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“Work dinner with 30 people didn't hurt a bit!”

Nautilus Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 116 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $75
Cuisines: Australian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
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“Work dinner with 30 people didn't hurt a bit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

If the staff were annoyed because of our loud group, they didn't show it because they treated our party with the same courtesy and great food as other diners. I had the tiger prawn entrée and the duck main which were both amazing! Atmosphere-wise, each chair is a wooden carving of a banana leaf! Amazing!

Visited June 2013
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“We met the oft reviewed rude female waitress”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a fabulous waiter who was relatively new. He was just a pleasure to deal with. He was a definite 5star for service. He was very professional and the food was also very good. Unfortunately the whole experience was ruined by the blond haired waitress who was extremely rude. She shouldnt be working at any restaurant that considers itself a fine dining eatablishment. She didnt take note that all the cutlery had been placed in the finished position and kept asking us whether we had finished. My husband and I said several times that yes we had finished. She didnt hear us and instead called out 'hello!' at the same time raising her hands and making a horizontal swiping motion. She then apologized but she had ruined the evening. The male waiter was very apologetic and acknowledged how rude the waitress had been. Unfortunately, instead of the manager coming to apologize for the shortcomings of the waitress, we were again faced with the waitress apologizing and saying that she had only wanted to get our attention. It was a very unexpected end to an otherwise enjoyble evening. The unfortunate thing is that this waitress had not come near us that evening at all. It is a pity that she had to ruin the mood of the evening. We asked for the bill and cut the evening short.

  • Visited June 2013
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Berwick
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had to try Nautilus a trip to port Douglas would be incomplete without it
Entree was a goat cheese rocket and tomato tartlet which was too good to be shared!
I had the crispy skin coral trout for a main, which was superb.
My wife had the duck curry, with pineapple lychee and rice which she raved about.
Desert was the cream brûlée with passionfruit ice cream, another great choice.
Our wine was the grosset reisling which was a good choice.
The service was excellent at all times and the beautiful rainforest surrounds capped off what was a delightful night out.

  • Visited June 2013
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“Never fails to please”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had the degustation menu with the matching wines at this restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend it to everyone it was pricey but for a special occasion well worth the money. The surroundings have to be seen a photo does not do it justice, the food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Amazing place. So glad we came!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

What an experience: the atmosphere, food and service were all top notch. Lovely staff- really friendly and nice!! Every dish that we had was really amazing. Highly recommended!!
I tried the chocolate fondant after reading other recommendations- it was really great too!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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