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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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  • 545
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
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
Under the stars and trees!

This was on my bucket list to dine at Nautilus. It met all my expectations and more. The atmosphere sitting under the trees and stars in perfect weather. The service was sensational nothing was too difficult, the specials were explained perfectly and the seating was comfortable. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Tracy S
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Mornington, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Mornington, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was on my bucket list to dine at Nautilus. It met all my expectations and more. The atmosphere sitting under the trees and stars in perfect weather. The service was sensational nothing was too difficult, the specials were explained perfectly and the seating was comfortable. The food was delicious we had a steak and Barramundi cooked to perfection the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a amazing place, what a experiance in such a romantic setting! Moscato -amazing. Entree scallops and foccacia -amazing. Main duck and lamb rack - amazing. Dessert foundent and tart - very average. Staff friendly and helpful! The dessert was a bit of a let down but everything was so amazing!!!

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Perth, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This restaurant has been in Pert Douglas a long time and has achieved legendary status. We had a fine meal there and eveything was as you would expect in an upper level restaurant

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Thank you to the Amazing Chefs and Front of house pioneers, that made our special night truly unforgettable! My Partner was very impressed with the delicious vegetarian options available , which was her highlight, as its normally the difficult part about Dining out, finding a place that does both our Favourites, I could not go pass the Mud crab, (chilli... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A must to do in Port Douglas! Great cocktails and a great menu. Service is excellent in beautiful surroundings

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Love fine food. Recently ate at Aria in Brisbane. Nautilus delivered what Aria didn't. Tasty and well presentation food. The portions were full of flavour and had me loving things I wouldn't normally eat. Waiters were knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be heading back. Highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had the full 5 course degustation menu, with wine and Coral Trout. It was one of the best dinners we've ever had, and we enjoyed every course that was served. The service was excellent, and the staff were attentive to all our needs whilst being very friendly and chatty, but never intrusive onto our night out. We enjoyed every... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a delicious experience at Nautilus this past week. We indulged in a degustation menu with wine matchings, which was reasonable priced for the quality of the food and drink! The venue was both intimate and spacious and is not for a quick bite! We spent two and half hours whiling the evening away as we heard the rain... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was the third time we dined at the Nautilus Restaurant in Port Douglas and it will be our last. The restaurant relies heavily on its location and ambience, but beyond that, the food and service are ordinary. To begin with, the wait staff lack any professional style or courtesy. We waited ages for our orders to be taken and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We arrived on time and invited to sit in the lounge for pre-dinner drinks. Those drinks were a long time in coming. After getting the drinks we were hurried to our table. That defeats the purpose of pre-dinner drinks. When we were seated at our table, we again waited. And waited. The order of dishes was almost a disaster, with... More 

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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 24 - 78
  • Cuisine: International, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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?