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88 Obi Lane South,Maleny QLD
Enjoy a unique dining experience and a taste sensation while listening to the smooth sounds of jazz in lush tropical surrounds. Explore a delicious lunch menu while relaxing in the peaceful environment of The Tamarind, bringing a taste of Asia to the tranquil hills of Maleny. 12.30pm - 3.30pm.
16 Feb to 31 Dec
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Our team of chefs teach in a simple, approachable way, enabling you to create five delicious Thai dishes that you are invited to enjoy at the end of the class, with a refreshing glass of wine.
Every class is highly informative, hands-on and limited to a maximum of 12 people. At the end of the lesson you’ll not only have learnt some exciting new skills, you’ll also receive the chef’s secret recipes, cooking notes and a signature Tamarind Apron to take home. More info
7 Nov to 31 Dec
We both had the degustation menu, and it was excellent. Any restaurant in Europe would be awarded a Michelin star with this standard of food and service
Food 4/4 StarsSetting 4/4 StarsService 4/4 StarsValue 4/4 Stars
Set in lush rainforest near Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the award-winning Tamarind Restaurant offers stylish mod Oz dining infused with contemporary Asian twists. Executive Chef Rory Thorpe is the force behind this restaurant, where an elegant open timber pavilion design allows guests to soak up the region’s stunning natural surrounds. Composed of a la carte, degustation and banquet options, Tamarind’s ever-changing menu excites with Asian flavours and techniques combined with effortless style and innovation. Expect fiery Thai-influenced entrées such as tom yum bisque with Mooloolaba king prawns or the delicate miso-cured salmon topped with salmon roe and ginger before moving onto mains like pork belly red curry with bamboo shoots, snake beans and spicy pickled vegetables.
Whole market fish with The Tamarind signature three flavour sauce, pickled garlic and fried basil.
The TamarindWinner 2011 Best New Restaurant in the Sunshine Coast.Winner 2012 Best Restaurant in a Boutique Hotel 2012 QHAGood Food Guides Chef's Hat Winner 2012Australian Good Food & Travel Guide awarded 1 Hat 2013Brisbane Good Food Guide 2 Chef's Hat Winner 2014Restaurant & Caterers Award for best Asian Restaurant 2014THE TAMARIND COOKING SCHOOLSDiscover everything you ever wanted to know about this exciting cooking style, from where to find the right ingredients, to creating the perfect Thai curry, then savour every mouthful of your very own creation. Rory's passion for this cuisine is infectious; his knowledge and understanding of ingredients, techniques and the balance of flavours are effectively conveyed through his relaxed and informal approach. Each intimate class of up to 12 includes 5 recipes plus lunch, wine, Tamarind Cooking School apron, and full recipes. Check website for Taste of Thailand menu or our French and Italian Classes. Cook, learn, laugh and enjoy a lifetime of gourmet Thai. Class times: Every Saturday 10 to 2pm approx.Pre-booking essential as places fill fast. $165 per person.SPICERS TAMARIND RETREATCome for dinner, stay for breakfast!Set near a waterfall in a stunning rainforest in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland just three kilometres east of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an intimately unique retreat where Asian style meets the tranquillity of the Australian bush. Here, you can do as little or as much as you want:* relax in the outdoor cedar hot tub on your own balcony* cosy up infront of your indoor wood-burning fireplace* be pampered in our on-site, purpose-built day spa* learn the intricacies of Thai, French of Italian cuisine at one of our cooking classes* savour the culinary skills of award-winning chefs at our restaurant, The Tamarind* explore the beauty of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland* take a stroll along Obi Obi creek and nearby Gardners Falls* go for a bike ride* or just soak in the soothing sounds of the waterfall and abundant wildlife.Pure bliss.
With the fresh flavour of sweet lychee contrasting with the kick of fiery spice, this curry is an all round crowd pleaser...
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