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The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School

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88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 1300 311 429
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Maleny, Australia
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for breakfast and was immediately blown away by the beauty of the place. Surrounded by a large tranquil garden the restaurant added to the serenity of the whole establishment. Coffee was good and although I didn't enjoy my breakfast (poor choice?) the other members of our small party certainly enjoyed theirs. Next time I will order something else!

Thank Michael B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I recently met for a Saturday afternoon lunch at Spicers Tamarind and the food was amazing. The service was excellent and the wine menu extensive. We have eaten at restaurants all around the world and this was the best. Treat yourself and eat here, you will not be disappointed.

Thank David S
Tannum Sands, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well appointed rooms with everything you need to just chill out at and relax, the grounds are well kept and all walking paths are lite and easy the use, the day spa is great and they look after for start to finish. the food was perfect from breakfast through to dinner, the staff were fantastic from arrival through to departure.

Thank douglasleas
Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, what an occasion, some relaxing time to be driven to dinner from Montville, the sunny Coast high country (temps are 4 oC lower), to this Pan-Asian restaurant nearby in Maleny. The night was cooling but I am expecting some plates with spice. Two very full glasses of champagne appeared; the cue to test the nibbles. First off was a... More 

Thank Scudamore-Smith
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful night of excellent food in a pleasant garden setting with great staff. Don't forget to ask for the vegetarian menu, up there as one of our favourite starter's was the Dtom Kha soup, so delicious and on the A la Carte menu in starters was the Confit Salmon (this is Japanese style) magnificent For mains we ordered the Southern... More 

Thank Stephanie E
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1,360 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,303 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is really very good. I'd describe it as modern upmarket, pan-Asian. The seafood orange curry with soft-shell crab came loaded up with beautiful seafood and was absolutely delicious. The twice cooked duck was good, although not quite as good as the curry. There were a number of dishes that had strong appeal from the menu here. The... More 

2 Thank Belgo96
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went for dinner which was very good but perhaps we misunderstood the explanation of a couple of dishes. We're a little disappointed that two dishes we ordered were cold when we thought they would be hot. Still tasted good but not what we expected. Service couldn't be faulted and wines were reasonable.

Thank kazzy52
Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to the Tamarind to celebrate a birthday. The waiter suggested that we try food from all over the menu and allow for all the party to taste the wonderful food. We had 2 starters, 3 small plates and three different large plates. It is a taste sensation. Presentation was fabulous and service was good. Highly recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Linda P
Hervey Bay, Australia
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Breakfast--lovely choice of dishes! Dinner--very fresh and presented beautifully. mouth-watering Hampers--food excellent, fresh with nothing missing!

Thank SallieBobbie
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I dined here for a belated Valentines dinner. Once you get used to the different sized options on the menu, you are good to go. The flavours were creative and the prices reasonable. Mooloolaba prawns are to die for. We'll be back

Thank Greg D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$49 - US$72
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?