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The Spirit House - Restaurant and Cooking School

The Spirit House - Restaurant and Cooking School

20 Ninderry Road, Yandina

Contact Person: Helen and Peter Brierty
Phone: 07 5446 8994 (Restaurant)


Cuisine: Contemporary Asian/Thai emphasis

Mains average: $33

Specialty: Thai cuisine - crispy whole fish with tamarind chilli sauce

Local flavours: all fruit and vegetables, herbs sourced locally - ginger, galangal, lemongrass, chillies, limes

Grows: Asian salad greens, Thai basil, lemongrass, Vietnamese mint, snake beans in kitchen garden and hydroponic farm

Makes for sale: see website for product range of curry pastes, frozen curry meals, Thai fish cakes, spring rolls, plus Thai sauces and relishes.

Extras: Restaurant seating is in a series of private tropical garden courtyards nestled around bamboo and papyrus fringed lily pond. Five acres of tropical gardens. Cooking school (hands on, lunch included) booked out months ahead. The cooking school recipe book was published by New Holland, late 2004.

Open: L daily, D Wed-Sat; Cooking school is open Tuesday to Sunday, with a Friday night class operating from October to April. Phone cooking school on 07 5446 8977 to book the night class, all other class bookings on-line

Directions: Take Yandina Exit off the Bruce Highway, next roundabout take the Coulson Road Exit, turn into School Road, then right into Ninderry Road. Spirit House is 100 metres on right hand side.

GPS coordinates: -26.5508280000, 152.9596250000

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