The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2012 to 2016
Two Hats

Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2017
Top 100
Ranked Number 44


Crown Complex, Southbank, Melbourne

Opening Hours

Thursday – Sunday: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 11pm
Monday – Wednesday : 6 – 11pm

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Spice Temple Sydney


Spice Temple is a modern Chinese restaurant with a culinary focus on China’s lesser known regions. Our menus are designed to be shared and enjoyed banquet style in our intimate and seductive surrounds.

Driven by our philosophy of incorporating world-class service with a deep respect for the highest quality produce Spice Temple offers modern Chinese food as it’s rarely been seen before in Australia.



Aromatic and fragrant, the culinary focus at Spice Temple is regional China, looking at the different provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Xinjiang. With the dusty aromas of dried spice and the intensity of chillies (dried, fresh, salted, pickled, brined and fermented) our menu is designed to excite, with balance and harmony at its core.

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Awards & Reviews

Spice Temple Melbourne is one of Australia’s most awarded Chinese restaurants.

The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2016
Two Hats
The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2015
Two Hats
Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2012
One Star
Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2013
One star
Two glasses
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards 2012
Three glasses
The AGE Good Food Guide 2012
One Hat
Wine List of the Year

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Rockpool Files

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Rockpool Files

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