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

Grown together: Ross Hill Wines

Rockpool Files

House red, white or rosé, we’ve all seen the nondescript wine on the menu and forwent the experience. To be successful, the trick is to approach this differently or just do them better – both methods are firmly in evidence in the partnership between Ross Hill Wines and Fratelli Fresh. Here, co-owner of Ross Hill […]

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Family & collaboration: our care philosophy

Rockpool Files

Most people believe that the guest comes first and this is true in many ways. At Rockpool Dining Group, we believe our guest’s experience is dependent on a number of important factors that we cultivate internally: care for each other, our suppliers, pride of place, care for our community and, of course our guests. We […]

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Roast chicken, avocado and rustic grain salad


Mix together the cooked grains, parsley, almonds, sun blushed tomatoes and lemon zest. Make a dressing from the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the mixture and check the seasoning. Share the grain salad among four plates along with the avocado slices and shredded chicken.

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