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Nautilus Restaurant

17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
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Ranked #17 of 96 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $88
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nautilus has one of the most unique tropical outdoor dining room setting and we found it a perfect venue for our special occasion. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Pre dinner drinks( great martini 's) ,7 course tasting menu with very well matched wines. Food was fantastic starting with lighter style seafood dishes followed by duck gyoza and eye fillet,... More

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Imagine dining in an elvish wonderland.. Ambience, Service, scenery and food were all world class. The mud crab was spectacular I can't wait to return!

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

glorious garden setting with lit-up palm trees and unique high backed chairs - terrific menu and food, and great service - highly recommended for special dinner

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Nagambie Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Nautilus Restaurant! WOW, what an atmosphere this place has!! Walking up the pathway surrounded by palms and tropical plants lies the lit up pathway to heaven. Nautilus deserves a 20 out of 10 for its presentation. This would have to be the most romantic restaurant I have ever been to. Eating under the stars with the palm trees over head... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Absolutely wonderful outdoor setting, nestled among the palm trees on a balmy tropical night to be delighted by some the best food on a lovely degustation menu which was quite a culinary journey. I loved the restaurant approach. Service was excellent.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Heartbreakingly bad, the former pride of Port Douglas brought oh so low... We were "greeted" by the arrogant and aloof manager who was unable initially to find our reservation, before finding it had been incorrectly input by another staff member. We were then seated at our table and providers with a lantern which promptly went out (not an issue, these... More

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sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Hard to top this one one of my top ten in the world the location is amazing , service first class, and great food , what more can you say.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nautilus is nestled away in the tree tops; the brief walk up to the restaurant leaves the township feeling far behind. It feels like you're sitting in the canopy of a rainforest whilst you start off with cocktails. We had the full 7 course "Chefs Tasting" degustation menu (with wine). It was one of the best dinners we've ever had,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were greeted by an extremely nice guy who asked his manager if it was okay for us to just sit and have a drink. An extremely rude man with glass and brown hair says "Yep, over here" and points us to two chairs. After waiting for 15 mins for someone to come and take our order, we decide to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were rapt with our meal at nautilus. Our waitress was delightful, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful. Very impressive wine list. Strongly recommend.

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