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Romantic Dining Experiences – Port Douglas A Foodies Paradise

Most Romantic dining experiences – Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Considering how quaint Port Douglas is, it is quite amazing the variety and standard of dining experiences you will have a choice of on your doorstep. With award winning chefs, many who have cut their teeth working with the top chefs in Europe, heading up many of the top restaurants and gaining awards for their restaurants here, the standard is high and the food.. delicious!

It was rumoured that President Clinton and Hilary came to Port Douglas purely on the strength of a reputation of the dining here.

Many restaurants have amazing views, great ambiance and are styled and designed to give you the best romantic dining experiences

If you fancy going round the world in your culinary experiences, Port Douglas has Indian, Thai, Italian and Japanese.

Port Douglas also boasts a national treasure – Mocka’s meat pies – revered nationally as probably the best meat pies in the country.  Most visiting celebrities duck in for a meat pie whilst on a visit. Share a crocodile and laksa pie together – nom nom nom!

Eating romantically in Port Douglas is easy whether its a romantic breakfast in bed in your holiday accommodation, fine dining in the award winning restaurants in Port Douglas or having an intimate picnic on a beach or airlifted by private helicopter to a secret picnic place in the Daintree Rainforest or a remote sand cay on the Great Barrier Reef, eating together in the perfect setting of Port Douglas, tropical north Queensland is the perfect setting.  

Port Douglas is the perfect place to ‘pop the question’ and a place where memories are made.

Breakfasts – Dining out in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

  • Hi Tide Café. Port Douglas

This is a perfect place to start the day.  Eat your eggs Benedict, Royale, or Florentine whilst gazing across to iconic Four Mile Beach and over the Coral Sea to the horizon.

  • Lure Restaurant and Bar, The Reef Marina, Port Douglas

Traditional breakfasts served with a twist and half portions available. Affording great views of the Port Douglas Reef Marina framed with the mountains of Cape Tribulation in the distance.


Room Service Breakfasts At Your Holiday Accommodation In Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

There’s nothing more romantic than room service bringing you your breakfast.  Breakfasting in bed together is the ultimate in romantic indulgence or on your private veranda.

 Wallow in the crisp white sheets as you have your breakfast in your recently refurbished designer-styled room of this 5 star resort. If you don’t want crumbs in the bed then share breakfast on your balcony as you soak up the view of your tropical paradise in your luxury resort accommodation.

Have breakfast delivered direct to your penthouse holiday accommodation.  Snuggle up together in bed or have it on your balcony by your private spa – you could even feed each other whilst in the spa!

At your quirky designer resort accommodation, have room service deliver breakfast direct to your honeymoon suite.  Enjoy waking up to the day with a delicious breakfast in the tropical chic surrounds either in bed together or outside on your balcony where you can welcome another tropical day in paradise.

Have a picnic in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

  • Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas – overlooking the Coral Sea and framed by palm trees
  • Experience a private Helicopter trip to the Rainforest or a Coral Cay Island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, complete with bubbles and a picnic
  • Arrange with a local catering company to set up a romantic dining setting for two and candlelit dinner – in the Daintee Rainforest or on the beach. 
  • A picnic for two on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas.  There’s nothing more romantic than spreading a blanket on the sand and sipping bubbles on this iconic beach under the shade of palm trees.

Romantic Fine Dining In Port Douglas

  • Nautilus Restaurant, Port Douglas, Queensland

17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas - 07 4099 5330

A true romantic degustation delight set in magical tropical surroundings.  This iconic Port Douglas restaurant was established in 1954 and was founded by Queen’s Elizabeth’s cousin and her husband – an ex secret agent from the British Secret Service. It was taken over ironically by Sean Connery’s ex-wife (she’d married him when he was 007 in the James Bond films).   It is like dining in your own secret tropical world.  Past diners have included Vivian Leigh and Sir Lawrence Olivier, David Bowie, Paul Hogan, Gough Whitlam & Bill and Hilary Clinton.

  • Harrisons, Port Douglas, Queensland

22 Wharf Street, Port Douglas - 07 4099 4011

Owned by British chef Spencer Patrick (ex Marco Pierre White) and his wife Reina this is a true gastronomic experience. Dine under a 100 year old mango tree adorned with thousands of fairy lights.  All the food has been expertly crafted and devised to show the passion and flare of Spencer.

This fine dining venue will immerse you both in an amazing tropical rainforest gastronomic experience. With candlelight and crystal chandeliers set in a black-silk lined canopy marquee as you sit surrounded y the flora and fauna of the jungle.  You will never forget this amazing romantic dinner as you dine surrounded by the wonders of this natural paradise.  Chose from two unique dining experiences that involve an award winning menu and inspirational live entertainment.  With a fine drinks menu, celebrate with some Australian bubbly. Cost includes transfers to your Port Douglas accommodation .

The Aboriginal Cultural Experience

This is a dining cultural experience where you will experience an intimate evening featuring a cultural flavour with Aboriginal story-telling and music.

  • Welcome bubbly and canapes
  • 7 course banquet dinner served to you
  • Aboriginal cultural performance that features storytelling, song and digeridoo playing.
  • Tables for two

Rainforest Dining Experience – Saturday evenings

Your stunning natural surroundings in the heart of the rainforest are no stranger to marriage proposals and this is the perfect place for memories to be made from. Perfect for honeymooners, or those leading up to one!

  • 6 course tropical tasting menu
  • Solo acoustic guitar
  • Watergate Restaurant and Lounge Bar, Port Douglas, Queensland

5/31 Macrossan Street - 07 4099 5544

Located in central Pot Douglas and accessed by a flame lit path, Watergate has a tropical colonial ambiance with delicious modern Australian cuisine.  Offering innovative dishes that reflect contemporary dining trends in Australian Cooking, you won’t be disappointed by their creative menu. Your romantic dinner can be inside or in the outside dining area surrounded by the fig vines and trees of the rainforest.  A dinner for both your delectation.

  • Sunset – On the Inlet, Port Douglas, Queensland

3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas - 07 4099 5255

This is one of the favourite sea foods restaurants in Port Douglas.  If you can arrive for 5.00pm you can see the feeding of George the Grouper.  Sit at a table for two overlooking the Coral Sea and enjoy your love illuminated by the setting sun sinking behind the mountain tops of Cape Tribulation as the amber rays sparkle across the Coral Sea. Watch the yachts sail in through the Dickson Inlet to the Reef Marina returning from the Great Barrier Reef.  Share a bottle of bubbly or sip a Mohito from their bar.