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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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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words will not do this restaurant, food or service justice. It will not disappoint. Just do yourself a favour and go! We loved everything about the menu and food and the wonderful ambiance of this restaurant. The cooking school was amazing too! Lovely friendly and professional staff... nothing was too much effort and they always greet you with a genuine... More 

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Thank Clarebear66
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Clarebear66, I would like to thank you so much for the feedback It is great to read that you had such a good time with us, as we strive to exceed diners’ expectations every day and it is great to hear it is working. We would love to welcome you back again soon. Rodrigo Isore Food and Beverage Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. First we had a drink in the overheated bar. We ended up taking our drinks outside. The chef's selection was explained to us and we decided to go with the matching wines. Some of the food was exceptional and the wine matches good. We were really upset not to get a matching wine... More 

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Thank Anne H
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Anne H, It was great to read that you chose us for your Wedding Anniversary celebration. Here at The Tamarind Restaurant, we pride ourselves on having a great atmosphere in any seat you may dine or have a drink, and I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy the temperature of our bar. Thank you for... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional food and atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth a look if you are in the mood for fancy. The service is excellent, as usual at Spicers.

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Thank jasonaug22
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jasonnaug22, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this feedback, it is very important to us. It was a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to see you back soon. Rodrigo Isore Food and Beverage Manager More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals and this is by far the best restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. Everything is consistently excellent - the food, drinks, service and setting. We have eaten here with large groups of friends and everyone always loves the mouth-watering food served at this restaurant. Do yourself a favour and book a reservation.

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Thank Julie S
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Julie S, Thank you for the comment on our restaurant been the best on the Sunshine Coast, we certainly work very hard to keep it that way. It would be fantastic to welcome you back again in the near future. Rodrigo Isore Food and Beverage Manager More 

Maleny, Australia
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for breakfast and was immediately blown away by the beauty of the place. Surrounded by a large tranquil garden the restaurant added to the serenity of the whole establishment. Coffee was good and although I didn't enjoy my breakfast (poor choice?) the other members of our small party certainly enjoyed theirs. Next time I will order something else!

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Thank Michael B
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Michael B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your choice of breakfast, but I am glad to hear that the other members of your small party enjoyed theirs. Next time you come and visit our restaurant, please let us know your preferences... More 

Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My family and I recently met for a Saturday afternoon lunch at Spicers Tamarind and the food was amazing. The service was excellent and the wine menu extensive. We have eaten at restaurants all around the world and this was the best. Treat yourself and eat here, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank David S
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Mr. David S, First of all I would like to thank you so much for the feedback It is amazing to read that you consider our restaurant the best you have been to, as we strive to exceed diners’ expectations every day and it is great to hear it is working. We would love to welcome you back again... More 

Tannum Sands, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Well appointed rooms with everything you need to just chill out at and relax, the grounds are well kept and all walking paths are lite and easy the use, the day spa is great and they look after for start to finish. the food was perfect from breakfast through to dinner, the staff were fantastic from arrival through to departure.

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Thank douglasleas
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Douglasleas, Thank you for taking the time and writing your feedback. It was fantastic to read that you had a good time at our restaurant. It would be great to welcome you back again in the near future. Rodrigo Isore Food and Beverage Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Well, what an occasion, some relaxing time to be driven to dinner from Montville, the sunny Coast high country (temps are 4 oC lower), to this Pan-Asian restaurant nearby in Maleny. The night was cooling but I am expecting some plates with spice. Two very full glasses of champagne appeared; the cue to test the nibbles. First off was a... More 

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Thank Scudamore-Smith
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Scudamore-Smith, We really appreciated your taking the time to write extensive feedback for us, this is certainly very precious to us. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your time with us and loved the flavours of the food. The restaurant team can certainly take your feedback on board when recommending wines to accompany the dishes... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Beautiful night of excellent food in a pleasant garden setting with great staff. Don't forget to ask for the vegetarian menu, up there as one of our favourite starter's was the Dtom Kha soup, so delicious and on the A la Carte menu in starters was the Confit Salmon (this is Japanese style) magnificent For mains we ordered the Southern... More 

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Thank Stephanie E
Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie E, It was great to read that you have enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback, it is very valuable to us. Please make sure that you come and visit us again soon. Rodrigo Isore Food and Beverage Manager More 

Australia
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1,394 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,325 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The food here is really very good. I'd describe it as modern upmarket, pan-Asian. The seafood orange curry with soft-shell crab came loaded up with beautiful seafood and was absolutely delicious. The twice cooked duck was good, although not quite as good as the curry. There were a number of dishes that had strong appeal from the menu here. The... More 

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Rodrigo I, Manager at The Tamarind Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Belgo96, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback, it is very valuable to us and was a pleasure to read. We have recently changed the concept of our menu and it is great to read that it is working well. We hope to see you back at The Tamarind shortly for another wonderful dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$48 - US$71
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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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