The Tamarind, Maleny
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The Tamarind

88 Obi Lane South, 4552 Maleny
Average price $95


The Tamarind

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Meet the Chef

Chef Daniel Jarrett has mastered the culinary art of modern Asian cuisine during his highly-acclaimed career. Leading an Asian fusion experience however originally French trained, Daniel continues to delight modern Thai food lovers in South East Queensland. His passion for food, combined with his outstanding culinary ability has seen him receive a number of awards, most notably a One Chef Hat in the 2018 Australian Good Food Guide awards.

Restaurant menu

Chef Daniel Jarrett
Market sashimi, citrus wasabi dressing, furikake, yuzu and bonito cream, toasted macadamia Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, Épernay, France
Grilled Mooloolaba prawns, southern Thai saté, green mango, kaffir lime Brockenchack Mackenzie Riesling, Eden Valley, Barossa, SA
Roast pork jorim with a spiced Korean chilli & shallot sauce, pickles, toasted pinenuts, scollop floss Pressing Matters R9 Riesling, Coal River, TAS
Breakfast menu $35
This preset menu includes: Continental plate + Mains + Tea & coffee + Juice


What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Very short waiting time
Very quiet
  • Reagan H.11 reviews

    2 October 2022


    Great meal as always. Maybe time to add table cloths back on table.

  • Shirley H.2 reviews

    3 August 2022


    The setting was superb, we could choose between restaurant, deck, lawn, pond or fireside dining, nothing was too much trouble. Food was delectable, high end quality but not too rich and heavy. Flavors and textures sensational. Waitstaff so friendly and helpful but professional and well trained too. Thanks to all at The Tamarind for a wonderful dining experience.

  • Sebastian G.1 review

    22 May 2022


    food was delicious and the barman / smellyair was a delight.

  • Erin H.3 reviews

    21 April 2022


    Lovely setting and superb food, we had the degustation and every course was excellent. The combination of textures and flavours made this a special dinner.

  • Mircea T.1 review

    26 March 2022


    Always great

  • Teresa M.1 review

    20 March 2022


    The Tamarind did not disappoint. We chose the tasting menu and it was delicious and more than enough food! Left very satisfied. Beautiful dining pavilions and staff were friendly and attentive.

  • George B.1 review

    18 February 2022


    Fabulous meal. Slight delay with menus, but from there it was all very slick. The food sensational. Servings were super generous and we left very full indeed. Our waitress Christine was knowledgeable and knew the menu backwards. We will be back .

  • Jo F.1 review

    26 January 2022


    Beautiful location ,, cocktails were divine, food was good but not as good as expected. Most plates were tiny, quite flavorsome, but the duck was cold and tough and the dessert was poor.. did not meet expectations .. but would try once more, just to see if we were there on a bad night

  • Sebastion E.1 review

    8 January 2022


    Best food in Queensland. Great wine list, friendly approachable staff and lovely atmosphere. I’ve been here multiple times and have always had an incredible experience

  • Luke F.1 review

    11 December 2021


    Wonderful food and service! Highly recommend

  • Marissa T.1 review

    2 December 2021


    The Tamarind has long been one of our favourite places to dine; sensational modern Thai cuisine, top quality wine and exceptional service in laid-back luxury keeps us coming back again and again.

  • Lyndall M.

    Lyndall M.1 review

    14 November 2021


    Really disappointed in the experience. The food was no where near the past experiences we have had there. Not sure if a new chef but food was not the high class we expected and def not value for the pricey tag .

  • Jude C.1 review

    21 October 2021


    The gardens in the grounds of the restaurant are fabulous but the interior itself lacks warmth. There were no table clothes or even mats and the tables were a hard grey melamine like finish. The music was intrusive even though not loud and I felt inappropriate for the setting. The food was good. Service was overall good although drinks took too long to arrive. The bar service in general was too slow. After asking if we were ready for the bill it didn’t arrive and we had to go looking for it in the end.

  • Francisco S.3 reviews

    17 September 2021


    Thanks very good service and go od food

  • George G.2 reviews

    13 August 2021


    Loved every morcel on the 5 course degustation menu. Beautiful grounds with a fire pit. Staff could not have done more. Will be back. Loved it. Thank you for a great foodie adventure!

  • Inez B.1 review

    13 June 2021


    This was my second meal at The Tamarind. It's a lovely setting with beautiful food. I would question whether pineapple is a good accompaniment to pandan pannacotta however. All up it was a beautiful meal which I enjoyed immensely.

  • Ceri L.1 review

    22 May 2021


    The food was great, staff were attentive as Nd efficient we had a great time. Would have preferred our requested location of the first restaurant by the bar as more ambiance in there. Ambiance is a big part of the experience and the other dining area seems to lack what the first area has

  • Jennifer C.1 review

    22 April 2021


    Right from when we parked the car to the time we left there was nothing but sensational service. the greeting and attention from staff Michelle and Bree was excellant. The food was amazing as was the ambience of the room. Would highly recommend The Tamarind.

  • Linda D.1 review

    4 April 2021


    The restaurant is pet friendly the grounds beautiful staff efficient. Personally I go there often and wish more menu change but other than that great place to go on a Sunday complimented by jazz which creates a pleasant ambience.

  • SHARON C.2 reviews

    3 April 2021


    The Tamarind as always has excellent food, very welcoming staff and a great ambience. No special request is too much for the chef. Thanks for the great afternoon.

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Opening time
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07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
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07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
07:30 AM - 09:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

88 Obi Lane South, 4552, Maleny, Australia

About the restaurant

The Tamarind | A cross-border Asian dining experience with a Thai heart

With a team led by Head Chef Dan Jarrett, The Tamarind has earned an enviable reputation on the Sunshine Coast for Asian cuisine. Awarded one Chef Hat in the 2018 National Good Food Guide, our menu effortlessly combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours with fresh local produce – the perfect meeting of traditional and new.


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