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Spice Temple

8.9/10
739
8 Whiteman Street, 3006 Southbank (VIC)See map

Average price $105

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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 Neisha Woo
  • Average price $105
    Special request
  • American express Welcome
Hiramasa kingfish with pickled green chilli, black sesame and shallot oil
$36
Hunan style tartate with Cape Grim eye fillet, salted chilli and Yuquan
$32
Spinach salad with soy beans and sugar snaps
$14

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Spicy lamb dumplings
Wagyu buns
Kung Pao Chicken
Spicy lamb dumplings

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 739 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Avinash M.
    Avinash M.
    • 49 reviews
    10/10

    Great food with service to match. Drinks were also served promptly.

  2. Priscilia B.
    Priscilia B.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    Quite a dissapointing quality of food considering the price point. I think this restaurant is overrated.wont be coming back here for sure!very disappointed

  3. Sheila F.
    Sheila F.
    • 19 reviews
    9.5/10

    We had the bang bang chicken and the pork hock which were both so delicious. Just love the flavours. The cucumbers in garlic also delicious . Very generous portions which left no room for dessert

  4. James S.
    James S.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a fabulous dinner, the lamb spicy dumplings are incredible, the best ever! We did miss the spicy numbing duck from the pre-Covid menu. Not a positive revoke or change but the service is impeccable, the ambiance always beautiful!

  5. Avinash M.
    Avinash M.
    • 49 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and very good service. Entree was delicious and likewise, the mains was just the right amount of spice as requested. Will definitely be coming back in another month.

  6. Dean G.
    Dean G.
    • 6 reviews
    5/10

    I was a little disappointed with the service. I have been to Spice Temple over 50 times. Today was the first time that I am undecided if I will go back.

  7. Tina T.
    Tina T.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    I was really looking forward to returning to ST but while ţwo of the fours dishes were great, 2 were really underwhelming. We did have a lovely waitress but she was unable to provide timely service due to having a poor staff ratio

  8. Paul B.
    Paul B.
    • one review
    6/10

    Food wasn't as good as it used to be. Definitely not as good of a menu as it was pre COVID. Missing most of my favourite dishes. The beef fillet was a disappointment

  9. Mish M.
    Mish M.
    • one review
    10/10

    10/10 Christmas party was very memorable! Staff were amazing and very friendly, food was great as always and no wait time! I definitely recommend this place

  10. Lisa H.
    Lisa H.
    • one review
    8/10

    Food was delicious and beautifully presented but the music was hideous and very distracting when you are trying to have a conversation with friends. Staff were delightful and I felt very special.

  11. Ashleighh S.
    Ashleighh S.
    • one review
    10/10

    First night back after COVID menu was smaller than usual a few items missing which was disappointing but hopefully see them back on soon! We miss the sheep cocktail and the numbing wagu

  12. Tim S.
    Tim S.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Food was amazing, expected nonetheless from Neil Perry..will be back!!

  13. Sue X.
    Sue X.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The food is beautiful, the wait staff excellent but the decor for a high end restaurant is sub par. The carpet is awful, and the tables are all scratched and battered. The dinnerware could also be a bit more special than something I would use at home. And the white wines by the glass list, was very limited and uninteresting. My husband drinks red and I drink white, so it’s not practical for us to order a bottle.

  14. Warren B.
    Warren B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Hands down the best meal I have had in a long time. The staff are very friendly, and answered every question my wife and I asked. Will be back. Everything was exactly like I hoped it would be. And not expensive.

  15. Vihandha w.
    Vihandha w.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely delicious food with great produce.. pretty much faultless

  16. Avinash M.
    Avinash M.
    • 49 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food tasted great. However, service fell short of expectations as it took some time to be greeted when we walked in and then took twice as long for someone to come over and ask us for our bill.

  17. Raja B.
    Raja B.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent choice of food.

  18. Karan C.
    Karan C.
    • one review
    7/10

    Expected too much but food didn’t met high hopes. Tofu was bland and tasteless , could only finish 1 piece and left the other 5, Pork dish was good but rice serving was lot less and sticky steamed rice for kid asked for kid serve and it was full bowl. Had to chase for the mains after Tofu was delivered whereas table next to us had 3 dishes delivered and they ate, paid and left before us but came after us. All in all disappointing experience.

  19. Michael D.
    Michael D.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Restaurant looks great. Seems to be a lot of waitstaff but they just disappeared and it was near impossible to order a drink! The food took over and hour to come out (granted they did take a round of drinks off our order). Also, the kung pao chicken was almost comedic in the sense that there was one chicken thigh with about 40 chillies, no exaggeration, the waitress said “We recommend you don’t eat the chillies” which was 85% of the dish!! Laughable. Won’t be back I’m afraid. The head waitress was fantastic however, I felt very sorry for her.

  20. Watson Y.
    Watson Y.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    It was a disappointing meal. Maybe it was poor choice on our part. We did not enjoy any of the courses we didn’t pay for the tasteless cold fried rice so I suppose that was a positive. We won’t be back

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How to get to the restaurant

8 Whiteman Street, 3006, Southbank (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, South Wharf, Southbank

About the restaurant

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.

Features

Noodle, Welcome

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