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With a culinary focus on China’s far-flung regions – including Yunnan, chilli-loving Jiangxi, Hunan and Sichuan, with its 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 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 on the Chinese zodiac.

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Aromatic and fragrant, the culinary focus at Spice Temple is regional China, looking at the different provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Xinjiang. With the dusty aromas of dried spice and the intensity of chillies (dried, fresh, salted, pickled, brined and fermented) our menu is designed to excite, with balance and harmony at its core. Please note, our menus are subject to change.

Visit Spice Temple for dining on culinary from China's far-flung regions.

Meet Our Team

Andy Evans
Executive Chef
Spice Temple Sydney & Melbourne

Andy has carved out a long, successful culinary career, beginning with his first-year apprenticeship at Rockpool on George Street in Sydney at the age of 19. 

Andy chalked up nine years with the Rockpool team, before moving to Neil Perry’s restaurant XO in Potts Point, then leaving the Rockpool fold for several years. During this time, he worked at China Doll in Woolloomooloo. 

In 2008, after a stint travelling through South America, he re-joined Rockpool Dining Group (now Hunter St. Hospitality) to assist with research and development for the launch of Spice Temple, which opened in January 2009 with Andy as Head Chef. 

Another key milestone for Andy was the opening of Spice Temple Melbourne in 2011, when he assumed the role of Executive Chef, overseeing both restaurant kitchens. 

Spice Temple General Manager Alessia Votto

Alessia Votto
General Manager
Spice Temple Sydney

Alessia Votto arrived in Australia in 2015, planning to stay for a two-year working holiday.

She landed her first job as a Host at Saké The Rocks, before progressing to become a Manager at the busy restaurant.

Next, she headed to Melbourne for the reopening of Spice Temple after the Covid-induced industry shut-down.

Alessia took over the front-of-house reins at Spice Temple Sydney in March 2021.

Alessia was destined for a life in hospitality, helping in her family’s restaurant in Italy from the age of 12.

Watching her parents at work meant she picked up many skills on the job. Later, she topped up her knowledge at a hospitality school in Italy.