holiday. The first time I had tuna, it was cooked perfectly. Second time I had the steak, it wasn't great. Overall would recommend

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this restaurant. Fantastic food and friendly waiters. Pork belly starter was divine. Food as good the second night we went.

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2 Thank SassySue
SCOTLAND
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367 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't often return to a restaurant on holiday...if the first visit is great, will the second be a disappointment? The answer is, the first two visits were both great, but alas, the third visit was a let down. Great choice of courses/menu option, including native meats. Service on first two occasions was very attentive. Interestingly on the third visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Watergate because during our snorkeling trip, one of the ladies recommended it because they have kangaroo and crocodile meat. We started with 3 appetizers (pork belly, shrimp hotpot, and crocodile karaage) and they were delicious. 2 of us got kangaroo loin and 2 got eye fillet for main course and we also got a bottle of the... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best in Port Douglas....or probably the State! From the minute you're met outside to when you leave this place feels special. Lovely decor...great food and service. Went twice in our week there. All meals excellent. Love this place

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was an absolute delight - beautiful food - prepared perfectly - special dietary needs catered for without issue. Fantastic service by a very delightful waitress - a very enjoyable evening - thank you

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: U 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?