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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Last night my partner and I went to watergate for the 6th time and go every time (sometimes twice) every visit to PD. However the experience last night was far from what we have ever experienced. So our booking was at 1845 and we got...More

Thank Jc747400
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant great staff and GREAT FOOD. Thanks Dave and to your great team. Keira?? Was absolutely a gem of a person. Looked after all our needs and we always got high fives. Fun, friendly and cuisine that has you wanting to go back to...More

Thank LifeIsFun52
Reviewed 6 days ago

the meal was very good staff service was excellent drink was cold you could not ask for much more, the atmosphere was felt very good on our ist night out

Thank mayne2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked into the restaurant we were looked after. Menus brought promptly and choice of water required. Our 10 year old didn't feel like she was treated like a baby either. Food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long for...More

Thank cyntwh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant during a quick trip to Port Douglas. Its real strength is the ambience/atmosphere in the evening with low and intimate lighting. The staff were quite good - although they were slow on some of our...More

Thank rgj64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being off the street it’s not obvious its there. Our hotel concierge recommended it. Friendly experience with great service. Menu has variety and is interesting. Value for money. Take your insect repellent!

1  Thank mbardrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found food was average nut costly, staff not professional behaves like we were in subway or McDonalds.

1  Thank ChloeLee69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for the first time during our 4th visit to PD - and we shall definitely be returning next time we visit PD. The food and service were amazing. Wonderful atmosphere and the staff sang beautifully!!

1  Thank AtripleC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting even thought it is up a small lane. Staff were friendly & made me feel relaxed, as I was dining alone. Lovely choice of menu with lots of local produce used. Price is mid-range, portion size average, prompt service, food hot, well presented...More

1  Thank xtwigx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked in advance and were seated on the verandah at a nice, quiet table, as requested. My husband ordered the panfried local reef fish with coconut risotto cake and kafir lime beurre blance - $37.90. I ordered the pan-seared duck breast with seared...More

1  Thank DenJan2
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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
scott r
22 October 2016|
Response from flickymicky | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if they are.
27 August 2016|
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Response from levijaya | Reviewed this property |
Ours definitely were, ages 16,14 and 12. Saw smaller children there at earlier dinner setting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 29
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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