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On the Turps

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Lot 236 Turpentine rd | Lot 236 R96, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4098 9321
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

stopped here for lunch with our tour guide along with twenty others, had a lovely fish meal with salad, potato salad, bread followed by fruit and coffee/tea, lovely open place with view in to rain forest.

Thank fasaville
Darfield, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal after a morning of intense activity, very friendly service with nice healthy food and great setting

Thank SteffanSCN
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch just before going on a walk through the rainforest. We actually wish we had more time to spend here because the location was absolutely beautiful. We would have loved to go for a swim in the lagoon area. We were the only two people not part of a tour who were eating but that didn't... More 

Thank Flynnbo1
Manly, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

A beautiful rainforest setting and entrance. Once inside, the place opened up into a very large and well appointed room. The dark floor and furnishings combined with the abundance of natural light and the rainforest view provided a very nice ambience. The mosquitoes were a small problem until we put on some repellent from the car. The food quality and... More 

Thank jpowrie1
Durham, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Daintree Tours had us booked in here for our lunch as part of our tour. Our guide rang ahead with our orders which was a choice from steak, barramundi or pasta accompanied by various salads and followed by a fresh fruit platter and tea and coffee. I had the fish and it was most acceptable. The portion was generous and... More 

Thank IanMac1960
Cremona, Italy
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This dainty restaurant amid the trees offers good meat, fish and freshly baked damper. The staff is friendly and the venue is clean. Besides, there's a wide selection of books on the shelf....just in case you want to relax by the waterhole.

Thank Manuela D
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

What an absolutely beautiful hidden gem. This restaurant had perfect food - perfect environment and the level of service from all staff - especially the hostess was fantastic - definitely worth going to - worth the trip out there and i will certainly be back again.

Thank Gary F
Double Bay, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend & I had dinner here 3 nights out of 4 & we couldn't fault any of it. There is one thing you have to have is the garlic & herb loaf for entree. You will not be disappointed!!! It was delicious. The bread was so fresh, they used fresh herbs & garlic not some paste just spread over... More 

Thank mphector
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were recommended to drop in here by the girls at By The Sea. We were driving from Port Douglas up to Cape Tribulation on our day trip and this made a perfect spot for lunch. Decent restaurants are hard to find in the Daintree, and this is one that is definitely worth stopping at. It seems like mostly tour... More 

Thank Frank M
Watsonville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

the restaurant is next to a stream. Very tropical. We had sandwiches which are okay- nothing special. The service is pretty good. The restaurant is on the small size.

Thank 427BeatleBob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 236 Turpentine rd | Lot 236 R96, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cape Tribulation
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4098 9321
Our international chef will tantalise your tastebuds with Mediterranean style quality food using the finest of local ingredients. Dine with the bandicoots for dinner and enjoy breakfast and lunch overlooking the magical Cooper Creek.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?