Port Douglas, or Port as it is known locally, has been a shining beacon on Australia’s food map for many years, made famous by Nautilus Restaurant which is an iconic fine dining experience with exceptional food served in superb rainforest setting.
Chefs are particularly drawn to the area because of its fine local produce from succulent seafood to tropical fruit and there are cuisines of all kinds, with plenty of Asian, French and Mediterranean influences fused with the tastes of the tropics. There’s great coffee of course, with many sidewalk cafes to sit and watch the world go. There’s casual, all-day dining, plenty of options for families with children well catered for and fine dining to suit even the most discerning of palates.
What to look for on the menu? Local seafood incorporated into all kinds of fusion dishes or simply starring in its own right; the best steaks and meats from our Queensland producers, tropical fruits incorporated into a stunning array of dishes both sweet and savoury, local cheeses and dairy products, spices, herbs nuts and honey.
Naturally our self-catering properties feature gourmet kitchens and appliances and we have many celebrated chefs and dedicated cooks who love to holiday here and cook for (or be cooked for!) family and friends using our wonderful local ingredients.
Celebrities, executives and anyone who wants to relax in secure surroundings in complete privacy often bring their own people with them, but we can also arrange local chefs for anyone for in-house catering either full-time, for certain meals or for special occasion lunches and dinners. An exciting option is a teppanyaki dinner cooked in your house or apartment.
There are numerous restaurants to enjoy whilst on holiday in our region. Here is a selection of our favourite dining experiences and we highly recommend dinner reservations.
(In alphabetical order)
Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches
The city of Cairns and the surrounding regions are renowned for quality cuisine with influences from around the world.
Cairns Dining www.cairnsdining.com
Cairns restaurants rank among the best in Australia. Considering our small population and status as a regional centre in Queensland, we are lucky to have such a wide variety of quality cuisine at our doorstep.
Dining in Cairns is unique because we have access to outstanding fresh local produce (especially seafood), and also because the thriving tourism industry attracts world-renowned chefs to the region.
Locals and tourists must take advantage of the flourishing dining establishments in Cairns. But for some people, the selection of quality restaurants is so large that choosing a special place to have a meal has been more trouble than it’s worth.
Cairns Dining is here to save you. Designed with the diner in mind, this service allows you to find the restaurant that best suits your taste, budget, atmosphere requirements and location — all with the click of a mouse.
To find your next restaurant, choose a region or cuisine from above, type something into the search box, or just start browsing all restaurants in Cairns.
Executive Retreats is proud to offer an in-house chef experience for your stay. Relax and surrender your tastebuds to the culinary creations of one of our seasoned professionals, using the best fresh produce the region has to offer. All ingredients, shopping, and preparations will be taken care of – all you need to do is sit back and be treated to this fine experience! Please contact us for more information and bookings. Tel: (07) 4098 1418