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Pan seared duck, fried Sichuan style long beans, lychee, scallop braised cabbage, tamarind and hoisin sauce.

About The Tamarind Restaurant

Set in lush rainforest near Maleny in 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 cured ocean trout, yuzu kosho crème fraiche, furikake, wakame and caviar, or Koji marinated beef tataki, oyster, daikon, wasabi, miso mustard and black beer ponzu; followed by an indulgent white chocolate parfait, black sesame, passionfruit and mango.

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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

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Media & Awards

Chef Hat Award Winner2018
Chef Hat Award Winner2017
Chef Hat Award Winner2016
Chef Hat Award Winner2015
Chef Hat Award Winner2014
Chef Hat Award Winner2013

Opening Hours

Mon  7:30:AM - 10:00:AM
Tue  7:30:AM - 10:00:AM
Wed  7:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Thu  7:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Fri  7:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Sat  7:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Sun  7:30:AM - 9:00: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 (2)


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