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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 98 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $82
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went here for my wife's birthday fantastic meal had the 5 course degestation with wine great meal, service and to dine in rain Forrest thanks

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Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Having never dined at what is considered amongst most to be the poshest place in Port Douglas despite living there for three years in my young adulthood, I was super excited about my recent visit to Nautilus for a belated birthday celebration with my parents. Perhaps my expectations were too high ... but they were directly relational to the prices,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We dined at Nautilus 15 years ago and as it was our anniversary again, we decided to see if it was still an experience. Their booking service is crazy, so if you've made a reservation, I would ring them and double check as I was receiving different peoples' reservation reminders and when I rang, they had the wrong phone number... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely no doubt that the surroundings and atmosphere make this a stand out venue in Port Douglas. No complaints so far as the fare is concerned either. My wife had mud crab and I had the reef and beef...both excellent. At the end of the day though I had some difficulty in justifying the total expenditure which was , shall... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had our anniversary dinner here at Nautilis - I was a bit worried about the bug and mosquito situation being set amongst the rainforest off Macrossan St but it was absolutely fine and didn't get eaten at all (which i would normally do). The food was lovely but it was a bit slow in the service. We dined at... More 

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Queensland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Nautilus is an amazing looking restaurant - the high backed chairs amongst the palm trees resembles a scene from Tolkien style tropical elfish village. Service was good and friendly. I started with a selection of focaccia, three sizable pieces and all tasty and substantial. An amuse bouche of coral trout was gratefully received. My main course of spatchcock ballotine... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was our second visit to Nautilus. I love the setting in the rainforest and the menu has your mouth watering but unfortunately the food lets it down. I had to send my main course back as it was cold and when it came again it was so salty I had to drink 3 glasses of water! It's such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Neighbours recommended Nautilus to us when they heard we were staying in Port Douglas. So glad we followed their advice, as the whole experience was quite unique. it's not a cheap night out but worth every cent.Looking up at the night sky while eating delicious food makes for a memorable evening.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We recently had dinner at Nautilus in Port Douglas and we were blown away by the amazing setting of the restaurant, excellent service, great cocktails and top quality food. If you are wanting to try a restaurant that is a little bit special, then this is the place to go in Port Douglas.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We celebrated our wedding reception here in early October 2014 enjoying sole use of the palm courtyard. This restaurant was the highlight of our wedding and all of our guests could not stop talking about it afterwards. The food was absolutely divine and the staff were so happy for us and accommodating. We loved it so much we returned a... More 

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Additional Information about Nautilus Restaurant

Address: 17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5330
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 82
Cuisine: Australian, International

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