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The Tamarind

88 Obi Lane South, 4552 MalenySee map

Average price $95

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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.

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Chef Daniel Jarrett
  • Average price $95
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Market Sashimi, citrus wasabi dressing, furikake, yuzu and bonito cream, toasted macadamia (GF)
Market Sashimi, citrus wasabi dressing, furikake, yuzu and bonito cream, toasted macadamia (GF)
Cambodian style barramundi salad, spiced palm sugar caramel, bean sprouts, Thai basil (GF)(DF)
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 213 reviews
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Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Alex E.
    Alex E.
    • 2 reviews

    Food was good however it was so hot in the restaurant that it was impossible to enjoy. Disappointing for the price you pay.

  2. Paul M.
    Paul M.
    • 2 reviews

    Have eaten here twice now and both times the food and service were outstanding. The different flavours and textures combine beautifully to make the best 3 courses I've experienced. Will certainly be back for a third visit.

  3. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review

    Excellent restaurant, couldn’t fault the food or service. Well worth the $$$ Will definitely return soon! Quiet country lane in treed bush setting.

  4. Deb B.
    Deb B.
    • one review

    Booking The Tamarind was a last-minute decision when we arrived in Maleny for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It did not disappoint. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. And the food was outstanding! It made for a very special evening indeed.

  5. Lynne  P.
    Lynne P.
    • 2 reviews

    This was part of a birthday week and was the icing on the cake. The food was superb and beautifully presented. The staff were fantastic and all were relaxed but attentive with a sense of humour. The atmosphere was cosy and welcoming. We will be back.

  6. Damien T.
    Damien T.
    • one review

    Fantastic food and service. There was not one thing we would complain about. We will definitely be returning. Every staff member that served us did with a smile, a laugh and made us feel comfortable.

  7. Robin L.
    Robin L.
    • one review

    The food was excellent and great value for money. The service was superb and the location was wonderful. We would recomend spicers to all of our friends.

  8. Charmaine W.
    Charmaine W.
    • 2 reviews

    We had excellent service at the Tamarind, but the restaurant didn't have the Hinterland feel we were expecting. The food was good, but a bit overpriced. Worth a try, though, if you are looking for something different!

  9. Jennifer S.
    Jennifer S.
    • one review

    The food was truly 10/10 ! Great location with friendly staff. Very cosy and intimate dining experience. The food took too long to arrive however

  10. Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey K.
    • one review

    This would be the best restaurant we have been to, the staff were just so friendly and attentive and the food was a symphony of perfect flavours and textures. Because it is in a rural setting parking wasn’t a problem.

  11. Nick F.
    Nick F.
    • one review

    Superb, thoughtful modern Asian fusion in an intimate space. Highly recommend!

  12. Alison O.
    Alison O.
    • 3 reviews

    Outstanding food and excellent service - we really enjoyed our meal and felt that $85 per person for the menu (3 courses) represented good value. Would highly recommend if you are in the area and can get a table.

  13. Mashhuda G.
    Mashhuda G.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff were brilliant, very helpful and the food was excellent. We’d definitely go there again if we are in the area. I’d love to stay at the retreat sometime, it looked lovely.

  14. Divya S.
    Divya S.
    • one review

    We thoroughly enjoyed the food here. Coming from South East Asian backgrounds, we could recognise immediately how the flavours were so authentic yet had a slightly modern twist to it. Especially loved the whole crispy fried fish with 3 flavour sauce. Dessert was amazing too. All in all was a splendid dining experience.

  15. Marisol G.
    Marisol G.
    • one review

    Love this restaurant. Been here a few times for birthdays, graduations and various other celebrations. The food is always so delicious! The service is prompt, efficient and friendly. Lovely atmosphere, very clean and warm which was great on a cool night. Will be back again!

  16. Gillian G.
    Gillian G.
    • one review

    The food was excellent, they catered really well for our kids however, we did find it quite expensive. However, we enjoyed it after a big day bush walking in Maleny.

  17. Laura P.
    Laura P.
    • one review

    Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Fabulous food and adjusted for specific dietary needs. We will be back in daylight to enjoy the scenery

  18. Ben P.
    Ben P.
    • one review

    Outstanding location and the best Thai food I’ve ever had on the Sunshine Coast. Suckling pig and mussaman curry were brilliant and the deep fried cauliflower was a surprise packet too. Setting and views are simply perfect!

  19. Sue C.
    Sue C.
    • 2 reviews

    The restaurant is in a beautiful setting and there was delicious food, live music, attentive but not intrusive service. What else could you want?

  20. Kevin A.
    Kevin A.
    • one review

    The settings were lovely the food was good but I expected more based on the previous reviews and the price of the meals. Good service nice presentation.

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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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