Authentic Chinese Cuisine In Melbourne

Spice Temple
Crown Complex, Southbank, Melbourne

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. 

Opening Hours


Take a Tour of Spice Temple Melbourne

Experience a culinary focus from China’s far-flung regions.


All Credit Card Payments Will Incur A 1.7% To 2.7% Fee.
All Debit Cards and EFTPOS Incur A Processing Fee Of 0.95%.
10% Surcharge Applies On Sunday.
15% Surcharge Applies On All Public Holiday,
10% Discretionary Service Charge Applies To All Groups Of 6+.

We accept  Good Food Gift Cards  &  Gourmet Traveller Gift Cards. 

Crown Metropol and Crown Promenade guests may charge the bill to their room,
to be paid in full upon checkout.

Have a question? View our frequently asked questions.

Still have a question? Contact us.


With a culinary focus on China’s lesser known regions – including Yunnan, chilli-loving Jiangxi, Hunan and Sichuan, with their citrus-hued warmth, Guangxi and Xingjiang – Spice Temple’s a la carte menu is designed to be shared and enjoyed banquet style. 


Our concise wine list of exactly 100 wines, has been designed to complement the regional Chinese flavours we celebrate in our menu. Alongside this we have a cocktail list featuring superbly crafted drinks based around the Chinese zodiac. 

Private Dining

Spice Temple is one of Australia’s most celebrated modern Chinese restaurants. Located in the Crown Complex, on the edge of the Yarra River, the intimate and seductive setting that is ideal private dining.

Whether you are looking to celebrate discreetly in our private dining room, or you’re looking to host a function for 70 that still capitalises on the mood of our restaurant, our private dining options can be catered for your needs. With our diverse function menus there is chilli for chilli lovers, or subtle flavours for guests wanting a more mild experience.


We accept bookings online for tables up to 12 guests. Our reservations office is also open Monday to Friday (9am-6pm) and Saturdays (9am-5pm). For same-day reservations please call the restaurant directly on +61 3 9081 0533. 

Dress Code

At Spice Temple we observe a smart dress code.

Group Bookings

If your group is 8 guests or more, our executive Head Chef Andy Evans have specially created the $129 and $149 per person banquet menus. 

Menus are flexible to suit all palates and showcase some of the most popular dishes that Spice Temple Melbourne has to offer.