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Meet the Chef

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Neisha Woo

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.

1072 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.5
1072 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.6)
Atmosphere
(8.5)

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

(9)
We personally would like more room felt slightly over crowed......more choices for wine by the glass .....service could not fault ......

dined on Sat, 29 Jun 2019

(8)
Yum cha lunch menu is great value, their dumplings are so delicious
Yianni Panagopoulos

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

(10)
Food is amazing highly recommend a little pricey but worth it size of portions was great

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(10)
Yummy food and great service Nice view of the river

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

(9)
Excellent food, service, ambience. Pricy but I suppose we knew that coming in. Thanks for a great evening with our friends!

dined on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

(7)
While the food and drinks were excellent, we felt that the service (while lovely and friendly) wasn't very attentive.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

(9)
First time dining at this restaurant and the service and food was exceptional. We order the premium banquet to celebrate the special occasions and everything ticked the box for us in terms of food, services and atmosphere. Will definitely come back here with friends and family for next occasion.

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

(10)
The food was exceptionally good. It’s become a tradition for me and my wife to visit Spice Temple at least once a month to savour the delicacies.
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Specials

Mac Forbes & Spice Temple Banquet Dinner $140pp

Mac Forbes & Spice Temple Banquet Dinner, $140pp (inc wines) Spice Temple are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Mac Forbes to Spice Temple on Wednesday 14th August. Mac and Spice Temple's Head Chef, Neisha Woo have curated beautifully paired menu showcasing the best of Spice Temple and Mac Forbes and will walk you through the flavours and pairings throughout the evening. Given Spice Temple's shared style dining, the seating on the evening will be shared family style. Tickets are are $140 per person (plus a processing fee) and are fully pre-paid. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the event date will forfeit the prepayment as a no show fee.
When
14 Aug 2019
Wed 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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About Spice Temple

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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