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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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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck pancakes” (106 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (42 reviews)
“kangaroo loin” (44 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
31 Macrossan St | cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Took our daughter here for her 16th birthday while on holiday in Port Douglas. Great atmosphere, food and mock tails for the family. We will be back one day 👍👍

Thank Samuel Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had high hopes when coming here after receiving multiple recommendations. We came as a couple, and walked into a nice environment, with friendly staff and took our table. I ordered eggplant as an entree, my wife crab cakes. The crab cakes were really fantastic...More

Thank wintercoat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So this place earns 2nd only due to location. My fave has an incredible view of The Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, hard to beat right. But dont let that put you off in any way, 2nd place is massive. The ambiance of the...More

1  Thank Maps585537
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a little gem. The restaurant itself is really nice, with a great table layout which creates a greate environment for an almost private dining experience. The staff were friendly and polite. The food was very, very good! The kangaroo was exquisite! I would...More

1  Thank CulinaryJourney123
Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself and friends came here for a long afternoon lunch. The food was wonderful and the wine list good. We took our time and went past lunch hours. The staff were very accomodating and allowed us to continue.

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well people extremely friendly and all was going great. Waiter came over we ordered right away and a bottle of wine. 20 minutes later I actually got up to approach him where is the wine? He said at the bar waiting to be open, then...More

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Watergate for dinner. They kindly allowed us to order from the tapas menu and we also enjoyed the cocktails. The dinner menu looks delicious too. Very relaxing environment, friendly and efficient staff. I'll be back to try more from the menus.

1  Thank Reyna A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love our seafood risotto so when I saw a GF Seafood Risotto - I had to book!! And we were absolutely delighted with our meal!! It was a beautiful seafood risotto & will be counting down until I can order again. The entree of...More

1  Thank sunburntface
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy hour at Watergate was a lovely experience. Delicious $10 cocktails in a comfortable lounge with attentive service and the option to stay for dinner is a winning combination to me!

1  Thank Lesley3134
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you could wish for. This was a special family dinner for my 50th birthday. Staff were fantastic, food was amazing and setting was beautiful. Thank you to Watergate for a memorable evening.

1  Thank Caroline C
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Leskind
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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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.
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Hazel047
23 July 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 26
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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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 5:30 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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