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Wood-fire grilled meats and seafood from Australia’s very best producers.

About Chapter One Restaurant and Bar

Dine in timber and glass modern Balinese architecture overlooking the pool at Chapter One Restaurant and Bar on Bale Drive in Port Douglas. Nestled inside Niramaya Villas with stunning views of surrounding gardens, Chapter One has a relaxed, chilled out feel directly in keeping with the tropical Far North lifestyle and culture. Take a seat inside among dark wood furniture with natural light pouring through floor to ceiling French doors, or soak up sunshine and balmy breezes alfresco while contemplating an ever-evolving seasonal menu, either morning or afternoon. Awaken the senses and palate with starters like gin cured mackerel with citrus and cucumber, before being enticed by char-grilled beef short rib with sautéed greens and miso Szechuan butter croquette.

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A few words from Chapter One Restaurant and Bar

Our dining style is simple - wood fired grilled meats and seafood from Australia's very best producers. Our team has an uncompromising focus on delivering dishes driven by both produce and a combination of techniques from artisan to modern including cooking with fire, smoking, fermenting and sous vide. The menu allows us to create tailored dining experiences, each unique including a la carte, multiple courses or large boards to share.

Everything in our kitchen is made from scratch, as it should be. The height of passion and creativity runs through the preparation and delivery of each dish, with all produce and combinations being carefully hand-picked and manicured.

With its spectacular poolside setting and contemporary menu, Chapter One offers an intimate and relaxed dining experience. It's easy to see why Chapter One is Port Douglas' premier dining and only hatted restaurant. While the contemporary menu is refined, the setting is informal and guests are encouraged to join us in comfort.

Specials & Events

Location & Map

1 Bale Drive, Port Douglas 4877 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  7:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Tue  7:00:AM - 5:00:PM
Wed  7:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Thu  7:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Fri  7:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Sat  7:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Sun  7:00:AM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Our restaurant features floor to ceiling glass by-folds on three sides of the room, which can all be opened (weather permitting) for a wonderful dining experience in the tropics. Surrounded by manicured gardens and overlooking the luxurious wet-edge pool, it provides the perfect backdrop for all occasions. Fresh, seasonal produce is at the heart of all our menus at Chapter One. You will not find a better dining experience in Port Douglas with the contemporary menu paired with an amazing wine list and seamless and efficient service. We offer set packages or we can customise a menu to suit your requirements.

  • Up to 150 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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