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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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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We selected two courses with extra sides. Every dish was exceptional with every detail for every element perfected. The pork Penang curry was so good. You can’t choose a bad dish so order anything. I tried a few cocktails and the yuzu citrus cocktail was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ginat399
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the Tamarind for our 40 the wedding anniversary lunch just the two of us. We were greeted by TY who was friendly, attentive and professional. We started off with cocktail and mocktail which TY made and because it was a unusually hot day...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful night at Spicer’s and a 5 course degustation dinner at the Tamarind Restaurant last night and every aspect of our experience was exquisite. We have dined at many restaurants over our 20 years together and this was by far the best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A8143OKkims
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We had an exceptional meal at this restaurant. Lots of different flavours and an exciting menu. Great wine list and service was second to none. We have eaten here before but a couple of years ago so it is always a challenge to return and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank DebF908
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Deb F, Thank you for recently dining at The Tamarind Restaurant. It is pleasing to read you enjoyed your experience as well as the food and wine. Dan Jarrett is still our Head Chef and he is always evolving and refining his dishes so...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this beautiful modern asian restaurant and while it was a great experience it wasn't as perfect as the first time. This restaurant has a beautiful ambiance and they use very high quality produce when preparing the delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank mareeb587
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Maree B, Thank you for your recent dining experience at The Tamarind Restaurant. It is pleasing to read you enjoyed your dining experience once again. Dan our Head Chef sources the best local produce to create his unique and interesting dishes. Jazz in the...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

We already had planned on dining here during our visit to the area and both agreed this was one of the best dining adventures.Very busy restaurant, great buzzing ambiance and stunning grounds. Food was delicious, balanced and fresh. Barramundi Salad and Seared Duck were both...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Clive0051
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Clive0051, Thank you for your recent dining experience at The Tamarind Restaurant at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. It was great you were able to enjoy the grounds and the ambience of the restaurant as well as the delicious food. I will be sure to pass...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Food was awesome, flavours were intense and perhaps would not suit the non Asian food lovers. However we loved it. Atmosphere was nice, was quiet cold when we arrived but eventually warmed up. Staff were very friendly but didnt really feel like fine dining. Will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Candy K
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Candy K, Thank you for recently dining at The Tamarind Restaurant. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere. Dan certainly uses a range of unique and interesting Asian ingredients in his cooking which makes for a memorable dining experience....More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We came here for a couples dinner for my birthday on Friday. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely, top notch staff and service. My partner enjoyed his green curry but wasn’t a fan of the prawn floss so we were glad we asked for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brooke P
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Brooke P, Thank you for your recent dining experience at The Tamarind Restaurant to celebrate your birthday. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed the green curry and prawn stuffed eggplant as well as the ambience and service from the team. It was disappointing...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

A friend and I had coffee at 10am this morning. $11 for 2 coffees. It was so bitter i was unable to finish mine. On leaving I took the cups up to the bar and said to a staff member that the coffee was disappointing...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jubeadilation
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear jubeadilation, Thank you for recently visiting The Tamarind Restaurant. I was disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your coffees when you visited the retreat. Please accept my apologies that on this occasion they did not live up to expectation. I can assure...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We enjoyed a quiet corner overlooking the gardens, but were most delighted with the attentive and friendly service and superb meal. All courses were delicious and by no means standard fare. Brilliant fresh flavours with just enough spice.More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank st0rm1n
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear st0rm1n, Thank you for your recent dining experience at The Tamarind Restaurant. It is pleasing to read your review and that you enjoyed the tranquil rainforest surrounds of the restaurant. Dan and his team of chefs utilise a range of unique ingredients and cooking...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$47 - US$69
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
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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Description
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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