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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)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed today

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.

Thank st0rm1n
Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have stayed and eaten here twice. Being part of the Spicers hotel group, the quality is exceptional. Our Asian inspired banquet with matching wines was a true delight. Service was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank N1474HLbillb
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Stuffed eggplant with prawns I will go again just to enjoy this again!! Fantastic staff highly recommended!!

Thank jojojor45
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Was so looking forward to this place, customer service was crap. Waited 25 mins to even be offered a coffee or take an order. Waitress tried to impress by not writing the order down but stuffed the order up. Twice. When food arrived (bacon &...More

Thank Michaelkisscars
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful night celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Food was superb and service exemplary. As locals, we are proud to have this restaurant in our backyard!

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Seriously the best food we have had in a long time. So fresh and the combination of flavours was amazing. The service was outstanding making the experience even more enjoyable. Top it off by listening to some relaxing Jazz! Prices are a little high but...More

Thank Stokesy07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$47 - $69
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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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