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The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
$46 - $68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Thai
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was amazing,service exceptional and the atmosphere beautiful. We have been to Spicers twice and both times could not fult a thing. I dont have a favourite meal as all the food I have tried has been amazing. I find the flavours well balanced...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank PRP2503
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I received a gift from our family, a voucher to the Spicers Tamarind cooking school. We chose to do the French cooking class and had a wonderful experience! We arrived early and were told to wait in the restaurant where we were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Julie S
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Julie S, Thank you for recently attending The Tamarind Cooking School. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your experience and learnt some skills to use back in your own kitchen. We hope to see you again at one of our Thai, Modern...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot praise too highly the taste sensations the chefs delivered. Both our two entrees and two mains were out of this world. We chose the Beef Tataki and the Ocean Trout entrees and then the Quail Curry and whole fried Fish for mains. They...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ebonygirl
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ebonygirl, Thank you for recently dining at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. I will be sure to pass on your feedback regarding your meal to Dan and his team of chefs. Our wine and beverage menu has been created in consultation with Peter Marchant, Spicers Group...More

Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

My wife bought me a ticket to spicers Tamarind cooking school. Basically I just want to say that although there was a menu to follow we didn't really follow it, adding more coconut cream more of this here and there. The end result was a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

Set in a secluded area of this Hinterland escape The Tamarind Restaurant is the perfect spot of a quiet lunch or dinner. The restaurant looks out over a peaceful valley and is very calming. Food is a modern Asian style with plenty of flavour and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dudley S
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Had dinner here one night during a recent stay. Firstly can I say a table on the deck on a lovely moonlit evening surrounded by subtly lit trees had a real wow factor. All of the food was superb. A highlight for me was the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Rob K
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited this lovely restaurant with friends for lunch and was amazed by the experience. The location and settings is high class and tastefully appointed. Felt like a day spa retreat but at the same time, just relaxed without the fluff... One of the very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

We selected two courses with extra sides. Every dish was exceptional with every detail for every element perfected. The pork Penang curry was so good. You can’t choose a bad dish so order anything. I tried a few cocktails and the yuzu citrus cocktail was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ginat399
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Dear ginat399, Thank you for recently dining at The Tamarind Restaurant. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed your dining experience at The Tamarind Restaurant. Our resident barman Arief works hard on his cocktail list to ensure they compliment Dan's modern Asian cuisine. It was...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We chose the Tamarind for our 40 the wedding anniversary lunch just the two of us. We were greeted by TY who was friendly, attentive and professional. We started off with cocktail and mocktail which TY made and because it was a unusually hot day...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glenn C
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful night at Spicer’s and a 5 course degustation dinner at the Tamarind Restaurant last night and every aspect of our experience was exquisite. We have dined at many restaurants over our 20 years together and this was by far the best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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