Food, glorious food! No matter how you view it or where you are in the world, food is the fuel that keeps us going and it never fails to bring people together in one way or another. This connection might be through dinner table conversations with family and friends, celebrating special occasions at restaurants or trying new cuisines. And to top things off, we all know how exciting and mouth-smackingly tasty it can be whether it’s baked, blended or barbequed! To be both frank and literal, food = life.
On that note, you’re probably thinking “OK… but what about the food in Port Douglas?” Read on, my friend. Read on.
PD boasts an impressive line up of restaurants that will have you covered from AM to PM every day of the week. Seriously, there’s everything from a good old classic bakery for all your sweets essentials to award-winning diners with impeccable modern cuisine.
Breakfast time has never been more easy or enjoyable in this tropical town either! You can’t beat a big breaky with a hot cup of coffee, but it’s nice to have so many fantastic options while on holiday. If you’re travelling with the family, there are plenty of child-friendly venues that are brilliant in the case of tiny picky eaters! We have all things vegetarian and vegan sorted, too.
Degustation at Nautilus Restaurant
Attention all foodies! Who is up for a five or seven-course food extravaganza at an iconic fine dining restaurant? Nautilus offers a truly magical dining experience that’s situated in a lush outdoor setting. A five-course evening with matching wines includes; sugar cane cured barramundi, pork belly, Daintree curry, duck, and lime meringue to go out with a bang. Delicious oysters, tuna tartare, Moreton Bay bugs, soft shell crab, duck dumplings, beef or coral trout with mud crab along with a mango soufflé is what you’ll find on the 7-piece menu. It’s Modern Australian Cuisine and flawless service at it’s absolute best!
Sunday markets… are there any two better words to exist? There’s so much to love about strolling through the gorgeous Market Park and feasting your eyes (and emptying your wallets) on endless stalls of every kind. Our favourite kind just happens to be any of the sorts where scrumptious food is on display. This may be the fresh and local farmers produce for all of your cooking needs, aromatic baked goods or a fruity pineapple or sugarcane juice. AND one of the market’s best-kept secrets is the delightful shredded coconut bowls that are served with banana and honey or an amazing garden-fresh salad!
Cheese Tastings in the Tablelands
Say cheese! No matter if you’re a soft, hard or blue cheese type – we can all agree that this is one of the most incredible dairy products in existence, or it’s at least on par with chocolate! If cheese is the thing to tickle your fancy, buckle up for a trip to the scenic Atherton Tablelands for a day that dreams are made of. Gallo Dairyland offers cheese and chocolate tasting that will keep your taste buds dancing all day long. A tip if you’ve bought the kids along: visit the milking presentations and adorable animal nursery too! Tasty treats and cute calves are sure to win their hearts.
Who’s ready for a drink after all that eating? As well as an outstanding bunch of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks options – Tropical North Queensland is home to some astonishing distilleries and wineries. The Mt. Uncle Distillery in the Atherton Tablelands is well worth a visit just for the alpacas, donkeys and peacocks – not to mention the remarkable Bridges Bar and Restaurant! A little closer to Port is the Shannonvale Winery where you can discover wines of all tropical flavours including mango, passionfruit, lychee and chocolate. Drooling!
So, that’s a taste of the wonderful food that exists in Far North Queensland. We hope that you eat your hearts out and enjoy every bite!
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