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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Australian, International, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
About
Journey with the accomplished team to explore the great food markets of the world. Our bright space and lush backdrop surrounds the central show kitchen, where polished techniques infused with modern twists highlight distinctive herb and spice elements on this finely curated and accessible menu. Fresh and local produce, passionately prepared, marry an impressive local and international wine list, and the knowledgeable cosmopolitan team are always ready to help you navigate your travels and bring the story of each dish alive.
PRICE RANGE
AU$7 - AU$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Australian, International, Grill, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

We dined at SCKB for four nights during our business trip, and each time the service was exceptional. The staff and manager were incredibly polite and professional, effortlessly attending to our needs. The food was delicious every visit. Highly recommend dining here and we will...definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to know that you had an unforgettable experience when dining with us and we're looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 8 February 2024

Guys, do yourself a favour and do not go for dinner here. It’s inside the Lobby of a busy hotel, people checking in right next to you, suitcases parked next to you whilst eating. Then the food - awful. Worst meal I have had in...the whole of Australia trip. Honestly the lowest quality meat, boiled flavourless potatoes and veg. Seriously awful.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2024

Dear sdcs2024, thank you so much for taking the time to review our recent experience with us. We are very sorry that we could not meet your expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we would like to discuss further the issues raised, so...More

Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We popped into the bar while waiting for our room to be ready. No food was available till 3pm which we thought was unusual. The drinks were good.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

Dear MKKCDF, thank you so much for reviewing us. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 16 October 2023

Back to my favourite restaurant yet again. Cottage Pie is the star on the menu for me. Don't forget to order that. And yes bone marrow are must have. Have to come back to this menu before the chefs put on thinking cap to get...another lip smacking twists.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2023

Dear tarunikav2021, thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're delighted to know that we're your number #1 restaurant. Our chefs are always striving to keep things exciting, so there will be more delicious surprises for your next visit. Your praise fuels our passion,...More

Reviewed 23 September 2023

Amazing service - 10 star dinning - food is always the best - can’t wait to come back again prior to footy 🥰

Date of visit: August 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Dear Carolyn, thank you so much for your great review! We're happy to know that we exceed your expectations when dining with us. And we're looking forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 23 September 2023

One of Brisbane's best! Atmosphere: check! Service: check! Food: check! The in-house chef is a pro who does a range of surf and turf options. I'm addicted to the berry baked cheesecake too 🤤More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2023

Dear abdulkarino251, thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to know that had a memorable experience with us. I'll make sure to pass on your lovely comments to the whole team. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital...More

Reviewed 19 September 2023

Spice Central Kitchen and Bar has great food and excellent service. Every single staff member we met was friendly and did a great job.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2023

Dear Helena, thank you so much for your lovely review! We're happy to know that you had a good time when dining with us and hopefully, we can welcome you again soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 18 September 2023

The food and service is great. I have visited half a dozen times. The current menu is awesome. steaks medium rare are to perfection. best steak is wagyu sirloin simply melts in your mouth. Moroccan lamb with cous cous is great value. omg the cheese...cake!! first ever authentic cheese cake I ever had, this is the real deal.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2023

Dear 379nabilh, thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to know that you always had a memorable experience with us and we're happy to welcome you as a regular guest. I'll make sure to pass on your lovely comments to the whole...More

Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Great service and amazing, melt in your mouth, wagyu. The side of greens was a great accompaniment to the steak. Just beautiful

Date of visit: September 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Dear Whosyadaddy16, thank you so much for your 5-star review. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed dinning with us and we're looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Recently had dinner here with the family. Most of the dishes were okay but $52 for a steak that was chewy and unseasoned? Expected a little better.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Dear yesdes, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're sorry that we could not meet your expectations during your recent dinner with us. I'll forward your comments to our kitchen team, as we're always looking to offer the best experience...More

Reviewed 6 September 2023

Amazing restaurant with great service from Simon and Agathe. Dev & Thomas in the kitchen are fantastic and our meals were delicious! Definitely recommend trying one of the cocktails, Joe the barman was exceptional and super friendly! Thank you team, we will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2023

Dear Sarah, thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to know that you had a memorable dining experience with us. I'm sure that Simon, Agathe, Dev, Thomas, Joe and the whole team are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards....More

Reviewed 3 September 2023

For a restaurant with 'Spice' in its name I would expect something more than bland generic food. We had a very average meal. I ordered the gnocchi and it was completely flavourless: about eight gnocchi that tasted just like undercooked dough, on a 'sauce' that...tasted like nothing in particular. A very small portion that left me hungry. One of my kids had the cottage pie. Also quite bland. Another had the burger, which she quite enjoyed (but who can't make a burger?) and my wife had the salmon which was decent. We ordered the pita and dips for an appetiser which were nice but not nearly enough bread to finish all the dips.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Dear shannonanddxinyueb, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're sorry that we could not meet your expectations during your dining experience with us. I'll make sure to personally address this issue with our team. And hopefully, we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

Had breakfast at the buffet. Good coffee. Good service. Good selections. Made up for the average dinner the night before.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Dear ozzyoerceez, thank you so much for reviewing us. We're happy to know that you enjoyed the breakfast with us. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent service.. Tshring and Joe so friendly and serve us so well.. Also zar receptionist direct us how. To use our accor members for breakfasts

Date of visit: August 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2023

Dear A min L, thank you so much for your lovely review! We're happy you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards. Leticia, Digital Marketing Manager.

Reviewed 4 August 2023

What a great night! Thank you Selena for your amazing customer service and staff for an amazing meal and night!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Owner at Spice Central Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2023

Dear AmberRonnae, thank you so much for your great review! We're thrilled to know that you had a memorable experience with us and I'll pass on your compliments to Selena and the team. We're all looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards. Leticia,...More

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Spice Central Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4