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Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Private Road | Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4098 5700
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Trinity Beach, Australia
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table for two for lunch and were lucky enough to have a stunningly beautiful clear blue sky day with calm oceans and views all the way through to Cape Tribulation! Melanie greeted us with a warm welcome. Service was friendly, and attentive. We ordered the warm crusty bread with hummus dip which was divine! A steak burger... More 

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Thank Myss T
Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much Myss T for visiting Osprey's Restaurant and for leaving your lovely review. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our hummus and warm bread. steak burger and red crocodile curry. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Cairns
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Pulled beef on a black bun - presentation excellent but eat very fast. The juice from the meat soaks the black bun and falls apart and best eaten with a spoon after it turns to mush. The wine piccolos were past their "best before date" The restaurant trades too heavily on its view and needs to regain some attention to... More 

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Thank Zacuba
Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Zacuba for your review. At Thala we strive to exceed guest expectations and are disappointed to learn we have fallen short on this occasion and have passed your feedback onto our Executive Chef. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely meals with beautiful views. Reasonably priced for a high quality restaurant. Worth the visit if your staying at port douglas. Only 15 minutes down the road by car. A bit of a walk from the car park up to the restaurant.

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Thank Malcolm H
Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Malcolm for visiting Thala and Osprey's Restaurant for lunch and for your wonderful review. We do have a complimentary valet parking service which guests are welcome to take advantage of - simply drive up to our lobby and we'll park your car for you! Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed at the Thala Beach Lodge and had the buffet the breakfast at Osprey's twice as well as one dinner. Breakfast is worth the $25 for the amazing 360 views. Such a great way to start your day. Dinner, however, was extremely overpriced and not as high quality food as you would expect for that price. I paid $48... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you taimarsonny for visiting Thala and for your review of Osprey's Restaurant. We delighted to hear how much you enjoyed Thala's hot & cold breakfast buffet and the amazing views from the restaurant. We strive to maintain excellence and are disappointed to hear that we have not delivered in this instance. We do wish however that we had the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great view. great setting. good food. Pricing reasonable. lovely spot to watch the sunset. service was good.

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Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much John K for visiting Osprey's Restaurant and for your splendid review, noting great views, great setting, reasonable pricing, good food and service. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Myrtleford, Australia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Dine in this fine restaurant while watching the local bird life only a few meters away and gazing at the ocean and local beach is quite magical.

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Thank Colstron
Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Colstron for dining at Osprey's Restaurant and for leaving a splendid review. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed our magical location amongst nature. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The ambience and the views from this restaurant give the place a fantastic head start in terms of thumbs up. From this point it could go either way and in our opinion it does go in an absolutely great way. Service is friendly and relaxed. The food is anything you would be familiar with in terms of what is the... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you DownU for your wonderful review of Osprey's Restaurant. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you during your stay and we're delighted to learn how much you enjoyed dining at Osprey's. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Lincoln, NE USA
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed 6 nights at the Thala Reserve and ate all our meals here. The breakfast buffet had lots of choices and food was fresh. Coffee and tea were good. Lunch menu was a bit limited, but the food was prepared well. Dinner specials were excellent except for one night. That night it was a Scottish Steak. Probably the tuffest... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Yesheyozhik for your wonderful review of Osprey's Restaurant. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner over your six day stay. We have passed your feedback on to our Executive Chef. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a dinner and lunch (lovely asian salad with macadamia nuts) here, both were excellent. It was extremely good value and an especially good choice if staying at the resort (we paid a lot more for less good food and service and Port Douglas). And of course, great view in the big airy room.

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Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Christine J, we're thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed dining at Osprey's Restaurant and hope to see you again soon. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The views are stunning with plenty of tropical birds (and spiders) popping in. Unfortunately the food though sounding great lacked execution. For example the lamb was tough and over cooked, the chicken pretty tasteless. The only thing that has pushed it up to an three star rather than two was the pudding which as lovely.

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Thank Azi2010
Thala_management, General Manager at Ospreys Port Douglas Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Azi2010 for your review. At Thala we strive to exceed guest expectations and are disappointed to learn that we have fallen short on this occasion. We do wish that we had the opportunity to address your concerns at the time of your dining. Your feedback has been passed on to our Executive Chef. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Private Road | Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4098 5700
Description
Savour the view along the scenic road to Port Douglas even longer by stopping for lunch, dinner or a coffee at Osprey's Restaurant at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. The idyllic eco resort captures the feel of the tropics in its relaxed, open-air Osprey Restaurant where modern tropical cuisine is dished up at affordable prices.Enjoy the spectacular elevated setting overlooking both the Coral Sea and the steep rainforest-clad mountains that hug the coastline to Port Douglas. Let nature take centre stage while you enjoy the likes of coconut-crusted prawns served with a kaffir lime coconut relish and a green papaw Vietnamese mint salad sprinkled with cashew nut brittle.Linger with a coffee in the elegantly casual surrounds to catch up on your emails with the free wifi, ask the friendly staff to identify the birds that share your tree-top position or indulge with sundowners at the end of a leisurely day in the tropics.

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