From rudimentary wooden lunch receptacle for Japanese farmers in the 5th Century, to luxurious aluminium boxes containing nutritional ‘packed’ lunches for wealthy school kids post-World War I, and disposable polystyrene boxed meals sold in convenience stores, supermarkets and train stations, the prestige of the beloved bento box has varied greatly over the years but its […]Read more
The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2012 to 2016
Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2017
Ranked Number 44
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.
Awards & Reviews
Spice Temple Melbourne is one of Australia’s most awarded Chinese restaurants.
Wine List of the Year
Plump dumplings and bite-sized buns are an aspect of China’s culinary heritage that is impossible not appreciate, be it for the intricate workmanship involved, their delicate aesthetics, or the sheer eating enjoyment. They come pan-fried, boiled, deep fried or steamed and common filling combinations include prawns, vegetables, garlic chives, and pork, including the jammy BBQ […]Read more
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