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Spice Temple

#49 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
As featured in Best Food in Sydney and 1 other guide
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City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1888
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was delicious, the service was impeccable the waiter was very attentive! loved the atmosphere and how everything is set up and great for a date night ;)

Thank mlysndoll
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't usually write review but in this case I believe that a two hats rewarded restaurant deserve it. I eat in many place with hats and this one was definitely one of the worst. The service was ridiculously bad. The waiter didn't even bother our simple requests, we ordered two cocktails to have together with peanut​s in black vinegar,... More 

Thank Edo S
San Antonio, Texas
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were warned that it was expensive...but decided to go anyway as the food was highly recommended. It's difficult to locate and in the basement, down lots of stairs, noisy, dark....but delicious meal. We would go back if some else was picking up the tab.

Thank ClanCampbell
Watford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our last visit was Jan.2015 and I wondered if things had changed? ..not much, but certainly for the better. Always busy and thankfully they ignore the 2 hr table time!! Food is amazing and chilli's abound in many dishes, but never in an overwhelming way. Service is good and staff very helpful.Not the cheapest place for a Chinese but as... More 

Thank John P
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We been to Melbourne Spice Temple and was amazing. While Sydney one was rip off for Vegetarians and seating is pathetic for all. Located in a Dungeon and the service is like what else can go wrong in any restaurant. Chefs doesn't know to cook Vegetarian dishes and they don't even offer a vegetarian/vegan menu (melbourne one does and when... More 

Thank criticsure
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced & overrated! Don't go based on the Neil Perry brand which Spice Temple does NOT live up to. We were served by so many different waiters it seemed none knew where we were up to, what to do next or when to do it. The food is average at best and way overpriced at $49 a dish. Dishes (even... More 

Thank Sathnash
Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very average meal, service and drinks - considering the $. Wine by the glass is incredibly expensive. Ordered an $18 glass of red, which no joke -tasted like a $10 bottle of wine from the Dan Murphy's bargain bin. Staff, while nice, were pretty amateur (i.e couldn't find our checked belongings)- also there looked like there was a surcharge on... More 

Thank Stephanie S
San Rafael, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were incredibly disappointed by our experience here. Despite the problem with our reservation (promised table was not offered, had to call in manager to rectify situation), I was fully willing to forgo this lapse and love the food. Unfortunately, the food isn't a whole lot better than Panda Express. Smoked tea duck was dry and scallions were pencil sized... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Neil Perry's Spice Temple once we found it! It is Chinese inspired with many dishes printed in red indicating the 'spice'. For our main, we were instructed to stir the egg custard cooked at base of the bowl into our duck and chilli - the taste was amazing. We tried the dessert spring roll with rhubarb sauce... More 

Thank jfmcmahon
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many delicious menu options. Don't be fooled it is so flavoursome and not necessarily too hot or spicy ( unless that's what you want). Great atmosphere.

Thank v1ck12014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1888
This is a restaurant by the famous Neil Perry, one of the top chefs in Sydney

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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