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Nautilus Restaurant

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As featured in Best Food in Port Douglas
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17 Murphy St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5330
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18:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We celebrated our anniversary under clear skies in the romantic and secluded atmosphere of the Nautilus. Staff were superb. Food was fabulous. The rainforest setting on a hill, the short hike to get there and the ambience were amazing. We did the 5 course selection, it was impeccable. Every detail was perfect.. plating, presentation, flavor, service. Nothing we could have... More 

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Thank elyfamily6
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nautilus used to be my all time favourite restaurant in Port Douglas and so it was my first choice to celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary. The romantic walk up through the garden to the restaurant set the tone. We'd booked in advance, and so they knew it was a special night and there was a lovely little congratulations note... More 

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Thank Sonja P
Townsville, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at 8.20 for an 8.30 booking (which was the earliest we could get) and were shown straight to our table. The restaurant was probably less than half full so unless all the 7.30 people had cancelled they were obviously setting the pace of the room to suit the kitchen. Absolutely no complaints about that, from then on everything... More 

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Thank Bernie M
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a magnificent restaurant in a magnificent location. You would never expect such an experience from a restaurant in the Main Street of Port Douglas. You enter through a pathway which makes you feel like you're in the heart of the rainforest. My husband and I chose the degustation menu with wine and we were not disappointed. The food, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Mitchell star type Resturant in a bush type setting. A bandicoot did walk through whilst we were eating our fabulous meal. If you read the menu you will not be surprised. A great last night recommend five course with matching wines.👍

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Thank Ian C
Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good but portion sizes are small for what you pay. We did the 7 course meal & my Husband was still on the hungry side as we left. The man who served us when we paid our bill was very rude, continually avoided my question about whether they did gift vouchers (as we wanted to purchase one... More 

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Thank Melanie B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice - once in torrential, tropical rain, and once in the dry when the awnings were drawn back allowing views of the sky through palm trees in the cocktail lounge area as well as the main restaurant. Busy, and service in the cocktail area isn't fast, but we weren't in a hurry. Restaurant service was excellent on both occasions... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt, it's a beautiful place to eat. When we arrived, they said we cancelled our reservation, even thought I was pretty sure I confirmed it, but they were nice and accomadating and found us a table after a very short wait .. The disappointing part was that they were out of their coral trout and had only 1 mud... More 

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1 Thank ike2012016
AMGMPD, General Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi IKE2012016 Nautilus sends everyone a confirmation text message in the morning before your booking, You replied to that message with a N'' meaning that you cancelled your booking via text at 1:02 pm. We apologise again, (as we did on the night) that we only had one mudcrab left. As I can see on your bill you ordered the... More 

Haverhill
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set back from the main Port Douglas shopping street you are transported into the rain forest to eat. Meals are served outside, under canvas and during the rain it was essential. The tasting menu was well selected and presented, service was superb and the whole experience a treat.

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1 Thank Jeremy C
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of the food really was not up to scratch and very expensive. The staff were as you would expect for the price you paid. Nice setting amongst the trees but overall a disappointing experience.

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1 Thank llucarel
AMGMPD, General Manager at Nautilus Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and comprehensive review, it really helps to understand how we should improve our business so next time we won`t disappoint you ..... Thank you also for having the courage of complaining to us on the night face to face (NOT) and congratulation for choosing this website instead. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$77
Cuisine
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 00:00
Monday
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Murphy St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5330
Description
Elegant outdoor dining in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland. We specialise in romantic dinners for 2 to group functions and weddings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?