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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” (80 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (34 reviews)
“kangaroo loin” (31 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 yesterday

The entry is off a main road down a walkway to the door, it’s a welcome walk given most places enter directly off the street-front. Entering to a lounge or bar, a small room, everything is somewhat subdued or dark; dark wood and wall accents...More

Thank Swim54low
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must for every visit to Port Douglas! Food is delicious. Service is excellent. Wine list is great.

1  Thank lizzy122015
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really rate the food here and the staff. Its fresh it’s tasty and child friendly (till 6.30pm). My favourite place to eat in Port Douglas.

1  Thank r0ck1234
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here two nights ago For entree we had A. Pork Belly with the dumplings; and B. Crocodile spring rolls Both were excellent - well seasoned and cooked For main we had Crab cannelloni - 5 plump tubes with exactly the right amount of...More

1  Thank David W W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food and great environment in a back patio off the street. The wait star was pretty robotic though. More than once I would ask a question about a drink or menu item and get a yes or no answer with no further explanation. Pretty...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Having eaten a tough piece of kangaroo in Cairns I was keen to see if this restaurant could improve on it and they came up trumps. I ordered the kangaroo loin. It was cooked to perfection -- tender, juicy, medium rare and delicious. A lovely...More

1  Thank Khaki53
Reviewed 6 days ago

For our final night in Port Douglas we made reservations for Watergate encouraged by comments from locals that it was their preferred place to dine. It certainly was a positive experience from the onset, as we were greeted at the entrance, escorted into the restaurant...More

1  Thank SunnyCoastDiner
Reviewed 1 week ago

No wonder this restaurant is the most popular in Port Douglas! From Macrossan Street at night the entrance is a little hard to find but you walk down a raised boardwalk to a magical dining experience. You are seated in a covered outdoor area around...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought I should finally get my act together and start contributing to TripAdvisor reviews only because I rely so heavily (rightly or wrongly) on reviews left by others. Beautiful restaurant, friendly wait staff and great ambience. They have a new menu (as of today)...More

1  Thank Maryoola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on our last night on recommendation of friends and were not disappointed very warm welcome when we arrived seated at lovely table on deck . Very friendly and helpful waitress we both chose crocodile spring rolls which were excellent then I had...More

1  Thank Orbeo
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scott r
Are you open Christmas day? Looking for a place for Christmas dinner for our family of 13. Thanks
22 October 2016|
Response from flickymicky | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if they are.
Are children welcome?
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.
children's menu
5 July 2016|
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Response from Thommo178 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 28
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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