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Meet the Chef

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Andy Evans

A country boy from Berowra, Andy Evans begun his apprenticeship at Rockpool Sydney at 19. He went from toasting sarnies at Asquith Golf Club in Mt Colah, to working alongside luminary Neil Perry and other respected names in the industry. Evans chalked up nine years with the Rockpool team, crediting his compatriots with embedding a fierce respect for exceptional produce, innovation and creativity that continues within the Rockpool premium restaurant stable today.

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dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

As always the food is top notch and the service was very attentive

dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

The best food with great service. Both my husband and I were very impressed with recommendations from the waitress.

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

The food was quite nice. Chinese food upscaled. Some good flavour combinations we had. I loved the crab with mung bean noodles dish. The place was overcrowded which was great.
Angelo Pascoa

dined on Sun, 2 Jun 2019

Great dinning experience, very accommodating and all and had a great atmosphere to boot, with most importantly great food.

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

We were not told that we will be charged for the water that was served $45 for 4 people
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The Dynasty Banquet Menu is priced at $99 per person + $55 Optional Matching Beverages MENU: Cucumbers with smashed garlic and ginger Cabbage and radish White cut chicken with strange flavour dressing With a choice of Raw yellowfin tuna with spicy orange oil and lettuce OR Lamb and cumin pancake Pippies with a choice of Salted Olive and Black Bean or XO sauce Stir fried spanner crab with mung bean noodles and garlic chives Hot and numbing crispy duck Stir fried wagyu brisket with baby eggplant and chilli paste Water spinach stir fried with Sichuan style Passionfruit and chocolate tart
13 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Golden Banquet is priced at $85 per person + Optional $55 Matching Beverage Cucumbers with smashed garlic and ginger Cabbage and radish White cut chicken with ginger and shallot Fried pork chop with sweet soy Fried squid, Hong Kong Typhoon style Steamed flathead, Hangzhou style Lap yuk and aged black vinegar Hunan style pork belly with red pepper and garlic stem Kung Pao chicken Sichuan peppercorns, heaven facing chillies and cashews Steamed Chinese broccoli with house made oyster sauce Pineapple granita with liquorice syrup and mint meringue
13 Jun 2019 - 22 Sep 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About Spice Temple

Spice Up My Life Down in the basement of Sydney’s City Mutual Building, you’ll find yourself in a very exclusive little hideout. It’s the Spice Temple, a Chinese restaurant like no other. The low moody lighting instantly put you in the mood for... romance, and the chic decor gives the place so much elegance. Run by pioneering chef, Neil Perry, the Spice Temple serves food inspired by regional Chinese dishes, steering clear of your run-of-the-mill Cantonese. Flavours are taken from the provinces and blended into unique and modern dishes, signatures of this world-class chef. Culinary elements include pickled and fermented ingredients and the aromatic dried spices of China. Wines have been selected to match each and every meal, and cocktails from the bar are as carefully created as the cuisine. The service, needless to say, is excellent at this sophisticated restaurant, and the vibe is geared towards opulence and luxury. Even the music is carefully chosen, done by the man who made soundtracks for Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet. Romantic, no? So why not take that special someone somewhere ... special? This restaurant is receiving rave reviews for its sexiness. Best Dish: mango pudding with Chantilly cream and the 3 flavours eggplant



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