Red Spice QV

4.3
211 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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For an inventive and fresh take on irresistible Asian cuisine in the heart of Melbourne, locals and visitors alike patronize Red Spice QV to enjoy its sumptuous fare and relaxed atmosphere. The soft-shell crab steamed bao with green onion and sriracha mayo and the chicken wings with togarashi-spiced mayo and sticky miso make exceptional starters. Some of Red Spice QV's specialty larger dishes include the Xian lamb noodles with slow-cooked lamb, flat rice noodles, Szechuan peppers and spices, the fried cauliflower kung pao with cashews, peppers and chilies and the roasted masterstock chicken with braised fennel, mushrooms and green chilies, all of which are vibrantly seasoned and beautifully presented.

Red Spice QV also crafts a slew of specialty cocktails, perfect for accompanying your meal, like the tiki-style kraken pear with spiced rum, lime and pear liqueur or the red spice mojito punch with rum, ginger beer, cinnamon and vanilla.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday 5pm- late, Saturday - Sunday 6pm - late
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Phone number
(03) 8660 6300
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
John Mcleay
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Private Party Facilities
Lily Room 1 or 2 - 12pax
Lily Room 1 & 2 - 22pax
Lily Room XL - 32 pax
Sole Use - 200pax
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Private Party Contact
Barbara Jenner : (03) 9603 1628
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Lonsdale St/Russell St
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Parking Details
QV centre parking options. Please see link for full parking details: http://qv.com.au/Centre-Info/Car-Park/
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Public Transit
Tram 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72, Stop Lonsdale St/ Swanston St
Visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/
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Entertainment
Close proximity to the theatre district and reasonable parking make Red Spice QV a great choice for a meal before a movie, show or sporting event at the MCG or Rod Laver Arena.
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Special Events & Promotions
For more information, visit http://redspiceqv.com/events-and-specials
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 211 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 16 September 2017

I've been going to Red Spice Road since it opened 10 years ago. And every single visit over the years has delivered on exceptional food, service and ambience. This visit was with friends for a pre-theatre meal and everything was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

Absolutely amazing!!! Loved the atmosphere and the food and everything was fantastic! It was my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend and we had a great time thanks to Red Spice road!

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

I've eaten at Red Spice Road a couple of times now and the food is wonderful. QV seemed quieter than the McKillop St venue so suited us better as we wanted to talk. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 24 August 2017

We try to come here at least once a month. The lunch banquet menu is inexpensive, beautiful food and great service. The pork belly, the beef curry and the chicken are to die for - and topped off with a bottle of Sauv Blanc is superb. We also love the fact that one of our group can order the vegetarian option - and we are all happy. Love this place!

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4.0Dined on 12 August 2017

Food as usual always good especially the betel leaves, the lamb ribs and beef cheeks. Ambience and buzz to the place also good.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2017

The banquet was delicious. The range of flavours amazing. Attentive service. It helped make the occassion extra special. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2017

Great food as always and the service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on 28 July 2017

My husband enjoyed lunch at RSPQV a while ago but this experience was very disappointing. Although the service was excellent and could not be faulted and the entree's were fabulous (3 x lamb ribs, 1 x chicken wings and 1 x corn fritters), 3 of the 5 main courses were not good. Our friend did not like the pork belly (not sure why) and my husband only ate a mouthful of the chicken he ordered because it was 'supposedly' spicy (which it wasn't). The chicken was cold and poorly presented so he shared my beef cheeks which were also pretty ordinary. We would have preferred an earlier sitting to 8pm but wanted more than 2 hours. Overall, I am sorry to say, it is unlikely we will return and very unlikely our friends would recommend it either.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2017

As always, excellent food and service, as long as I get the pork belly, everything else is a bonus!!

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2017

Great service and recommendations as usual. Food is brilliant.

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2017

The venue was perfect for a farewell to a colleague. Great location, no noisy music, great ambience for lunch meetings.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Red Spice QV, trying their $79 showcase banquet. Each dish was fantastic with the lamb ribs and the pork belly being stand outs. Decor was modern and comfortable and better lit the most similar restaurants

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3.0Dined on 22 July 2017

Waitress didn't know the wine menu.

Lamb shank curry was small.

Overall the food wasn't filling enough.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2017

Excellent service - good suggestions from an amiable waiter. Food was delicious and coffee good.

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2017

GREAT SERVICE, HAPPY CUSTOMERS, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AT RED SPICE QV

I would like to thank you to all the staff and for their excellent service on the day. All my work colleagues loved the food and service, the meal was defintely value for money. Highly recommended to anyone for all occasions. The food varies but always with high quality every time, there's always something different and new on the menu. All my friends that I have taken there have recommended to their families and friends. No doubt myself and the team will be back. Keep up the great work guys, I could not thank you enough for everything on the day and all other times. :-)

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1.0Dined on 26 June 2017

I used to absolutely love RSR. But I suspect they've changed management recently? The service and quality has very noticeably deteriorated over the last little while. Really saddened by this as they used to be great.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2017

Best pork in Melbourne! Always consistent in terms of food and service

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2017

We had a fantastic time, the menu and food is the best! Out waiter was very friendly and very professional. For sure we'll come back for more!

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3.0Dined on 25 May 2017

I have been to Red Spice Restaurant a few times but this was the first time that I had got the pre-theatre menu. We were a bit disappointed as our appetiser was cold, which wasn't too big an issue except it was straight out of the fridge so was freezing. We then ordered 3 mains and 1 of the mains was cold, one being a salad which is fine but the same thing it was freezing like it had just been taken out of the fridge. We also felt like we were rushed, as soon as we had ordered, our appetiser came out, as soon as our appetisers were finished our mains came out. We got there at 5.30pm and we were finished by 6.10pm. We hung around having a drink but felt really full and wished everything had been spaced out a bit more. The pre-theatre menu was great value and we loved the pork belly.

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2017

As per usual the food was cooked to perfection, the ambiance was just right and the service was spectacular.

Happy Hour was timed perfectly so the group could enjoy a few pre-dinner beverages in the bar area and the beer and wine list was very complementary of the menu items.

The pork belly was definitely the winner of the night - the Chili Caramel glaze complemented the crispy skin and tender pork - the duck was a mixed bag but overall was good for those who enjoyed the duck.

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4.0Dined on 7 May 2017

Delicious food as always! Lunch special is really good value and the sharing plates are more than sufficient. Sharing plates also makes it easy to organise group meals. Located in the centre of the city but tucked away from any traffic and skyscrapers.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2017

Brilliant dining experience. Exceptionally yummy food!

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2017

Excellent friendly service. Fantastic alive flavours in every dish. Wonderful ambience. It's really the perfect place to go to enjoy life.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2017

Food was fantastic as usual. The pork belly is amazing. The lychees martini delicious. Service was prompt friendly & efficient. These are all reasons why I keep coming back to Red Spice QV.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2017

Fantastic food! Great identification on nut free options (and other allergens). The only negative was we were rushed off our table so they could setup for the next sitting, which we completely understand but some earlier notice would have made it a little less stressful .

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2017

The food at Red Spice Road is always great. I will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on 8 March 2017

We have eaten at the McKillop Street Restaurant and enjoyed it far more than last night. Unfortunately the food was not amazing. The lamb ribs a little over cooked. The Pork Belly was too fatty and sweet needed more vinegar to counteract the sweetness. I enjoyed the noodles and the wagyu beef. Would I go back probably not I feel it will just become a chain restaurant and I don't particularly like chain restau. They may work in the US and UK but I don't think they will work here in Melbourn

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2017

Delicious as always. Never fails to disappoint.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2017

Wonderful meal beautifully prepard and delightful to the palate. Service was well done and the atmosphere was a lovely combination of asian and modern architecture. A great experience all round.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2017

Red Spice QV is an outstanding venue for a business pleasure dining, I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff moreover the express lunch options that appeal and change on a regular occasion.

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2017

overall, good experience. went with a group and it was a nice casual feel. décor was nice. service was good. food was okay. the lamb noodles was way too sweet and had to eat it with rice. was expecting noodles to be eaten alone. the pokr belly was good but again, too much flavour and very sweet.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2017

Memorable, magical and delicious!

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2017

Super delicious especially the pork belly. Service was good but towards the end our wait person disappeared and it was hard to get a drink. Otherwise very good.

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2017

We've been here twice before but it seems like the balance of flavours and quality of food tonight was even better than usual. Love going here to celebrate!

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5.0Dined on 3 January 2017

Sensational restaurant, an absolute gem to have a lunch with friends. Come here all the time and absolutely love it. I have never been disappointed in either food, wine or service.

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5.0Dined on 29 December 2016

outstanding food ; friendly and helpful service . its one of my favourite places to eat in the city and i am never disappointed .

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2016

Really nice food and good service. Tucked away, but convenient location.

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3.0Dined on 13 December 2016

Too noisy and just couldn't hear anyone at our table.

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5.0Dined on 12 December 2016

Great food and outstanding service. We always love Red Spice QV!

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3.0Dined on 11 December 2016

The food was good; service too. But we couldn't finish a dish and asked to take the remainder away. They charged us $3 to do this. If we didn't take it away, the food would go to waste. So charging seems a little petty.

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