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Hi Tide

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Cafe, Seafood
As featured in One Day in Port Douglas
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9-13 Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 9100
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at Peninsula and arrived around dinner so decided to stay. We found the staff very friendly, the service was quite good and the food well prepared. I had the chicken and my wife the tuna on the hot stone. Both good quality, tender and tasty.

Thank Gerald S
Port Douglas, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Port Douglas & usually go out for our Christmas lunch. Christmas 2016 at High Tide was by far the best Christmas lunch we have had. Thank you so much. The food was fabulous & the staff were friendly & efficient. We were waiting a little too long for our entree but the moment I mentioned it to... More 

Thank Jacimacoo7
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Hi Tide on Christmas Day. This is the only restaurant with a beach view so it is a beautiful setting for any occasion. Our food was delicious, from our prawn entrees, fabulous snapper to finish with plum pudding. The staff were efficient, friendly and welcoming, making the whole day very special, even though it was... More 

Thank Aussietravellers2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If only we had known this gem existed when we first arrived in Port Douglas! We would have almost wanted to go there for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Situated on Four Mile Beach, with great views, it is a great spot to dine. Prices were really reasonable, and the staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly. Our breakfast and... More 

Thank Ersmum
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the belly pork starter to share, while for mains we had the salmon and the seafood chowder. Kids had the steak and pasta off the kids menu. The portions were generous (kids portion would've been perfect for me in fact!) The ingredients we could tell were fresh and the dishes well seasoned. We were too full to sample... More 

Thank C H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful outdoor seating overlooking Four Mile Beach is the main draw, a quiet spot off the main Port Douglas downtown area. When making a reservation, request the upper level tables with the better views on the edge of the patio. Very nice dinner with good kids menu options, the highlight was the stonegrill, a slab of granite super-heated to... More 

Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Booked a table, arrived a little early and were left to have a cocktail while we looked at the menu. The food was delicious, we both opted for the steak on a stone and were not disappointed. My only issue was that there was quite a lot of oil on my steak so I had to shield myself from the... More 

Thank lucyvc84
Wantirna South, VIC, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Hi Tide at any time of day. Great menu, great service and overlooking 4 Mile Beach. We had a beautiful dinner here initially, finally settling on a stonegrill steak that cooks on your stone plate to your liking. Came back a couple of days later for brunch and we had the Big Breakfast which was fantastic, and kept... More 

Thank jae2404
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Excellent food served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Can thoroughly recommend the chowder but make sure you are hungry!

Thank obadiah49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at The Peninsular Boutique Hotel a number of times in the past. Hi Tide is the restaurant attached to the hotel. On this occasion we only had snacks and cocktails at sunset. It is a great outlook across 4 Mile Beach. We found the staff to be very friendly and most accommodating. The snacks were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Australian, Cafe, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-13 Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 9100
For a long while Hi Tide Cafe, Bar, Restaurant has been a local's secret, and no wonder because this is as close to a beachfront hideaway as it gets in the middle of Port Douglas. Indeed, if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Macrossan Street and enjoy a home style meal or one of our nightly specials, a cocktail or cool beer with the soft sea breeze the tide will bring you here. Nestled oceanside in the Peninsula Boutique Hotel. Hi Tide looks directly out onto 4 Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. It's cool without being over designed, warm and welcoming without sacrificing a certain sophistication and, well, they have the most amazing cocktail selection.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?