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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 Sat, 19 Oct 2019

Great food , service and ambience Watch the chillies great fun though We visit whenever we are in Sydney Iove it

dined on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

Absolutely amazing! The food was incredible, great lighting brilliant service, perfect all round experience. Felt like I could have been in a high end restaurant in Shanghai! Not to mention probably the best martini I’ve ever had... and I’ve had a few!

dined on Wed, 25 Sep 2019

Been here a few time and the food is Devine! The atmosphere is lovely, dark, dimmed lights with Cousy oriental style. Wine list is amazing too so highly recommend
Eddie Yang

dined on Wed, 25 Sep 2019

nice place but hard to find; will recommend to others.

dined on Tue, 24 Sep 2019

Food was delicious and overall service was great. Definitely a place for a special occasion.

dined on Thu, 12 Sep 2019

The welcome was pretty average considering we spent nearly $400 i was expecting better service

dined on Sun, 8 Sep 2019

Food was great. Wagyu beef brisket was slightly salty, but otherwise everything else was too quality. Especially loved the Kung Pao chicken and the drowning fish. The cocktails were also delicious. Good for a special celebration, but a bit expensive for an everyday meal
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Melbourne Cup

Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Spice Temple Sydney. Watch the race live as you enjoy a banquet menu of Spice Temple classics with glass of Gossett Champagne. PRICE: $79pp MENU: Pickled cabbage and radish Pickled cucumbers with ginger and garlic Fried Lamb and cumin wontons 3 flavoured eggplant Fried squid typhoon style Steamed flathead ‘hunan’ style pickled green and salted red chili Stir fried cumin lamb with steamed bread pockets Roast pork belly with hot, sweet and sour sauce Stir fried water spinach with garlic
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 2:00 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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