Red Spice Road

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571 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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About

Red Spice Road in McKillop Street has quickly become a much-loved Mebourne favourite. Serving contemporary South East Asian-style cuisine by Executive Chef John McLeay, the menu is comprised of banquet style shared mains. Enjoy an Asian-inspired cocktail in our courtyard under the CBD skyline or sit communal style under Australia's largest red lantern. The original and first restaurant in the Apples + Pears Group, you can view our other restaurants @ www.apeg.co.
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Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Friday 5:00pm - late, Saturday 6:00pm - late
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Phone number
(03) 9603 1601
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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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Cross street
Bourke St/Little Collins St
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Parking Details
Parking at Wilson Parking cnr Hardware Lane and Bourke Street, otherwise Red Spice Road has partnered with Secure Parking to bring you a fantastic discounted rate at their car park located at 392 Bourke Street.
When booking online using Secure-A-Spot just use the code REDSPICEROAD to enjoy a special rate, evenings from 4pm and weekends!
Book here: https://au.secure-a-spot.com/
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Public Transit
Elizabeth St Trams or Bourke St trams - visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ for more information
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Special Events & Promotions
For more information, visit http://redspiceroad.com/events-and-specials
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

With an extensive and versatile range of function spaces, you are bound to find the perfect space for your next event at Red Spice Road. Choose from intimate and personal, surrounded by fabulous art, to a larger - scale exclusive event, making use of the wonderful spaces the venues have to offer.

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Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

It was my birthday. We arrived at 5pm and were given the lunch menu. 5pm is not lunch time. Not even offered a drink while discussing the menu and trying to decide what we could have. Had to bother chefs for dishes off dinner menu. Still not even shown dinner menu. We were the only ones in the restaurant cant be that hard to get service. Wont be going back there.

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Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Group of 8 not wanting a set menu but we received so much more. The quality of food was outstanding and we will be back again and again. All very reasonably priced. Something for everyone.

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Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the Feed Me menu ($69 option) - and couldn't fault it! The first dish came out super fast, which was unexpected. But after that, the food came at a really good pace. Great venue for groups of 8-10, or for a special occassion.

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Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic evening with my boys, the food was amazing with top service for the night.
Thank you :)

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Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great restaurant great food
Highly recommend

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Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been Red Spice Road several occasions with friends and it has never let me down. Great Asian inspired foods and services. Ambience is stylish and offering great experience. Can't recommend further, must go to those haven't been there.

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Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We had a $79 banquet which was ok.
The food felt like it had been prepared hours before - not particularly fresh.
The overall experience was ok.
The service was good and there was a lively atmosphere but if you're a foodie, I wouldn't bother.

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Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Been there before & it was great, this time it was terrible. Too noisy (last time we went when it was quieter), very expensive & staff were quite rude at times.
We had a banquet & because I was gluten free, they gave me the same fish for two dishes, and it was very dry. I was disappointed. I had recommended red spice road for this group meeting but I quite was embarrassed about how expensive & poor value for money that it was.
The staff member bought out a carafe of wine, which we didn't order & she got grumpy when I explained, so we ended up keeping it to avoid an argument. Probably won't return for sometime.

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Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy the food there. Pork belly, lamb ribs, just can not get enough of them.
Love their cocktail as well. Very delicate and lots of varieties.
My husband and I always go there for a casual date or bring a group of friends there.
Nice atomesphere!

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Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, and the pork belly is amazing!!!

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Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have got your cookbook but really enjoyed finally dining at the restaurant. Great food and staff. Highly recommend it.

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Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience all round ...food and staff excellent

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Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was impeccable. We were in a group of 8 and everybody really enjoyed it.

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Dined on 31 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exceptional, have never eaten this version of south east Asian cuisine. Being a vegetarian I was always limited by options, but the food I ate at red spice was AMAZING!

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Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a delight. Food and service is excellent.

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Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Ambience to dark, noisy, unable to hear waiter explain dishes.

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Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service coupled with fabulous food, definitely a place I would recommend.

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Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Will definitely come back when we are in Melbourne.

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Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

always good food at RSR, and you cant go past the belly pork, an absolute classic. the express lunch menu is great value.

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Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A diverse and delicious range of lunch banquet options over a range of price brackets. Great value for lunch - a quality dining experience

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Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food is quite good

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Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints, on a leisure weekend in Melbourne & had not been to RED SPICE ROAD for 5 years - my 50th birthday celebrations. WOW, as good if not better than 5years ago. Cannot wait to return again in the near future.

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Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We had a lovely dinner....food is amazing. We had a 6pm booking and were able to have a conversation until 7.30pm.....then it became very noisy.....possibly because it was an after work Friday night crowd. Still highly recommended.

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Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was amazing as always! Lunch time was a nice time to go, not too crowded

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Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our experience!! The only thing we would say which is by no means a bad thing- we were too full!!!
It was a great assortment of food for the banquet but maybe the dessert could be smaller as that tipped us over the edge!!
But it was all wonderful and delicious!!

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Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food didn't seem like it was prepared to order, based on the temperature and general lack of flavour. We weren't really impressed by anything.

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Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, we were in a hurry and we were served in great time.

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Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great coffee, and very attentive staff.

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Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love Red Spice Road - one of my favorite places in Melbourne & never ever disappoints. Thank You for again being awesome!!

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Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Spectacular food and great service. The pork belly dish was exceptional. Will definitely visit again.

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Dined on 6 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is the fourth time I have been to Red Spice road, and i love it. The food, the service the price are all brilliant.

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Dined on 5 June 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Exquisite food, good value for high quality; great atmosphere. A shame that waitress overly keen to clear away plates when food not finished.

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Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

the food was great however the service was extremely disappointing.
- Wasnt served for a long time
- Mains came out before started had to send back
- Starters came with one person missing, had to eat by themselves
- table not cleared, plates pushed around to fit mains.
- no service to ask if we wanted more drinks
- empty jugs left on the table until we asked for them to be moved

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Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food, the explosion of flavours in each dish was amazing. We loved every dish we ordered. Service not so crash hot but was OK.
Our table was right at front door so away from rest of restaurant (hence why service was average as I think this table probably gets forgotten a lot) so next time I'd ask to be in the restaurant.

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Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Exceptional tasting and presentation of food. Service very poor and seating offered to us was poor. A romantic dining experience is not to be placed on a large semi circular table sharing with 6-8 others. We requested a change of seating and that was done swiftly. Attention to service was very poor also. Ambience and vibe was good.

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Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Booked Mother's Day lunch. Table sitting for 1:45pm was not ready for most bookings...was seated at 2:15, people everywhere. Staff avoided eye contact with guests, it was unprofessional. Placed on the a table of six even though booked for eight. Once seated table service was excellent and food outstanding. On this day a kids menu was offered but no dessert so maybe next time they should offer vanilla ice cream as children don't eat plum cake and aniseed ice cream and want dessert as well.

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Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We went to Red Spice Road based on friends recommendations of how amazing it was, this was not the case when we dined there last night. The food and service was extremely disappointing. We had the pork belly and the barramundi and they were both dry and had hardly any flavour.
We didn't even finish our meals and nobody asked us how our meal was throughout the meal or whilst paying for it. This was a special treat for us and we left feeling really unsatisfied for the amount of money we paid.

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Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and my husband who is alergic to seafood was catered for very well without compromising the food experience

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Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was a very pleasant lunch, the food was very good and very tasty and the wine was first class, the service was efficient and professional.

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Dined on 24 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu.
Be sure to try the entrees and share.
Brilliant mix of dining areas caters for big to small groups, intimate to partysize .
Put this on the special must try list !
From Darwin I like to try new restaurants but I had to go back with my mates from interstate to share this menu we loved it

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