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“Lovely setting but food disappointing”
Review of Spirit House

Spirit House
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Yandina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $79
Cuisines: Thai, Australian, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely setting but food disappointing”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Had been looking forward to this for a long time. Arrived early to wander through the beautiful gardens and were greeted warmly. After seating, the menu was explained to us by Erin, and we eagerly viewed the selection. Starters very nice - salmon coconut soup, scallops on roti, baby ribs, carpaccio and the pulled duck - but not outstanding. Mains however were a disappointment. The lamb curry a fried lamb mince, yellow potato curry lacked any zing, the chicken curry was an unusual flavour, not really enjoyable, but the pork belly curry was very nice. Desserts however were great.

A very "commercial" restaurant with cooking school, recipe books and shop, but perhaps more time needs to be spent on the basics - the restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great service, with an atmosphere from another world, food is fab i had the calamari salad and pork belly for mains,
Will be back ....great job guys

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Paul M
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Noosaville, Australia
1 review
“Cooking School Review”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

I had wanted to experience the Spirit House Cookery School for some time, and was lucky enough to have the delightful Annette as our teacher for the day. The Menu was Seafood Phuket Style, which included a Crispy Prawn dish, Snapper, Mussels, Scallops, Cuttlefish & Mango salad, all accompanied by a variety of Thai sauces & dressings. Annette first told us how food preparation varies from region to region, then we all helped pound, chop,& cook the vast banquet which we finally dined upon, accompanied by a selection of appropriate wines. What a marvellous experience - 41/2 hours of culinary delight. Thank you Annette!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Cornoosa
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai Food”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I love Thai food and really enjoyed our lunch at Spirit House. The Crispy Fish was delicious as were our starters. And the Mango desert was so good we are still talking about it. The setting is lovely. Looking forward to going back. Would love to do a cookery course there.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Kitty63Melbourne
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This must have been at least our 10th visit to Spirit House in as many years. There must be a good reason for coming back again and again. The food, surroundings, service are all unforgettable. One of our favourite dishes is the entree of pork belly which are small chunky squares of succulent pork topped with mouth tingling flavours and a sweet viscous sauce. Ask your waiter about spiciness of dishes before you order if you are worried about hot dishes, but be adventurous and open your taste buds to some new delights. We can rarely fit dessert in, but always love the "sweet treat" that can be ordered with coffee which is small but always delicious.

Visited March 2014
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Thank calexandraI
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