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Jungle Fowl

Eating coral trout mere kilometres from one of the world's most impressive reefs is a sensible choice.
Jungle Fowl in Port Douglas Queensland. Photo of Bowls of curry, rice and saladsChrissie Cosgrove
2/28 Wharf St, Port Douglas


Eating coral trout mere kilometres from one of the world’s most impressive reefs is a sensible choice, and it’s made all the better in chef Benjamin Wallace’s hands, dressed and heady with lemongrass and makrut lime. You’ll also taste the abundance of the tropics in the bold and balanced small dishes – betel leaves topped with pomelo, coconut and just-set prawns, say, or ma hor with watermelon underpinning a scoop of salty-sweet caramelised pork. While mains stick more closely to the traditional Thai playbook, there are exceptions; mushroom larb, for instance, makes a strong case for more vegetarian takes on typically meat-focused classics. And as for the room, there’s as much colour and vibrance on the walls as there are on the plates, thanks to co-owner Rachael Boon’s murals, which make for an ace holiday setting. It’s just another way in which Jungle Fowl brings its own breed of finessed fun to Far North Queensland.


Jungle Fowl


2/28 Wharf St, Port Douglas

0438 055 038

Chef Benjamin Wallace

Price guide $

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair accessible Yes

Open Dinner daily

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Jungle Fowl
2/28 Wharf St, Port Douglas
Benjamin Wallace
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Dinner daily

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