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Spice Temple Melbourne Dining Room - Spice Temple Melbourne, Southbank, AU-VIC
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Spice Temple Melbourne

4.3
4.3
600 Reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese
Spice Temple - Melbourne is located over two levels, the two dining rooms and two semi-private dining rooms are warm and dramatically lit, and while there is an emphasis on comfort and experience rather than a certain theme, the spaces are intimate, relaxed and sexy, with subtle influences of the exotic street hawker food markets in China.

Seasoned with an unmistakable Chinese flavour, Spice Temple’s unique and truly special dishes are driven by a long fostered passion for Asian cuisine and delights the senses with its contrasting tastes and textures.

While Spice Temple’s food is designed for the shared table, so too is the wine list with an interesting and exciting selection of exactly 100 Australian and imported wines.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Sunday & Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8679 1888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Neil Perry. Head Chef: Graeme Hunt

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Parking details

    At Crown Complex and street parking available

  • Public transit

    No. 55 Tram - Power St/Queensbridge St Tram Stop. No 96/109/112 - Clarendon St Tram Stop

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and very helpful for an enjoyable dinner. Presentation fantastic. Excellent food and a great cocktail and wine selection. A throughly enjoyable evening
  2. SD

    StuartD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff
  3. RB

    RobynB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Best Prawn Dumplings we have ever had. Service was impeccable. We will definitely return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service always
  5. TC

    TimothyC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne ! Food outstanding, great ambience, service excellent.
  6. CY

    ColinY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The only knock is they only hold your table for 5 minutes and send a warning to turn your phone off. A bit over the top.
  7. MC

    MikeCS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly.. Outstanding dinner and service.
  8. NS

    NicoleS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Our server was highly inattentive to our meal service , we had to keep asking for water top ups, my husbands allergy wasn’t catered for on the entree despite me giving 1 week notice and also directly to the server. For the price we paid that night, we were highly dissatisfied. We have been there so many times and it seems the service and care wasn’t taken into consideration. It did put a damper to the evening as we were celebrating my birthday. The food otherwise was amazing as usual and we loved it!
  9. PB

    PeterB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were actually excited to have been part of the patronage due to the excellent service provided by our gentle man who cater for our needs and so willing to explain our question . The menu suited us and we are looking forward to our next outing. The choice of refreshment suited our taste. Thank you so much for an exciting night full of surprises.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great food and drinks
  11. SR

    SusieR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is an outstanding experience. This was the fifth time that we dined here over 4 years and it never fails to disappoint. The food once again is second to none and this restaurant will remain at the top of our list for any special occasion as unfortunately we cannot afford to eat here every week.
  12. IE

    IlanaE

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Staff very attentive and made an effort for birthday celebration.
  13. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants in Melbourne! We go there every year for our anniversary and it never disappoints. We absolutely love the food and the quality is outstanding. Always look forward to our Spice temple experience.
  14. A

    Angie

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual Spice Temple did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the recommendations by the staff were perfect. Always visit Spice Temple when in Melbourne!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Disappointing. Have dined at other Neil Perry restaurants but this one didn't rate. Only highlight was the staff who were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The $99 set menu with matching wines was fantastic. Particular highlights were the beef, kapuka and tuna. Service was top notch, with the staff always coming at the right time and never being over bearing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening here exploring new relationships business and personal. Ambience was perfect to tell stories and to build a shared experience. Food exquisite. Service friendly and lovely. A terrific evening. Can't wait to find a good reason to return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed yum Cha yesterday and it was delicious! The service at Spice Temple is always exceptional. The quiet atmosphere is always a treat to dine in. The servings were perfect and presented very nicely. A lovely occasion for my family!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday night as the Spice temple was a very enjoyable experience, perhaps one of the best I have had so far. The food was amazing, we asked the staff to choose the dishes for us and each one was fantastic. The service was perfect, extremely friendly staff. Can't wait to go back, it's definitely a favourite.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best yum cha experience - such a refreshing change from the usual yum cha you may experience - ie, no pork buns but amazing pork pastries !!! What great value for money too..it was truly a dining extravagance....loved it...
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were perfect for a birthday dinner with my wife. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cocktail list unique and the food was simply yummy.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quality as good as always. However, over the last year they appear to have reacted to "too spicy" reviews by lowering spice levels too far. No longer true Sichuan cuisine as just too mild. A pity because all other aspects remain first class.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent service, yum Cha hit the spot perfect for lunch after a busy week. Great location comfortable seating and world class cuisine. Great value.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the firewater beef was average. Mahjong in St.Kilda do the best firewater beef if you want to get it up to scratch try theirs.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service by staff. They really looked after us. Even when I made the appointment I happened to mention in passing that it was my husbands bday. They must have made a note and surprised him with a bday cake and candle. Its the little things that make the night special. The staff recommended the banquet which was incredible. Very consistent and delicious and very filling. Great value for money.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We had the Buffet $99 + upgrade and wine match. First 2 courses were lovely and appropriately wine matched. Wine matching after was terrible. Duck was tender. Desert was good and well wine matched.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful, waterfront seating! Amazing food and wine. Throughly enjoyed the experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and ambience good. the restaurant had a high class feel to it yet was a refined casual lunch with great waitress service. Would recommend to friends.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    15 minute wait with no service at the bar, despite being one of only three tables occupied. A further 15 mins at the table waiting for our drinks (two beers out of bottles and cans - and one simple cocktail). Three staff asking us for our drink order completely out of sync and not communicating. Wine poured into half full glasses of people away at the bathroom left to go warm; last wine in our bottle heaved into one of party's glasses - filling it - while others remained almost dry. Bad bad bad.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood prepared very well
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I consistently have an amazing meal and amazing experience every time I dine here.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. You would not expect anything less from NP.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place. We have dined here before but the options for vegetarians were much more limited this time. Several of the vegetarian options had bacon in them. There were three tofu options but all quite similar.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu or chefs have changed Something was off
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable service. Cannot wait to go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food & service, entire service executed perfectly and with ease.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to dine here once again. Appreciate the effort the staff at the venue and reservations take to ensure that our needs particularly in relation to allergies are discussed and appropriate dishes recommended.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We could not fault the attentiveness and service from staff. Food was not as flavoursome as we would have expected from this venue and some serves appeared overcooked.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Remarkably, the service at the Melbourne restaurant is not as good as Sydney. I have experiences this on a number of occasions. Arguably the best Asian food in the country.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Spice Temple last night. Like always, great food, great company, wonderful staff. Our waiter was fantastic. He had a great personality, offered excellent recommendations and was always happy to help. I wish I got his name but he is definitely an asset to your team.

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Spice Temple Melbourne is rated 4.3 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Sunday & Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    At Crown Complex and street parking available

  • Public transit

    No. 55 Tram - Power St/Queensbridge St Tram Stop. No 96/109/112 - Clarendon St Tram Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Neil Perry. Head Chef: Graeme Hunt

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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