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“An incredible meal we will never forget.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spirit House

Spirit House
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Yandina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $77
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cleveland, Ohio
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“An incredible meal we will never forget.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Worth the drive, (we were staying in Noosa Heads and had a rental car) you simply MUST have a meal here. And give yourself plenty of time to linger and enjoy the relaxing setting. This is not a meal you want to rush through.
The setting is so peaceful and beautiful.
We could not get a reservation for dinner so four of us had lunch. And what a lunch!
We dined outside, as the water dragons crawled near our feet hoping for hand outs. (If you are squeamish about this, I think you'd better pass.) But they will leave you alone if you ignore them. (And DO NOT feed them) It started to rain mid meal, but this just added to the atmosphere.

We ordered (and shared):
-Penang curry of Duck confit with pickled ginger and crispy lime leaves
-Whole snapper (looks terrifying, tastes AMAZING)
-Coconut prawn Lon with rice crusted fish fillets and green mango (really interesting)
-Crispy pork belly with citrus caramel sauce (We normally do not eat red meat but our friends ordered this and we had to taste it. It was incredible. It looks like a dessert. See our photos.)
-rice
-Banana creme brûlée with caramel peanut popcorn and chocolate vanilla sauce

Every mouthful was a burst of unusual flavors, the perfect balance of salty, sweet, crispy, creamy...seriously. Unbelieveable.
Wait staff is wonderful, of course.
Please put this incredible place on your itinerary when you visit the area.
Pricey? Yes.
Worth it? Yes.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tazbee
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Blown away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

This restaurant ticks every box for excellent food, amazing setting and the best staff. I had heard about it but had not had the chance to experience its amazing food till now. There was just nothing to fault and the gorgeous waiter Simon also knew his wines and pick a perfect wine to go with our menu selection. The deep fried whole fish was perfectly cooked and presented. The confit Penang duck was delicate and delicious. My pumpkin Cree caramel was to die for. A perfect lunch in a perfect surrounding.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cherrylf55
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“An amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We booked for lunch at spirit house for today at 2:30 and as usual is was outstanding.
I read a review prior to going and ask my self if any restaurant would please the writer
Our waitress was fantastic
Our food inspiring
The ambience was tranquil
To sum it up this restaurant is a must
The crispy fish just amazing
Our children had the child's menu spring rolls and ice cream with a drink and they said it was the best
Go to spirit house the fish with the head left in is incredible the cuttle fish is melt in your mouth and the service is just right
Thanks for a memorable experience

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Byronba
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Hobart
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food in a great setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Spirit House was has great food in a laid back beautiful setting. It may be a little on the pricey side but you are getting a dining experince rather than a meal. The gardens are beautiful and very relaxed after the crowds on the coast. Service good and wine list too.

I would definately recommend The Spirit House to friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarkJCC
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Cooroy, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never Again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I went To the Spirit House for the first time & being a local I was very excited to be gong there with friends. The gardens & entrance to the restaurant were beautiful.but that was where the the great expectation ended. I asked for vegetarian food & was given the option of Whole fish. I asked if the head of the fish could be removed and was told,No that is how is comes. Then I asked what other dish I could have & the waitress suggested cuttle fish,which she assured me was delicious. The meal was horrible and informed the waitress Who couldn't care less. I shall never recomend this place to anyone.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank HonGW272
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