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Bazaar
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Ranked #55 of 117 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood, International
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: After a well-earned hiatus, the buzzing restaurant reopened in late March, with a reinvigorated menu bursting at the seams with the freshest, trawler-to-table and paddock-to-plate produce that Far North Queensland has to offer. Pairing the infectious energy of the inspired international street stall, souks and bodegas, with QT sophistication, Bazaar has been running at full steam since opening 18 months ago, serving up a veritable mosaic of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner to thousands of guests and Port Douglas locals alike. QT Port Douglas is a unique designer resort that celebrates an eclectic design environment and bold entertainment to create an intriguing yet relaxing guest experience. A beacon for design, art, style and luxury, QT Port Douglas resort has been operational since May 2012, has since positioned itself as the Far North's very own purveyors of fun, leaders of style and masters of indulgence. Bazaar is closed for dinner during the months of Feb/March.
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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“Do yourself a favour.......”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We ate here over Easter and found it outstanding. While it is certainly not intimate fine dining with intriguing combinations of flavours, the food quality was excellent. The scallops on the tasting plate where some of the best we have ever had anywhere and the oysters lovely. The chefs cooked a dozen Kilpatrick to order for me. The Coral Trout was also wonderful. The truly unique thing about this buffet is the ability to interact with the Chefs, order variations, and watch their techniques. Without a doubt the best buffet we have ever eaten at...... best restaurant maybe not but it would be up there.

  • Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Reality check !”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We went here largely because of the wonderful reviews it had here on Trip Advisor. But we got a few disappointing surprises. Firstly,nobody who has eaten in some of the better restaurants in Port Douglas could possibly describe the food here as outstanding, although you can certainly eat as much of it as you like from their $65 per head buffet offering.
There are limited main course offerings on the buffet itself but you can order specials like fish and chips and steak although no menu of these specials was provided. If you wish to order a special, as many people did, you find that you cannot order at your table. You must go the counter to place your order, and queue up to do so. Also, amazingly, your meal is not brought to you table when ready. Instead you must go to the counter every now and then (and queue up again) to enquire whether or not your food is ready. If things are busy you can find yourself going up to the counter several times as we did. Even a carwash type buzzer system would be an improvement on the setup here!
The most disappointing thing was desserts, if you could call them that. The only offering is a selection of bite size items which you select from a refrigerator.The sort of thing you might expect to come as a titbit with your coffee.
Like most restaurants in Port Douglas you get stung if you want to wine with the meal. Nothing under $40 a bottle and $50 plus if you want something you've ever heard of.

  • Visited April 2014
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4 Thank noel O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Even a cyclone couldn't keep us away.”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

On the week of Cyclone Ita, my partner and I were in Port Douglas. We had so many plans cancelled on us because of the impending Cyclone but thankfully we still made it to Bazaar! We'd been to the Gold Coast QT Bazaar and loved it, so we knew we had to try the one at Port Douglas. Although it was a lot smaller in size (and understandably so given the population difference), Bazaar still had a great range of delectable food. I have never been a fan of fish, but after trying the Barramundi, ordered one for myself. I also ate far too much, but don't regret any of it. The food AND service were impeccable. I'd say the service was better than the Gold Coast Bazaar too. The chefs were happy to cook any meal we wanted and the waitress was beyond amazing. Will definitely be going back (and for more than just one night!)

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Elly H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

This is def worth doing if you are staying at the qt port douglas. If not it is still worth the trip. Lots of seafood and charcuterie available on the cold buffet. On the hot buffet there was a good selection. But even better than that was the made to order parts. We tried the tasting plate which included scallops mushrooms seared tuna and figs. We also tried the dim sum selection and the barramundi. Good selection of desserts available too

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3 Thank Nilante
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Just incredible”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

We went here three nights of the 4 at QT in Port Douglas, we love variety usually but honestly this restaurant was too good to miss out on. Think of a place where you feel like you have your own personal chef and access to the best food you can imagine...set in a classy atmosphere with great service, this is it. Brad the chef was just awesome and went a million miles to make sure we were looked after (if you're reading this mate I am very glad you decided to retrain, as you're gifted). I was also spoiled on my birthday night with a treat requested by my girlfriend, it was more than I could have asked for. At $65 a head it's very good value, we ate prawns , scallops, oysters, a tasting plate of little treats like pork belly; all delicious. We also had great steak and trout plus cheeses and nice little deserts. I don't want to come across like a food snob (who hasn't eaten in nice restaurants) but this place would rank right up there as an experience with the best I've had anywhere in the world. Thanks to Brad, the team and all; you've helped me put on 3kgs in 4 days (I just checked!) :)a MUST if you're in Port Douglas, we will be back!!

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