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Twice-cooked duck leg, with a salad of raw and fried sprouts and hazelnuts.

About The Tamarind Restaurant

Set in the rainforest near Maleny in the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland, award-winning The Tamarind Restaurant offers stylish Mod Oz dining infused with contemporary Asian twists. Executive Chef Daniel Jarrett 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 dishes like crispy Mooloolaba prawns, snake beans, Thai basil and roasted chilli jam, or cured venison tataki, celeriac remoulade, yuzu sesame and black beer ponzu; finishing with decadent passionfruit bavarois, blackberry sorbet, white chocolate and peanuts.

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Discover 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. Daniel'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.


Come 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.

Location & Map

88 Obi Lane South, Maleny 4552 QLD - See Map

More From The Tamarind Restaurant

Salad of Scallops, Lime, Soy and Chilli Dressing - Chef Recipe by Dan Jarrett

An ideal Spring salad with Thai flavours, pan seared scallops and fresh herbs, this dish is sure to ...


Red Curry of Duck with Lychee

With the fresh flavour of sweet lychee contrasting with the kick of fiery spice, this curry is an al...


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  5:00:PM - 8:30:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 8:30:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 8:30:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sat  2:00:PM - 8:30:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sun  2:00:PM - 8:30:PM

Groups & Functions

Ideal forest setting for your wedding,conference or special event. This fully catered property has 13 villas, on site deluxe day spa with spa, rain shower and steam room. Situated right on a waterfall also a Thai cooking school. The perfect romantic getaway, business meeting or a weekend with the friends and family.

  • Up to 120 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (3)


Just Exceptional
We have visited The Tamarind for dinner in winter, the fireplace in the venue set up great cozy and intimate ambience, food was exceptional, and service was beyond exceptional.

We returned yesterday for lunch, then had a little stroll on the property to appreciate the gardens. We were seated next to a window, the views to the garden set us up for a great mood. Ordered the three course again, tried different dishes on the menu, The Tamarind never disappoint, table service was warm and friendly. There was a little misunderstanding on the order but all sorted out quickly and exceeded our expectations.

We have visited hatted restaurants all around Australia, have to say The Tamarind has got our heart, we will definitely be dining here again. ??


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