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Red Spice Road has been providing Melbourne diners with the best modern Asian food for the past 12 years. Thanks to regular trips across Asia, we keep our menu fresh and innovative, taking inspiration from buzzing street markets, posh rooftop bars and restaurants, and everywhere in between.

We’d love to share our latest Asian adventures with you, as well as details for special events and offers. Follow this page for all the news.


Laneway Lunch – Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2019

Join us in celebrating this Festival tradition! When: Sunday March 10th at 12pm Where: McKillop street – right outside Red Spice Road What: An alfresco laneway feast, with matching wines How Much: $149 per person Bookings: Purchase your tickets here Rejoice! Our annual Laneway Lunch returns for another big year. A joyful culinary occasion that has become ubiquitous with the Festival. This year we invite you to gather in true community spirit, pull up a pew in our iconic laneway, and share in a meal featuring a sensational blend of Red Spice Road classics and new favourites. A menu designed…

10 Minutes by Tractor meets Red Spice Road

When: Thursday, February 28th at 7pm Where: Red Spice Road, 27 McKillop street, Melbourne CBD What: A bespoke menu with matching Ten Minutes by Tractor wines How Much: $190 per person Tickets: Purchase your tickets here   Your favourite Mornington Peninsula winery meets your favourite Asian restaurant. Ten Minutes by Tractor meets Red Spice Road for an exquisite dining experience. Sit back and enjoy a bespoke menu, with stunning and rare wines to match.   On arrival: 10x Pinot Gris Starter: Lamb meatball, green nam jim, chilli, Vietnamese mint Estate Chardonnay 2016 & Estate Pinot Noir 2016 Small:   Pan fried barramundi, yellow…

Red Spice Road @ Black Caviar Day

Join us in celebrating the legacy of the great Black Caviar while experiencing Asian-inspired food and entertainment. Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday returns to Flemington on Saturday February 16th with exceptional racing, delicious food and entertainment that will WOW! Witness some of the world’s fastest horses in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m), named after the legendary mare whose stellar career consisted of 25 undefeated races. Celebrate the influence of Asian culture in Melbourne through experiences focused on food and entertainment. Red Spice Road is proud to be part of the Asian Hawker Food Market, featuring some of Melbourne’s…

Valentines Day 2019

Celebrate love made even better shared over food (and booze) with our special lovebirds menu this Valentine’s Day. When: Thursday February 14th, from 5pm What: A lovely banquet menu to give you the warm fuzzies How Much: $99 set menu with a complimentary glass of bubbles or beer on arrival Reservations: Book online here The Menu: Kingfish, hot & sour coconut, lemongrass, watermelon Grilled scallop, green nam jim, cucumber, lup cheong Korean beef tartare, nashi, sesame, fried bun Smoked duck, chilli paste, quail egg, fennel, potato cake  ~ Masterstock poached chicken, red radish, wood ear, green onion, peanuts, Sichuan pepper Salmon, shimeji,…

Chinese New Year Celebrations!

Dine with us on Tuesday 5th of February to enjoy the fabulous double Lion Dance performance by the Jow Ga Kuen Chinese Martial Arts Association  We’re celebrating the Year of the Pig with some traditional Chinese New Year dishes delivered with that Red Spice flair!   Specials available Saturday 2nd Feb until Sunday 10th Feb: Barramundi and prawn dumplings, chilli oil, black vinegar, green onion $18 (4pce’s) Longevity noodles-egg noodles wok tossed with lup cheung, oyster mushrooms, shitake, green onion $27 Caramel pork braised in coconut juice with duck eggs $35 Tea smoked duck with tamarind, plum sauce $40

Summer Cocktail Masterclass

A summer of cocktails awaits… Thursdays at 6pm in the Red Spice Road bar. Mix, stir and shake up an Asian twist on the classics. Drink up the fruits of your labour. Sample the classic cocktail it was based on. How Much: $20 per person When: Thursdays in Jan + Feb at 6pm Bookings: These classes are now sold out We invite you to Red Spice Road Thursdays in Jan + Feb to be guided through a cocktail masterclass with our Bar Manager, Kasey. She’ll get you all mixing and shaking up our house twists on the classics, after which you…

NYE at Red Spice Road

A celebratory feast, with live entertainment from 8pm – 1am! When: Monday, December 31st from 5pm – 1am What: A celebratory 4-course tasting menu, with saxophonist Harry, and singer/DJ Bernie, from 8pm – 1am How Much: The Early-Bird set menu (bookings from 5-6pm w/ a 2 hour seating) – $79pp; The Settle-In set menu (bookings from 6:30pm, no seating time) – $99pp including a glass of bubbles or beer Reservations: Book online here This NYE, settle in to the comfort and vibrancy of Red Spice Road. Escape the crowds, and rest assured your night will be a delicious success –…

See you at the World Rice Festival!

For the love of rice! What: A 3 day festival, dedicated to our love of rice, and the multitude of different rice-based dishes from all around the world When: Friday 7th December from 5pm – 10pm; Saturday 8th December from 12pm – 10pm; Sunday 9th December from 12pm – 5pm More info: Click here This will be our first year at this fantastic foodie, cultural festival! Head on down to Birrarung Marr from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December and soak up all the sights, smells and flavours of multiculturalism, presented though delicious rice based dishes. All of this will…

Come visit us at the Night Noodle Markets!

When: Thursday November 8th – Sunday November 25th Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne The Melbourne Night Noodle Markets return to Birrarung Marr from November 8 – 25, setting the city alight with the smells, sights and sounds of over twenty sizzling Asian food stalls – and Red Spice Road is happy to be one of them! Having not been at the Night Noodle Markets since 2015, we’re super-excited to again be involved in this great event. To make things quick and easy, the markets are also cash-free so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the night. All major cards welcome.…

Competition: Eat, Stay, Cook

ENTER HERE Eat, Stay, Cook – a mighty night and day awaits… Eat a romantic dinner for two at the colourful Burma Lane on Friday night Stay in the Heritage King Suite at the Treasury on Collins, for a night of pampering, relaxation and breakfast when you and your significant other arise Cook with Executive Chef, John McLeay, by way of a private cooking class for you and 5 mates at Red Spice Road Eat (again! 😊) a delicious Saturday lunch with your friends; comprising a hand-crafted menu + matching wines, delivered with love from the Red Spice Road team…

John McLeay Presents

When: Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm Where: Orchid Room at Red Spice QV, 31 Artemis Lane, Melbourne CBD What: 5 unique courses, served with free flowing wine and beer How Much: $129 per person Bookings: Purchase your tickets here Our fascinating journey began with Exec Chef, John McLeay, 11 years ago, when flagship restaurant Red Spice Road opened its doors. Lil’ sis, Red Spice QV, then entered our lives 6 years ago, and next came the colourful Burma Lane, soon to turn 5. Throughout the years, a mighty team of Head Chefs have joined forces with John, to run our…

Spice 2.0 – Round 2 of Curries & Sauces

All upcoming Spice 2.0 cooking classes have sold out Heat up your winter and warm up your bellies! When: Saturday September 15th(SOLD OUT) & 22nd (SOLD OUT) + Sunday September 23rd (SOLD OUT), from 12pm – 3pm Where: Red Spice Road, 27 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD What: An interactive cooking class followed by a four course lunch + glass of sparkling on arrival How Much: $99 per person Tickets: Purchase your tix here After a complete sell out success of Spice 101, we simply had to lock in more Red Spice Road cooking classes to keep all of those budding cooks out…

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