19th May 2015
Although Port Douglas is famous for its characteristic laid back atmosphere, spectacular beaches and low-rise tropical old world charm, one of the things this beautiful coastal holiday destination is distinctly underrated for is its dining. Home to more than 50 cafes and restaurants, dining in Port Douglas is a culinary delight. With most Port Douglas restaurants located within easy walking distance of the most popular holiday accommodation, you can enjoy cuisine from all over the world.
When it comes to Port Douglas restaurants, some of the highlights including Nautilus Restaurant, Zinc, La Marina Ristorante Italiano, Catalina Restaurant and On The Inlet. Perhaps one of the most famous Port Douglas restaurants, Nautilus Restaurant is a 'must do' and offers a spectacular dining experience away from the main street of the village. Enter along a secluded pathway and prepare to step into another world. Combining tropical paradise with elegance, this restaurant offers the ultimate outdoor dining experience with five star food and service.
A café by day and lounge bar and restaurant by night, Zinc offers casual but classy al fresco dining serving modern Australian cuisine with views to famous Four Mile Beach in the Portico Building in Macrossan Street. Further down towards the waterfront, La Marina Ristorante Italiano is situated on the boardwalk overlooking the yachts moored at The Reef Marina. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Italian restaurant specialises in seafood and makes the most of its location and the thriving local seafood industry.
Set amongst ancient mango trees, Catalina Restaurant is one of the most popular and successful restaurants in Port Douglas. Boasting wide verandas and decades of loyal customers, owners Paul and Ruth channel their passion for food and wine into this charming restaurant on Wharf Street. Around the bend overlooking Dickson Inlet, On The Inlet offers sweeping views of the Coral Sea across to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. A superb seafood restaurant, the outdoor decking suspended over the water makes this a memorable dining experience.