UPDATE: In May 2019, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group announced the arrival of new Executive Chef Ben McRae, who will bring his fresh and vibrant take on pan-Asian food to the group's Melbourne restaurants, including Red Spice Road.
Head Chef John McLeay has been impressing Melburnians with his vibrant and addictive South-East Asian cuisine since 2007.
This spacious venue is dominated by shades of red and oversized wall art. Take a seat at the huge circular communal table that sits under an impressively oversized red lantern and enjoy the welcoming service.
A popular spot with city workers, Red Spice Road offers a selection of set menus for lunch, where diners can sample a number of popular dishes. The ‘small plates’ are big on flavour: betel leaves loaded with beef, peanut, chilli sambal and coriander deliver an explosion of flavour, while the addictive Thai fried chicken with chilli pickle is perfect finger food. No meal at Red Spice Road would be complete with the popular pork belly: tender pork topped with crunchy crackling and dressed with a sweet and tangy chilli–caramel sauce. Larger plates may include rich and indulgent goat curry with warming cardamom flavours or salt and pepper king prawns dressed in chilli, crispy garlic and green onions.
PSST! Save space for dessert – the menu features some exciting and unusual Asian delights!