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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck pancakes” (81 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (35 reviews)
“kangaroo loin” (32 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 via mobile

Last night we visited Watergate and both ordered the eye fillet. It was cooked beautifully and we were served very quickly and received our meals promptly too. Highly recommend visiting watergate when your in Port Douglas!

1  Thank Danielle A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fabulous meal, great service and excellent food. Well worth the money. Local fish dish outstanding and very comfy.

1  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place for dinner or a cocktail. My dish was great, significant other's pasta was a tad on the fiery side, but still a good buy. Only downside was that they misplaced our reservation, but managed to fit us in on a busy Saturday night...More

1  Thank RuaMaRima
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was very happy with my vegetarian dish of crumbed tofu and noodles, it was tasty and interesting. My husband found his duck pancakes and pork belly underwhelming.

Thank Susanne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last night in Port and couldn't go past this well-recommended restaurant. The duck pancakes lived up to reputation, the seafood was expertly handled, and the friendly and professional service from a very international crew was a treat.

3  Thank davwill44
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Right! Background. I had some top feeds and bad feeds, I've had a meal delivered by helicopter in a bucket on a side of a hill and fresh caught trout in a mountain hut( tasty as)backs of trucks and in the dark. But Watergate has...More

4  Thank MackB61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to make a booking here because every night we walked along McCrossan St it looked inviting and tropical with its flaming torches. We ate on a Monday night and we were glad that we had made a reservation as it was busy. Lauren,...More

2  Thank jilrick
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visit Port Douglas regularly and one of the restaurants we always look forward to eating at is Watergate (more often than not twice on each holiday!) We were looking forward to our first visit into Port Douglas from where we stay in Newell Beach...More

Thank Colin2808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted in the walkway and shown to the lounge area where we were offered a pre-dinner drink. Maitre'd was very friendly and welcoming. Cocktails were superb. We were shown to our table when it was ready. The menu was varied and there was...More

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watergate Restaurant is an hidden gem in Port Douglas. From the entrance it doesn't look like much, but when you get inside it is just really lovely. It has a great little cocktail bar at the front serving excellent cocktails. They have a happy hour...More

2  Thank player13
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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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Don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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12:00 - 00:00
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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
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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