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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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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant attached the the Spicers Tamarind Retreat was fantastic. Using a combination of modern Asian influences, each dinner dish had a distinctive taste and was full of flavour. The sharing style menu meant everyone could enjoy a little bit of everything. Great friendly and thoughtful service for our family was very much appreciated.

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Thank ktlreeves
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have seen this high quality restaurant transform from mainly Thai and Malay influenced flavours to everything from Japanese,Taiwanese, and Sichuan.lt is a rare example of someone succeeding at this crossover,though l kinda miss the excellent Thai.The wine list is thoughtfully compiled and reasonably priced.Try the Warramate Yarra Chardonnay by the glass..perfect with this food

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Thank Peter R
Caboolture, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu was amazing. The little flavour shot cubes the chef gave us at the start of our meals were incredible - really got the taste buds looking for more. It set an extremely high standard for the rest of the meal to follow and I was not disappointed. Everything was perfect including the service. Thank you very much for... More 

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Thank desjo1
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did a cooking class and it was so much fun and the food? OMG it was so tasty and so much of it, we couldn't eat it all.

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Thank Tracey C
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fabulous food, setting and service! A real flavoursome dining treat. The menu offers a range of different sized portions which cater for sharing. And you want to share to taste as many dishes as possible because the food is outstanding. The crunchy whole fish was to die for (ate all meat off the bone! it was so moreish) and the... More 

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Thank Angela M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to try this place, so I secretly booked for valentines to surprise my lady. I booked over the phone and the degustation was recommended. We booked nearly two months in advance for valentines day and were greeted with probably the worst seat in the house. Although many tables were available wait staff seated everyone very close.. on... More 

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Thank famousfoodie900019
Maleny, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small birthday party of 12 had a great lunch, in air-conditioned comfort. The banquet was plentiful, refreshing and very very tasty. A great time was enjoyed by all.

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Thank Sarah W
gold coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner as a couple. Menu was interesting and a little different which was nice. All dishes were full of flavour and very well presented on the plate. I think in some cases the spice factor was toned down a little to much. Service was a little "hit and miss" however overall a very good dining experience.

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Thank david g
Maleny, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tamarind has been my "go to" restaurant for all family celebrations. We've always loved the menu, but, the new menu leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. I don't believe there is the same variety, serving sizes are now listed as small, medium, large and very large (from memory), which I just found confusing. The quality of the... More 

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Thank Deborah K
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited The Tamarind a number of times before, we had high expectations. We were introduced to the new menu which started the night before and were a little confused at the different size meals (4), and how to order as they encourage you to share. Eventually the five of us threw caution to the wind and ordered with the... More 

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Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 73
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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
Description
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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