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Nautilus Restaurant

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17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
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6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Elegant outdoor dining in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland. We...
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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  • 85
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Holiday Highlight

Picked this divine venue to celebrate significant birthday with a dozen family/friends whilst on holiday in Port Douglas. Food was magnificent +++ service outstanding, atmosphere absolutely wonderful. Perfect tropical evening at this superb location. A truly memorable dinner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
MLJ3437
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Gisborne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Gisborne, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Picked this divine venue to celebrate significant birthday with a dozen family/friends whilst on holiday in Port Douglas. Food was magnificent +++ service outstanding, atmosphere absolutely wonderful. Perfect tropical evening at this superb location. A truly memorable dinner!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A restaurant for a special occasion. Wonderful ambience under the palm trees on the hill above Port Douglas. Cost a lot - $115 for the 7 course degustation menu - but it was one of the finest meals I've ever had. By the end of the evening I felt energised. Fabulous

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful setting, service and meal at Nautilus on the last night of our week stay in Port Douglas. Leaving the kids with a babysitter, we walked up the long dirt path leaving behind the craziness of the main street and entered a tranquil oasis hidden in the centre of town. The service all night... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant delivers a fabulous all round dining experience. Dining outside in the tropic environment surrounded by wonderful plants. It's a great spot for a romantic dinner. Plenty of space between the tables - it feels very private. The service is very unobtrusive. The food is fantastic and showcases the local produce well. There's an excellent wine list. We went... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The 5 course degustation menu was great, as was the service. The rainforest setting under the stars was truly wonderful. A very memorable evening.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An amazing experience. From the moment you walk up the gravel hill, and enter the restaurant, it is truly beautiful. You will need to book. We went earlier to enjoy a cocktail, before being seated at the restaurant, just to savour the evening. The atmosphere is lovely and quiet - no children policy makes this evening very special. The fairy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The entrance from Macrossan St in the centre of Port Douglas doesn't prepare you for what awaits at the top of the long pathway. Nautilus is a beautiful, beautiful restaurant in the open air under the huge palm trees. Food and wines are high quality (and expensive), but you probably won't mind because the overall experience is one you will... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

No-one could fault the magnificent rain forest setting, it is spectacular. We had the 5 course degustation menu which was not of a standard that would be compete with any of the fine dining establishments we have in Geelong. Gravalax was good, Crispy skin pork belly came minus the crispy skin and no follow up after we told our waiter,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Had the 7 course degustation, was really nice but missed the amazing mark of other degustations we have had - tuna and prawns were the favourites. Upgraded desert to the chocolate fondant. The best part about it is being outside in the candle lit trees. Most of the wait staff were lovely but we found one older gentleman a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We booked a special evening with another couple. The setting was great, alfresco, under the lit up palms. We asked for a table on the forest deck. Make sure you allow time for a pre-dinner drink in the lounge area, it is an open area within a tropical palm setting and really sets the mood for the dinner. The food... More 

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Additional Information about Nautilus Restaurant

Address: 17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5330
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 22 - 75
Cuisine: International, Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 75
  • Cuisine: International, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Elegant outdoor dining in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland. We specialise in romantic dinners for 2 to group functions and weddings.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?