Award Winning Head Chef Adam Ion and his wife Namhee welcome you to their new and ambient restaurant here in the heart of Tropical Port Douglas.
We want to showcase the menu Adam and his team have designed using fresh, local produce and pair it with delicious wines to tantalise your tastebuds even further.
Adam started his first job in a kitchen when he was 13 years old on the West Coast of Scotland; shucking oysters, chasing langoustines around the kitchen and he loved the passion and energy of the kitchen even at a young age!
Adam moved to Australia in 2010 and for the last 9 years has been Head Chef of a prominent Seafood Restaurant in Port Douglas where he and his team achieved “Best Seafood Restaurant in Australia 2016” which is an amazing accomplishment.
Adam has since then decided to go it alone to expand his passion of creating great dishes which has been a dream of his since he started out all those years ago.
Adam's wife Namhee is from Korea so they love experimenting with Korean spices and dishes; and they always encourage their team to travel and test and try everything.
Adam loves everything about the business he says he’s always loved the comradery that all chefs know comes with running a busy Kitchen and the rush of a dinner service! He’s now lucky enough to have started his own restaurant and brand and wants to create a place where his guests can come and relax whilst we cater for their culinary needs.
We opened the doors at Melaleuca on April 15th this year! We are loving showcasing our local produce and showing off the skills of Adam and his team in the kitchen.