Port Douglas Dining
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.
Aqua Restaurant and Bar
This five star restaurant is located within the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa. Overlooking the stunning lagoon style pool you will enjoy traditional Australian fare including barramundi and kangaroo steaks prepared with a European twist.
Choose a glass of fine Australian wine of a cocktail to enjoy with you meal and make sure you do not skip dessert. The divine chocolate tasting plate, featuring warm fondant and chocolate ice cream, is to die for.
Aqua Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Phone: (07) 4084 3500
This fully licensed restaurant has twice been the recipient of the Best Family Restaurant in Far North Queensland. A favourite spot for locals, Mango Jam is known for their mouth watering gourmet wood fired pizzas and delectable desserts.
Located right in the heart of the trendy Macrossan Street, relax on their large open air patio and let the friendly staff take care of your every request.
Mango Jam is open daily from 12.00pm for lunch and dinner.
Phone: (07) 4099 4611
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
Lagoons Restaurant is located within the sprawling grounds of Sheraton Mirage Resort.
The restaurant is stylish and sophisticated and features all day dining with a buffet breakfast and dinner and al a carte lunch.
Lagoons are open early from 6.30am - 9.30pm daily.
Phone: (07) 4099 5888
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
2 Fish Restaurant
For the ultimate seafood lover, 2 Fish Restaurant is for you. From oysters, cuttlefish, smoked eel, yabbies, ocean trout, shell scallops, to kingfish 2 Fish Restaurant has just about every delicious fish for you to enjoy.
Each dish is prepared with either an Asian or French flare and the wine list boasts plenty of suitable options to accompany any meal. This award winning restaurant is located on Wharf Street.
2 Fish Restaurant is open daily from 12.00pm - 2.30pm for lunch and from 6.00pm - 9.00pm for dinner.
Phone: (07) 4099 6350
A great place for families, the Bluewater Bistro is located at the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club and is just meters away from the stunning Four Mile Beach. Everyone is sure to find something they enjoy on the menu which features pizzas, burgers, seafood, and pasta.
Bluewater Bistro has a great happy hour from 3.00pm - 5.30pm where you can get a beer and your choice of chilled prawns or wedges for around $17.
They are open daily for lunch from 11.00am and for dinner at 5.30pm.
Phone: (07) 4099 4335
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
This year Finz Seafood restaurant was named Best New Restaurant in Far North Queensland. While their menu is geared towards the seafood lover, they also offer other dishes including ricotta and rocket cannelloni and grilled vegetable and bocconcini stack.
If you are in the mood for a beach side picnic, Finz has takeaway fish and chips available.
Located on Macrossan Street just a short walk form Four Mile Beach, Finz is open daily for lunch at 12.00pm and from 5.30pm for dinner.
Phone: (07) 4099 5433
Hog's Breath Café
A favourite for children, Hog's Breath Café is located right next to the Balley Hooley train Station on Wharf Street. Featuring all the meals you have come to know and love, the Port Douglas branch of Hog's Breath Café is open daily from 11.30am till late.
Quite a number of the hotels and resorts in and around Port Douglas have their own in house restaurants which is always very convenient especially if you arrive late or are travelling with children and they can offer room service at all sorts of hours.
Phone: (07) 4099 4222
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