Port Douglas Dining
Aluco Restaurant and Bar
A world away from the everyday, Aluco is designed by award winning interior architects TomMarkHenry. Created to give you a peaceful escape and rediscover the meaning of relaxation with attentive yet discreet hospitality while dining by the water; adjacent to the magnificent pool at the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa.
Contemporary, relaxed, with simplistic elegance; make this your home and embrace the destination through our unique dining experiences. Join us for cocktails in the bar, tapas by the pool or dine in the restaurant. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Phone: (07) 4084 3500
This award winning restaurant offers causal alfresco dining throughout the day. It is no wonder as to why the comfortable restaurant was the 2009 recipient of the Restaurant and Catering Award for Excellence.
Their lunch and dinner menus feature local seafood options including oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, and barramundi. Zinc has their very own lounge which serves over 70 different cocktails and has its own menu of lighter fare perfect for sharing.
Open daily from 12.00pm for lunch and 5.30pm for dinner, Zinc is located on Macrossan Street.
Phone: (07) 4099 6260
Harrisons by Spencer Patrick
Harrisons by Spencer Patrick restaurant is located within the sprawling grounds of Sheraton Mirage Resort.
Executive Chef and owner Spencer Patrick uses the best ingredients the region has to offer to produce some amazing dishes from “Yorkshire pudding with scorched Wagyu tartare”, to “Treacle Tart-ish”, the favourite “Chateaubriand” and “Paperbark baked reef fish with taro chips” which is also known as, Harry’s Fish & Chips.
Open daily for dinner from 4.00pm
Phone: (07) 4099 0852
Operating for over 50 years, Nautilus Restaurant boasts a five star a la carte menu featuring delicious local seafood.
A highlight is a six course chefs tasting menu which is sure to delight even the most experienced fine dining connoisseur.
Set amongst lush tropical gardens make sure you do not forget to order at least one of their signature cocktails, the Nautilus Mango Daiquiri. The icy treat is sure to get you in the tropical mood.
Located on Murphy Street, Nautilus Restaurant is open daily at 6.00pm for pre dinner drinks with the first table available at 6.30pm.
Phone: (07) 4099 5330
Salsa Bar and Grill
At Salsa Bar and Grill each dish is bursting with flavour. With tiger prawns, squid, yabbies, smoked chicken, and crocodile sausages, Salsa puts a seafood twist on their signature Jambalaya.
For the tamer pallet try the macadamia and herb crusted wild barramundi.
Located on Wharf Street, Salsa Bar and Grill boasts full cocktail and wine menus and is open for lunch and dinner.
Phone: (07) 4099 4922
Harrison's is touted as the best restaurant in Port Douglas and with one of the world's finest chefs as its owner; it is as no surprise as to why. Spencer Patrick was the youngest chef to date to earn a Michelin star. A patron to Harrison's can expected fine French influenced cuisine served in an alfresco space.
For those who want the ultimate Harrison's experience, why not book the chefs table where up to six people will savour dishes including a 9 hour slow braised ox cheek with caramelised onion and truffle mash right in the heart of the kitchen.
On Sunday's, Harrison's offers a traditional English lunch of roast beef with all the trimmings. Located on Macrossan Street, Harrison's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday - Saturday and for breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Phone: (07) 4099 4011
On The Inlet
Located right on the waterfront of the Dickson Inlet, this casual waterfront restaurant has some of the best seafood dishes in town.
There is no better way than to spend an evening than watching the large boats come and go in the Marina while feasting on one of their signature seafood platters.
A locals favourite, the platter is loaded with mud crabs, prawns, baby octopus, red claw, yabbies, oysters, sashimi, mussels, and Moreton Bay bugs.
On The Inlet is open daily for lunch at 12.00pm and dinner commences at 5.30pm.
Phone: (07) 4099 5255
The Port Douglas Yacht Club
The Port Douglas Yacht Club is an integral part of the Port Douglas entertainment, dining and sailing scene. Not only is the club one of the most scenically placed venues in Port Douglas, but also is a second home to many of the ‘yachties’ that live and sail from the Reef Marina and the Dickson inlet.
Through their events they integrate their members with the public and foster a friendly association with everyone through their social gatherings on the sea and on the land.
There can’t be a more picture postcard setting than the Port Douglas Yacht Club. A stunning tropical location that is ideal to soak up the ambiance at any time of day. Whether feasting on a delicious lunch or drinking a sun downer and watching the sun set behind the silhouetted peaks of Cape Tribulation, this is the perfect location.
So come down to the Yacht Club for a drink at the bar, a lunch with friends or have a free sail at the WAGS free sailing event every Wednesday afternoon. Come to Barefoot Sundays or get involved in the music and laughter of the Mickey Ink Race Week.
If you are having a special occasion to celebrate then this is your venue for weddings, parties, anniversaries.
Phone: 07 4099 4386
Hemingway’s is the latest addition to the plethora of great bars and restaurants in Port Douglas.
This microbrewery, bar and restaurant is located in one of the most scenic areas of Port Douglas at the Reef Marina overlooking the bobbing masts of the yachts and the shining chrome of the luxurious white boats. A perfect place to while away another tropical afternoon, lunch or evening, with friends and family.
Hemingway’s is the first microbrewery in Tropical Far North Queensland Australia and offers a great relaxing vibe where you can dine on their tasty menu and drink their wonderfully hand-crafted beers.
You can choose whether to sit at high tables, or benches and long tables or in the comfy couch and coffee table area.
You can accompany your dining experience with their wide range of hand- crafted craft beers.
All types of brews are produced to cater for all palates from small ales, pilsners, pale ales, IPA, dark larger to delicious (alcoholic) ginger beer.
Their food menu is creative and tasty and covers every taste and preference. There are ‘Tasty Shares’ where you can choose from ginger steamed mussels, a Charcuterie board and sweet potato chips with cumin, surmac salt, smoked eggplant and yoghurt. Even their stone-fired pizzas have a twist – jamon , cherry, tomato, goat’s cheese, truffle oil. For those with a more ‘down to earth’ palette there are burgers, char-grilled steaks, rib eyes and eye fillets or the low and slow grain fed beef, with beef ribs cooked over 14 hours and 10 hours cooked beef brisket. Little crafty snacks are also available like pork crackle, beer candied bacon, chilli salt popcorn.
Phone: 07 4099 6663
Located in the grounds of Niramaya Villas overlooking the pool and tropical gardens of the resort which is approximately 5 min drive from the centre of Port Douglas. This restaurant captures a Balinese style ambience. Seating inside or alfresco. While the contemporary menu is refined, the setting is informal and guests are encouraged to wear what’s comfortable.
Chapter One offers creative dishes inspired from traditional and contemporary styles of cookery. Local and regional produce are hand selected to achieve this. Everything is made from scratch right down to their own cultured butter, yoghurt and smoked goods being cured on site. They recently announced we that they had been awarded an Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) Chef Hat for 2018.
Along with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, adjoined to the restaurant is NextDoor@Chapter One for Tapas, if you enjoy sharing light tastes. And not to mention a tropical Cocktail menu!
Chapter One Open hours:
Breakfast daily from 7.00am to 10.00am, Lunch Wed to Sun from Midday to 2.30pm & Dinner Wed to Sun from 5.00pm to 9.00pm
NextDoor@Chapter One Open hours:
Mon to Tues 11.00am to 4.00pm & Wed to Sun 11.00am to 7.00pm
Phone: (07) 4099 6744 Address: 1 Bale Drive, Port Douglas Qld 4877 Bale Drive, Port Douglas
With such abundant fresh produce available in the local area, and the chefs using traditional Mexican techniques with herbs and spices, it is not surprising that all the dishes prepared here are mouth-watering! Expect to see the typical fajitas, nachos, tacos, burritos and churros on the menu of course, but you may be pleased to find a unique fusion of Australiana with Mexicana too. kangaroo, crocodile, coral trout, Soft Shell Crab and Barramundi in addition to chicken, pork and beef that you would usually see on a Mexican menu.
Margaritas blend or shaken, plus a cocktail list along with beer and wines are available here, not to mention a full-page menu dedicated to Tequila and Mezcal!
Located midway along Macrossan Street, the dining experience is a casual affair with upbeat lively music. Sit at tables inside or on the side-walk. Take away is also available here.
Open hours: Open 2.00pm to 9.00pm Monday to Saturday
Take away between 2pm - 5:30pm
Phone: (07) 4099 4441 Address: Shop 4/43, Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877
Zipangu Japanese Take Away Restaurant
Modest and unassuming, Zipangu is tucked away from mainstream streets of Port Douglas as It is located on the corner of Davidson and Port Street. It is more of a small casual restaurant take away than a many of the more formal restaurants around Port Douglas. However, if you enjoy the delicacies of Japanese Cuisine, you will be impressed by the freshness of ingredients, quality and variety of dishes that Zipangu has on the menu. Eat in, or take away to eat by the seaside or back at your accommodation.
A lot of love and expertise goes in to the preparation and presentation of the dishes which are all made on site. This is one little Japanese gem in Port Douglas!
Open hours: Open for lunch Midday to 2.00pm & dinner 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Phone: (07) 4099 6718 Address: 6/79 Davidson St, Port Douglas QLD 4877
Seabean Tapas Bar Restaurant
Tapas, Paella and Sangria! A less formal style of dining without skimping on taste, is here at Seabean Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Embrace the continental way of sharing the occasion with friends and loved ones by sampling authentic Spanish tapas with of course, sangria. the traditional wine punch from Spain. For those wanting something more filling, they have four styles of Paella, all gluten free and including a vegetarian option. For dessert, their famous Crema Catalana served in a half coconut is a must try!
Located on the corner of Wharf and Warner street, not only do they have sumptuous tasting plates they also have incredible views out towards the ranges across the inlet. So, you can sit back and relax with a cool beverage while watching the boats return to the Marina as the sun goes down over the inlet
Caught a fish on a local charter? As an added service they can cook it for you to share with friends and family. **Please note 24 hours notice required. Please check with Seabean beforehand for their BYO fish policy.
Open hours: Mon to Thu 3.00pm to 9.00pm – Fri to Sun 12.00pm to 9.00pm
Phone: (07) 4099 5558 Address: 3/28 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877
Sassi Cucina & Bar
Sassis offers a large selection of authentic Italian and Seafood dishes, as well as a selection of desserts. Situated on the inlet-side of Macrossan Street, with views across Anzac Park, you can choose from alfresco dining or in the hotter months, air-conditioned indoor dining.
Tony Sassi, the owner who runs the restaurant, was born in Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast of Italy. He grew up with the sensational flavours of the Italian seaside which has inspired him to share with the locals and visitors to our seaside town of Port Douglas. The menu traditionally Italian, with a contemporary twist to suit the tropics, is inspirited by trattoria style dishes from the coast of Italy. A little piece of Italy found right here in Tropical North Queensland!
If you prefer a casual light bite, pizza is also an option in the bar area with a beer, wine or cocktail.
Open hours: Open for lunch from Midday to 3.00pm & dinner from 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Phone: (07) 4099 6744 Address: 4 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877
Osprey’s Restaurant offers a fine dining experience in the treetops with uninterrupted panoramic views looking towards Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and the rainforest-clad mountains across the Coral Sea. Perfect for nature-lovers with birds darting amongst the surrounding tree canopies while dining on Modern Australian Cuisine on a covered veranda.
The head chef uses his skills and inspiration from the vast array of Australia’s quality produce available to create innovative, healthy and tasty dishes.
Osprey’s Restaurant is located on the grounds of Thala Beach Nature Reserve, located a short 10 min drive from the heart of Port Douglas, and is open to day visitors as well as resort guests. Also open for light tastes and coffee in the afternoon. A perfect location for cocktails at sunset!
Open hours: Open for lunch from Midday to 2.30pm & dinner from 6.00pm to 8.30pm 7 Days a week.
Phone: (07) 4098 5700 Address: 5078 Captain Cook Hwy, Oak Beach QLD 4877
Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Located in the heart of Port Douglas, at the corner of Grant and Macrossan Street behind the Rotary Park is where you will find this gem. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, this restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining.
The cuisine is Modern Australian with ingredients sourced from fresh, seasonal produce to prepare innovative dishes, that incorporate contemporary trends in Australian cooking. Seafood is straight off the local fishing vessels, and fruit and vegetable straight from the Atherton Tableland's. Even their cheeses are also hand-made from local sources.
Watergate also has a well appointed bar, ideal for a cocktail as the sun sets, or maybe a light meal from the lounge menu with a bottle of wine.
Opening hours : Open for lunch from Midday, & dinner from 5:30pm, 7 days a week.
Phone: (07) 4099 5544 Address: Shop 5, 31 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877
From the finest five star cuisine prepared by Michelin rated chefs to delicious takeaway fish and chips on the beach, Port Douglas has something to suit everyone's tastes. No matter if you are in the mood for a candlelit table for two, a buffet dinner fit for a king, or a family friendly meal, Port Douglas offers a wide variety of styles of restaurants to suit any craving or family budget.
Dining out in Port Douglas is easy as there are simply so many options. From fine restaurants, coffee shops, to takeaway outlets to choose from, the only hard part is deciding what you are in the mood for. Many restaurants in Port Douglas have won numerous prestigious awards, including regional and state titles for being the best in their category.
As each Port Douglas chef prides themselves on creating dishes using local fresh produce, indigenous foods and locally caught seafood, it is no wonder why locals eat out regularly and visitors flock back to the area to savour a perfect meal time and time again. During your stay your tastebuds will delight at the fresh and sumptuous meals served in Port Douglas day after day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you have a private celebration or a big party where a few alcoholic drinks may be consumed it may be a good idea to arrange some holiday apartment or hotel accommodation close to your restaurant of choice.