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Hi Tide by the Beach

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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 with the soft sea breeze the tide will bring you here. Nestled oceanside as part of the Peninsula Boutique Hotel. It's cool without being over designed, warm and welcoming without sacrificing a certain sophistication and, well, they have the most amazing cocktail selection.
PRICE RANGE
USD 5 - USD 19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Australian, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront
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All reviews chowder fish and chips steak scallops curry pork belly four mile beach peninsula boutique hotel opposite the beach high tide lovely breakfast lunch or dinner fish of the day palm trees eye fillet great spot macrossan street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice comfortable surroundings and served by friendly staff. I ordered the lamb rump, which was a large serve and though I ordered an additional side salad it was not necessary as there were more than enough accompaniments on the plate. Caramelised Pineapple and sorbet was...my choice for dessert and it rounded off the meal nicelyMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is not large but very well thought out. This place overlooks four mile beach & is well worth a visit. It is open for breakfast lunch & dinner with excellent staff and a not too shabby wine list as well they do great...mock tails.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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PBHMgmt, General Manager at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for dining with us! We really appreciate your feedback! Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had to choose the best dining possible for our last evening in Port Douglas and Hi Tide didn’t disappoint. From the cocktails to the starters and onto the mains we were impressed. I had the scallops followed by the fish of...the day…red emperor and my wife had the lamb rump. OMG, melt in the mouth lamb and my fish was fresh and local with sides just the right size. The combinations were uncomplicated with the lamb veggies beautifully grill charred in a port reduction. The wine list is extensive and reasonable and all backed up with a view across to the beach. Book in advance as COVID is causing staffing issues in holiday destinations like Port and quality restaurants are filled quickly.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for dining with us and we are super thrilled you spent your last night in Port Douglas dining with us! We really appreciate your feedback and we will ensure to pass it on to all of our staff. Our staff have been...More

Reviewed 15 December 2021 via mobile

Excellent dinner,delicious and varied menu,staff great and overlooking the beach lovely.Bang bang cauliflower excellent amd so was the pumpkin salad and chowder In fact all was grea

Date of visit: December 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Emma, Thanks so much for dining with us! We really appreciate your feedback! Kind regards, The PBH Team

Reviewed 6 December 2021

Great place next to the beach with great views. Great food and great service. Short walk if you reside on Macrossan Street.

Date of visit: November 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for having breakfast with us & we're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

Reviewed 30 November 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is a real jewel. Situated at the eastern end of Macrossan on the Esplanade this small restaurant offers the very best in food and service. I am a fussy eater but the menu on offer is fantastic. The food is a culinary experience...to say the least. The on site chef should have 5 chef hats as his dishes are works of art. I couldn't Recommend this restaurant more. Value for money 10. Portion sizes 10. Service 10. Overall a night to remember and you will go back. We did.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We are so excited to hear your dining experience with us was so enjoyable. We have passed on your feedback to our team of Chefs! Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

Reviewed 24 November 2021

Great service, friendly staff. Wonderful location across the road from the beach. Was closed Sunday and Monday when we were there (as we’re many places).

Date of visit: November 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! Yes, like many other hospitality venues around Australia, we are short staffed at the moment so we've had to reduce our trading hours/days. We hope you enjoyed your time in Port Douglas! Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

Reviewed 23 November 2021

We recently ate here (twice in fact) and enjoyed the blue spanner crab pappardelle, Red Emperor, brisket and harissa baby carrots. All of which were excellent. And great value.

Date of visit: November 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Roland, Thanks so much for dining with us twice! We are so thrilled you enjoyed our menu & dining experience. We hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

Reviewed 16 November 2021

Very enjoyable sitting outside with a lovely breeze overlooking the ocean while being treated to the most delicious dishes I have ever tasted. The seafood dishes were superb. The Seafood Chowder was the best I’ve ever had. Congrats to Head Chef Adam for the most...enjoyable culinary experience. Will definitely be back. Recommend to all to dine at Hi Tide by the Sea while in Port Douglas.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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PBHMgmt, Owner at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! It certainly made Adam's day! Thanks for your support and we hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

Reviewed 12 November 2021

A very enjoyable breakfast with lovely ocean views. Food was excellent and coffee was hot. Great way to start the day

Date of visit: November 2021
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PBHMgmt, General Manager at Hi Tide by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2021

Thanks so much for joining us for breakfast! Glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back soon! Kind regards, The Hi Tide Team

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Casual, comfortable attire is what is required in the tropics and is best in Port Douglas. Whatever you are comfortable in!
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Hi Tide by the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4