Restaurant Reviews

Spice Bar: Restaurant review

Spice Bar

Address

First floor, 123 Mooloolaba Esp
Mooloolaba, QLD

Hours

Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm;
dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-9pm

Prices

E $6-$18
M $27-$35
D $15;
set menus $55-$90

REVIEW

Take a seat on the covered outdoor balcony or in the Eastern-inspired dining room and enjoy the cooling sea breeze, perhaps with a chilled glass of sake or a spice-friendly wine from a succinct, well-considered list. You may need a refreshing beverage or two, as Spice Bar lives up to its name. It specialises in share plates, and some hotter dishes are not for the faint-hearted, but knowledgeable waitstaff can steer you in the right direction. Test chopstick skills with slippery rice noodle rolls stuffed with Chinese lap cheong sausage in a flavoursome broth, or opt for the likes of sweet and sticky crisp pork belly, served on papaya salad with a generous dash of chilli caramel - the latter may have you wishing you'd ordered two of these small plates. Sichuan pepper duck will set your tastebuds (and lips) tingling. Can't decide what to order? Multicourse banquets offer excellent value, as do those large and beautifully balanced custard buns for dessert. 

Phone:
(07) 5444 2022

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Aaron Ruttan

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.