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“Excellent food. Magic atmoshphere. Only problem was they rushed us.”

Nautilus Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 130 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $75
Cuisines: Australian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Elegant outdoor dining in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland. We specialise in romantic dinners for 2 to group functions and weddings.
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Excellent food. Magic atmosphere. A lit path up through the trees to an outdoor deck. Only trouble was they rushed us. We booked for an early time - 6.30pm, planning a long leisurely evening, and were surprised to find, on a Tuesday night, the restaurant was already filling rapidly when we arrived. We opted for cocktails at the table rather than the bar, which is usually not a problem. But they took our orders for cocktails, appetizers and mains all at once. We had only just begun our cocktails when the appetizers arrived, and equally rapidly, the empty plates were whisked away and the main delivered. Expect they wanted our table for a second sitting. Certainly could not complain about the speed of service!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Nautilus is our favorite by far after trying many of the restaurants in Port Douglas over two trips there. We found the food and drinks excellent; full disclosure - we haven't been to Harrison's, 2Fish, or Salsa. Nautilus, however, has those beat by a mile as far as the setting - incredible. We also really enjoyed the food - most recently, my wife had the curried duck (spicy!) and I had the Coral Trout. Highly recommended for most people, definitely not for children, and well worth the somewhat spendy prices...

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Thank Johnpend1
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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!

Thank Cain C
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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.

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1  Thank Poznesta
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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.

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1  Thank Bryan J
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