Get on board one of the best Asian restaurants in Melbourne

Whether it’s a quick lunch, a pre-theatre meal, or a dinner to remember, our mouth-watering menu covers all bases. No matter if you’re eating with your vegan cousin or your gluten-intolerant boss, you can keep everyone happy at Red Spice Road. The menu has been designed to cater for all sorts of dietary requirements, so there should be something for everyone. We’re happy to cater to special requests whether that’s gluten-free, vegan, halal, nut-free; you name it. Just ask our team and we’ll make sure your tummy isn’t left rumbling like a Balinese volcano.

With over 500 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, find out for yourself why the Red Spice Road a la carte menu continues to make Red Spice Road one of Melbourne’s best Asian restaurants, popular with both Melburnians and visitors. Take a look.
The popular Red Spice Road express menu is available for lunch daily from 12pm to 3pm, and Sunday to Friday from 5pm to 6pm (evening express diners must order by 6pm and vacate by 7pm). Perfect for lunch on a busy work day or grabbing dinner after work before going to a show or the movies! Take a look
For groups of 12 or more adults, we suggest you choose from one of the delicious set menu options, ranging from $69 to $99. Get a selection of visually stunning appetisers, perfectly balanced salads, and platters of substantial dishes to share. Take a look
Compliment your meal with a delicious and unique Asian inspired cocktail, a paddle of craft beers, or a special something from our extensive and approachable wine list. We also offer wine matching to the tasting menus on request. Take a look
Red Spice-To-Go is here to cure those cravings for those sad times when you aren't able to make it into McKillop Street to see us in person. Get food (and drink) for the soul via our delivery partners. Find out more

Small plates, big flavours

A tongue-teasing selection of plates to share to get your meal started, or to nibble while you have a tipple from our fantastic bar! Divine dumplings, crispy wings and other spicy little bites will get your meal off to a flying start.

Crispy tofu, smoked eggplant & peanut nam prik

7

Betel leaf, roasted snapper, Thai basil, smoked tomato tom yum

6

Steamed bao – roasted pork, hoisin, pickles, mustard

8

Lamb ribs, coriander & white pepper nam jim jaew

20

BBQ pork & lemongrass, green papaya, tamarind

15

Chilli salted black fungi, green chilli, tamarind

16

Crispy chicken wings, roasted chilli sambal

19

Corn fritters, sweet chilli, Asian herbs

18

Crispy school prawns, chilli, garlic, curry leaves, fresh lime

19

Available daily from 6pm till late, with a reduced selection during lunch service 12pm to 3pm each day.

Salads with zing

Salt, spice and all things nice make Red Spice Road’s salads a fresh and vibrant taste sensation. They say you don’t make friends with salad, but ours are so good that you won’t want to share anyway.

Li Jang noodle salad, cucumber, peanut, coriander, chilli oil

24

Green papaya salad, tamarind, green chilli, peanuts

18

Kingfish, pomelo, shallot, mint, red nam jim, crispy rice paper

32

Available daily from 6pm till late, with a reduced selection during lunch service 12pm to 3pm each day.

Large plates to fill your tum with yum

With curries, noodle dishes, creative vegetable choices, and of course, Melbourne’s favourite pork belly dish, Red Spice Road’s large plates have something for everyone. Sink your teeth into some of our more substantial dishes.

Malaysian duck curry, tomato, curry leaves, coconut rice

37

Stir-fried asparagus, mushrooms, baby corn, tofu, black pepper

29

Soft shell crab, crispy garlic, dried chilli, green onion

34

Chiang Mai chicken curry, crispy noodles, cucumber, coconut

34

Roasted barramundi in banana leaf, lemongrass, black pepper, coriander

38

Pumpkin & coconut curry, silken tofu, snake beans, Thai basil, tiger bread

28

Pad Kee Mao: stir fried rice noodles, beef, holy basil, chilli

30

Stir fry rockling, gai lan, ginger, black pepper

36

Kung Pao cauliflower, Sichuan pepper, green onion, cashews, fried chilli

30

Lemongrass beef cheeks, ginger, kaffir lime, Thai basil, peanut

38

Pork belly, apple slaw, chilli caramel, black vinegar

37

Wok-fried greens, garlic, oyster sauce

15

Watermelon salad, red nam jim

12

Available daily from 6pm till late, with a reduced selection during lunch service 12pm to 3pm each day.

Hey, sweet cheeks: Spicy and sassy desserts

What’s a meal without a happy ending? Red Spice Road’s dessert menu brings together the best produce Melbourne provides, blended with Asian flavours, using classic pastry technique to conclude your night like nothing else.

Mandarin semifreddo lemongrass gel, poached mandarin, citrus meringue, almond crumble

16

Chocolate & banana cheesecake, burnt chocolate, caramelised banana, cardamom ice-cream

17

Yuzu, watermelon mousse & mango sponge, compressed watermelon, mango gel, roasted macadamia

15

House made sorbet & ice cream plate

13

Coconut tapioca, passionfruit cream, peanut praline, lychee sorbet, caramel popcorn

5

Available daily from 6pm till late, with a reduced selection during lunch service 12pm to 3pm each day.

Food fast, not fast food

Red Spice Road’s express menu changes each fortnight and is perfect for when you need to eat fast, without compromising on quality! We’ll get you in, get you fed, and let you wok on with your day.

The express menu is available for lunch daily from 12pm to 3pm, and Sunday to Friday from 5pm to 6pm (evening express diners must order by 6pm and vacate by 7pm).

To Start

Crispy fried chicken wings, red nam jim

Small Plates

Mandalay lamb, peanuts, chilli

BBQ corn charred zucchini, san choi bao

Large Plates

Pork belly, hot mint, chilli caramel, black vinegar

Chilli chicken, soy green onion, dried chilli, peanuts

Hunan fried potatoes, crispy shallots, garlic, coriander

Slow braised coconut brisket, chilli sambal

Pig’s ear, cucumber, Asian herbs, chilli oil

Dessert

(Additional $5 for $29.5 & $36 menus)

Coconut water tapioca, passionfruit cream, peanut praline, caramel popcorn, lychee sorbet

Perfect for lunch on a busy work day or grabbing dinner after work before going to a show or the movies, the express menu is great value with a starter and 3 large plates for $29.50 (groups of 11 or fewer), or a starter and all 5 large plates for $36 per person. A full 3-course selection including all dishes listed is available for $55. And remember, all set menus are only available for all members of your group.

Fabulous fusion feasts: Red Spice Road tasting menus

For groups of 12 or more adults, we suggest you choose from one of the tasting menu options, ranging from $69 to $99. Get a selection of visually stunning appetisers, perfectly balanced salads, and platters of substantial dishes to share. It’s like doing a tour of Asia without the jetlag and economy flight!

The tasting menus below are offered for the entire group only. All set menus are charged per person, with an optional beverage match as listed. You can add additional dishes from the a la carte menu to your tasting menu. And we can dish up something delicious for individual guest dietary requirements (just let us know in advance please!).

The Asian stopover:
Tasting Menu

Just like a night or two in Singapore on the way to Europe, this menu is enough to give you a feel for Red Spice Road. Just $69 pp plus include matched drinks for an additional $45pp (including bubbles, 3 wines plus tea and coffee).
  • Betel leaf, roasted snapper, Thai basil, smoked tomato tom yum
  • Crispy chicken wings, roasted chilli sambal
  • Chiang Mai chicken curry, crispy noodles, cucumber, coconut
  • Green papaya, tamarind, green chilli, peanuts
  • Lemongrass beef cheeks, ginger, kaffir lime, Thai basil
  • Malay pork curry, coriander, tomato, turmeric
  • Coconut water tapioca, passionfruit cream, peanut praline, caramel popcorn, lychee sorbet
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The two-week holiday:
Showcase Menu

Of course, to really get to know a place and go beyond the classic dishes, you need more than a couple of nights. Dining on the popular showcase menu is $79 pp. Include matched drinks for an additional $45pp (including bubbles, 3 wines plus tea and coffee).
  • Crispy chicken wings, roasted chilli sambal
  • Betel leaf, roasted snapper, Thai basil, smoked tomato tom yum
  • Roasted beef, pineapple, green chilli, mint
  • Lamb ribs, sweet & sour sauce
  • Thai cucumber salad, chilli, peanuts
  • Issan pork sausage, cabbage, nam prik pla
  • Pork belly, apple slaw, chilli caramel, black vinegar
  • Stir fry rockling, gai lan, ginger, black pepper
  • Coconut water tapioca, passionfruit cream, peanut praline, caramel popcorn, lychee sorbet
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The month-long tour:
Premier Menu

Dive into Asia’s diverse food choices with this culinary journey across the continent. Our premier menu is $99 pp with matched drinks including bubbles, 3 wines, plus tea and coffee available for an additional $45 pp.
  • Steamed bao – roasted pork, hoisin, pickles, mustard
  • Betel leaf, roasted snapper, Thai basil, smoked tomato tom yum
  • Kingfish, pomelo, shallot, mint, red nam jim, crispy rice paper
  • Chiang Mai chicken curry, crispy noodles, cucumber, coconut
  • Soft shell crab, crispy garlic, dried chilli, green onion
  • Pork belly, apple slaw, chilli caramel, black vinegar
  • Pad Kee Mao – stir fried rice noodles, beef, holy basil, chilli
  • Wok-fried greens, garlic, oyster sauce
  • Mandarin semifreddo, lemongrass gel, poached mandarin, citrus meringue, almond crumble
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A drinks list to shake you up

Find yourself in a bar alongside the Mekong River with no travel time required. We can shake you up a delicious and unique Asian inspired cocktail, pour you a paddle of craft beers, or help select something from our extensive and approachable wine list.

If the choice is too much, we can suggest a suitable drop or create a customised match to your meal. We’re proud to boast Melbourne’s best trained wine and bar team, with a swag of awards from Gourmet Traveller, World of Fine Wine and more. But just because we win awards doesn’t mean we take wine too seriously. The most important element of any wine is that you enjoy drinking it – responsibly, of course. No wine snobbery allowed at Red Spice Road!

And for the designated rickshaw drivers, you don’t need to be stuck with sparkling mineral water with a selection of Asian-inspired mocktails to complement your meal!

Download the Red Spice Road beverage menu (PDF) - November 2017

Red Spice Road hits the road

You don’t have to be a sad panda when you can’t make it into McKillop Street to visit us in person.

Yes, that’s right, Red Spice Road can now deliver your pork belly hit (or your other favourites from our delivery menu) directly to your home with Red Spice To Go! We’re even licensed to bring the beer, wine or drinks of your choice along too.


View the special delivery menu (PDF) and order from your choice of delivery partner: UberEats, Foodora or Deliveroo.