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“Fantastic setting. Service OK - Food OK”

Nautilus Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 116 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $75
Cuisines: Australian, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Elegant outdoor dining in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland. We specialise in romantic dinners for 2 to group functions and weddings.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic setting. Service OK - Food OK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We decided to visit this restaurant on the last evening of the holiday - Friday the 5th of October The setting was gorgeous - worth going to just for that actually.
A little bit of back ground music would have been nice just to drown out the raised voice that emanated from the kitchen. While sitting waiting for our pre dinner drinks to arrive- the service was slightly slow and we had been seated for 20 minutes before our drinks arrived. During this time, sadly the raised voice of presumably one of the chefs on duty was to be heard shouting from the kitchen - which sadly spoiled the atmosphere a bit for us, as the pre dinner drink area is a peaceful quiet area and stress is the last thing that is wanted by dinner guests.
The food was nice - but not as good as our meal at the beginning of the holiday in a restaurant called Salsa near the harbour front. However, the setting was outstanding.

  • Visited October 2012
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“A very special treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I received a gift voucher for a meal here and what a lovely evening. the service was great and very professional. The food was heavenly and came out at perfectly timed intervals. The menu is pricey but if you have got the funds it is well worth a visit. We spent a truly lovely evening and treated ourselves to starters mains and desert as well as beautiful wine and pre and post dinner cocktails. I felt very spoilt. A great way to spend a special occasion.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful setting and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Everything about this restaurant is delightful. The setting is serene and the food imaginative and tasty.

Visited April 2012
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London
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“Great food in a wonderful setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great food, served in the tree tops. Perfect location for a romantic meal....easily the best restaurant in Port Douglas.

  • Visited September 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Magical setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Well worth going for such a unique setting. The rainforest overhead and surrounding gave the restaurant a magical atmosphere. It started to rain and the roof was pulled over which was clever and didn't 'dampen' our evening. The food was nice but not amazing. Staff were lovely and knew the menu well. An expensive family night out but one they will remember. Would recommend mostly to adults as the menu is fine dining and not overly suitable for children. Mine are 14 and 16 and managed ok but not ideal.

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