Restaurant Reviews

Spirit House: Restaurant review

Spirit House

Address

20 Ninderry Rd
Yandina, QLD

Hours

Lunch daily noon-3pm
Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-9pm

Prices

E $14-$26
M $24-$48
D $10-$16

REVIEW

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.

Phone:
(07) 5446 8994

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Tom Swapp

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.