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Published June 21st 2014
It certainly does get spicy at this sexy lounge bar & club
A lounge bar and nightclub inspired by Berlin's nightlife with a European and Mediterranean twist for the cuisine. This unique, intimate and sexy scene is beyond doubt a must visit.
The cuisine is an exquisite tapas style complementing the club that is brought to life in the evening with events.
The atmosphere is sophisticated and candle lit- making it intimate and elegant. It has a supreme ambience that is the perfect place for after work drinks, light meal with the girls or just to have a romantic night out. Whatever the purpose is The Spice Cellar is the place to be...
The extremely tasty Trio of Dips with Flatbread...
Our waitress was Maria and she was professional, lovely and helpful too, which added that extra marvel to the evening.
The Dark Flower ($18) was the cocktail I chose to indulge in before our meals arrived. It was Vodka shaken with honey & cherry syrup, fresh citrus with cherry garnish – this did awaken my taste buds creating a pleasant taste and the generous amount of alcohol used made up for the price tag.
There are around nine cocktail ranges on the menu along with an extensive wine list at reasonable pricing too.
We then decided to awaken the senses with the Trio of Dips & grilled flatbread ($9). Wow... that was one of the best baba ganoush dips I have tasted; the smokiness of the eggplant to the hint of tahina that combined the dip was such a delight (being from a Mediterranean background I can say gleefully that it tasted exactly the way my grandmother makes it!).
The next dip was hummus with a twist, the spices used were tantalising and you could not help but want to be cheeky and dip your finger in for a lick. While the tzatziki was creamy, textural and refreshing; accompanying the dips was grilled Lebanese flatbread which was the perfect companion to these appetising dips.
Grilled Chicken Chermoula Skewer... wow the flavours were amazing...
Grilled Chicken Chermoula Skewer ($12) was next on the list and rightfully so, as it was exceptionally full of flavour. The chicken breasts were marinated with the right amount of spice followed by labneh dressing which tantalized the taste buds...
Our next tapas dish was the Crispy Chat Potatoes with saffron aioli ($9), by far this was one of my favourites. Once you take a bite into these delightful potatoes you are welcomed with a perfected crispy skin followed by the softness of the potatoes that just melts inside your mouth perfectly accompanied by the saffron aioli... I must admit, my naughtiness got the best of me as one was not enough...
Beetroot, orange, goats cheese & candied walnut salad ($9) was our final dish of the night... wow what a combination from the crispy sweetness of the candied walnuts to the creaminess of the goats cheese mixed with the orange and beetroot and the mint garnish- they all united so well together. Only downfall was that there was not enough goat's cheese, but other than that it was another sensational dish!
This was certainly a massive complement to the chef as the food was executed wonderfully for a bar lounge club and I cannot wait to visit again...
The place is situated in a perfect location, however, it could easily be missed as the sign is quite small and not brightly lit. As you enter there is a staircase that leads down into the lounge bar and club.
It is close to St James and Martin Place train stations and there are many buses that stop regular near The Spice Cellar. There are also many car parks nearby.