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HiTide

4.5
4.5
93 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

HiTide By the Beach – the Peninsula Boutique Hotel’s oceanfront restaurant located on the Esplanade. Overlooking Four Mile Beach, HiTide captures the gentle ocean breezes and offers an array of dining experiences. HiTide’s casual, open and modern setting is perfect to eat, drink and relax, soaking in the views.

We believe we have done justice to the freshest, tropical produce from the sea and land that we have right on our doorstep in North Queensland by showcasing these ingredients through our seasonal menus.

Our breakfast and dinner menus have a wide array of favorites, complimented by an extensive wine list and mouth-watering cocktails. These menus combined with the stunning ocean views and friendly service will ensure that your dining experience with us is a memorable one.

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 07:30–10:30
    Happy Hour
    Tue–Sat 16:00–17:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 17:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (07) 4099 9100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Port Douglas

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Breakfast

  • Bacon & EggsA$9.00

    Scrambled fried or poached with bacon

    • Fruit BowlA$9.00

      • ToastieA$9.00

        Ham & cheese toastie

        Dinner

        • SteakA$15.00

          With chips or salad

          • Fish & ChipsA$15.00

            Battered or grilled with chips or salad

            • ChickenA$12.50

              With chips or salad

              Desserts

              • Kids Ice CreamA$5.00

                Chocolate, strawberry or caramel topping with sprinkles

                Last updated: 21 October 2021

                What 93 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.5
                4.5 based on recent ratings
                • 4.5Food
                • 4.6Service
                • 4.4Ambience
                • 4.1Value

                NoiseModerate

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                • Tropical North Queensland

                  Best Overall

                • Tropical North Queensland

                  Best Food

                • Tropical North Queensland

                  Best Service

                • Tropical North Queensland

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                • Tropical North Queensland

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                • Tropical North Queensland

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                1. RM

                  RozM

                  Brisbane

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  One of the very best seafood chowders we’ve ever had! Wonderful service and beautiful setting. Highly recommend!!

                2. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great staff

                3. SC

                  ShaneC

                  Victoria

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 4 January 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Food was delicious and so well presented. Bobbie and the team are so attentive. Some might find the service a little slow, but hey….you’re in FNQ chilling.

                4. LS

                  LyndaS

                  Melbourne

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 30 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Fantastic spot overlooking beach great little restaurant with a small but well thought out menu. Great drinks list with excellent staff, well worth a visit.

                5. JC

                  JocelynC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 30 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Hi-Tide is a must if you're staying at the Peninsula. Couldn't have asked for better service and meals. We visited for both breakfast and dinner and the portions were generous and the quality was perfect.

                6. LR

                  LizR

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 29 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautifully prepared and presented food. Lovely,thought out balance of protein and freshest of vegetables. Good wine selection, and friendly attentive staff

                7. LP

                  LisaP

                  Melbourne

                  2 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 28 December 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                  It's a shame the parfait wasn't available for desert

                8. MM

                  MelissaM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 December 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                  Excellent food, perfectly cooked..try the beef! Loved it!

                9. JA

                  JonA

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 3 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautiful peaceful beachfront setting. Great service and food. Highly recommend.

                10. DA

                  DerekA

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 November 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing food, great drinks. Everything was so fresh and flavourful. And the staff were so friendly and happy. Will definitely be back again.

                11. j

                  jensinoz

                  San Francisco

                  5 reviews

                  2.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 19 November 2021

                  overall2food2service1ambience1

                  Oh dear I don’t think the staff were remotely interested in us they had too much going on chatting between themselves to give us real service. we were one of three couples we had made a reservation. The food was passable; the vegetables on the plate should never have been served. The greens were overcooked the potatoes taste it as if they have been refrigerated overnight and reheated but only lukewarm. The redeeming feature was the fish which was beautiful . We were very disappointed we had eaten there a year ago and had a beautiful meal but this was a waste of our time and money.

                12. PO

                  PhilO

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 5 November 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Fabulous food, attentive friendly staff and the fact that the chef actually spoke to each table I thought was outstanding- definitely go back.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We enjoy what we do and love meeting our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                13. BR

                  BRUCES

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 2 November 2021

                  overall1food1service1ambience2

                  All meals had faults especially the "signature "chowder which was thin watery without any flavour and with overcooked diced seafood including one prawn, broken clam shells and one tiny ring of calamari The accompanying toast was siting amongst the broth. The worst chowder i have ever tasted Nothing was said on the night as our young local guests had chosen this venue though not having been there before The food had no redeeming features at all and we see no reason to ever go back.

                14. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Brisbane

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 23 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautiful ambience overlooking the water. The wait staff were very attentive and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend dining here.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                15. P

                  Petra

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 13 October 2021

                  overall2food5service3ambience2

                  Sadly our second experience with HiTide was poor due to literally one staff on floor. This poor girl was in charge of making drinks and serving all tables. We had to wait 50 min for our first drink and an hour for our meal. Otherwise food was exceptional.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. I am disappointed to hear that your second experience was not as expected. With many people not making reservations and a national staff shortage crisis, it is hard to roster to meet the demands. We apologize that this affected your evening on this particular night, where 4 people booked and over 20 walked-in. I am pleased that you were able to enjoy the meal and understand that this is not a 'normal' experience here at HiTide.

                16. I

                  Iani

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 13 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Fresh food, great flavours, cooked to perfection. Friendly service and lovely location. We’ll be back.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                17. HB

                  HelenB

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 12 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Service was absolutely amazing. Pina Colada and Toblerone Cocktail perfect. Crocodile spring rolls delicious and the Lamb was superb, the flavour combinations were so delicious. Beat coffee I have had locally.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed so many items here!! We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                18. LR

                  LizR

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  3 reviews

                  4.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 7 October 2021

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  lovely restaurant, with beautiful beachfront ambience, with a lovely Seabreeze and the sound of waves crashing onto the beach. relaxed chic décor where you can sit inside, or out on the covered balcony, or on a lower terrace

                19. LR

                  LeslyeR

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 7 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This is the third time we have eaten here over the past eight evenings and each time the food was just as delicious or better. The beach view and tranquility added to the total experience. All the staff have been friendly and totally professional.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We really appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the venue, food and team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                20. LR

                  LeslyeR

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 1 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  There was something for all of us and we all have different tastes. Food fresh creative and substantial without being stodgy or meagre in proportions.

                21. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Fist night in Port Douglas and we wanted to be by the beach . Food and service were great

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We really appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the venue, food and team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                22. TD

                  TerryD

                  Hawaii

                  4 reviews

                  4.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  Service and location were excellent, food helping for the market fish was not very big but was tasty and beautifully presented

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                23. S

                  Snap

                  Brisbane

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on 16 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Staff are so friendly and can’t do enough for you. Food is always delicious, highly recommended the lamb.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We really appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the venue, food and team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                24. NM

                  NeilM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 16 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Straight across the road from the beach. Lovely to eat outside with the sea breeze. Awesome food, awesome service and great hospitality.

                25. AK

                  AlfK

                  Calgary

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 1 September 2021

                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                  A little expensive but good food and at least you get a couple of sides with your protein.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                26. FB

                  FabriziaB

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 11 August 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely venue, we sat inside because it was windy and we were a little underdressed. The two waitresses were delightful. The salmon and cauliflower bang bang excellent. Would definitely recommend.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. Greatly appreciate your lovely feedback which I have shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                27. AH

                  AnitaH

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 5 August 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Very nice venue, nice food and beverage, lovely friendly staff

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. Greatly appreciate your lovely feedback which I have shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                28. PH

                  PaulH

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 3 August 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great food and lovely staff. Best restaurant in Port Douglas by a mile .

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. Greatly appreciate your lovely feedback which I have shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                29. E

                  Euan

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 31 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Very friendly staff, beautiful location, dog friendly, great food. We ate there on our first day in Port Douglas and then chose to return on our last. An even better overall experience than Nautilus.

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We love our furry guests! Greatly appreciate your lovely feedback which I have shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                30. SN

                  ScottN

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 29 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This was a great surprise find. All food items were phenomenal. Would highly recommend.

                31. BC

                  BrianC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 28 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had caught a fish. Adam the chef went out of his way to cook it exactly the way we asked and made our night one we will remember. The staff made us feel we were the only ones in the restaurant.

                32. S

                  Smile4me

                  Gold Coast

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 July 2021

                  overall2food2service5ambience5

                  Unfortunately the seafood chowder we ordered did not meet expectations. More like an entree with stale bread on the side. The waiters on the other hand were lovely

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. I am disappointed to hear that the Chowder was not to your particular tastes. We appreciate your feedback and will continue to work on our menu. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                33. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 21 July 2021

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Dinner with my wife. Food was delicious and our waiter Ravi was brilliant

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We have a great, passionate team here and are pleased you appreciated their service. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                34. DF

                  DeannaF

                  Sydney

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 20 July 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                  Great location, fanastic menu....a nce place to dine!

                  HiTideResponded on 16 November 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at HiTide. We are very blessed with our beautiful location here, pleased you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                35. SO

                  SimonO

                  Melbourne

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 17 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  A gem of a restaurant! On a quiet street within easy walking distance of Port Douglas CBD, the service was second to none and the food was excellent. We would certainly go back when and if we visit Port Douglas again!

                  HiTideResponded on 21 July 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review HiTide By The Beach. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your next Port Douglas Holiday.

                36. P

                  Patsy

                  Tropical North Queensland

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 17 July 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  View was great. Food was very tasty but the mains were rather small. The baklava desert is not to be missed.

                  HiTideResponded on 21 July 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review HiTide By The Beach. We really appreciate your feedback and will us it to better our offering. The baklava is very popular and we are pleased you enjoyed it! Look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                37. K

                  Kev51

                  Sydney

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 16 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Well cooked steak and a great selection of other dishes Good service from very friendly staff

                  HiTideResponded on 21 July 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review HiTide By The Beach. We really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed the steak dish as well as many others on the menu. Our team love what they do and I delighted you saw that in your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in future and thank you again for your time.

                38. JJ

                  JoJo

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 16 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Diverse menu, excellent fare, Staff attentive and professional.

                  HiTideResponded on 21 July 2021

                  Thanks for the lovely feedback. Hope to welcome you back soon.

                39. BH

                  BenH

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 16 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Thought it was a great experience and great food and drinks

                  HiTideResponded on 21 July 2021

                  Thank you for taking the time to review HiTide By The Beach. We really appreciate your feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back in future.

                40. RA

                  RobA

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 15 July 2021

                  overall1food1service3ambience4

                  Food was passable up to the time that we were served a prawn dish with frozen prawns. Absolutely not acceptable to charge good prices for frozen food😡

                  HiTideResponded on 21 July 2021

                  Thank you for your review. Although I am disappointed to read that your experience was below expectations, I appreciate your time in sharing your opinions and allowing us to improve our offering. We try very hard to source fresh produce where possible, looking all over Australia to get our ingredients. Some times living in PD is like living at the end of the earth when it comes to having access to fresh ingredients, however, I assure you that the majority of our menu is freshly sourced.

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                HiTide is rated 4.5 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

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                2 people

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                Booked 2 times today
                Google Map for HiTide

                9 Esplanade Port Douglas, AU-QLD 4877

                • Area

                  Port Douglas

                • Hours of Operation

                  Breakfast
                  Daily 07:30–10:30
                  Happy Hour
                  Tue–Sat 16:00–17:00
                  Dinner
                  Tue–Sat 17:00–20:00

                • Cuisines

                  Modern Australian

                • Dining style

                  Casual Dining

                • Dress Code

                  Smart Casual

                • Parking Details

                  Street Parking

                • Payment Options

                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                • Additional

                  Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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