Chapter One Bar & Restaurant Is Your Premier Fine-Dining Experience in Tropical Port Douglas

Showcasing the very best in Australian produce, Chapter One Bar & Restaurant achieves the optimal results with dishes carefully handpicked and made from scratch from the hands of multi award-winning chef’s.

Cured Cobia, Chapter One Port Douglas
Cured Cobia, Chapter One Port Douglas

With stunning poolside views, Chapter One Bar & Restaurant in Port Douglas is all about the individual experience. Starting your chapter with a glance through the cutting edge seasonal menu, you will slowly settle into fine-dining bliss with the master class broadcasting of award-winning hospitality buzzing all around you.

Niramaya Villas & Spa, Chapter One Port Douglas
Niramaya Villas & Spa, Chapter One Port Douglas

The Loci

The scene is perfectly set in self-contained luxury within the tropical sanctuary of Niramaya Villas and Spa on Bale Drive in Port Douglas. The characteristically lush and natural tropical surrounds and poolside setting give Chapter One that subtle energy maintaining a very rhythmic, natural atmosphere from serving to serving. Architecturally designed in a timber and glass construction with that Balinese influence, you are immediately immersed in tranquillity before taking your seat and getting immersed in all the flavours firing out of the chargrill.

Chapter One Port Douglas
Chapter One Port Douglas
Fine Dining Experience, Chapter One Port Douglas
Fine Dining Experience, Chapter One Port Douglas

The Dining Experience

Being the only hatted restaurant in Port Douglas and winners of the prestigious Chef’s Hat award, prepare yourself for a uniquely tailored, handpicked dining experience. If the wood-fire grills flaring some premium Stanbroke steak cuts and the best of North Queensland’s seasonal produce haven’t awoken your senses, the perfectly complimenting wine list will most certainly get those taste buds talking.

AGFG Award Winner 2019
AGFG Award Winner 2019

 

Sanchoku Wagyu, Chapter One Port Douglas
Sanchoku Wagyu, Chapter One Port Douglas

The height of passion and creativity runs through the preparation and delivery of each dish. Priding themselves on a truly revolutionary dining experience, your palate will be mesmerised into gear with a fusion of the finest selection of traditional and contemporary ingredients handpicked from the most esteemed regional suppliers. The wine and cocktail menus have also been purposely pieced together to complement the local and regional flavours being presented and supply that finishing touch.

Chapter One Port Douglas
Chapter One Port Douglas

Seasonality

Goat Cheese Marshmallow, Chapter One Port Douglas
Goat Cheese Marshmallow, Chapter One Port Douglas

For the best results a key part of the dining experience here at Chapter One, is new dish development.  With the short turn around between seasonal items you will want to be taking full advantage of all the ‘in-season’ produce. For ongoing participation in qualitative dining the executive chef, Patrick Graham, highlights the importance of staying up to date with the menu especially when it’s driven by seasonal produce.

Veal Cutlet Smoked with Hay & Rosemary, Chapter One Port Douglas
Veal Cutlet Smoked with Hay & Rosemary, Chapter One Port Douglas
Pastrami & Rye, Chapter One Port Douglas
Pastrami & Rye, Chapter One Port Douglas

A seasonal favourite for entrée’s at the moment are the scallops served with coconut and butternut gel, some pickled gooseberries and some sautéed shallot. Check out some of the other favourites like the Tomahawk on-the-bone rib eye on the current menu HERE.

Ornate Painted Cray, Chapter One Port Douglas
Ornate Painted Cray, Chapter One Port Douglas

See & Do Port Douglas

As much as the external beauty is plugged into your furnishings and surroundings at Chapter One  Restaurant & Bar’s dining sanctuary, Port Douglas itself is also your launch pad to discover the wild second chapter of your visit. At Port Douglas your nestled in between two World Heritage sites with the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef on one side and the ancient marvels of the Daintree Rainforest on the other. A combination almost as savouring as the blueberry pancakes you get to indulge for your breakfast before your wildlife cruise.

Earl Grey Chocolate & Raspberry, Chapter One Port Douglas
Earl Grey Chocolate & Raspberry, Chapter One Port Douglas

The Verdict

With an ever- refined menu expressing that local flare in the height of tropical hospitality, Chapter One Restaurant & Bar should be that first stop before reading any further into your North Queensland Adventure. Whether just a foodie passing through, on a romantic getaway or simply on vacation, Chapter One is ready to kick-start your trip and tantalise those taste buds.

Get in quick and reserve a table HERE today!

"One of the best Experiences'" T.Edwards
“One of the best Experiences'” T.Edwards