Spice Temple Melbourne

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Description

Spice Temple Melbourne is one of Australia’s best modern Chinese restaurants, located next to Rockpool Bar & Grill, on Crown Melbourne’s popular riverside promenade. The culinary focus here is regional China and the different provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxiand Xinjiang. Spice Temple Melbourne’s unique and truly special dishes are driven by Neil...

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Spice Temple Melbourne is one of Australia’s best modern Chinese restaurants, located next to Rockpool Bar & Grill, on Crown Melbourne’s popular riverside promenade. The culinary focus here is regional China and the different provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxiand Xinjiang. Spice Temple Melbourne’s unique and truly special dishes are driven by Neil Perry’s long fostered passion for Asian cuisine, and will delight the senses with their contrasting tastes and textures. There is chilli for chilli lovers, or subtle flavours for guests wanting a more mild experience. Spread over two levels, the dining spaces are warm and dramatically lit which creates both an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with just a touch of the subtle influences of the exotic street hawker food markets in China.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
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Event Guidelines

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Catering Options

Bar Tab
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Halal
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site

Frequently Asked Questions

Spice Temple Melbourne is open 7 days a week.
Thursday to Sunday - Lunch 12-3pm
Monday to Sunday - Dinner 6-11pm
Kindly note our kitchen closes between lunch and dinner service.
We are a fully licensed restaurant and can serve alcohol throughout our service. Therefore, the time to which we serve alcohol is determined by when the restaurant closes, which is usually between 11.30pm and 12.30am.
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.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of our feature low hanging lights, standing cocktail functions are not an option at Spice Temple Melbourne. Please speak with our Events team to assist you in finding a more suitable venue to host your event.
Spice Temple Melbourne offers three semi private rooms.

The Apsara Dining Room:
The Apsara Dining Room has a capacity for 20 guests seated.

The Nu Wa Dining Room;
The Nu Wa Dining Room has a capacity of 16 guests seated
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The 9 Dragons Dining Room:
The 9 Dragons Dining Room with a capacity for 35 guests in one half of the dining room or 70 for exclusive use.

Please speak with your Event Manager to discuss the most appropriate area for your event requirements or special occasion.
Events at Spice Temple Melbourne are offered a choice of either our $79, $99 and $124 per person banquets which have been designed exclusively by Neil Perry with the traditional Southern Chinese shared style of dining in mind. These menu selections have been designed to accommodate larger groups, while still guaranteeing the Rockpool Dining Group's quality. We do have the ability to be quite flexible with our set menus, so please do not hesitate to contact a member of our events team to discuss the possibility of altering or expanding your menu. Please note as we only work with the freshest and most seasonal of produce all menus are subject to frequent change, particularly the garnish and proteins.
Yes, our menu can accommodate a wide range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Please specify dietary requirements when enquiring
We are a fully licensed restaurant, therefore we do not allow BYO.
Yes, at Spice Temple Melbourne we exclusively offer beverages on consumption. We recommend pre-selecting a range of beverages from our extensive beverage list for your guests in advance. Our recommendation follows:
1 x Champagne/Sparkling
2 x White Wines
2 x Red Wines
3 x Beers
Children are welcome at Spice Temple Melbourne. Please note that we do not have any highchairs on site, but you are welcome to bring your own booster seat. We offer suitable dishes from our a la carte menu for children to dine from.
Yes, our venue can accommodate both a wedding ceremony and/or reception. Please contact our events team to discuss your requirements.
Yes, you may. Additonally, the Rockpool Dining Group Events Team can provide you with contacts to assist you with visually styling your event. Kindly note all decorations excluding floral arrangements are restricted to exclusive events only.

Please note we do not allow glitter, confetti or any decorations of offence.
Yes, Spice Temple Melbourne has disabled access and facilities.
You are able to bring in your own cake. Please note, should you wish to provide your own cake, a cakeage fee will apply.
We do not enforce a strict dress code; however, as premium two-hatted restaurant we would suggest a smart/casual attire for all guests.
Please note that due to the semi-private nature of our rooms at Spice Temple Melbourne we cannot facilitate audio. We encourage all guests with audio visual requirements to come for a site visit prior to confirming their reservation. Should this be appropriate we can provide a screen from our off site AV company, a quote can be provided upon request.
A room hire fee is subject to the venue and is event specific. A room hire fee and/or minimum spends will be provided upon quoting.
Spice Temple Melbourne does not have any dedicated guest parking. Guests joining us are welcome to utilise the multiplex Crown parking or you they can valet their car. Parking prices and locations can be found at the following link https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/general/parking/information
A Service Charge is applicable on all groups of 10 guests or above.
Spice Temple Melbourne is located on Southbank at The Crown Casino Complex. The closest train station is Flinders Street, approximately a 10 minute walk from the establishment. Alternatively you can reach us with the number 58 tram or bus numbers 216, 219, 220, 234, 236, 605 stopping at Casino East/Queensbridge. If you are arriving in an Uber or Taxi please ask to be dropped off at the Crown Towers end of the Crown Complex.
We are able to hold group bookings and private dining spaces for a maximum of 24 hours as it is a live booking system. For larger events please speak to one of our Event Managers - this is dependent on other incoming enquiries and the timeframe of the event.
A minimum spend is the amount that must be met on food and beverage purchases. It includes staffing costs. If, at the conclusion of your Event the minimum spend has not been met, the final bill will be rounded up to reach this amount accordingly. The deficit is payable on the day of and immediately after the conclusion of the Event, by cash or credit card. Additional costs such as Service Charge, theming, security, AV etc is not included in the minimum spend.
Yes, a 15% public holiday surcharge applies across all Rockpool Dining Group venues.
Yes, Spice Temple Melbourne accepts all credit cards: AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Diners.
As per Qantas' Terms & Conditions, clients who are Qantas Frequent Flyer members are not eligible to earn, or redeem points for function, event, large groups and private dining room bookings.

Event Rooms

The Nu Wa

Min 6 people, Max 16 people

The Apsara Room

Min 8 people, Max 20 people

The Head of the Nine Dragons

Min 10 people, Max 35 people

The Tail of the Nine Dragons

Min 10 people, Max 35 people

The 9 Dragons Dining Room

Min 20 people, Max 70 people

Exclusive Use

Min 15 people, Max 180 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Nu Wa
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16
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The Apsara Room
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20
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The Head of the Nine Dragons
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35
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The Tail of the Nine Dragons
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35
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The 9 Dragons Dining Room
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70
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Exclusive Use
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180
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Nu Wa
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16
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The Apsara Room
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20
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The Head of the Nine Dragons
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35
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The Tail of the Nine Dragons
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35
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The 9 Dragons Dining Room
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70
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Exclusive Use
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180
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