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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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Yarra Valley, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We each chose two course option. I had the vegetarian,yellow curry tofu dish; my friend had the curried fish. We both enjoyed these. Desserts chosen were also excellent.

Thank Christine W
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch recently and were pleasantly surprised. Set amongst a bush back drop it was like a breath of fresh air to the senses. We had 3 courses and each and every meal was perfect. An interesting and amazing interpretation of modern Asian there were too many appealing meals to choose from- it is always a good... More 

Thank Kylie S
new zealand
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out to Maleny after picking up our daughter from airport. Stopped for lunch at Tamarind. We wee seated in the large room with a couple of Christmas parties. When we asked to shift it was no problem and they apologised for noise and found us a quiet corner table in adjacent room. From the amuse bouche to the coffee... More 

Thank maggic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning food. Both entree and main were delicious. We couldn't fit in dessert. Generous serves. Customer service was slow at first but attentive and friendly throughout the night! No phone reception in the area fyi.

Thank PetaA94
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I confess to not being a great fan of food from this part of Asia, although I do like spices in cooking. We use a great variety all time at home. So although I agree this is good it does seem a little restricted in variety after a short time and I found myself wanting to go somewhere else (they... More 

Thank Ken G
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were so looking forward to sitting in the garden with afternoon drinks enjoying the jazz music on a Sunday afternoon. The music was wonderful, drinks delicious, food very ordinary, certainly not five star standard, and the garden very comfortable and picturesque. However...... The stench of sewerage from the treatment plant behind the bushes meant we didn't stay long.

Thank Jessie C
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

An Aussie chef who really knows his Thai cuisine (I lived there 3 years). I'm told they've recently added an Indonesian chef who knows his stuff too.

1 Thank Arkward4552
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying on site and had breakfast included. We waited an hour for our meal to arrive. Given how empty it was, took us by surprise. We were offered complimentary fruit platter when we first ordered and thank god as it barely tied us over.

Thank Mellsie1210
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great food and staff. Our choice was the Modern Asian Degustation. Beautifully presented meals, enough of each dish to taste everything without the feeling of having over indulged. The staff explained very clearly what each dish was and asked as plates were removed if we enjoyed them. Great service.

1 Thank Mimmidiner
Sunshine Coast, QLD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

With so many elements on each plate, the most discerning foodie will love the Tamarind experience. Seven of us enjoyed a very special Saturday evening dining here. We each had three courses. The meals are uniquely created and modern, with a salute to various Asian regions. Special mentions to: ~ Entrée - confit salmon, eggplant salad, quail ~ Main -... More 

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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$48 - US$70
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?