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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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a very pleasurable lunch. Asian Fusion Style. Started with a Spicy Congee (complimentary), Bang Bang Chicken was a great entree as was the Pork Belly. Mains the Duck and Bug dishes were the most tasty but they were all good. The Choc Torte was good and for those continuing to enjoy the Asian themed dining, the Grapefruit and Coconut... More 

Thank strider_bmt
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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... More 

Thank Schu777
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Jay_trip69
Walkerville, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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,... More 

Thank Priscilla T
Maleny, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Steve S
Hervey Bay
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank shaunr464
Bli Bli, Australia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! This restaurant has a great atmosphere. We went there for Christmas Lunch, oh my, ever dish was an explosion of flavours, mouthful after mouthful. The Chef gave us an amuse to start which was a soup & the taste was phenomenal. We had the a la carte menu, thinking we'd be hungry from the small size of the meals... More 

Thank Debbie R
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Tamarind restaurant as part of our stay at Spicers Tamarind Resort. There was a mix up regarding our pre-arranged special dietary needs, however this was handled very efficiently and considerately. The evening was extremely enjoyable and the food was delicious. Highly recommended!

Thank Sydney233
Northern Territory, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had not heard of Tamarind but based on Trip Advisor reviews decided on a visit. Well, what an excellent night! The food was delicious, service excellent ( friendly, prompt and lovely waitresses) and setting superb. Our taste buds were treated to the fresh and sublime flavored lime and lemongrass in green chicken curry to the deep rich beef rendang followed... More 

Thank Bushorange
Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 3 course lunch was only $110p.p. plus drinks. We were quite surprised by this as anything owned by "Skroo" Turner of Flight Centre fame is usually a ripoff. We had Mooloolaba Prawns and Confit salmon for entrée followed by Roasted Moreton Bay Bug and Whole crispy snapper as mains. We topped it off with Sticky Black rice for dessert.... More 

Thank deandownunder

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?