Spirit House
Thai
Spirit House
-26.550826,152.959633

Much more than a meal, the Spirit House is like a mini-break in steamy South East Asia. Follow the torch-lit boardwalk through lush rainforest, past the Buddha statues to a series of dining pavilions hidden around a lake. By day, birdsong provides a natural soundtrack, giving way after dark to a chorus of frogs. Pungent scents of chilli and coconut curry tease the tastebuds, and when the green curry arrives with hunks of tender braised beef and a crisp-coated beef and black rice spring roll, the beautifully balanced, bold flavours make good on the promise of the seductive surrounds. An entrée of wok-seared scallops is more restrained, served with al dente slivers of baby corn, fresh coconut and a smattering of chilli salt. Perhaps best of all is a punchy ginger brûlée with macerated strawberries, tart yoghurt sorbet and Thai basil. Proficient service keeps the five-star resort vibe going, as does a wine list with global reach.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $14-$26

    M $24-$48

    D $10-$16

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Tom Swapp

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