Restaurant Reviews

Spice Temple: Restaurant review

Spice Temple

Address

10 Bligh St
Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Wed 6pm-10.30pm, Thu-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 5.30pm-10pm

Prices

E $19-$38
M $44-$59
D $17-$21

REVIEW

The discreet entry belies the popularity of this Suzie Wong inspired-China diner, which continues to attract a suited CBD lunching clientele. Come Fridays, large tables chow down on chilli-hit fish dishes from Sichuan or Guangxi roast pork belly salad. Swoon with every mouthful of gingery abalone mushrooms, and relish the soft white-cut chicken with pungent dressing. Sinophiles will be excited by this Temple's homage to Chinese culinary traditions, destined to grease good business deals. And when the deal is struck, celebrate from a 100-wine global list that complements such firebrand creations as "hot and numbing duck" and "beef fillet in fire water". Eye watering may recur at meal's end, digested preferably on expense accounts. All of which adds to make the Dynasty banquet look like a pretty good option, and an even better one if the service was more reverent.

Phone:
(02) 8078 1888

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Andy Evans & Neil Perry

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