The Newport on Macrossan


Port Douglas Restaurants

Port Douglas is renowned for its wide array of delicious and diverse restaurants. Port Douglas restaurants range from fine dining experiences, café bistro style meals right through to good old fashioned generous sized pub meals.

Throughout the Douglas region you will find a host of over 100 restaurants to choose from.

However, it is in the heart of Port Douglas itself that a true spectrum of gourmet delights can be tasted all walking distance from your holiday accommodation at The Newport on Macrossan.

We have chosen an assortment of 5 of our favourite eateries that you can easily access from your hotel which we can highly recommend you sample whilst holidaying in Port Douglas.

Zinc Port Douglas

Address: 53-61 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas

Distance from the Newport on Macrossan: Four minute walk toward Four Mile Beach.

Type of Cuisine: Australian Contemporary

Description: A casual café by day and fine modern cuisine at night.

Zinc Port Douglas includes local prawns and barramundi  on the menu, an array of meat and poultry dishes including twice cooked duck, as well as a great vegetarian options.

Be sure to leave room for the large selection of cakes and desserts and make at least one visit to the unique restroom which houses the largest privately owned aquarium on the east coast of Australia.

Average Cost:

  • Dinner   $35 – $60
  • Lunch    $25 – $35

Salsa Bar & Grill

Address: 53-61 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas

Distance from the Newport on Macrossan : Four minute walk toward Marina

Type of Cuisine:  Modern Australian

Description:  Salsa Bar & Grill is the winner of numerous Restaurant & Catering awards including Best Restaurant, Best Alfresco Dining and Best Modern Australian.  Committed to using only the freshest local produce whenever possible, the Salsa menu is extensive catering to all tastes.

Highlights include house made soft cheeses, crocodile sausages, coral trout and the famous mind blowing cocktails. The Salsa restaurant is in a unique open air Queenslander house contributing to the relaxed tropical ambiance.


Average Cost:

  • Dinner   $30 – $50
  • Lunch    $25 – $30 average

On The Inlet

Address: 3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas

Distance from the Newport on Macrossan : Five minute walk toward Dickson’s Inlet

Type of Cuisine:  Seafood

Description:  The menu at On the Inlet is designed to showcase the freshest Port Douglas seafood.

This Port Douglas seafood restaurant is as well-known for its menu as it is for the incredible location over the water at Dickson Inlet, here you will enjoy the gorgeous panoramic views of the Coral Sea and the mountain ranges beyond.

George the Groper is also a distinguished icon of On the Inlet. George is a resident fish weighing approximately 250kg and he delights the pre dinner crowd as he performs most days.

Average Cost:

  • Dinner   $40 – $80
  • Lunch    $30 – $50 average
  • Happy Hour  $18 – Bucket of Prawns & Beer, Wine or Champagne just perfect for watching the sunset whilst awaiting the arrival of George the Groper.

Flames of the Forest

Address: Undisclosed Private Rainforest Setting, Port Douglas.

Distance from the Newport on Macrossan : Ten minutes from Port Douglas via return hotel coach transfer.

Type of Cuisine:  Fine Dining Australian Style

Description:  Flames of the Forest is nominated at Number 34 in the Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 GREAT THINGS TO DO in Australia.

Flames of the Forest is a very different experience to a restaurant, your evening is an event and it takes place in the pristine natural rainforest near Port Douglas.

The originality of the tropical cuisine, the spectacle of the candlelit drama in the lush rainforest and, the essence of Aboriginal culture come together to provide a dining experience like no other in Australia in an extraordinary venue.

Average Cost:

  •  Banquet    $199 Six Courses
  •  Dinner       $149 Three Courses
  •  Menu Only  $85

Nautilus Restaurant

Address: 17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas

Distance from the Newport on Macrossan : 50 meters walk to the right of The Newport, look for the hidden meandering pathway up to the restaurant.

Type of Cuisine:  Five Star Provincial Tropical Australian Cuisine

Description:  A symbol of Port Douglas, the Nautilus Restaurant is 56 years old and is famous for its five star cuisine and five star service.

The menu was originally and still is today developed around the natural flavours of the tropics.

Some of the signature dishes including the whole coral trout were first sampled in the 1970’s by many famous diners including Sir Lawrence Olivier, Vivian Leigh, Rupert Murdoch, Gough Whitlam and Paul Hogan. In 1996, even Bill and Hilary Clinton tasted the tropical delights on offer.

Nautilus Restaurant Port Douglas is committed to providing every guest with an intimate, elegant tropical outdoor dining experience.

The unique ambiance of the restaurant is in part a result of the towering coconut palms, where the fronds and stars provide the only ceiling to speak of.

Average Cost:

  • A La Carte Menu            $ 70 – $150 average
  • 6 Course Tasting Menu  $105 food only + $50 for 6 matching wines