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Hi Tide

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$$ - $$$
As featured in One Day in Port Douglas
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9-13 The Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 9100
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Niftys
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had been going to Hi-Tide for happy hour cocktails for the past 3 years. I excitedly returned with my in laws from Scotland to impress them with the location and quality of cocktails. However, this was no the experience they or I received. I was so disappointed. As we approached, we were welcomed with "Can I help you?" not... More 

Thank MrsClaireOKane
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot for a leisurely breakfast, just a few minutes walk from our apartment. Very friendly staff, and extensive menu, ideal for big breakfast, or just toast and cereal. Very nice place to eat.

Thank Robert S
Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and range of choices on the menu. I ordered the steak on a stone without realising it arrived on the hot stone for cooking at the table. Delicious and cooked as you desire it. The higher level benefited form the fans but the lower tables had a better view of the moon.

Thank Suzanne818
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Curry is a must on a Wednesday night. If you order the steak get the pepper sauce. Very satisfied. A+++ When with my wife just wandered in.

Thank Mark J
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all wandered across the street for breakfast. The big breakfast was delicious and the juice was lovely.

Thank JaymieOK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this little hidden gem has not changed in 3 years ,great staff delicious food , across the road from the beach great ambiance. also has great coffee and cake for in between will be back again

Thank Helena L
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Dear Helena L, Thanks for your kind review & we hope to see you again soon for our seafood chowder! Kind regards, Hi Tide Team More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Port Douglas, this small beachside restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is a must. Our comments are based on two dinner visits whilst staying at the hotel of which Hi Tide is a part. We chose a simple bread & garlic starter to accompany our drinks, followed by a curry night special of 3 curries with... More 

Thank Roganroy
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to have lunch. we all had a lovely meal, the staff were very informative and very chatty. Cocktails were great don't have too many.

Thank Fozzie12
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast scrambled eggs with mushrooms Chai tea Very good service Lovely view of the water and plenty of shade Good value breakfast Can sit back and relax

Thank Bronwyn B
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Dear Bronwyn B, Thanks for your review & good feedback about our breakfast menu! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
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 The 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?