26 Verified Diner Reviews

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dined on Fri, 9 Nov 2018

Fantastic service and excellent choice of wines by the glass and a delicious 4 course meal. Absolutely a superb restaurant and set in beautiful lush surroundings. I would have loved for the portion size for the appetiser and entree to have been a little bigger. Great cocktails too!
Thank you for dining at Chapter One and sharing your fantastic feedback. At Chapter One we are passionate about what we do and we are so glad you enjoyed the dining experience. We hope you are able to join us again soon.
Restaurant Chapter One responded on Fri, 16 Nov 2018

dined on Sun, 4 Nov 2018

I had phoned through explaining to the proprietor that it was a special birthday for a friend. He confirmed he would acknowledge by presenting us with something special e.g. a candle on a cake (for which we would pay) but never reappeared. Once we were served, the staff did not return and ask how we were enjoying our food, nor offer any further beverages. Very poor for such an expensive meal.

dined on Fri, 2 Nov 2018

This restaurant has so much potential. Although the menu sounded interesting, food was cold, under seasoned and badly executed. Considering how quiet the restaurant was and how many staff they had working in the kitchen I expected a much higher quality of food.

dined on Sat, 20 Oct 2018

A beautiful restaurant in relaxing surrounds overlooking the pool. Food innovative and service attentive and friendly. Would reconmend it for a special experience.

dined on Sun, 16 Sep 2018

Looking for a dining experience that is unique in its food & wine with wonderful service & ambience then check this restaurant out.
Sharon Connolly

dined on Sat, 25 Aug 2018

Sadly an opportunity for a great dining experience failed to deliver on many levels. It took almost 2 hours for the delivery of 7 courses that left us wanting more in both taste and portion size. Strange pairings such as the rich mutton with zesty lemon and parsnip and white chocolate were as confusing as a jeans clad manager and a white gloved head waiter. It’s hard to understand how our simple chosen desserts of toffee apple and caramelised chilli pineapple could arrive tasteless and cold. There is nothing a diner could actually complain about, the service, whilst slow was excellent, the presentation was detailed and attractive. But in conclusion an opportunity to hero beautiful local ingredients was missed and we would not return or recommend.
Bea Plummer

dined on Sat, 25 Aug 2018

Lovely food, great service and location

dined on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

Beautiful restaurant in wonderful setting. Excellent waiter. Fine food but expensive which makes it a one/off experience when we have our annual holiday in Port Douglas, we eat out each night for 3 weeks, so need to be careful of budget. Not a fan of degustation. Would prefer to order 2 or 3 courses without extras, for which we ultimately pay.

dined on Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Great food - sensational flavours Great wines using Coravin

dined on Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Lovely evening, spectacular setting, friendly staff
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About Chapter One

At home in Port Douglas, Chapter One is serving up delicious modern Australian dishes. From lamb shoulder to ocean barramundi, there’s something to please everyone. So gather your family and head here for an experience that will keep you coming back. Best dish: Ocean barramundi

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