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Spice Bar
  • first floor, 123 mooloolaba esp,
    Mooloolaba, QLD
  • (07) 5444 2022,
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Thu, Sun 6pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-10pm

Spice Bar

Why raise only the bar when you can raise the entire restaurant? Now in new first-floor digs on Mooloolaba's busy esplanade, Spice Bar offers views of the shimmering Pacific from every table. The large open kitchen is a hive of activity with owner-chef Aaron Ruttan and his team pumping out food that is noteworthy in every way. Ruttan's hallmarks are a sharp eye for detail and an unerring quest for balance and flavour. Service, too, is spot on - our waiter is a Spice Bar old hand and fields all enquiries about ingredients and technique with aplomb. We've made our way through much of the menu and declare the sticky pork entrée a standout. Chewy cubes of sweet pork rest on betel leaf with shredded papaya, crunchy peanuts and pearls of finger lime. Just as satisfying - and pretty to boot - is the roasted and rendered duck breast sliced over a glaze of citrus, cinnamon and star anise. And that is just the beginning.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$18

    M $26-$34

    D $9-$15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Aaron Ruttan



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