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Hi Tide

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9-13 The Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 9100
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While the food was delicious we found the potion sizes small and very expensive. The kids were accidentally given adult size pancakes and they were so small and really not enough for a child let alone for an adult. It was a bit of a let down considering all the pluses of the location.

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Thank Sydneygirl0572
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. We are glad you found the food delicious and we will pass onto Chef your feedback on the size of the portions. We try very hard to please our customers and your feedback is very welcome. More 

Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and a great location opposite the beach at Port Douglas. The cafe fronts the street but is part of a resort complex behind it. In spite of that it had the feel of being run as a separate business and the breakfast itself was very good and very reasonably priced.

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Thank pahSydney
PBHMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. The Owner Managers run Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant which is part of the Peninsula Boutique Hotel in Port Douglas. We believe Hi Tide overlooking famous Four Mile Beach offers great food in one of the best locations in Port Douglas. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Hitide on Saturday night with friends and had a lovely time. We all had hot stone dishes and they were great. I had the salmon and the others had tuna and steaks all of which were delicious. The restaurant is also BYO which is one of the rarities in Port Douglas so that was also a plus. Special... More 

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Thank Teresa W
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. Our staff are special as we pride ourselves in offering the best service in Port Douglas. We are so glad you enjoyed the hot stone dishes. More 

Shanklin, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I thought it a great idea to walk the four mile beach from oaks lagoon to hi tide bar. By the time we got there we were gasping and the lovely lady serving us couldn't do more to help out! The service was fast and the drinks were delicious. I highly recommend the passionfruit caprioska! The wifi... More 

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Thank Annajones90
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Restaurant and Bar the best location along Four Mile Beach for those looking to cool off and top up with great food and drinks. We hope you can come back soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed superb lunches and dinners throughout our stay in Port Douglas. The hot-stone meals were especially fabulous. Staff very helpful although a little inexperienced at times.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. Our staff are constantly receiving training and we are pleased you found them so helpful. More 

New York City, New York
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

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Thank Gerald S
Port Douglas, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

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Thank Jacimacoo7
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. It is wonderful to receive a great review by locals living in Port Douglas. We hope to see you soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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Thank Aussietravellers2013
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. We are so glad you had a great lunch on Christmas Day. We believe we have the best location in Port Douglas as we are the only place to dine overlooking the famous Four Mile Beach. More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. Hi Tide is a hidden gem in one of the only spots available to dine overlooking famous Four Mile Beach. We hope you can come back soon. More 

Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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 

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Thank C H
PBHMgmt, Public Relations Manager at Hi Tide, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Hi Tide Café Bar and Restaurant. We are so pleased the whole family enjoyed the experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Australian, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?