Julaymba Restaurant

Featured in Masters of Cuisine as one of Australia's leading dining experiences

Julaymba Restaurant & Gallery is al fresco dining at its best overlooking the peaceful fresh water pond where you can get a glimpse of turtles swimming if you are lucky. Creative dishes for every palate with a fusion of native bush-tucker and contemporary Australian cuisine.

The restaurant takes it’s name, Julaymba, from the local Kuku Yalanji word for “Daintree River”. Authentic Aboriginal artefacts and original artworks are on display in the Art Gallery and available for purchase… take a little culture home!

Every night between 17:00 and 18:00 we hold Muramaka in the bar and lobby area. Muramaka is a get-together where guests, staff, management and owners can meet, exchange stories and mingle with each other in an informal manner. Love to see you there!

For that extra bit of romance, ask about our private decks seperated from the main verandah.

One of our Must Do experiences when you are visiting the Daintree area or staying at the lodge.

Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


The Menus

With nature integrated into every aspect of the resort and a focus on using prime native ingredients fit for the seasons, some even collected on the property, you will find fresh, healthy and innovative dishes suitable for every palate.


Serving from 8:00-10:00



Serving from 12:00-14:30



Serving from 18:00-22:00




Aboriginal Influence

In keeping with the tradition of Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa and in consultation with the local Aboriginal Kuku Yalanji people the menu has been carefully designed to balance the multicultural tastes of cosmopolitan Australia.

Incorporating an abundance of unique and exotic sundrenched Queensland fruits, tropical reef fish and local produce with native and Indigenous nuts, berries, flowers, leaves and seeds, and thus infusing the world’s oldest living rainforest and with an understanding of the Aboriginal Dreamtime.