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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 good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (17 reviews)
“white fish” (13 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Clive0051
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Candy K
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Brooke P
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jubeadilation
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank st0rm1n
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Spicers was excellent. Octopus salad was s lovely mix of savouring flavours and the beef was nice although the oysters with it was not needed I thought and took away from the delicate beef. Pork curry was great and the duck was...More

Thank Bazbazoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, great ambiance and beautiful food. The staff went to great lengths to ensure we were catered for and also that we understood exactly what we were eating with each dish. We went there for our 40th wedding anniversary and the evening was perfect...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food although very expensive food and drinks. We had the 5 course ‘Chefs Selection’ which was very tasty and well presented. We really enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend this restaurant. I would only make one suggestion to the management, and that was...More

Thank flatchange
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ASIAN inspired cuisine TAMARIND is African not Asian albeit its used in Indian cuisine and some other However if you enjoy Australian infused Asian options then you have found the place. We did have some issues with our meals but the Manager was more than...More

Thank Mek59
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The tasting menu was absolutely spectacular. Definitely get the wine pairings. One of the beef dishes was a little on the sour side, but overall an amazing meal. Will definitely be back

Thank Matthew K
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 46 - US$ 68
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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