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Nautilus Restaurant

17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
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Ranked #17 of 96 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $88
Cuisines: Australian, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Elegant outdoor dining in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland. We specialise in romantic dinners for 2 to group functions and weddings.
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Hobart
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Port Douglas I was excited to return to Nautilus, we had had such a great time in 2003. I was disappointed with the food, the surroundings were as previously; lovely. I felt it had lost the WOW factor. I had 5 course degustation menu and wines and there was nothing that I would have come... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had a really fun night at Nautilus. This is the second time I have been here. The first time was a romantic dinner many years ago where we ordered the crab and that proved to be very hard work but a story we have dined out on for years! This time we went back with friends. We had a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A great location for a really nice meal. The food was all very good quality, I would highly recommend the chefs tasting menu although we did go for a bottle of wine rather than the reasonably expensive matching wines. The location is one of the most unique in Port Douglas, it is easy to forget you are still inside a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nautilus has one of the most unique tropical outdoor dining room setting and we found it a perfect venue for our special occasion. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Pre dinner drinks( great martini 's) ,7 course tasting menu with very well matched wines. Food was fantastic starting with lighter style seafood dishes followed by duck gyoza and eye fillet,... More

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Imagine dining in an elvish wonderland.. Ambience, Service, scenery and food were all world class. The mud crab was spectacular I can't wait to return!

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

glorious garden setting with lit-up palm trees and unique high backed chairs - terrific menu and food, and great service - highly recommended for special dinner

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Nagambie Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nautilus Restaurant! WOW, what an atmosphere this place has!! Walking up the pathway surrounded by palms and tropical plants lies the lit up pathway to heaven. Nautilus deserves a 20 out of 10 for its presentation. This would have to be the most romantic restaurant I have ever been to. Eating under the stars with the palm trees over head... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Absolutely wonderful outdoor setting, nestled among the palm trees on a balmy tropical night to be delighted by some the best food on a lovely degustation menu which was quite a culinary journey. I loved the restaurant approach. Service was excellent.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Heartbreakingly bad, the former pride of Port Douglas brought oh so low... We were "greeted" by the arrogant and aloof manager who was unable initially to find our reservation, before finding it had been incorrectly input by another staff member. We were then seated at our table and providers with a lantern which promptly went out (not an issue, these... More

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sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Hard to top this one one of my top ten in the world the location is amazing , service first class, and great food , what more can you say.

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