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Spice Temple

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City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1888
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chilli” (77 reviews)
“shot chicken” (19 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lunch with work colleagues. Great banquet menu. Good selection of food. Only downside was the desert. Forget about views. You are in the bowels of the old City Mutual Building. In fact their old cafeteria. Place now refurbed like something you would see in a...More

Thank James188113
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So sad to see another great Sydney institution fallout to the wayside. . Poor execution of food service. Lacked flavour, depth and texture. The table of 5 felt some of the food was pre cooked. After 5 years the end of the road for us!...More

Thank amanda039
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They certainly aren’t afraid of putting a chilli in their dishes, busy most are dried and add background heat and flavour - which was great. We opted for the smaller of the 2 banquets. Really nice, the pork cutlet and first chicken dish the standouts....More

Thank BigBobW4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here with friends on a Saturday evening. I had been tempted by their social media posting of delicious looking dishes and was very much looking forward to it. We eventually found the entrance and descended down stairs into the bowels of the...More

Thank 2014traveller-b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to try Australian lobster and noticed they had it on their menu. I had it stir fry with ginger and scallion. It was delicious! The sauce was awesome. Couldn't finish all of it on my own but I packed it up for later....More

Thank Gem0521
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this place is really going down hill - food barely edible / poor value for money - had a couple of the signature dishes - kungpow chicken - once scrapped away the 1000 chills and other debris to find about 6 pieces of chicken...More

Thank gjhSydney_Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here for my birthday again this year, even though there were issues last year. On arrival we were given a brief nod toward the bar where we waited far too long to be offered drinks. Then a woman gruffly asked if we were...More

Thank CatADog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over an extended period "down under' my Wife and I dined at the Spice Temple twice. We were so pleased with them with my Wife's Birthday dinner we returned weeks later to experience their succulent tasting menu again. I was particularly impressed with their lamb...More

Thank MikelSky
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The food was delicious, I loved how it wasn't your typical Chinese dishes. I thought the zodiac-themed cocktails were a great idea, we tried the pig cocktail and it was lovely. The service was great and the staff were helpful and looked after us well....More

Thank Clementina C
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Don’t bother! Arrived at 7:30 for our booking only to be told they had to find us a table...really??? After a short stint at the bar, I think it’s a ruse to get you to order drinks...we were shown to our table & our food...More

Thank Julie C
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1888
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This is a restaurant by the famous Neil Perry, one of the top chefs in Sydney
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