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The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School

88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 1300 311 429
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (5 reviews)
“white fish” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful relaxing resort with amazing food The Thai cooking course was fantastic starting with collecting produce from the restaurant garden and finishing with consuming the course products at lunch with wine Sharon, the course leader was excellent Nearby Gardener is a must...More

Thank L7012BSrobertf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting - the building the ponds the gardens. Well I maybe spoiled when it comes to food but I walked away from having dinner here rather unimpressed. When we first arrived there was no-one to greet us and so we walked around and waited....More

Thank msmarinaalexander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there two weeks ago for lunch. The menu is a bit hard for some people to get their head around, but basically it is two courses for $65, that is elther an entree and main, or a main and dessert. Or 3 courses...More

Thank KevinRL
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The most delicious menu with seasonal changes. Sunday is great for jazz and live music at lunch time.

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I regularly eat here. Wonderful atmosphere. Attentive and knowledgable staff. Beautiful seasonal food. Interesting menu with regular changes. Gorgeous presentation and the flavours are exceptional.

Thank kimholcroft
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Tamarind is faultless in every aspect .. just delightful attentive staff with the standout being Yudi... I have done a prior review but neglected to add our waiters name .. kindest regards Janine and Rubes

Thank Janine L
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the food served. The richness of the food is second to none. The service was great. She was extremely helpful and courteous. The ambience over looking the "park" was great. Glad we were turned away from Secrets On The Lake 18 km...More

Thank StevenCheninNZ
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

An experience not just a dinner. A series of choices that were exciting and complex. The white fish curry was an absolute highlight. The coconut dessert made the hair on my arms stand up when I tasted the Thai basil sorbet. Why this place only...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A group of 8 of us stayed a couple of nights. Breakfasts were delicious and generous. However, dinner was expected to be the highlight of the trip. We had the chefs selection which was 5 courses. They were patchy. We all agreed the trout and...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful combination of flavours and textures from Asia coupled with a spectacular setting made this a dining experience to remember. The service was a little slow, but everything else was close to perfect.

Thank John B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$72
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 311 429
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Located at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, The Tamarind Restaurant, brings a taste of Thailand to the foothills of Maleny. Set in a tranquil outdoor pavilion designed to make the most of the peaceful location, our in-house restaurant The Tamarind specialises in innovative modern Asian cuisine. Headed by Executive Chef Daniel Jarrett, the team have created a menu that allows every dish to be a harmonious balance of flavours that will leave your mouth watering and your stomach begging for more. Fully licensed with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. The Tamarind is open to both in-house guests and the public for lunch and dinner. Lunch - Friday to Sunday with Breakfast & Dinner - 7 days a week.The Tamarind Cooking School offers a cut above the rest with a purpose-built cooking school headed by Chef Phil teaching the intricacies of Thai, French & Italian cuisine. The school features state of the art cooking stations, air-conditioned comfort and spectacular views perched amongst the beautiful green grounds overlooking the rainforest. Each class is highly informative, hands-on and intimate (limited to maximum 12 people). Chef Phil teaches in a simple, approachable way, enabling you to recreate delicious dishes at home to impress family and friends. Demonstration classes are also available, where you can learn unique tips in a short 2 hour class. Take home the skills to make dumplings, desserts to tie for or impress your friends with a range of great dinner table options.
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