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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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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Ordered digestation. Starters and main were good, well prepared and decent tasting but nothing overly impressive. Dessert was disappointing. Three out of four of us didn't find it nice. I ordered a coconut cheesecake which came out deconstructed and was a mess especially when eating a spoonful of the various elements. Atmosphere was nice and our waiter was very friendly... More 

3 Thank Rudy S
Neutral Bay, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

Fantastic food in the tropics! We recently visited the restaurant from a recommendation and we were not disappointed it was fantastic! Last minute food allergies were not a problem for the chef to our relief our night was amazing !

1 Thank Michelle D
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wow! The most amazing setting. We had a lovely night, perfect weather and nice food. The food is a little pricey but worth a visit to see the beautiful surroundings.

Thank jeana m
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant like no other set in interaction with a rain forest. After walking up the path from the main street you are transported to another world. We were dining with our 4 children and the waiting staff were just so lovely to them all, even performing a magic trick. The food was great too, with them even... More 

Thank Kazzahmataz
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

There were 4 adults in our party and we decided before dinner we'd have a drink at the bar. I've been to quite a few bars and restaurants in the tropics, but the ambience and aesthetics of Nautilus was exceptional. You actually feel like you're in the canopy of a rain forest. But, then again, this place has been here... More 

3 Thank Pacblue
Mackay Region, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

When you walk into the restaurant you can't help but look up. The setting is beautiful and refreshing. We had oysters to start and the 5 Course Tasting menu with wines to match. It was lovely. The oysters were perfect. The only thing I give 4 stars for was the service. The waitress was lovely but not 5 star. When... More 

Thank Fox09
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Unfortunately we weren't overly impressed and this was largely due to the waiter we had. He was arrogant yet had no wine knowledge at all. He seemed to brush over our questions on their wines and misinformed me on what fish I would be getting for fish of the day. When you are paying $115 per head for food, that... More 

4 Thank Petrina_a
Darwin, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

What a breathtaking place, love the feel of it and the atmosphere with the lighting and the seating. We actually got engaged here back in 2008 but returned this year (June 2015) wondering if the Nautilus would still hold the same romantic ambiance and stunning surrounds - it did not disappoint! The lighting and decor are perfect and it really... More 

1 Thank 857travelbug02
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Food was too fussy and overdone. I would have rather had great produce simply prepared. I will not come back. The atmosphere was impressive, I suggest you have a couple of drinks and some small bites rather than the 5 course degustation meal which is what we ordered.

3 Thank Nicole E
AMGMPD, General Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

HI Nicole, We are deeply sorry you did not enjoy our food. Our 5 course and 7 course degustation are the most popular choice at Nautilus and are very well received by our customers. For the benefit of other readers Nautilus is certainly not a place to come and have a couple of drinks and some small bites (we do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a pre-dinner cocktail. Amazing setting, you really feel like you're in the jungle. Cocktails were nice, but staff a bit stand-offish. Menu looked interesting, but very pricey.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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?