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“Great view and great food”

Osprey's Restaurant
Ranked #47 of 115 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Savour the view along the scenic road to Port Douglas even longer by stopping for lunch, dinner or a coffee at Osprey's Restaurant at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. The idyllic eco resort captures the feel of the tropics in its relaxed, open-air Osprey's Restaurant where modern tropical cuisine is a specialty.Enjoy the spectacular elevated setting overlooking the Coral Sea and rainforest-clad mountains that hug the coastline near Port Douglas. Let nature take centre stage while you enjoy contemporary international cuisine. Linger with a coffee in the elegantly casual surrounds to catch up on your emails with the free wifi, ask the friendly staff to identify the birds that share your tree-top position or indulge with sundowners at the end of a leisurely day in the tropics.
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“Great view and great food”
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. Includes valet parking for customers. Food is great quality and affordable. The view is incredible and the open layout of the restaurant is breezy and has a tree house feel. Service is great.

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous food with fantastic vistas”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

The title says it all! Staff were super efficient but with politeness and fun in the delivery.
Not sure if the grand ambience of the building or the fabulous views made our meals tasted better
but probably not!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Andrew M
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing food! Amazing View! Amazing Service!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We were reccommended this place by the agent who booked our Great Barrier Reef Cruise. After a long day out on the ocean, my partner and i were in desperate need of a good meal. Instead of settling for the cafes and pubs around Port Douglas, we decided to try out the place that was suggested to us. We were BLOWN AWAY! From the minute we arrived, our car was valet parked, we were escorted to the restaurant and then escorted to our table right in front of a spectacular view of the sun setting behind the mountains.
Our food consisted of...
Entree:
Baked bread with a light olive oil and Dukkha - Whatever was in that Dukkha, it was delicious!
Seafood Platter for one - Those squid skewers were crazy good!! It wasn't even my entree and i almost finished it!
Hand cut pasta with a creamy sauce, bacon and crab meat - Could not belive how tasty that was. I want some delivered to Sydney ASAP!!
Mains:
Baramundi with kale and polenta - SO SO SO mouth watering with flavours we have never tasted before. Divine!
Lamb Ribs with Tempura Green Paw Paw and Coconut Rice - If i could have one last meal before i die... this would be it.
Dessert:
No room!!

The staff were so good to their customers and i cannot rave enough about the food and the view. I reccommend dining before the sunsets so you can watch the day fade to darkness as you can't see much at night time. Thank you Ospreys!! You ended our trip on a really great note =)

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Raquel C
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Cairns, Australia
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205 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful food and location”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Thala beach lodge restaurant is always beautiful place to go. The food is creative and delicious. The staff are very kind and give good service. It is relaxing and joyful place to come. Must go!

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food and views with outstanding customer service!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at the fabulous Mai Tai Resort (in the Port Douglas hinterland). While there we dined out at many great restaurants in the region, and Ospreys (at the Thala Beach Lodge) was one of the best. After reading other great reviews about Osprey’s I made a lunch-time reservation there to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and we were so pleased with the outcome. The valet parking, special attention from the staff, fantastic venue and views (from table 8) - and of course the great food – all helped to ensure that this was a highlight of our holiday. To one lady in particular (sorry I don’t know your name, but you waited on us on 13th Nov) – thank you for the special attention you gave us. Ospreys staff even went to the trouble (without us asking) of writing ‘Happy Birthday’ in chocolate on my wife’s desert plate and presented the tasty desert with a sparkler and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ as they brought it to the table - a nice touch. We have no hesitation in recommending Ospreys for either a special occasion (as it was for us) or for simply a wonderful dining experience at any time. It is well worth the short drive south of Port Douglas.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Neil_and_Vicki_2013
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