Zinc Restaurant Chili & Coriander Crusted Salmon Filet
Visitors to the enchanting Port Douglas have a wide range of dining options from seafood at the wharf to pizza at the beach. The following three popular restaurants feature Australian gourmet fare:
On the Inlet
On the Inlet is literally that on the waters edge. The casual open-air dining room was delightful. Service was superb. The smoked barramundi roulette, crispy calamari and seafood risotto were all terrific. It was amusing to watch nearby diners plow through a massive seafood platter. I thought I was watching an episode of Man Versus Food as two guys ate non-stop for a good 45 minutes.
Dining alfresco surrounded by rainforest foliage with draped string lights was magical. The food was good although not terrifically inspired. The duck pancakes were cooked perfectly and the presentation was dramatic. The prawn shrimp pasta and steak were also delicious. Service started out with a bang then evaporated after a large party came into the dining room.
Zinc Restaurant on the main drag in Port Douglas is always hopping for a reason: the food, service and ambiance are wonderful. The chicken pate, Thai fish cakes and sesame-crusted salmon are highly recommended.
On the Inlet Restaurant Smoked Barramundi Roulette
On the Inlet Restaurant Seafood Risotto
Watergate Restaurant Duck Pancakes, Port Douglas
Watergate Restaurant Prawn Linguine, Port Douglas
Watergate Restaurant Salt Rubbed Eye Filet
Watergate Restaurant, Port Douglas
Zinc Restaurant Cognac Scented Chicken Liver Pate with Onion Jam
Larry at Zinc Restaurant, Port Douglas
Zinc Restaurant Tabletop, Port Douglas
Zinc Restaurant Thai Fishcakes
Four Mile Beach Sunrise, Port Douglas