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Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

U 3 31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5544
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck pancakes” (87 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (35 reviews)
“kangaroo loin” (33 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
U 3 31 Macrossan St | Cnr Grant & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I recently had dinner here while visiting the Daintree. Chose it because it was well recommended by our hotel and by Trip Advisor. Needless to say, e we weren't disappointed. Sat outside on a warm and pleasant night. The service was excellent...More

1  Thank fitzfam51
Reviewed 2 days ago

We felt like we were eating in the rainforest. Very attentive staff, and the guy made us iced tea whoch was superb. We had a wonderful salad with perfect dressing and seaffod canneloni. I would recommend both. We are going back in a couple of...More

1  Thank PatKellyPK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watergate restaurant has a small alley like entrance off Macrossan Street. This opens into a beautiful Asian style setting with gardens, decor, flare lamps and an aroma reminiscent of a tropical night. The staff were excellent - friendly, attentive, informative and efficient. This was one...More

3  Thank Cronulla_family
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner our last night in Port Douglas was an absolute delight. Very nice setting; excellent wait staff; beautiful meal. Highly recommend - ensure that you book to get the time you want.

3  Thank AndrewM1968
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very attentive. Happy hour drinks from 4-6 great value. The food was fantastic. We chose to sit in the lounge area and share plates. The sushimi... amazing and highly recommended. Duck pancakes and crocodile spring rolls also a must.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly service and lovely meal. Would return in a heartbeat. One of the must do's for Port Douglas for dinner.

3  Thank richardfI5575LX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, lovely staff ! Although a little pricey, we didn't realise the prices before going in, although still worth the experience !

3  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful atmosphere, good service & food, some unusual dishes on the menu such as kangaroo and crocodile.

1  Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful evening this was, staff where very attentive but not in your face, food was amazing and do know how to mix an Espresso Martini. And you can call in for a drink at the bar if you wish.

3  Thank mollyAdelaide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having dined beautifully the previous evening at Harrison's Bistro-H we realised pretty soon that although they try, the food on the plates was disappointing in comparison. For a similar price. I wonder why people don't realise -- are they put off by 'posh' or feel...More

Thank peterallen48
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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
21 October 2016|
Response from flickymicky | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if they are.
26 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
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Average prices
US$14 - US$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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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: 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
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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 5:30pm, 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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