Melaleuca Port Douglas

4.5
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Modern Australian
Melaleuca Port Douglas is a modern Australian fine dining restaurant serving lunch and dinner.
What 37 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to the restaurant for us and our friends - all locals. We really enjoyed the environment (always has been a good setting) the menu was diverse, with some more interesting dishes as well as some mainstream. Food was excellent along with the service - well done and I think we will all be back!

SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a delicious find.. will definitely be back.. it was lovely!

CK
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic location, the menu was amazing along with outstanding service

JS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular, and I mean spectacular dishes! We all had fish for main - cooked a variety of different ways including for one with very specific dietary requirements. The rocket salad accompaniment was delicious - well balanced with Parmesan cheese and walnuts and green apple. Nothing was too much for the service staff or the chef. Even the Pina Colada was superb!

LH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Superb New Years eve dinner.
Will make it a date again in 2020👍

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining restaurant with variety of traditional favourites and more exotic local flavours. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

We were asked to come in at 5.30 pm to allow the restaurant to fit more consumers in after our 2 hr allocation. We obliged and attended at their request. We arrived and were placed in the sunny deck for 50 minutes of our 2hr allocation. We were all very hot, no fans were supplied to us as most tables were vacant at this early hour. We received our meal just 10 mins before the sun disappeared. We were so hot and bothered that we didn’t really enjoy our meals. We all left at 7.30pm and were all exhausted and were all asleep by 9.30pm and missed seeing the new year in. We were happy to assist with the earlier arrival time to help out but why put us in the direct sun for 50 mins. I feel we were not well looked after in this respect and were just treated like moving cattle in for a feed. We travelled to Port Douglas purely for the night and was ruined because we all got heat exhaustion, especially a few of the kids. The beers weren’t even cooling my husband down. He had sweat beads all through his hair and face. My sisters back had the full sun and her hair looked like she just got out of the showers. We were all very disappointed about the whole experience unfortunately.

TH
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for a special occasion. Great owners & staff. Extremely accommodating, thoughtful, friendly. Enjoyed the fresh foods, presentation, flavours, thanks for making our special Occassion even more enjoyable. Will revisit.

NC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Melaleuca. The Food and Service was outstanding! We will definately revisit when in Port Douglas next!

CP
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch last Tuesday. It was an unseasonably warm day, but the staff had set up plenty of fans so all the diners were cool and comfortable.
Extra special thanks to the chef for cooking a specially requested main course for us.

IA
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was great, the waitress was lovely. The one big drawback was the mangoes crashing onto the roof. That noise was terrifying if you were not ready for it.

LA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I think because people raved about it so much we were not as impressed. Everyone told us about the salt and pepper bugs but no they have changed their menu. I had a chilli linguine which they left the chilli on the side as i dont like hot hot stuff. But that was the only flavour in it so it was a bit bland. My partner had the mushroom gnocchi which i quite liked.
The food was nice the service was excellent but don think i would rush back

J
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We'd dined here six years ago and enjoyed the occasion very much.

This time, right from our slightly early arrival, we were superbly looked after by front of house staff who showed us to the very comfortable lounge bar area. We knew what to do there.

Our table, alongside the opened windows, was great, the meal truly outstanding and much to our joy, upon my return late in the evening, my wife's bag was safely in the back office, having been left under the table when we departed.

Safe to say we'll be back!

J n A
Sydney

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A charming location opposite the iconic St Marys, the inlet and mountains beyond. Sitting under the mango trees, it could not have felt more tropical. The food was excellent, service was good despite the restaurant being busy and the pricing reasonable. I will dine there again happily.

TS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Pork belly is a must we are here 3 nights out of the 5

A
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Was a great place to celebrate and enjoy our last night in PD. Very relaxing place to eat and drink other than mangos falling off the roof which was fine and gave everyone a heartache and laugh all together. Food was delish, our waiter was a lovely gentlemen who we enjoyed chatting to. Annoying he left before we could pay the bill and thank him. The only real downside and complaint we had was the chairs we sat on were incredibly uncomfortable... they need an extra cushion or something the back. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

JF
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service and atmosphere. Good wine list

PH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night. Food was good. Service was outstanding. Wine was very good. Namhee was a wonderful host.

M
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A stunning setting, great food and great service. A memorable night.

MB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. An excellent dining experience. The menu put to use great local products. The whole deep friex barramundi was excellent.

KT
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic view, great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely go back next time we’re in Port Douglas!

LA
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beautiful mango tree adorned with lights got my attention and had to have dinner there. The food was sensational highly recommend.

BS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was a very smooth affair with a great ambience, service and fantastic food

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great drinks! Restaurant also has a lovely ambience. Would highly recommend and will be back!

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The setting is lovely and it was nice to see an old favorite place come back to life
The service e was not good......
eg our white wine was not brought to us until after our entree had been served, and the glass of red wine which I asked to come with my main course did not come until after the main course was served
It was disappointing that there was at least one item on the menu which we chose that was not available though the beef cheeks almost made up for it.
The bugs were disappointing - I really don’t know why they were done in batter!

RC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely ambiance and service but the price we paid for the food ... sorry it wasn’t value for money. On a positive our young girls enjoyed the mini parmi. My wife and I went to a similar priced seafood restaurant and it was better.

ME
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

An excellent dinner on what was a very busy evening. The kitchen & waiting staff took it in their stride to produce a delicious meal

JT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Got put at a back table despite our booking and asking if any of the ones outside were free. Then endured 90 mins of the most inattentive service I've experienced in a long time. We had to walk over to the bar to finally get someone to come and refresh our drinks after waiting for 20 mins trying to catch a staff member's eye. Pathetic given the prices.

CS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very helpful in the face of differing needs at our table, but they were right onto everything. The ambience was beautiful and serene. The meals were delicious. Lived up to my previous lunch there. Thanks

FK
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food fabulous beautiful setting over looking Anzac Park. Great to view sunset at the front

AG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning, Stunning, Stunning! Loved everything and the company was pretty good as well!
I can see why it has been awarded ‘Best New Restaurant’
Thank you , We will look forward to our return one day!
5 STARS

JB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and setting. Tables spaced nicely for privacy. Enjoyed the bug tails, coral trout (amazing) and prawns. Returned for lunch later in the week and added fish tacos to the list of yummy goodness and the Jaffa choc/orange sorbet dessert. All delicious!

BM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed it so much we have already booked again. We only had a main course, but excited to go back to try more of the menu.

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious food in a swanky romantic restaurant space. Could do with a few more vegetarian options. Roast potato chips are sublime!

AT
Zurich
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We twice had dinner and both of the times we were received very friendly and got a perfect service. The location is beautiful!

WW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner at Melaleuca was exceptional. Great atmosphere and great food. The Moreton Bay Bugs as a special was outstanding.

RW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from the staff and did not have to wait long for meals. We enjoyed the food so much we were still taking about it the next day. Were not rushed out at end of the dining, nearly last table to leave.