Thai style open pavillions around an ornamental lake in a beautiful asian garden setting are revealed when you step through the gate from the car park and follow the winding path through the grounds. The scent of incense wafts through the air, chimes tinkle in the breeze and little water dragons bask in the sun. A visit to Spirit House is so much more than just eating and drinking. Our waitperson was very knowledgeable and explained the philosophy guiding the style of food served as well as describing the individual dishes and recommending the most appropriate wine to accompany them. She helped us choose dishes that were not to chilli hot and that went well together, the beef on sticky rice for entree, the coconut prawn lon with crispy fish and the spatchcock with peach main courses followed by syrup teacake for dessert. The reisling she recommended complemented these dishes very well. Once we had ordered she bought over a little book for us to look at about the history of Spirit House and a newsletter with more information and recipes that we could keep. The food was excellent and the main courses with a seperate serve of rice were just right for 2 people to share. The beef entree was exquisite and a real highlight but the serving was far too small consisting of 2 pieces each being just a spoonful of sticky rice shaped into a patty and topped with 3 tiny shavings of beef.
We were suprised to find the restaurant so busy on a Monday lunch time and were lucky to get a table as we had not booked. It is expensive but worth the money for what is a very special dining experience. Dinner at night time would be even more magical and we hope very much to be able to experience this on a future visit to Queensland.
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