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“Excellent”

The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School
Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$46 - US$68
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Asian fine dining...excellent food, each course was delightful. From the congee starter, the taste of fresh garlic, ginger and chili made this dish enjoyable. For entree we had the pork belly and bang bang chicken. Both delicious. Mains were duck and bugs, both amazing. The environment is first class, with views of nature through the timber framed windows. A special venue...

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The Restuarant specialises in different types of modern Asian cuisine. We choose to share dishes so we were able to have a little bit of a range of dishes.
Every dish was simply amazing and the presentation stunning.
I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Spicers Resorts obviously invest enormously in the quality of the restaurants within their retreats. Tamarind is no exception. The Asian inspired menu is skilfully executed with delicious dishes in either degustation or a la carte options. We chose the latter and none of the dishes served to our group of four could be faulted. If you live in the vicinity, are visiting the Sunshine Coast hinterland or staying at the Retreat, make sure you enjoy at least one meal in this exotically excellent establishment.

1  Thank Priscilla T
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We ate here recently after a long absence and the food and service were fantastic. The staff did a really good job of looking after my need to eat gluten free, and there was a much appreciated (and subtle) recognition of our 20th weddiing anniversary. We chose the three course option and enjoyed it all.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Breakfast early morning looking over the gardens and bushland, listening and watching the birds even joined by a 2ft lizard so relaxing!

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