The range of dining choices in Port Douglas is impressive. It’s easy to go dining in the Macrossan Street eating precinct with an array of Modern Australian styled restaurants doing their take on fusion-styled cuisine.
If more classically ethnic dishes are what you are after then there is more than a few restaurants that take a nod East with Chinese, Thai, Indian and Japanese cuisines represented here.
You will also find Italy and Spain well represented in Port Douglas. Perhaps what gets the best representation in Port Douglas is the dazzling range of seafood dishes available almost anywhere on a restaurant menu, whether it’s crabs, bugs, crayfish, shellfish, fish or big game marlin.
For your convenience we have listed some of Shantara’s Preferred Restaurants in Port Douglas which are within walking distance, bookings can be arranged by the Shantara team, let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion or if there is a particular dining experience that you are looking for.
Zinc Restaurant – 07 4099 6260 or 07 4099 4419, 3/53-61 Macrossan Street, – a café by day, restaurant and bar at night and features the largest privately owned aquarium on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Their menu items feature some modern twists on some familiar favorites, like Crayfish with scented parsley butter sauce, pan seared local Barramundi with sauté of zucchini or twice-cooked goat’s cheese soufflé with a tomato & basil salad to mention just a couple
Watergate – 07 4099 5544, 31 Macrossan St – take a romantic stroll down the flame-lit path and prepare for a Modern Australian dining experience. Executive chef Lee Neate sources the freshest local produce, from seafood straight off the local jetty, through to the Tableland’s best fruit and vegetables, locally grown herbs, as well as a wide selection of local, hand made cheeses. Fresh!
Star of Siam – 07 4099 6912, 12 Macrossan St – this is the authentic taste of Thailand in Port Douglas. Such is their dedication to quality that the Thai herbs such as the Chillies, Kaffir Lime, Galingal, Thai Basil, Hot Basil, Leafy Vegetables and flavourings are grown from their own garden 16km south of Port Douglas at Oak Beach
Nautilus – 07 4099 5330, 17 Murphy St – Dine under the stars, with a menu that will be unforgettable – for an elegant and unique fine dining experience in Port Douglas, Nautilus delivers premium ‘Modern Australian’ cuisine. Whether you are looking for an exquisite degustation menu, or simply the finest wedding reception venue and catering arrangements look no further
Salsa Bar & Grill – Salsa has developed a reputation for having great food and fantastic service
Sassi Cucina e Bar – Port Douglas Restaurant Sassi Cucina e Bar is back beside the sea serving mouth wateringly fresh seafood, inspired handmade pasta, sensational chargrilled steaks – and authentic Italian pizza and spuntini in the bar. Italian to the bone, Tony was born in Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast of Italy. He grew up with the wonderful flavours of the Italian seaside which he now translates into a modern cucina without losing the heart of Italian flavour. He is renowned for creating ‘taste memories’ and for the lingering, exquisitely balanced flavours in all his dishes
Harrisons Port Douglas – Situated in an historic Queenslander under centuries-old mango trees and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Harrisons encapsulate
Ostera Padella – An Osteria (Italian pronunciation: [osteˈria]) in Italy was originally a place serving wine and simple food. Menus tend to be short, with an emphasis on local specialties, and often served at shared tables. Cosy and informal an Osteria is one of the best places to have food in Italy.Despite the simple look this old fashion venue have returned to be trendy transforming the early concept into something new. Treat yourself today with a traditional, home-made meal from our delicious menu. At Osteria Padella you are sure to enjoy the beautiful view of the park and suntset from Wharf street, great atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable prices.