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About Spice Temple - Crown Melbourne

Spice Temple, Melbourne is located over two levels, the two dining rooms and two semi-private dining rooms are warm and dramatically lit, and while there is an emphasis on comfort and experience rather than a certain theme, the spaces are intimate, relaxed and sexy, with subtle influences of the exotic street hawker food markets in China.

Seasoned with an unmistakable Chinese flavour, Spice Temple’s unique and truly special dishes are driven by a long fostered passion for Asian cuisine and delights the senses with its contrasting tastes and textures.

While Spice Temple’s food is designed for the shared table, so too is the wine list with an interesting and exciting selection of exactly 100 Australian and imported wines.

8 Whiteman St
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Sunday & Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 8679 1888

Website:
http://www.rockpool.com/spicetemplemelbourne/

Parking Details:
At Crown Complex and street parking available

Public Transport:
No. 55 Tram - Power St/Queensbridge St Tram Stop. No 96/109/112 - Clarendon St Tram Stop

Executive Chef:
Neil Perry. Head Chef: Graeme Hunt

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Spice Temple Melbourne has 2 private Dining Rooms

Spice Temple - Crown Melbourne Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Quality as good as always. However, over the last year they appear to have reacted to "too spicy" reviews by lowering spice levels too far. No longer true Sichuan cuisine as just too mild. A pity because all other aspects remain first class.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 4 July 2017

We had the Buffet $99 + upgrade and wine match. First 2 courses were lovely and appropriately wine matched. Wine matching after was terrible. Duck was tender. Desert was good and well wine matched.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 July 2017

Wonderful, waterfront seating! Amazing food and wine. Throughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 28 June 2017

15 minute wait with no service at the bar, despite being one of only three tables occupied. A further 15 mins at the table waiting for our drinks (two beers out of bottles and cans - and one simple cocktail). Three staff asking us for our drink order completely out of sync and not communicating. Wine poured into half full glasses of people away at the bathroom left to go warm; last wine in our bottle heaved into one of party's glasses - filling it - while others remained almost dry. Bad bad bad.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 June 2017

Seafood prepared very well

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 25 June 2017

I consistently have an amazing meal and amazing experience every time I dine here.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Excellent food and service. You would not expect anything less from NP.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Great place. We have dined here before but the options for vegetarians were much more limited this time. Several of the vegetarian options had bacon in them. There were three tofu options but all quite similar.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 17 June 2017

Menu or chefs have changed
Something was off

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·Dined on 16 June 2017

Delicious food, fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable service. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 15 June 2017

Fantastic food & service, entire service executed perfectly and with ease.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 12 June 2017

Great to dine here once again. Appreciate the effort the staff at the venue and reservations take to ensure that our needs particularly in relation to allergies are discussed and appropriate dishes recommended.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

We could not fault the attentiveness and service from staff.
Food was not as flavoursome as we would have expected from this venue and some serves appeared overcooked.

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·Dined on 6 June 2017

Remarkably, the service at the Melbourne restaurant is not as good as Sydney. I have experiences this on a number of occasions.

Arguably the best Asian food in the country.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 3 June 2017

We had a wonderful time at Spice Temple last night. Like always, great food, great company, wonderful staff. Our waiter was fantastic. He had a great personality, offered excellent recommendations and was always happy to help. I wish I got his name but he is definitely an asset to your team.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 3 June 2017

We had dinner at Spice temple for our 11yr anniversary and really couldn't fault it. Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was AMAZING!! We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 June 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary. We received wonderful service by friendly attentive staff. Topped off a delicious dinner when We received complementary cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 31 May 2017

Food was brilliant, matched wines okay, service was passable - we obviously weren't the picture of the kind of client they'd like to have (not young nor vibey), even though we spent over $400 for two.

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Food2
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·Dined on 27 May 2017

Unfortunately, I cannot say it was a good dining experience. The food was not at all what I expected. The Gung Pao chicken was way too salty and there were more chillies than pieces of chicken really! The Hot and Numbing Wagyu beef was anything but hot and numbing and was extremely chewy :( and the rice was fairly salty too!! Was really disappointed

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 27 May 2017

The food had plenty of flavour and was well presented and we had the banquet menu with matching wines to get a good variety. The only down side is that after asking on two separate occasions for the food to slow down, the food and wine still came out at a very fast pace and we felt as though we were being rushed out for the next booking. That removed any welcoming feeling as they appeared to just be focused on churning out the customers. Of note, i'm quite a fast eater and still felt rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 20 May 2017

I have absolutely loved the food & experience at Spice temple every time I have dined there however on my last occasion (Sat 20th) I was so so disappointed & surpised with the service. We were booked for the 8:30pm slot Yet on arrival our table wasn't ready & the guy at the desk who greeted us prettt much said it was bad luck & we needed to wait down stairs at the bar. Then when we were finally seated it took quite a while to be served or even get a menu until we asked & our order was stuffed up

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 20 May 2017

The Spice Temple impressed beyond expectations, as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 19 May 2017

Disappointed, I was expecting to be wowed for $350.

It was nice, but I feel that it could of be better for the price and hype, I tried this a week after I visited red spice road Qv, red spice road from food to service out shines spice temple sorry.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 19 May 2017

The dining experience was not special. Overrated, overpriced, the food lacked subtlety.
In a word: underwhelming
The pork was so over spiced you could not tast it: the coconut pannacota was acidic from too much citrus and I'm sorry: $50 for four prawns: really?

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Food5
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·Dined on 19 May 2017

We love the concept of numerous small plates that lunch provides. There was something for all tastes offered, all prepared with great care with wonderful flavours and textures.

Just love good Chinese and that was what was delivered

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·Dined on 18 May 2017

Fantastic service & ambience. Delicious food!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 18 May 2017

Have been here a number of times, love the food, great service, but Jesus it is dark :) I dont understand why the lighting is like 1 lux, you need to use your iphone light to see the menu, otherwise great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 16 May 2017

This is an exceptional restaurant that I have now dined at twice.
during those 2 visits I tried many different dishes and found them all to be of the finest quality.
Add to that the staff were fabulous.
This is a MUST return for us.
Pricing is a bit high but I assume the high rent accounts for that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 13 May 2017

The food and service was best of breed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 12 May 2017

Outstanding food and service. Brought international guests and the service they gave was excellent. Excellent wine list and they advised choice of wine to fit. Perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 7 May 2017

We came here for dinner. Good ambiance.

Ordered the pork and leek and the mushrooms.

Pork was only cooked on one side and the leek was burnt.

Mushrooms were so dry they could have been put back on the shelf.

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·Dined on 2 May 2017

Phenomenal food, every dish was outstanding and left us wishing there was more on the plate. Like nothing I have had before.
Service let it down, little to none for the last half of our night. Didn't even get offered coffee or tea with out desserts. Just dropped on the table and the bill arrived shortly after.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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·Dined on 2 May 2017

The staff were fantastic - we had a wonderful time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 29 April 2017

loved it can't wait to return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 29 April 2017

Absolutely Love Spice Temple. The menu and flavors are amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 April 2017

Came for dinner here with friends with high expectations. Knew it would be expensive and didn't mind. But honestly coming from an Asian background, realised I much prefer traditional Chinese and not the modernized version.
Most items on the menu was spicy to very spicy (i always thought I had a reasonable tolerance for hot food).
Chargrilled wagyu beef was by far the best dish. We also ordered the wontons, lamb dumplings, crab with xo, Chargrilled prawns and crispy duck.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 28 April 2017

Thumbs down for price increase.
The service was ok but our waitress kept pressuring us to order drinks after we politely declined drinks to the point of being uncomfortable.
The waitress who took our payment was quite haughty and rude which is unlike spice temple staff as we dine there quite often.
Food was good

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·Dined on 28 April 2017

Provided a quality professional environment for a simple yet fancy weekday work lunch.

Food quality good, service with a smile and not expensive.

Met our needs well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 26 April 2017

Had the banquet, great range of choices and each individual in taste. Loved every course.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 April 2017

Had the banquet menu, great range, exceptional food. Staff not as switched on as I would expect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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