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“Not Happy Jan!!!”
Review of Tin Shed

Tin Shed
Ranked #25 of 118 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Being a Club you do have to sign, but anyone can do it. This place is mentioned in lots of reviews and is a gem
Kewarra Beach, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not Happy Jan!!!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Being from Cairns any excuse to travel the 45 minutes to Port Douglas for the day is taken up with gusto. Usually we meet at the Tin Shed as it has spectacular views, a wonderful atmosphere and great food. Supplemented by great company what could go wrong???

We arrived at 12.30 to order lunch, I had a nephew visiting from down south so we thought that it would be a shortish lunch and we would do Hartley's on the way home... There were 3 couples. The first received their meal promptly and thought it was wonderful, the next couple took about another 20 minutes to receive theirs (they were having the fish and some garlic bread) Alas no word on our 3 lunches. The staff there were great and kept checking to see what was happening and kept being advised that it would be ready soon..... they only had 1 cook/chef catering to a full crowd, including a tour group of around 12 or so. More than and hour after ordering our meals we gave up waiting. The staff there were proactive and did advise the manager of the situation before we decided against staying, and then offered us complementary drinks, but we really did want to get to Hartley's before it closed we requested a refund instead and then went to Mockas for a pie...

Today was particularly disappointing as I am having my 50th in Port Douglas at the end of the year and up until today was going to discuss with the Tin Shed about the possibility of having it there, this has made us change our minds on the venue...shame!!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic Food & Service!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Food was fantastic! Great atmospher & service! We heard great things from friends and were pleasantly happy to have the same experience.
We will most defiantly come back & recommend.
Food recommendation: you must have the bucket of prawns! The best we have ever had

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“We returned for more!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Location, location, location! This restaurant is what Port Douglas is all about - sitting by the water and enjoying the view.

Being part of the Combined Club, the food and drinks are reasonably priced and we enjoyed our meals. As it says in the title, we liked it enough to return for more.

  • Visited April 2013
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Swan Hill, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great food great location”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

great location overlooking dickson inlet, quality food with outdoor dining, great value for money. get in early for a table over the water

Visited April 2013
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Speewah
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Perfect sundowner spot”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We always I really mean always have a sundowner here, the views over the inlet are stunning. Regardless if it raining, cloudy or that perfect sunset.
They have "fat yak" on tap to add to your drinking experience! The wine list is good and the prices are very sensible.
You may start thinking drink here eat somewhere else but, once you see the meals going out it is often very hard to leave, they have a small menu but it is done well, with specials that are enticing, my latest fav on the menu is the "tropical salad" it is a salad but... Don't panic generous serve of local prawns with an eclectic mix of tropical fruits to tease the palate and a huge serving. This fish and chips a good solid hard to go past especially as a plate is delivered near by and you can smell the freshness of it, the barramundi spring rolls are tasty too.

  • Visited April 2013
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