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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.


The Laneway Community | Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018

Join us in celebrating this Festival tradition! When: Sunday March 25th at 12pm Where: McKillop street – right outside Red Spice Road What: A community laneway feast, with matching wines How Much: $143 per person Bookings: Purchase your tickets here Nothing says community quite like our annual Laneway Lunch. 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 by…

The Four Pillars Dinner

This event has sold out. Please call our reservations team on 03 9603 1601 or email us here to go on the waiting list. When: Wednesday February 28th from 6:30pm What: A four course banquet-style menu with matching Four Pillars cocktails How Much: $120 per person Bookings: This event has sold out. We join forces with Melbourne’s favourite gin – Four Pillars, for an exceptional evening of Red Spice Road’s finest, matched with Four Pillars gin cocktails. The style of the evening? Four courses created around the botanicals used in the gin itself, by our head chef, Dylan. Think flavours of…

5 minutes with…Christian Price

Christian is our brand spanking new General Manager. A man of charisma and flair, he brings a wealth of experience and delivers it with pizzazz. He has earned his stripes working the floor at the famous Nobu and Sake (to name a few). He joins us with a plethora of fresh ideas for the restaurant, an effervescent personality delivered with a smile, and a level of customer service that will charm and impress. We take some time to get to know this delightful man a little better. What inspired you to work in hospitality? I have always had a passion…

Recipe: Roasted prawns with Cambodian tamarind + shallot sauce

What goes hand in hand with an Aussie Summer? Succulent and juicy prawns of course! Our Executive Chef, John McLeay, has been good to us and let us know a secret recipe for the perfect prawn dish with that special Red Spice twist. INGREDIENTS 12 large green prawns, peeled and deveined, tail and head left on pinch of salt pinch of white pepper canola or vegetable oil Sauce 2 small cloves garlic, peeled and minced 4 shallots, peeled and finely sliced 3cm piece ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks 1 large red chilli, finely sliced (use more or less if…

The Asian Summer Test Kitchen | December 5th 2017

** This event has sold out** Be transported to a South-East Asian foodie oasis When: Tuesday December 5th at 6:30pm Where: Red Spice Road, 27 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD What: Nine unique dishes never before seen on the Red Spice Road menu How Much: $120 per person including matching wines Bookings: Tickets have sold out for this event It’s time again for Red Spice Road’s Head Chef to dazzle you with his inventive and delicious creations. For the last time in 2017, Dylan will design a delectable menu of unique dishes not available on our regular menu, inspired by balmy Asian summers. These…

Red Spice Road’s 10th Birthday Bash

We promised a spectacular celebration, and we delivered! Red Spice Road was transformed into a bustling and fascinating Asian hawker market on Thursday October 12th to celebrate a decade of culinary bliss. The furniture moved out and the room was completely transformed as the line of expectant guests expanded out the front door. The venue burst with over 300 happy guests, eager to experience the vibrancy and energy of Asia transposed into the Red Spice Road surrounds. And what an experience it was! There were food stalls serving up the tastiest Asian street food. From dumplings, to skewers, to stir-frys…

Behind-the-Scenes at the Sunday Spice Table

On a cold, wintry Melbourne Sunday, we held a special event in our Private Dining Room to celebrate all that is communal dining. Our Head Chef, Dylan McCormack, was eager to provide a feast of smoked meats, BBQ skewers, whole fish, fruit platters and more – and so we held the Sunday Spice Table. Our lucky guests indulged in fish fresh off our courtyard BBQ and meats marinated in Asian herbs and spices. Dylan recently returned from an adventurous trip in Vietnam, so he utilised some new inspiration in his dishes. We watched Dylan and the Red Spice Road team prepare…

Red Spice Road @ the Good Food and Wine Show

This year we joined the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show for the first time. Citi Australia presented a new dining precinct called EAT and that is exactly what we wanted people to do. Burma Lane and Red Spice Road joined forces to stand as one stall out of three in the precinct. Having never done this before, we weren’t sure what to expect, and to be honest, we were all a little nervous. We prepared the only way we know how – with bright colours, quirky badges and a showcase menu demonstrating exactly what our food is all about. We…

Eat Street Melbourne announce John McLeay as Official Ambassador

Join our Executive Chef John McLeay as he attends Eat Street Melbourne as Official Ambassador on Tuesday May 9th. This enormous foodie event, held at the Sofitel on Collins, is all about raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity. The not-for-profit aims to empower Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs by providing them with practical equipment, programs and experiences. The night’s theme “Four Seasons in One Evening” will allow you to sample dishes from top chefs and restaurants celebrating all that is quintessential to Melbourne. Don’t miss out on this fabulous night of food from restaurants such as Red Spice Road,…

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