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“Great food, ambience”

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Ranked #6 of 83 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$29
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner - entrees duck pancakes, croquettes and mains reef fish and pork belly. All were very tasty, well presented. Good sized portions. Nice ambience - colonial feel, semi outdoor. Attentive service. Recommended.

Date of visit: March 2021
2  Thank SDSydney693
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Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food and beautifully presented. Friendly staff and prompt service. Meals were also well portioned. Thoroughly enjoyed atmosphere. Highly recommend crab lasagna and crocodile spring rolls.

Date of visit: February 2021
3  Thank 2katrina69
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Reviewed 27 February 2021

Visited here twice during our holiday as lots of restaurants were closed for low season. This has great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly, it is very hot and even with the fans my husband and daughter were find it uncomfortable. The food is good, not mind blowing but a varied menu with something for everyone and not just the usual fare.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 25 February 2021

We dined here twice on our recent stay in PD. The first time on recommendation from friends, the second because we had such a great first experience. No waiting for table, (OK it is Feb and off peak) but the restaurant was full both nights, excellent service from the Maître D and the wait staff. Meals were freshly cooked, good size portions and beautifully presented. Wines a bit on the expensive side maybe? Well worth the experience.

Date of visit: February 2021
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1  Thank alan L
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Reviewed 23 February 2021 via mobile

We were recommended by friends to eat here. WOW! The food was amazing. They even have quite a selection of vegetarian meals as well.
The setting was so peaceful amongst the trees and the staff were very professional and friendly. Loved it!!

Date of visit: February 2021
2  Thank TrinaB_12
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