Spice Temple Melbourne 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

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


Credit cards incur a processing fee of 1.0% to 1.5%.  Debit card fees are 0.5% to 1.0%.  EFTPOS no charge. ‘Tap and Go’ incurs debit/credit card fee.  External payment Apps incur additional fees.  10% discretionary service charge applies to all groups of 8+.  10% surcharge applies on Sundays, 15% on public holidays, 5% service fee applies Monday to Saturday. 

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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 onn+ 61 3 9081 0533. 

We require $75 per person minimum spend per person. We also require credit card details for all bookings. 

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation time will have 50% of minimum spend charged as a no-show fee. 

You can view our booking policy here. 

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 $109 and $129 per person banquet menus. 

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