One of the best dinners we had while in Port Douglas was at Seabean Tapas Bar. Paella and tapas, what more could we have asked for! The food was delicious, the staff were helpful and there were plenty of vegetarian options as well!
Seabean is an incredibly popular spot, so I definitely recommend booking in advance. I had done my research before we headed to Port Douglas so we booked in for one of our first nights and I’m so glad we did. So, what did we order! I didn’t take photos of the pintxos of the day that we had, nor the meatballs dish that my parents had (and raved about). They did however happily make a vegetarian version of the pintxos for me which was much appreciated!
The first dish I did photograph was the patatas bravas which were served with a tomato sauce, paprika and aioli. The second I saw patatas bravas on the menu I knew we were definitely getting them, and it was the right call. They were packed with flavour, crunchy and just so delicious. I do love potatoes! More please.
To balance things out, we also ordered the grilled artichoke, green bean and orange salad which came with pepita seeds & dried olives. It was fresh, well balanced and had a great combo of textures as well. I’m not a huge olive fan, but I did love the little salty burst these dried ones gave the dish. It was an excellent salad all round.
The main event was a large serve of the vegetarian paella for us all to share. It was packed with all kinds of veggies, as well as lots of fetta and it was seriously delicious. We all particularly loved all the little mushrooms scattered throughout, and the balance of flavours was spot on. The rice was the perfect mix of fluffy and crunchy, and we were all very happy campers.
Overall we had an excellent dinner at Seabean Tapas Bar, and would happily eat there again on our next visit. The staff were great at explaining the dishes to us as well as recommending wine, plus they can easily cater for vegetarians and vegans. Definitely worth a visit!