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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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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 2 days ago

Set in a lovely environment just of the main St is the Watergate. Lovely environment. Nice well presented food. The only negative for me was the waiters were so busy you became worn out watching running around.

1  Thank 963Lesley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by David and attended to by alyse and a couple of make floor staff , all were very courteous. We shared the dips and pork belly and both were excellent. For main we both had eye fillet and even though not a huge piece...More

2  Thank andrewo657
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is wonderful, a bit pricey but it’s worth it! Beautiful atmosphere and staff too. Highly recommend!

2  Thank jordim162
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a recommendation and it was a lovely restaurant. Good menu - starter of duck pancakes was particularly good. Wine selection excellent too. Slightly short staffed on a Tuesday evening but nevertheless the service was charming.

1  Thank CatherineD09
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed with the pork steak I had which was tough and the crab cannelloni was not to my liking. Staff were nice.

1  Thank nicolina20182018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on our last night and unfortunately we had already had dinner so can't comment on the food, except the menu looked amazing. We stayed for a couple of drinks in the bar, the service was excellent. They also do happy hour...More

1  Thank Grovesk1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. The server, Tara I believe, was just wonderful. The food was very good. The cannelloni stuffed with crab was excellent. The reef fish was also, but had very rich sauce.

2  Thank 996douglash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcome into a cool and comfy lounge area Worth coming early for Good value for fine dining Drinks a little pricey and wine list could be longer but overall excellent Actually had seasoned pro workers running the key touch points

1  Thank philipy709
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this restaurant casually strolling through town. Decided we should keep looking as there was 10 min wait for table. After few minutes walk and not finding anything our taste buds were keen on we decided to go back and wait for the table....More

1  Thank renatag78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the eight restaurants we dined at all four of us rated this the best. Ambience was great, the food first class, the wine list was adequate and the whole experience was most enjoyable

1  Thank 2HappyAussies
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July 18, 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
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
There are very few restaurants that do byo in the fat north.
July 23, 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
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  • 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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