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Nautilus Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, International
As featured in Best Food in Port Douglas
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17 Murphy St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an incredible place. In the trees this Restaurant is like being in Fairyland. It is buzzy and beautiful with the most comfortable quirky chairs. We had the seven course tasting menu with wine. It was s perfectly balanced and beautifully prepared meal. We visited just after it had rained and there was a wonderful feel about the Restaurant especially... More 

Thank rizzy80
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is no doubt the best restaurant in Port Douglas for a special occasion. I have been here many times over the years and it's always fabulous. Food and service is world class. Thank you again

Thank jane B
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wandering through Port Douglas on a Saturday night without a booking is a recipe for starvation. Everywhere was full. Naturally. Then we took a chance at Nautilus. As it happened someone had failed to show and so we were shown to a table under a canopy of palms with a resident bandicoot roaming around welcoming guests. This place is as... More 

Thank Neil W
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Greeting was welcoming. Surrounding palm trees soaring above create an intimate and unusual ambiance. Starters were all excellent which were the Duck Dumplings, Steak Tartare and Pork Belly. Mains Beef Duo was claimed to be so tender and delicious. I had the Seafood currie which was cooked to perfection. The currie sauce flavour was spot on however a little salty... More 

1 Thank Fitpete
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nautilis is truly unique, the rainforest setting is wonderful. The signature coral trout was great, but very expensive at $65 - could get an at Asian restaurant close to half this price. There are a lot of good restaurants in Port Douglas and Palm Cove, thus for us this a once only visit due to the prices.

Thank alison588
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nautilus is certainly a great restaurant with an impressive setting under the palm trees. It probably should be a little less expensive. The service is average. Suggest you take the track up the hill to enter and exit to have the full beautiful experience, rather than use the other entrance near the waiters room. Overall it's a recommended visit.

Thank mythoughts18
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dinner for two during our week in Port Douglas. We called to book the day before and were able to secure a table. The food was amazing. Highlights were the duck dumplings and the duo of beef. A couple of errors by staff while we were there but overall the service matched the style and standard of the unique outdoor... More 

Thank tripnotes_11
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gorgeous open air restaurant. Great atmosphere. Wonderful staff. Only one booking per table each night so you can linger as long as you like for your meal. Expensive but so worth it.

Thank hoo08
Coogee, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner at Nautilus was superb. The staff were very helpful. Our Entrees were very tasty especially the duck dumplings and the hand painted crab. My only advice is to not let your eyes be too big for your stomach. The Coral Trout was delicious but I needed a long walk home it was so filling. The bandicoots just added... More 

Thank morkeld1
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A MUST, if you visit Cairns/Port Douglas this landmark restaurant must be experienced, enjoy dinner out doors amongst the trees is an experience not to be missed, fantastic menu with Coral Trout for me the highlight.

Thank Patrick K. L

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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 - $76
Australian, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?