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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (16 reviews)
“white fish” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

And once again the title says it all. Service was good if a bit wooden, decor designed to please 'eveyone', setting fabulous, food very good. Before it was bought by the chain, this was an outstanding restaurant, now it is part of the corporate machine,...More

1  Thank AustraliaRealEstate
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

On our 2 and half day stay at the Spicers Tamarind we booked for the restaurant and we were absolutely blown away by the food. My partner isn't easily impressed but that really left him speechless. On the first night we ordered the whole duck,...More

Thank PJessSanB
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It is some time since we ate at this location and since then, there has been a change in style, menu and service, so much for the better. Now a wonderful modern Asian restaurant, where we have just enjoyed an idyllic Sunday lunch. Walking in...More

Thank marigoldKent
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

After a market visit in pouring rain we drove to the school in an idyllic location out of town. Our teacher gathered us around, showed us the techniques and ingredients for the recipe, we gathered our ingredients then it was back to our workstations to...More

Thank stitchflowers
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a group booking with a modern asian style selection of dishes. Simply delicious. But I know we made a fair bit of noise and I felt sorry for some of the other diners!

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Last Sunday my friends and I treated ourselves to one of the most memorable dining experiences I have ever enjoyed. The service, meal and atmosphere were faultless. Every dish was utterly delicious and with one of our number unable to eat shellfish, the chefs were...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We needed to entertain some clients from Sydney who were great fans of another restaurant in Maleny which has now closed. We suggested The Tamarind and were not disappointed. Great food and service. The flavours from each dish were exceptional. We were also impressed with...More

Thank ArtonCairncross
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have been wanting to dine at the Spicers Tamarind Restaurant for sometime. Booking a table was hassle free as the restaurant does cater for a large number. Driving up to property, as with all the Spicers retreats that we have been to, has that...More

Thank WinVN
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We for dinner based on reviews on trip advisor. Did not disappoint. The food was fantastic especially their signature whole fish. The food was beautifully presented. Service was faultless & our waitress was soo helpful. Highly recommend, car to wait to come back.

Thank Adrienne0511
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great meals, sharing is the way to go!! One of my favourite snacks was Deep Fried Cauliflower. Service was faultless. Pricey, but meals are a little out of the ordinary. Worth a visit.

Thank millie632016
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$72
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, 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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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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