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May 19th, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin diced in 1 cm cubes 3-4 medium fresh shitake or swiss brown mushrooms thinly sliced 600 ml coconut milk 250 ml vegetable stock ½ tbsp vegetable oil ½ tsp roasted white peppercorns 2 medium coriander roots washed and scraped 2-3 roasted small dried chillies, crumbled or whole 60- 80 ml lime […]

April 10th, 2017

1. Discover hidden talents at the Spicers Tamarind Retreat Cooking School This Saturday the 15th of April experience rich, aromatic and spicy flavours. Thai food has a unique way to incorporate ingredients with a simplicity that surprises the palate.  Learn to incorporate flavours and methods derived from both the north and south of Thailand in a comfortable […]

December 21st, 2016

                    Located at Spicers Vineyards Estate in the Hunter Valley Restaurant Botanica serves as the perfect destination for those after a relaxed celebration of good food and wine amongst the vineyards to bring in the new year.  The night will include:  – Arrival cocktails and canapes – Restaurant Botanica […]

July 21st, 2016

Spicers Retreats Queensland Chefs (L-R): Ash Martin (Homage), Cameron Matthews (The Long Apron), Will Wallace (The Balfour Kitchen), Dan Jarrett (The Tamarind) & Doug Innes-Will (The Peak)   Spicers Retreats have further cemented their position as one of the leading restaurant brands in Australia overnight, maintaining seven Chefs Hats, spread across all of their Queensland […]

May 19th, 2016

Champagne flowed and so did the delicious canapes as guests gathered in the Courtyard at Spicers Balfour Hotel for the 2016 opening of Chefs in the City on the 5th of May. It was a special night. Not only because it kicked off the culinary celebrations for the year, but because it introduced a brand new […]

January 8th, 2015

We invite you to an all inclusive weekend of luxury, health, relaxation, knowledge, delicious food, yoga, meditation and so much more.

November 24th, 2014

Celebrate the New Year with an evening of entertainment and gourmet food

September 11th, 2014

The Tamarind at Spicers Tamarind has been awarded BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT at the Queensland Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence 2014.

June 13th, 2014

Join us as our most acclaimed head chefs travel from their own award-winning kitchens to showcase their talents at Spicers Balfour Hotel.

April 2nd, 2014

Ever wanted to know the secrets of great chefs? Then come cook, eat, laugh and learn with us at the Sunshine Coast Cooking School at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Our purpose-built facility offers classes led by Cameron Matthews, renowned head chef of The Long Apron restaurant at nearby Spicers Clovelly Estate; and Daniel Jarrett, head chef […]

March 6th, 2014

Just imagine it – sitting amongst the rainforest, listening to the smooth sounds of a jazz band with the best food and wine at hand. Could there be a more perfect way to spend a day?

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