Red Spice Road says sayonara to McKillop Street and ni hao to Queen Street

Melbourne’s favourite modern Asian restaurant, Red Spice Road, is moving from its McKillop Street location to a new space only 100 metres away at 141 Queen Street in early September.

Due to an impending redevelopment of the McKillop Street area, Red Spice Road will close at its current location on Saturday, 24 August 2019. But the great news is that the restaurant, as well as its much-loved murals, show-stopping red lantern, creative culinary team led by Head Chef SungEun Mo, and, of course, Melbourne’s favourite pork belly, will be back better than ever at a gorgeous new space on Queen Street from early September 2019.


“We fell in love with the new location as soon as we saw it. After 12 years at McKillop Street, we were worried we would not find a space that would work for the unique experience that is Red Spice Road, but it was apparent as soon as we saw it that this was our new home. We can’t wait to stamp our personality on the venue and look forward to inviting Melbourne to come and enjoy a reinvigorated Red Spice Road energy,” says Vanessa Green, Co-owner and Managing Director, Apples and Pears Entertainment Group.


Join the Red Spice Road team for a massive farewell party to McKillop Street on the final day of trade on Saturday, 24 August. There’ll be a hawker-style food market, with a DJ, roaming food and cocktail stations, and even a lion dance. Book tickets for this limited-capacity event at


The new Red Spice Road location is the former FGY Art Gallery on Queen Street and is only a two-minute stroll from the current restaurant. Featuring full-length windows and cathedral ceilings, it’s a stunning theatrical and light-drenched space to continue Red Spice Road’s evolution and the complete sensory experience that the restaurant creates. The jaw-dropping David Bromley artworks will be moving to the new site and the Mike Eleven murals from the McKillop Street space will be recreated as graphics in the private dining rooms at Queen Street. 


The kitchen team will be led by newly appointed head chef, SungEun Mo, who joined the team three years ago when she moved here from Korea. We’re excited to be moving to our new space with a Korean-born female head chef to lead the next chapter of Red Spice Road’s story.


As well as the new location, Red Spice Road is introducing a new à la carte menu and beverage program. New dishes on the menu at Queen Street will include:


·      Roasted snapper with betel, kaffir lime leaf, snake beans and tobiko roe

·      Green curry with young jackfruits and asparagus

·      Spicy Korean BBQ beef ribs

·      Tofu and black vinegar stir fry with lotus roots, snow peas and king oyster mushrooms


Red Spice Road’s award-winning architect design team are working with Mammoth Projects for the multi-million-dollar fit-out. The opening date at 141 Queen Street will be confirmed soon.


About Red Spice Road

Since 2007, Red Spice Road has been serving Melbourne the best and most creative modern Asian dishes. Part of the Apples and Pears Entertainment Group, Red Spice Road is an award-winning restaurant that prides itself on providing a creative Asian dining experience. 

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