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Nautilus Restaurant

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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, Delivery, 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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  • 86
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  • 61
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  • 23
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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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Our last night in Port Douglas, we visited the Nautilus. Had 5 course degustation with matching wines and weren't disappointed. It was a fantastic experience, the setting is perfect, the food beautiful and the wines were matched perfectly. Service (from gentlemen from Christchurch) was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Brad D
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Taupo
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The environment and staff were very pleasant, however, for their reputation and the price of the food I expected the meal to be really impressive. Both my husband and I were sably disappointed. Had much better meals in the area without the price tag.

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Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our last night in Port Douglas, we visited the Nautilus. Had 5 course degustation with matching wines and weren't disappointed. It was a fantastic experience, the setting is perfect, the food beautiful and the wines were matched perfectly. Service (from gentlemen from Christchurch) was excellent, attentive but not over the top - allowed us to enjoy our time there. Would... More 

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Beecroft, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took 8 out for dinner, food ok but service very slow and treated with indifference. Wine knowledge of wait staff so poor that basic recommendation not available. Only saving grace was the excellent and friendly waitress

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AMGMPD, General Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jwsarleon, We are sincerely sorry you did not enjoyed your experience at Nautilus. I am having a few issues relating this review and have already informed t/a. We don`t recall having any large groups of 8 or thereabout having any issue in the last couple of weeks. We do checks through the night, we have rating cards available to... More 

Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ordered the 7 course degustation and everything was perfect. Oysters, prawns, painted crayfish, snapper, duck dumpling, mango soufflé...oh my! Yummy cocktails, attentive waitstaff and a magical atmosphere. Cannot be faulted.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We attended for our anniversary and booked well in advance and had a lovely table. The food is fabulous and has a seafood bias...a little problematic for my wife as she had GF and seafood allergy but they did their best to accommodate. The service was excellent and we were well looked after...the coral trout was amazing!

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's fine dining at its best, excellent staff, excellent ambiance and excellent food. Totally what you would expect for a romantic fine dining experience. Some of the menu items have been on the menu for 20+ years, that speaks for itself.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

WOW, the wow factor of this place is awesome, entering from macrossan st, the uphill rainforest path allows you time to soak it all in. Once inside, you get to sit on super comfy regal chairs to relax and enjoy your evening. The basil gin crush is a must have cocktail, I had 2!! The food is superbly presented, it... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had the 5-course tasting menu with matching wines and it was excellent. They offer you bread to start (which is extra) but you don't need it as there is plenty to eat with the five courses - which were all delicious. The atmosphere is magic - all the tables are outside in a rainforest setting, with lights up the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Food was just a smidgen below awesome, but very cool layout/decor and atmosphere. Staff were on point, great experience overall.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was a returning customer to the beautiful palm tree lined environment of Nautilus Restaurant. We relax over a pre-dinner drink and are escorted to our table. We ordered the five course degustation menu but changed the lamb to the coral trout. The Salmon Gravalax was beautifully cured in house. The twice cooked pork belly was fantastic, a really great... 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 22 - 73
Cuisine: International, Australian

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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 22 - 73
  • Cuisine: International, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?