A guide to Restaurants and dining in Port Douglas

For over 25 years, Port Douglas has had the reputation of serving the finest tropical food in all of Northern Australia. Port Douglas seems to have the knack to attract chefs from all over the world, who can't believe the laid back and amazing local enviroment combines with some excellent restaurant dining standards, fantastic local produce and unheard of local tropical fruits, for them

Port Douglas is known for it's seafood, it's also known to have every price range for dining on offer, including very expensive. Breakfast is definitely an art in Port Douglas and it's worth trying breakfast in a different cafe every morning during your stay.
Lunch is actually bigger on weekends when the Cairns locals visit Port Douglas but otherwise you may be surprised at how many restaurants are closed for lunch but that's due to the majority of visitors being out the full day on a Great Barrier Reef or hot air balloon or rainforest tour.

We've complied below the Port Douglas restaurants the Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas team have dined in personally and that we know and are happy to recommend and yes we did mean to include a pie shop in our list! Of course, it's always worth trying the local fish and chip shop too with a bottle of wine on Four Mile Beach at sunset!

  • Open from 11am for Lunch, Dinner or drinks, Sassi La Cucina is located on the corner of the Wharf and Macrossan Street. Relax inside or immerse in the tropics under umbrellas from the outdoor street side. Enjoy the amazing fresh flavours of Italy with a contemporary twist from…

  • For a unique dining experience, Flames of the Forest offer an Aborignal Cultrual experience on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with background of the Kuku Yalanji people, dreamtime stories and didgeridoo playing while enjoying seven dish plattered banquet on shared tables.…

  • The only food and drink located on Four Mile Beach is Port Douglas Surf Club & Bistro is situated away from the crowds of Macrossan Street. Tables are on the terrace underneath the awning, with views through the trees to the beach. Unwind in the casual Al Fresco setting,…

  • Harrisions is picture-perfect for a night out dining in Port Douglas, whether there is two or you or twenty of you, this is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike for lunch and dinner. The restaurant concentrates on quality local produce, with the chefs highly practiced…

  • Enjoy a traditional, homemade pie when you stop at Mocka's Pies in Port Douglas. Their steak pie has chunky melt-in-your-mouth steak and a lovely crust. They have vegetarian options as well as many others including crocodile and kangaroo pies and baked sweet goods. Located at…

  • A tropical outdoor dining experience in Port Douglas. The Nautilis Restaurant is nestled amongst lush gardens and surrounded by beautiful palm trees. The Nautilis is a unique and elegant dining experience. The fine dining experience is perfect for a special occasion or just to…

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