Spice Temple Melbourne

In association with 1:1 Architects

“Best Restaurant Design” – 2012 Eat Drink Design Awards

Spice Temple’s design has been influenced by the street hawker food markets and greatly complements the menu that draws inspiration from the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Xinjiang.

Rawness and simplicity reverberate throughout the understated fit-out. Spaces have been made intimate and seating fairly dense to enhance the atmosphere and relax the mood. The dramatic, theatrical lighting and screening devices create a sense of personal space and privacy.

All furnishings, decorative light fittings and joinery were custom designed for Spice Temple, and commissioned photographic portraits by Earl Carter embellish the atmosphere.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY EARL CARTER