The Best Port Douglas Restaurants
Port Douglas is blessed with having a number of world class eateries to choose from. For a small town with just over 4000 permanent residents, the number of Port Douglas restaurants the town has is disproportionally large. The quality of the Port Douglas restaurants is comparable to any of the major cities in Australia and on a par with International dining venues.
Port Douglas restaurants are able to produce stunning dining experiences because of the location. Great produce grows right on our door step. The best Port Douglas restaurants produce regional and seasonal menus.
We are very fortunate to have the best produce to choose from in order to create amazing food and sensational menus. The Great Barrier Reef for example, where the Port Douglas restaurants source beautiful fresh seafood such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor and prawns (shrimp). Fresh water yabbies or Red Claw are found in the fresh water close-by and Barramundi is also farmed locally. The delicious mud crab is found in the estuaries and mangroves. All these delicious local seafoods are used by Port Douglas restaurants to create amazing meals.
Port Douglas restaurants get a lot of their fruit and vegetable produce from the Atherton Tablelands where the milder climate offers a huge variety of salad greens, citrus,root vegetables, herbs, potatoes and even asparagus. Of course a great deal of tropical fruit grows locally as well, such as banana, pineapple, lychee and mango.
Port Douglas restaurants use a lot of the exotic tropical fruit grown in the area to create unique desserts and cocktails as well.
There are Port Douglas restaurants to suit every diner and cuisine types from all over the world to choose from such as Italian, Thai, Japanese, Spanish and Mexican. The choice of dining styles is up to you- casual and relaxed right up to high end.
I hope you enjoy our selection of our personal favourite Port Douglas restaurants.