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Birthday dinner

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Port Douglas in June this year to celebrate his 30th bday. I'd like to take him out for a nice dinner and Nautilus appears to be the obvious choice, though it is quite expensive. Can anyone recommend alternatives that are equally as nice but perhaps not as pricey?

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I would go to the sala bar, This is by far the best restuarant in Port douglas.

Look the salsa bar website also. Lunch and Dinner both fantastic.

You would need to book as June is peak period.Nautilus is nice, all though

extremely expensive most locals only go once and that's it. you wont be disappointed.


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Watergarte is also nice and a great atmosphere. Nice lounges for pre dinner cocktails.

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Salsa Bar as mentioned is terrific.

2Fish restaurant is also good and we also liked BistroC but thats more casual.


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My husband and I went to Nautilus for our anniversary whilst we were on holiday in PD. We came from Melbourne at the time, where we were used to so many great restaurants, and so our expectations for Nautilus were extremely high. When we arrived we thought it was absolutely amazing, it is one of the best restaurant settings as you feel like you really are in the middle of a rainforest. We had champagne in the bar, it was great! Sadly it went downhill after that. The food was just not that great. Not that is was bad, it was just very bland, unexciting and not worth the money. So, if you are a foodie and expect great things, you may be disapointed. I think the food at the Salsa bar was far better, and best of all for us was Sassy at peppers Bale, absolutely fantastic food there! Hope this helps.

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5. Re: Birthday dinner

Yep, great suggestions here. One comment however, Sassi at Bale is now closed.

It depends really what sort of atmosphere you want. Salsa has great food but all tables will be full and they do turn tables- so busy in the evenings.

If you want a quieter expereince where you can hang around all night, go for Watergate, or Buccis (Italian style)

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