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Nautilus Restaurant

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17 Murphy St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a really unique and wonderful setting and is a must if visiting Port Douglas. We enjoyed the 5 course degustation menu with matching wines. Fantastic flavours with great service. Our only slight niggle was that the puddings were unimaginative and full of sugar and this was a complete contrast to other restaurants we have visited in Australia where... More 

Thank Sailorman79
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can’t beat Nautilus if you want to experience fine gourmet dining in a gorgeous outdoor tropical setting. Dozens of spectacularly tall palm trees, several decorated with fairy lights, create an almost fairy-tale setting for guests. The food is refined and the ingredients local. I'd forgotten just how good wild barramundi can be, especially when served with a delicious carrot... More 

Thank NicolaSydney
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had our first honeymoon dinner at Nautilus. Food was great, staff were kind and service was great. We had the 5 course degustation which I would highly recommend.

Thank Renae M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This so called 'famous' restaurant with tenuous links to the 50's is set in a stunning rainforest style setting. That was about it for my wife and me.It is that sort of place where the staff think rather highly of themselves to work in such a smart restaurant and where the customer should feel privileged to be allowed entry.The dry... More 

Thank Richard G
Trinity Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We moved from Sydney to Trinity Beach about a year ago and have now retired. We wanted something special to celebrate a special occasion so we made the short drive up to Port Douglas last Friday . We stayed at Peppers and booked dinner at Nautilus restaurant - and yes, Nautilus is very, very special. We had the 7 course... More 

Thank Y1294MUjamesl
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our final dinner of our Port Douglas Honeymoon and we indulged in the 7 Course Degustation Menu. Over 3 deliriously romantic hours we experienced some of the most delicious dishes ever (and we are from inner-city Melbourne, so we know world-class dining!) in a setting that needs to be experienced be described (the setting stirred thoughts of the... More 

Thank Claus S
New Rochelle, New York, USA
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In a tropical setting, Nautilus is the perfect place for a "dress up and celebrate" dinner. It is beautifully done. The food--especially the whole coral trout and the lamb chops--is amazing. Fresh, hot, well served. Ten out of ten!

Thank Geoff B
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our fourth time to Port Douglas and our fourth time to Nautilus. It is such a special experience and every time the food, atmosphere and service has exceeded our expectations. This time we went for the 7 course degustation menu and were not disappointed. Favourites from that menu were the prawn, the duck dumplings, the beef main and... More 

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Mt Martha, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special anniversary dinner based on recommendation entree was just ok but the best main I have had in years the beef duo with truffle mash was simply amazing. Staff were cute out but really missed the boat on getting us to stay longer and spend more. Were more interested throughout the night of another table. Will come back though!!

Thank soakaos
Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted by friendly staff, seated and attended to in a timely fashion. All staff were engaging and knowledgeable. The entrees were average but the mains and side were amazing and the presentation was flawless. Not cheap but excellent for what we were looking for.

Thank Samantha K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $74
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Murphy St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5330
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?