A Night Owl’s Haven in Crown Complex
Spice Temple Melbourne just rolled out a new bar experience, and it’s turning heads. Nestled inside the Crown Complex, the venue offers something unique. Imagine sipping crafted cocktails while nibbling on wallet-friendly, regionally-inspired Chinese snacks. Best of all? It’s open seven days a week, from 4 pm to late.
Easy Access, Sleek Design
Finding your way to the new bar is a breeze. It’s accessible from level B1, featuring its own entrance apart from the main restaurant. Once inside, it’s like stepping into another world. Dark timber and gold touches set the mood, while velvet seating adds comfort. The atmosphere gets an extra kick from ambient lighting and eastern-inspired artwork.
Perfect for Pre-Dinner Plans
The bar is strategically located next to some of Crown’s foodie favourites: Spice Temple restaurant, Rosetta Ristorante, and Rockpool Bar & Grill. It’s the go-to spot for early evening bites and drinks before shifting to a full meal next door.
But the action doesn’t stop after dinner. The late-night hours make it an ideal spot for after-dark fun without straying far from the Southbank complex. Got late-night hunger? After 10 pm, they offer heaping bowls of Beijing Noodles with premium Wagyu and budget-friendly $7 Asahi beers.
Your Seat, Your Style
Whether you’re in a small group or flying solo, there’s a spot for you. Small booths offer privacy, while high bar stools give a front-row seat to the cocktail craftsmanship. It’s both a cosy and entertaining space that suits various dining styles.
A Menu that Won’t Break the Bank
Here’s where things get interesting. The new bar offers a scaled-down version of the Spice Temple menu, featuring smaller portions at prices ranging from $5 to $15. Also, get ready for Spice Hour, daily from 4 pm to 5.30 pm, where you can grab drinks for as low as $7.
A Vision Turned Reality
John Sullivan, the big name behind Hunter St. Hospitality, envisioned a high-quality, late-night dining scene that’s easy on the pocket. Along with Executive Chef Andy Evans, they have created a menu offering quality eats without the hefty price tag.
So, next time you’re looking to extend your evening in Crown Complex, remember that Spice Temple Bar welcomes walk-ins and never requires bookings. It’s the new haunt for those looking to combine luxury with affordability.