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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck pancakes” (114 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (44 reviews)
“loin” (48 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 00:00 Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Watergate serves tasty food in a nice setting (although some of the tables are very dark so it is difficult to see what you are eating!). Wouldn't say it was fine dining as such as the starters are very big, we ordered one each which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank welovetravel2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hidden away, but in open sight, this gem reminded us of when we lived in Vietnam, just needed a little sandlewood burning in th background, food was awesome, great selection of wines, great cocktails mixed by an awesome bartender with great flair! Most outstanding feature...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank RobLockwood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My heading for this review is not exaggerated. You must! eat here first or last on your visit to port Douglas, North Queensland. The food is perfect! I was also very impressed with the waitresses who moved around the tables with purpose. Knowing at all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank OwenTheTraveller60
Reviewed 4 days ago

Watergate is setback from the street so not obvious when you are walking by, however, I'm glad that we discovered it. A nice lounge and bar area, with a restaurant section at the back. It is nice, open, , good service and the food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank tiges88
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a delicious dinner at The Watergate on Christmas Eve. The staff was friendly, food was excellent and the cocktails were tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank virginiasal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read that Watergate was No.1 on TripAdvisor so we were keen to try for dinner. Firs impressions weren’t great with the staff more Café in demeanour and dress. Food was quite mediocre with poor plating and sauces that were sticky and sweet. It’s not fine...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank spudfarmer67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined at watergate for the third yr in a row with 7 friends. Such wonderful service which makes you think every waiter owns this business. Food was superb except for one serving of sirloin and when questioned about the quality and we werent really complaining...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank donnac719
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to Port for many years and this week for the first time dined at Watergate. Perhaps it was the underwhelming street presence and what seemed to be a high price point that failed to woo us in the past. Certainly has been...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MikeG2153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in late for drinks and were so impressed we booked for dinner a few days later This is a truly beautiful bar and restaurant with food and staff to match its style and class

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank robertpN2304CI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cuttlefish entree was a delicious way to start the meal. The eye fillet steak was juicy and tasty. Happy hour is 3-6pm so cheaper drinks sweetened the deal!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank loafin2005
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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.
Kirsty H
10 June 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
There are very few restaurants that do byo in the fat north.
23 July 2017|
Response from MackB61 | Reviewed this property |
Hazel this is an awesome restaurant and reasonably priced as well as being friendly. If you want to go up market more go to Nautilus. New year will be warm and humid as, so go Watergate for a cooler experience. Hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 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
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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 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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