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Meet the Chef

Neisha’s journey at Rockpool Dining Group began when she joined Rockpool 1989 in 2014 as Chef de Partie. Determined, she walked into the restaurant with her resume one day and was given a trial. Not only does the Korean chef successfully keep busy tables turning at Spice Temple Melbourne, but she climbed the culinary ladder to become the restaurant’s Head Chef after 12 months as Junior Sous Chef. Her rapid rise through the ranks comes five years after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Neisha Woo

Average price $105 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Very good
based on 632 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.5/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Michael C.
    Michael C.
    • one review

    Great food but was surprised when we got the bill and were charged $10.50 for a glass of water. $42.00 for 4 glasses of water a little excessive!!!

  2. Stephen C.
    Stephen C.
    • 2 reviews

    The table service was disappointing given its reputation. It took 40 minutes to place a drink order after being seated. Food was very good as always but feeling it was overpriced.

  3. Sandra S.
    Sandra S.
    • one review

    We were taken downstairs to our table in a small dark room with no windows or atmosphere. The food was tasty overall however the chicken dish had more chillies in it than any other product. Overpriced in comparison to the quality of the of the food, a little disappointing.

  4. Anthony S.
    Anthony S.
    • 5 reviews

    Had the banquet (Dynasty) but small portions for the cost. Decent wine list with a few good options. Fairly slow service. Better options in CBD for price.

  5. Frank C.
    Frank C.
    • 7 reviews

    Great meal and fantastic service

  6. Tanya C.
    Tanya C.
    • one review

    The food here is always delicious and of very high standard and quality. Staff are friendly and attentive and offer lots of help with the menu and what to order.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Delicious variety dumplings and generous amounts of pickles. Good spot for a long lunch.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews

    Good was delicious and good size meals. Good service and atmosphere. Nice for a special occasion. Highly recommend

  9. Nikki M.
    Nikki M.
    • one review

    Very disappointed at the level of service in particular but also found the food to be less that what I would expect from a restaurant with the reputation of Spice temple. Overall it was a disappointing experience and I won't be rushing back.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews

    Overall good experience with great food

  11. Jane M.
    Jane M.
    • 8 reviews

    My sister and I visited Spice Temple for her birthday and it did not disappoint. We shared a number of small dishes and each one was divine. The food was very flavoursome and I would definitely recommend the prawn dumplings. We ordered too much food, but it was too delicious to leave. We had a carafe of cocktail which was a great value for money. Once the sun went down, the blinds went up and we had a great view of Southbank, the Yarra river and the Crown torches. I highly recommend.

  12. Peter K.
    Peter K.
    • one review

    Great food. Every dish was sensational.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Food and service amazing as always.

  14. Fiona Q.
    Fiona Q.
    • one review

    Love everything about dining at Spice Temple

  15. Emma S.
    Emma S.
    • one review

    Always a lovely experience however there was a new staff member being trained right near our table and the volume of instruction really deterred from a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere - I am completely supportive of new staff and the requirement to train them however really don't wish to hear it all when I am trying to enjoy my evening...

  16. David T.
    David T.
    • one review

    Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Couldn’t fault anything. ????

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews

    The food was tasty and the portions were a reasonable size.

  18. Rory C.
    Rory C.
    • one review

    Spice Temple was amazing, as usual! The food was a lovely balance of spice, flavour, and quality. The cocktails were the same. Will be coming back soon.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews

    Great variety of food, would have loved to try almost everything on the menu. The only disappointing dish was the beef with black bean which unfortunately came Out last

  20. Jenny G.
    Jenny G.
    • one review

    Delicious food- met all our expectations.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

8 Whiteman Street, 3006, Southbank, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, South Wharf, Southbank

About the restaurant

Turn Up The Heat

If there’s one thing Neil Perry knows how to do, it’s how to win the hearts, minds, and bellies of his patrons. Just like Perry's other successful food forays, Spice Temple, in Melbourne’s Crown Casino has locals head over heels in love. Created with business partners Trish Richards and David Doyle, Spice Temple is dark and dazzling, with rich toffee-hued lighting, comfortable seats and dark wood tables. Like the fit out, the food is just as dramatic and allows diners to explore Perry’s interpretation of Chinese cuisine. Heat, spice, sourness and saltiness - they’re all present - with Perry opting for authentic and robust over safe and polite, every time. Tea-smoked duck breast is rare and succulent, fish fragrant eggplant is crispy, spicy and sour - a must try. For dessert, it's difficult to go past the chocolate and peanut parfait - a favourite of many. Oh Mr Perry, it’s always a pleasure to have you in town. Few would disagree. It’s time to spice things up.

Best dish: tea-smoked duck breast


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