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December 21st, 2016

Thai Basil Gin & Tonic INGREDIENTS: 120ml Four Pillars Gin Bunch ofThai Basil 3 limes, sliced into wedges 1 orange  750ml tonic Ice METHOD:   1. In a jug, muddle the lime and most of the basil 2. Add the gin, lots of ice and stir until ice cold 3. Add the juice of half […]

July 12th, 2016

Being a Head Chef at a Spicers Retreats restaurant is no mean feat. It is an accomplished fraternity of professionals at the peak of their powers. Chefs in the City can be a daunting forum for our chefs to showcase their culinary prowess at the best of times, let alone doing it for the first time […]

July 11th, 2016

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right” – Mark Twain The third weekend of August sees Spicers Hidden Vale hosting Australia’s first festival celebrating everything Champagne – Effervescence.  Effervescence is the brainchild of The Bubble Diva’s champagne educator and 2014 Vin de Champagne Award finalist Amanda Reboul. An entire weekend […]

June 20th, 2016

We thought we would share a recent article from CEO magazine “Time out at Tamarind”.  Michelle Hespe explores the scrumptious food and sense of peace that comes with a stay at Spicers Tamarind Retreat on the Sunshine Coast.  You can find the article here.

June 30th, 2015

At this year’s Good Food Guide awards, Spicers Retreats’ commitment to culinary excellence shone through with four Spicers Restaurants taking home a total of seven chefs hats.

April 21st, 2015

Savour an extraordinary evening of fine dining, as award-winning head chefs from six of our luxury retreats bring their unique approach and favourite regional flavours to the city.

March 16th, 2015

This week, Joanne Hanmer Restaurant Manager at The Long Apron, journeyed down to McLaren Vale, South Australia to learn more about an increasingly popular winemaking practise – biodynamic viticulture.

March 3rd, 2015

This easy guide samples the best of the region and will help you plan your journey. New South Wales is a trove of experiences that…

February 23rd, 2015

Whether it’s ensuring our grounds look breathtaking, our rooms are impeccable, or our cuisine is unforgettable, everyone at Spicers works hard to deliver what we proudly call Relaxed Luxury…

February 2nd, 2015

Spicers Retreats is proud to announce that Sangoma Retreat, a luxury boutique property situated in the Blue Mountains, has joined the Spicers collection.

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

November 24th, 2014

Celebrate Christmas in true gourmet style at one of our Spicers Retreats

October 30th, 2014

Chef Ash Martin shares his recipe for ‘Beetroot cured kingfish ceviche, charred octopus with melon garden cucumber and radishes’

October 15th, 2014

Celebrate the race that stops the nation in true gourmet style at any Spicers Retreat with our Melbourne Cup Lunch Package. Partnered with Moet…

September 11th, 2014

Grace Knight is one of the most enduring talents in Australian music with Aria nominations and chart topping recordings. Join us for an intimate concert at Spicers Peak Lodge, where music meets exceptional food and wine at the height of luxury.

September 1st, 2014

Live and under the stars, this is an exceptional opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most talented jazz musicians.

July 1st, 2014

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is celebrating Good Food Month!

June 20th, 2014

Belinda Stapleton takes home prestigious award at the Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards.

June 13th, 2014

Brisbane Good Food Month – The Peak Long Lunch Event

June 13th, 2014

Join winemaker Ivan Sutherland at this exclusive wine dinner event at The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate.

May 8th, 2014

High Tea Cooking School with Dominique Rizzo – Saturday 26 July 2014

March 15th, 2014

Spicers Peak Lodge is turning 10 in April, and what a magnificent 10 years it’s been! Perched on top of Cedar Mountain in Queensland’s spectacular Scenic Rim region, this secluded, mountain-top property is the highest non-alpine lodge in Australia two hours west of Brisbane. Spicers Peak Lodge is one of Australia’s most famous retreats and […]

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