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The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School

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88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 1300 311 429
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Hervey Bay
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Breakfast early morning looking over the gardens and bushland, listening and watching the birds even joined by a 2ft lizard so relaxing!

Thank shaunr464
Bli Bli, Australia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! This restaurant has a great atmosphere. We went there for Christmas Lunch, oh my, ever dish was an explosion of flavours, mouthful after mouthful. The Chef gave us an amuse to start which was a soup & the taste was phenomenal. We had the a la carte menu, thinking we'd be hungry from the small size of the meals... More 

Thank Debbie R
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Tamarind restaurant as part of our stay at Spicers Tamarind Resort. There was a mix up regarding our pre-arranged special dietary needs, however this was handled very efficiently and considerately. The evening was extremely enjoyable and the food was delicious. Highly recommended!

Thank Sydney233
Northern Territory, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not heard of Tamarind but based on Trip Advisor reviews decided on a visit. Well, what an excellent night! The food was delicious, service excellent ( friendly, prompt and lovely waitresses) and setting superb. Our taste buds were treated to the fresh and sublime flavored lime and lemongrass in green chicken curry to the deep rich beef rendang followed... More 

Thank Bushorange
Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 3 course lunch was only $110p.p. plus drinks. We were quite surprised by this as anything owned by "Skroo" Turner of Flight Centre fame is usually a ripoff. We had Mooloolaba Prawns and Confit salmon for entrée followed by Roasted Moreton Bay Bug and Whole crispy snapper as mains. We topped it off with Sticky Black rice for dessert.... More 

Thank deandownunder
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be given a 3 course lunch gift when we purchased our new car. Wow! wow! Wow! To the wonderful meal. Every course was so different in flavour, texture, too hard to choose which dish to have at each course. And beautiful setting to enjoy your meal in. Lots of wildlife in the gardens & attentive... More 

Thank Julee H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank-you tamarind, My partner and I had a great evening with a two course meal and wine. Attentive staff and amazing flavours in every dish. A perfect relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful setting left feeling like your restaurant had given us a huge hug. Warmest Nikki and Tom

Thank Nikki M
Qld, Australia
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family and friends, including my 6yo son, enjoyed a fantastic celebratory lunch that catered to all our tastes! The orange curry is extraordinary and each seafood option from the entrees and main dishes were delicious. We also loved the duck. My son was taken with the prawn twisters and lotus chips. The staff were wonderful and helpful, explaining each... More 

Thank Grismans
Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

All the staff was lovely and attentive but Stacey was really fantastic, knowledgeable and showed care and interest. The food was great. It was fantastic to have spice when you order something spicy but it was balanced. The star dish of the night was the stuffed quail... I'll come back just for that.

Thank Veronique A
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A little bit of Ubud in the hills around Maleny: serenity in spades and great service and food. I loved my fish curry and the dessert was spectacular. And a great selection of unusual beers which go well with curry.

Thank Salivary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 49 - USD 71
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?