Spice Temple Melbourne is a modern Chinese restaurant located on Crown's popular riverside promenade at Southbank, bringing a new level of Asian dining to Melbourne. Spice Temple is a modern Chinese restaurant, driven by a philosophy that incorporates the traditional values of the best possible service with a deep respect for the highest quality produce as well as a commitment to being at the forefront of visionary restaurant design. The culinary focus here is regional China, with a distinct avoidance of standard Cantonese fare. Seasoned with an unmistakable Chinese flavour these unique and truly special dishes are driven by Neil Perry’s long fostered passion for Asian cuisine and will delight the senses with their contrasting tastes and textures. With the dusty aromas of dried spice and the intensity of chillies (dried, fresh, salted, pickled, brined and fermented), this food is cooked to excite, yet the balance and harmony is never lost. Spread over two levels, the dining room is warm and dramatically lit to create both an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with just a touch of the subtle influences of the exotic orient. Within Spice Temple there are two purpose built semi private dining rooms to cater to smaller groups of between 12-20 guests, plus additional event spaces that can accommodate groups of between 35 to 100 guests exclusively. MEETING FACILITIES THE NU WA ROOM (for groups of 10 to 16 guests) The Nu Wa Room is located downstairs from the entrance to Spice Temple, separated from the main dining room. The privacy and calmness of this room is perfect for a business lunch, a client dinner or an intimate family occasion. The Nu Wa Room accommodates a maximum of 16 guests. THE ASPARA ROOM (for groups of 14 to 22 guests) The Apsara Room is located directly at the entrance of Spice Temple Melbourne, surrounded by a wall of fine beading, which gives the impression of privacy whilst still enabling your party to be part of the atmosphere of the restaurant. The Apsara Room can accommodate groups of 12 to 20 guests. THE 9 DRAGONS DINING ROOM (For groups of 35 to 70 guests and up to 85 guests exclusively) Larger groups can be accommodated in the Head or Tail of the semi-private 9 Dragons Dining Room. Located downstairs from the entrance to Spice Temple Melbourne, it has the capacity for up to 35 guests in each area or 70 guests across the whole space. For groups that require exclusivity, the entire downstairs dining room with the inclusion of The Nu Wa Room can be booked.