For a small tropical town, Port Douglas has some truly excellent places to dine at. We went for a more casual dining experience when we were there (we even had felafel kebabs for dinner on our first night haha) but Port Douglas truly has everything from upscale fine dining to the best casual beach eats you can find!
Here's where we ate (and a couple places we will be visiting first next time):
The Little Larder: We went here twice; once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both times it was superb! If it was open for dinner, we would probably have gone for dinner too! The food is delicious, the people were lovely, it’s smack bang in the centre of the main road. It’s the ideal form of casual holiday dining!
The Beach Shack: A truly tropical Port Douglas dining experience! Located outside of the main town but just down the road from The Sea Temple (where we stayed), so we walked there for delicious pizzas and wine. Definitely recommend it!
Nautilus: This is a really unique dining experience and one that is very different from everywhere else we went to. We had the 7 course degustation menu and it was divine. The setting & atmosphere is also magnificent – it’s amid a beautiful lush tropical garden with palm trees overhead! So magical. It’s also a beautiful spot for pre-dinner cocktails in the bar section!
The Mexican: You can’t go on a tropical beach holiday without having some Mexican! We went here for dinner on our last night and had a great time. It’s a small restaurant but in a really great location, pretty much directly opposite The Little Larder. We had beers, cocktails and delicious starters! It’s definitely worth going to, but a small tip is to not order the fajitas – they were disappointing.
The Court House Hotel: We didn’t eat here, but had pre-dinner drinks here every night. Perfect in the sunset hours, particularly if you’re up on the top veranda – such a pretty view over towards Sugar Wharf.
On the list for next time – The Yacht Club, Harrison’s & Bucci!