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Spice Central Kitchen and Bar

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USD 5 - USD 41
Australian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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My wife and I dined in Spice Central Kitchen and Bar last weekend. It's a nice place and everything was ok, but I don't really understand why all the hype. It's standard hotel restaurant layout and offering.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

I know we are still recovering from Covid. I know restaurants are struggling to get staff. But there are lots of restaurants that are way down the Tripadvisor rankings performing way better than this. Website does warn that the menu is reduced. No exaggeration there....Nothing special at all on the menu. Flavours pretty uninspiring. Service rushed. Prices I assume at a level when the place is fully functional. Didn’t bother with desert, went and got an ice cream from down the road. I would avoid until they are back up and running. Better places out there.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022

The Novotel was a great place to stay, we stayed there for 4 nights total and had an amazing experience. The staff were incredibly friendly and nice, our servers in the restaurant Sam and Thuini were extremely accommodating and attentive to help us with anything...we needed. The food was spectacular and came out reasonably quickly, the drinks were fairly priced and there was a wide range.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022

Family friendly, good variety of food for breakfast. Good service during busy breakfast times. Shout out to Sam for his friendly service.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 14 April 2022 via mobile

I had breakfast 2 days in a row and the staff were amazing. Friendly, helpful and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. It was a pleasure dining there.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 29 March 2022

Wonderful stay at the Novotel south bank! Breakfast was beautiful shoutout to Henry for his welcoming and professional attitude! I will definitely be back 😀

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 29 March 2022

stayed at the novotel and had breakfast..great service nice food felt well taken care of nothing was to much trouble

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

One of the worst dinner meals I have had in a long time. Overpriced and overdone steak. French names used to justify the price of what was basically steak and chips for $45! Then breakfast was not much better as I was eventually served an...unripe avocado sliced with cold poached eggs and spinach! I had another upcoming booking with Novotel in another city I just cancelled as the standards have dropped. Very disappointing given I'm a Silver Accor member.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

We dined here on Valentines evening & had a wonderful meal. The food was amazing . The scallop entree was Devine & the steak cooked to perfection. The staff are always friendly & attentive & go above & beyond to ensure you have the best...experience. We had a great breakfast the next day.Eggs poached just the way we like them .Special mention to Tshring for making the best coffee & delightful friendly service.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 11 March 2022 via mobile

We chose this as its rated #1..... while a lovely experience, it is not. It's bizarre it has made it so somehow. The staff are lovely. The setting in a hotel foyer, not extraordinary. The drinks limited- no cocktail menu even. The food- sufficient. Very...homestyle. Not spectacular. And very limited. When you consider what the food World is offering, as an avid foodie hunter, this is not on my return list and I wouldn't recommend if you are looking for an amazing night out.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Hi there. Smart casual is perfect
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Yes, Spice Central Kitchen and Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Spice Central Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5