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The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School

88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 1300 311 429
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef rendang” (5 reviews)
“white fish” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tamarind is faultless in every aspect .. just delightful attentive staff with the standout being Yudi... I have done a prior review but neglected to add our waiters name .. kindest regards Janine and Rubes

Thank Janine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the food served. The richness of the food is second to none. The service was great. She was extremely helpful and courteous. The ambience over looking the "park" was great. Glad we were turned away from Secrets On The Lake 18 km...More

Thank StevenCheninNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An experience not just a dinner. A series of choices that were exciting and complex. The white fish curry was an absolute highlight. The coconut dessert made the hair on my arms stand up when I tasted the Thai basil sorbet. Why this place only...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 8 of us stayed a couple of nights. Breakfasts were delicious and generous. However, dinner was expected to be the highlight of the trip. We had the chefs selection which was 5 courses. They were patchy. We all agreed the trout and...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful combination of flavours and textures from Asia coupled with a spectacular setting made this a dining experience to remember. The service was a little slow, but everything else was close to perfect.

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Ate 2 nights while staying in the villas we were a little bit disappointed with the entrees, the mains and dessert were absolutely beautiful, could not fault them. The service from the staff was fabulous, Nichola (sure that was her name) is very friendly and...More

Thank Mum2AAF
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Dear Mum2AAF, Thank you for recently dining at The Tamarind Restaurant. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your main and desert and that you enjoyed Nicky's service throughout your meal. Please accept our apologies that you were disappointed with the entrees. I would like...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We were bitterly disappointed with the whole evening. Upon arrival, we were escorted to a table which was at the end of a room, both of us facing three other tables and a wall. So we asked to be moved to a vacant table facing...More

2  Thank Wendy v
HValley2016, General Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Dear Wendy v, Please accept our apologies that the evening did not live up to your expectations. I was pleased I was able to speak with you personally about your experience and feedback over the phone. As mentioned we want all our guests to leave...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

If your looking for something high class, look no further amazing surrounds while listening to live jazz. We had the chefs suggestion with matching wines and was to die for. By far the best Congee iv ever had. Only negatives can think of was some...More

Thank Moredopethanalilbit
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We turned up on a whim around lunchtime, without a booking, and were promptly seated with no issue. The space has a nice indoor/outdoor flow to make the most of its setting in tranquil Maleny, which really made our weekend away feel like a holiday....More

Thank J D
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The meals at the Tamarind are unique not only in their presentation but also you dont get to select what spice temperature you would like. The service is impeccable and they really look after the locals. You can also stay here.

Thank Irish4552
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$73
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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