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About Red Spice Road

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.

27 McKillop St
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Friday 5:00pm - late, Saturday 6:00pm - late

Cross street:
Bourke St/Little Collins St

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9603 1601

Website:
http://www.redspiceroad.com/

Parking Details:
Parking at Wilson Parking cnr Hardware Lane and Bourke Street
or
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 $6 evening from 4pm and weekend parking!
Book here: https://au.secure-a-spot.com/

Public Transport:
Elizabeth St Trams or Bourke St trams - visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ for more information

Executive Chef:
John McLeay

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For more information, visit http://redspiceroad.com/events-and-specials

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.

Red Spice Road Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.2

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4.0

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4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 July 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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·Dined on 2 July 2017

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 30 June 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Delicious food, great coffee, and very attentive staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 18 June 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 June 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 6 June 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 5 June 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on 27 May 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 20 May 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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service1
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·Dined on 19 May 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 14 May 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 13 May 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 13 May 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 13 May 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 24 April 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 21 April 2017

Food was super relish, especially the king fish salad. We were seated at one of the long cut bed share tables and had a great night eating and talking with our fellow diners.

The staff were a little slower than normal and drinks took longer than food which we had to remind them a few times but that was not a normal experience here.

Overall great food and experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 15 April 2017

Was recommended by daughter and didn't dissappoint - food was amazing - enjoyed the shared table experience- got chatting to people beside us and added to the vibe of the evening - our fiends and us will definitely recommend and come again !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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·Dined on 15 April 2017

Very Good! I went for the Pork Belly dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 15 April 2017

Food was excellent, the pork belly & lamb shoulder were amazing! The only reason I gave it 9/10 was the beef cheek was a little overbooked & dry though the sauce was delicious.
Waitress was really friendly & attentive, glasses were never empty.
I'm not a fan of communal tables but seats were spaced well enough apart.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 6 April 2017

The food was all delicious, but pricey for the serving sizes, particularly the beef cheeks and steamed vegetables. The staff were friendly, but it is simply too loud to conduct a conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 4 April 2017

Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere! One of my favourites!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montreal)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Delicious food & great service! Went for Melb Food & Wine Festival and loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 25 March 2017

Amazing food here, loved everything we ordered. So much flavour and interesting things to choose from. Portions were generous and definitely plenty to share in a group of 4, very good value for the price. Service was attentive and helpful, can't fault anything, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Great food. The lamb entree and pork belly is just amazing. Service tended to be a little slow, it was busy though. Overall a 5*

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Back to its very best!

Oh RSR, how I've missed you! Our go-to spot to show friends and family visiting Melbourne, what our cuisine is all about. We decided to be brave and not order our favourites on this occasion (i.e. pork belly and the lamb ribs), and in fact, ordered the lamb shoulder and the barramundi.

Silly silly us.
Now we have two more favourites to add to the list and are even more spoilt for choice. Keep making us proud, guys!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 22 March 2017

Always enjoy the food! It never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 18 March 2017

Excellent food with a great vibe. Thourouly recommended a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined on 17 March 2017

Food was delicious, but expensive. We were asked casually if we wanted sparkling water which we knew we'd be charged for (happy to pay) but didn't expect $12! For water! Felt like we were being rushed along too.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 12 March 2017

The signature dish of pork belly is absolutely divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 March 2017

The food is amazing, fresh with plenty of gluten free options

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 11 March 2017

Excellent spot for lunch. Great food with great flavours. Service was good and a good variety of dishes to share. The menu is just large enough and offers different variety of meat and vegetables. Wonderfull sauces to get your taste buds going.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 5 March 2017

We absolutely love Red Spice Road it's always my "go to" restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 5 March 2017

Beautiful food except the lamb dish was very chewy unfortunately.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 4 March 2017

best banquet menu I have experienced at RSR. the lemon grass beef was exceptional and the pork belly is always sublime

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 3 March 2017

I made a reservation and called to confirm details leading up to the night three times. All times I called my reservation was confirmed. When I arrived with my group of seven I was told they couldn't find my reservation. A little frustrating but we were seated in the courtyard and we were very happy with the table.
Fantastic food and one of the best restaurants in Melbourne. Need to work on your reservation system though. Was very disappointed by it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Adelaide)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Ate here last year and loved the food especially the twice cooked lamb ribs and pork belly. Both dishes did not disappoint on a return visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on 3 March 2017

We had the set menu for an early dinner.
Although I'd eaten here before it was disappointing this time.
The pork belly was dry (but tasty with the sauce), the beef rib was pretty awful and the salad was bland.
The dinner was helped by some other good dishes but overall the quality wasn't up to a high standard.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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