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Nautilus Restaurant

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Pizza, International, Australian
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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: Dinner, Dessert, 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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    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 60
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  • 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
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We went as a couple while in Port Douglas on holidays. The setting of the restaurant is like in a jungle with the stars as light and the Palm trees as ceiling. The chairs makes you think of avatar the film. The service is friendly and efficient without being overbearing. We had steak tartare and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Aquarius2801
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went as a couple while in Port Douglas on holidays. The setting of the restaurant is like in a jungle with the stars as light and the Palm trees as ceiling. The chairs makes you think of avatar the film. The service is friendly and efficient without being overbearing. We had steak tartare and scallops for starters. Both delicious.... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely evening. This is a special experience if you are visiting Port Douglas. It is divine sitting outside under the canopy of the rainforest and listening to the birds going to sleep. We enjoyed the meal, especially the risotto and the mango soufflé was the best dessert I have ever eaten! It was so light and delicious!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Haven't been to this restaurant for a few years as we are from nsw. But it's still,outstanding !! Miss the candles , but the food is delicious!! Had the trout and we decided to share it as recommended with the mash and brocolinni side. Absolutely out of this world. Great service, never let my glass go empty.souffle was to die... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nautilus is a special restaurant. From the walk up a sandy track, to arriving at the top of the hill to a setting under the stars amongst the trees, to the ambiance, to the service, to the food, to the lighting, everything is done just perfectly. Great service, great food, a top restaurant. It comes with a price tag, but... More 

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sydney australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

9 of us had the 5 course degustation menue with wine and the coral trout option together with pre-dinner drinks and canapes.All were excellent. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and together with the ambience of dining under the canopy of palmsthe whole evening was outstanding. Nautilus is without doubt Port Douglas's premier restaurant and would compare to any... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This restaurant offers the foodie in you an opportunity to experience far north queensland's finest food and service in an open air forest setting. My wife and I experienced they seven course degustation with wine and it was a great way to sample all that nautilus has to offer and to experience the great setting and service. My only gripe... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We've previously dined at Nautilus twice in the past 26 years. Each occasion has been outstanding. Our third visit this week was just as exceptional. A perfect night under the stars in the rainforest ambience is a magic experience. The entrees of Bloody Mary oyster shots, scallops and pork belly were all very tasty and very creatively presented. Our main... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We really loved the food and the whole experience! Just perfect for celebrating our anniversary. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Will definitely return next time we will visit Port Douglas.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had planned this meal for a long time and had high expectations and we were delighted with every aspect of this meal which is set in one of the most beautiful rain forest in Port Douglas. The service was initially a little slow but we arrived at 7:30 pm along with a huge number of other diners and it... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service and amazing setting. Was probably our best meal in Port Douglas. Service was very good and friendly, they talked you through the menu and assisted in choicing a wine. I had the pork belly followed by the lamb and my husband had the prawns followed by the eye fillet. The pork croquette was good the pork... 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 - 79
  • Cuisine: Pizza, International, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?