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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 good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was disappointing to be advised when we arrived for our Italian cooking class (a 50th birthday gift and an opportunity to learn how to put our pasta maker to better use) that another chef had been called in overnight to instead provide a Thai...More

Thank dannijansen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby and I ate here tonight. Our evening was just delightful from the moment we entered the restaurant; we were greeted warmly by all of the staff and the ambience was very inviting. We tried both of the mocktails on the menu (designated driver...More

Thank GoNQCowboys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is wonderful! Obvious that they use the freshest possible ingredients, which is then made into the most delicious fragrant dishes. We had a selection of their small dishes to start our meal and the cauliflower and beef tatami were firm favourites! As for...More

Thank paulanicholls1
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear paulanicholls1, Thank you for your recent visit to The Tamarind Restaurant. It was nice to read you thought the food was wonderful, I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team. We recommend sampling dishes from all sections of the menu...More

Reviewed June 12, 2017

We had breakfast and dinner here. Both were delicious meals. The five course dinner provided a lot of different and interesting flavours. Having lived and travelled across Asia I wasn't sure this would be unique, but it certainly was, and in wonderful ways. Lots of...More

Thank mongoose111
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mongoose111, Thank you for your recent visit to The Tamarind Restaurant. It was great to read your review and we are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and dinner. If you select our five course banquet we do recommend enjoying the matched wines with the...More

Reviewed June 7, 2017

Having lived and worked in many Asian countries for many years, I was looking forward to dining at the Tamarind. The menu one can find on their website is rather confusing, but you get a glimpse of what is on offer. I still have to...More

3  Thank HG N
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear HG N, Thank you for your recent visit to The Tamarind Restaurant. I was pleased to read that you found the service 'as good as it gets' and the food was 'good'. Thank you for your honest feedback about your meal. The feedback we...More

Reviewed June 2, 2017

Had a nice meal here. Great cocktails and good wine (beer list not the best). Food was very enjoyable but would have preferred a bit more punch - like you get when eating in Thailand / VIetnamMore

1  Thank R G
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear R G, Thank you for your recent visit to The Tamarind Restaurant. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal along with a cocktail and wine. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team. We look forward to...More

Reviewed June 2, 2017

We wanted to go to the Tamarind for a long time as it sounded like an interesting place, so finally we went for Sunday lunch. The ambience is really great. You feel relaxed the minute you enter the property. The restaurant is airy, stylish and...More

3  Thank jeromeQueensland
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jeromeQueensland, Thank you for your recent visit to The Tamarind Restaurant. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and felt relaxed as soon as you arrived. It was also pleasing to know that our waitstaff were knowledgeable and...More

Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Words will not do this restaurant, food or service justice. It will not disappoint. Just do yourself a favour and go! We loved everything about the menu and food and the wonderful ambiance of this restaurant. The cooking school was amazing too! Lovely friendly and...More

Thank Clarebear66
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Dear Clarebear66, I would like to thank you so much for the feedback It is great to read that you had such a good time with us, as we strive to exceed diners’ expectations every day and it is great to hear it is working....More

Reviewed May 4, 2017

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. First we had a drink in the overheated bar. We ended up taking our drinks outside. The chef's selection was explained to us and we decided to go with the matching wines. Some of the food was exceptional...More

Thank Anne H
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Dear Ms. Anne H, It was great to read that you chose us for your Wedding Anniversary celebration. Here at The Tamarind Restaurant, we pride ourselves on having a great atmosphere in any seat you may dine or have a drink, and I was sorry...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food and atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth a look if you are in the mood for fancy. The service is excellent, as usual at Spicers.More

Thank jasonaug22
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Dear Mr. Jasonnaug22, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this feedback, it is very important to us. It was a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to see you back soon. Rodrigo Isore Food and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$51 - $75
Meals
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
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
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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Description
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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