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Nautilus Restaurant

17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
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Ranked #11 of 95 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $93
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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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was our second dinner at Nautilis in 4 years. We dined there on 21 august 2014. The staff were excellent, the best without a doubt in Port Douglas. We ordered the poached Moreton bay bug with paw paw gazpacho for entree. The bug was normal size, it appeared to be borderline cooked, which was somewhat disturbing. It was very... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We finally got along to Nautilus after a couple of trips to Port Douglas. The restaurant setting is spectacular and worth a visit for this alone. My seafood plate was fairly unimaginative and a bit sparse. My partner's main of risotto with prawns was OK. The pacing of the meal and drinks was also a bit off. The food and... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It was our first time dining in this restaurant after many many recommendations by friends and it lived up to every expectation we had. We arrived to a candle lit path and upon entering were greeted by the (amazing) bartenders, chefs and wait staff who went above and beyond during our meal. I would definitely recommend heading there before your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Several friends raved about and recommended this restaurant and it lived up to every expectation and recommendation. Book early. Go a tad early so you can sit and sip a cocktail in the lounge amongst the rainforest trees. The food is very good and the service is great. It is only spoiled by the fact that if paying by credit... More

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Ravensbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had the 7 courses with wine. Each wine complimented each course beautifully. Every course was delicious. I would definitely go back again. I walked out feeling very satisfied. All the staff were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Wander up a winding candlelit path leading into the trees and find yourself in an idyllic setting. Delicious freshly cooked food, fantastic menu, wonderful wines. Go early for a cocktail to start. I chose the tasting menu with wines so tried things I wouldn't usually chose. A wonderful meal. Definitely a splurge. Don't forget to book because it is very... More

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Corlette, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

While visiting friends in Port Douglas we dined at Nautilus at their suggestion. We had the 5 course degustation and our friends had the 7 course. The food was fantastic and the wines were well matched. The outdoor garden setting is magnificent, and we'd go again just for that alone.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Quite simply the best we've had the pleasure of experiencing! Fantastic setting, staff and of course the food and drink were exceptional. This really was a special occasion and fully lived up to expectations. If only they could set up a UK franchise! Thanks to all involved. Needless to say, highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Secluded unique location set in the tropical greenery at a secluded walk off the Main Street. The high back chairs are the best, so comfortable and supportive with head rests. The service was excellent if subject to a few pauses at times. Ours was a 30th wedding anniversary dinner as a couple. We were quite relieved children under 8 weren't... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited for my Daughter's birthday and it was such a fantastic place to celebrate the special day. Just walking up to the restaurant makes you feel like you are leaving the world behind and then it's like entering the rainforest canopy. It's quite magical! The food was fabulous, service brilliant and the setting is like nowhere else - it... More

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