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Braised beef short rib, green curry sauce, eggplant and pickled peppercorns.

About The Spirit House Restaurant

Lush palm fronds and tinkling wind chimes take you from the Hinterland haven of Yandina into the wondrous world of The Spirit House Restaurant. New dishes from Head Chef Aaron Tucker await guests at this Chef Hat-awarded venue, where a memorable dining experience of modern Southeast Asian flavours is guaranteed. The makeover bug has hit with exciting renovations to the gardens and fantastic recipes on the main menu such as Mooloolaba Leader prawns, with tom yum spices, prawn butter and fresh coconut; or duck in red curry sauce, charred baby corn, lychee and wild ginger. Unwind in the Hong Sa bar with a house blend bourbon cocktail in hand and share light banquets of coconut and salmon soup, pork belly, whole crispy fish, braised beef green curry, jasmine rice and a side of roti.

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A few words from The Spirit House Restaurant

From intimate romantic dinners, cooking classes, a party with friends in your own private courtyard, or to celebrate weddings and special occasions, Spirit House in Yandina offers a sensory experience to remember.

Whether you feel confident and competent in the kitchen or haven't cooked much, you'll enjoy a class at our cooking school. We have a cooking class every day and provide a myriad of options. You might be interested in No Fuss Asian or even Thai Gluten Free. Don't hesitate to book well in advance because our classes fill up very fast! Best of all you get to cook, then enjoy your creations with complementary wine and beer in the surrounds of the tropical dining pavilion.

Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, bubbling waterfalls, tinkling wind chimes, the sounds of nature... the Spirit House is a delight for all senses. Award-winning contemporary Thai food, friendly staff and enthusiastic chefs have made the Spirit House a mecca for lovers of all things Asian.

Each year senior chefs head off to Asia on our food tours to gather new ideas, inspiration and skills. The result is a menu that is blend of old traditions with modern twists. Our menu design centres on our philosophy that food, like life, is a shared journey to enjoy; therefore, we invite you to join with your friends and families and enjoy a shared dining experience.

We encourage guests at each table to order as a group and share the exotic textures and flavours created by our chefs. Some of the dishes off our shared dining menu include Massaman Curry of Lamb Shanks with Pickled Ginger, a Claypot of Asian Eggplant & Tomatoes in Turmeric, Lemon Grass Broth. To accompany your dishes we offer a selection of wine from boutique wineries around the world.

The Spirit House in Yandina is best described as contemporary Thai cuisine. With three best-selling cook books under our belt and a string of prestigious food awards, the Spirit House has evolved into an iconic food destination. Crisp and balanced flavours are enhanced by fresh ingredients delivered daily to our kitchen door by local growers - ginger, lemongrass, tumeric, chillies and kaffir lime are just a few of the Asian ingredients grown in the area.

Award-winning food, stunning tropical gardens and a unique setting make The Spirit House a venue that is sure to amaze and impress your guests and leave them talking about your function for all the right reasons. The unique courtyard layout of the restaurant makes it the perfect place for small weddings, parties and corporate functions. A party of 6 to 40 people can book their own private area or book the entire restaurant for an exclusive-use event for up to 90 people.

From sit-down casual affairs to stand-up cocktail parties, our staff can design a menu package to suit you and your guests. The menu at your function will be designed around a shared Asian banquet. To us, 'sharing the experience' is what food is all about. Our menus can be found below or alternatively on our website.

We are really proud of our awards:
‘One Hat' Award - Good Food Guide, Qld. 2007-2019
‘One Hat' Award - Australian Good Food Guide, Qld. 2010-2019
American Express "Hall of Fame" Award, 2001
Best Food Experience - Weekend Australian Newspaper, 2010
Best Australian Restaurants -Gourmet Traveler Magazine, 2000-2011
Top 10 Qld Regional Restaurants - Gourmet Traveler Magazine, 2010
Qld & National Small Business Excellence Award 2007, Tourism Category
Tourism Restaurant & Catering - Queensland Tourism Award, 2007
Top 10 Qld Regional Restaurants - Courier Mail Food Guide, 2010
Restaurant and Caterer's Award - 2008 State Winner - Best Tourism Restaurant, Best Themed Restaurant

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Location & Map

20 Ninderry Road, Yandina 4561 QLD - See Map

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Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 4:45:PM

Groups & Functions

We cater for small groups of 18 pax in their own private room right up to sole-use functions for 100. With a range of stand up menus plus banquet menus we can certainly turn your next function into an event that will be remembered for all the right reasons.

  • Up to 90 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food

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Member Reviews (12)


I am a big foodie and love very good food and since moving up to the coast in 2006 and we have tried heaps of restaurants on the coast and the only one that I rate as the highest is The Spirit House as the food just keeps getting better and better and they are always consistent and never let you down but it is the flavour that they get into their food that is amazing plus their beautiful staff and atmosphere makes you feel so relaxed also I would recommend the banquet as being one of the best on the coast and a very good price but their wine is also amazing plus cocktails. Thanks to all the wonderful staff and chefs who prepare this amazing food.







Upon stepping through the huge gates you are ushered by the water dragons through what a tropical resort garden, centered around a lake. Your table overlooks the water.

The aroma of aromatic Thai cuisine wafts to you heralding the feast that lies ahead. Subtle combinations of sweet, sour, salty and spicy courses flood your senses, this 5 course degustation experience delivers it all.

Impecable service and knowledgeable waiters enhance a wonderful experience that immerses you into the sounds, sights and smells of an authentic Thai gastronomic adventure.

This is one dining experience that I would highly recommend.

The establishment also offers beautiful cook books and cooking classes to enhance your memories.


Fantastic ! Don't forget to do a cooking class or take some home ... Love this place .


I LOVE this resturant! the food is beautiful and the setting around you as you eat is incredible! will definatly go back next oppotunity I get!



My partner and I love coming to this restaurant as it always exceed our expectations in terms of food service and the tranquil atmosphere. 10 out of 10 every time. :)



As advertised, this restaurant is indeed an oasis of tranquility, in a beautiful garden setting away from the hustle and bustle of the Sunshine coast and all it's attractions for tourists. The menu is divided into small, medium and large sharing plates which means that the meal can be easily tailored to all tastes and appetites. As we were driving, we didn't indulge in any alcoholic beverage, but enjoyed a refreshing 'ginger fizz'. For the food we indulged in one small plate (cumquat scallops), two medium plates (stir fried green beans and the chargrilled cuttlefish and green papaya salad) and the signature crispy fried fish with chili and tamarind sauce. The deep-fried green papaya was a little lacking in flavor but provided an interesting texture contrast with the other salad ingredients, while the crispy gold band snapper provided a spectacular if messy centerpiece to the meal. Altogether a very enjoyable dining experience.