Perry is renowned for his incredible mod Oz cuisine but he's also got stellar skills when it comes to serving up Eastern eats - his famed Spice Temple is one of the best Chinese eating houses in town. So when news hit earlier this year that his high-brow fine diner 11 Bridge Street was closing after less than one year and being turned into a Chinese diner, taste buds started to tingle.

Opening on July 3, Jade Temple is set to be the CBD's newest address to satisfy that Cantonese craving. As part of mega eating empire Rockpool Dining Group (Spice Temple, Saké, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Burger Project), Jade Temple fills the fine dining gap - albeit Chinese not mod Oz - left by the closure of 11 Bridge Street, providing be-suited business diners with a slick location to wheel and deal over a plate of succulent Cantonese-style whole roast duck.

Jade Temple. Image: Jason Loucas

The menu includes all the classics Eastern eats like fresh, wok-tossed seafood, lemon chicken, dumplings, steamed buns and of course, wontons  - combined with a fresh mod Oz approach of using Australia's best sustainable produce. Did we mention the drinks?  Tiki-style cocktails drawing on mythical Chinese folk lore and Cantonese flavours are on board along with a killer wine list featuring drops from all over the world.

Jade Temple is located at 11 Bridge Street, Sydney and will be opening on July 3. Opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 12pm - 3pm and 5.30pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm- 3pm and 5.30pm - 10pm. jadetemple.com.au

Neil Perry is opening a sizzling new Chinese in Sydney’s CBD