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Nautilus Restaurant

17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
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Ranked #10 of 95 restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $94
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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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This truly is a beautiful restaurant, with nautically themes chairs outside under the stars. It is worth seeing via ordering an appetizer, cocktail or dessert but don't go there for a full meal or you might be disappointed. We saw all the rave reviews and we're expecting a delicious culinary experience (particularly for the very high prices) but were underwhelmed... More

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a dining experience - cocktails are amazing, venue is absolutely wonderful and the service is the best. A once in a lifetime for us treated by our son for my birthday. Very very special night

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Canberra, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely the best of the half dozen restaurants we tried in Port Douglas - so good we ate there twice. Everything about it puts it head and shoulders above other restaurants in town. The tables are all outdoors, scattered amongst the tropical vegetation on two levels on the side of Flagstaff Hill. They're well-spaced which, coupled with being outdoors, means... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My mom and I had a special dinner here during our first ever visit to Port Douglas. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was unlike any other restaurant we've ever been in, and the food was great! They came highly recommended to us and exceeded our expectations. The weather was perfect, and the outdoor seating were you felt like you... More

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Innisfail, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After 60 years in business, hats of the the Nautilus team for their contribution to the food scene in Port Douglas. Sadly for us it was a little too much of a step back in time, and not somewhere we would eagerly return. I am sure my grandparents would perhaps enjoy it however. Atmosphere (2/5) - entering via the kitchen... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a wonderful place to eat. This place is amazing,I am so so happy i finally went. My husband and i have been to Port Douglas 5 times and have always had our children so have never been able to go. We had the 7 courses menu and the meal was sensational and very well balanced. Would go back again... More

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Hamilton Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The restaurant was absolutely beautiful. You walked up a dirt path from the main road and walked into dining in the rainforest! Our waiter was knowledgeable and gave great service. We were celebrating our third anniversary and they gave us a beautiful card congratulating us on our special occasion. The entree's were incredible....the duck dumplings the best I have ever... More

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nautilus has a tranquil tropical setting with excellent food, discreet service and fabulous chocolate fondant! A very romantic venue. The restaurant may be more expensive than most others in Port Douglas but the overall experience is second to none. What's not to like. Five stars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nautilus had been highly recommended by friends who suggested that we would need to book well in advance. For a number of reasons we did not book before arriving in Port Douglas and when we arrived we rang on the off chance of getting a table. The receptionist was very accommodating and managed to find us a table a couple... More

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Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Hard to encapsulate everything about Nautilus. It seems a bit outre at first, but it delivers in ambience and food. A very comfortable arrangement of seating among tropical greenery which accommodates a lot of people but avoids any feeling of crowding or encroachment. Service was efficient and attentive and the kitchen delivered in presentation and taste. All up, a marvellous... More

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