The Orchid Room

Red Spice Road

Red Spice Road is an award-winning South East Asian-style dining experience in the heart of Melbourne. Our communal dining style embodies the spirit of the family unit in Asia, and it is this sense of community that we strive to replicate. Shared dishes are the norm, whereas we punctuate intimate bursts of flavour for the start of the meal to set the stage, and at the end of the meal for reflection.

Led by acclaimed chef John McLeay, our menu emphasises freshness, presentation and above all, flavour.

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Road Spice QV


The Red Spice QV menu takes you on an exotic culinary adventure through a sumptuous world of fresh ingredients and divine Asian inspired flavours.

Located on 37 Artemis Lane QV, we welcome you to come and try our delicious new takes on classic Asian dishes with influences from locations as diverse as Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, China, and Japan, prepared with Melbournian flair in the heart of the city!

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Burma Lane


The Apples + Pears group are excited to bring you Burma Lane, a contemporary Australian take on the best of Burmese cuisine. The idea sprang from a sell out, raved about, Burmese experience put on by the Red Spice Road crew during the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Laneway events.

Located at the Paris end of Little Collins Street, between Russell Street and Exhibition Street, come and experience a taste of South East Asia's long-forgotten, but deliciously different neighbour today!

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MEAT FISH WINE is a restaurant and wine bar in Melbourne's QV precinct in the heart of the city. We use the best of local produce combined with ingredient focused cooking to create a dynamic, seasonally driven menu. Our goal is to deliver delicious fresh seasonal produce, grown locally and prepared to perfection by our talented team of chefs.

Our impressive wine list features over 500 wines with a focus on the wines of Australia combined with a changing selection of our favourites from around the world, many available by the glass.

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Our team



Executive Chef, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group

John McLeay's love affair with Asian food began in his early twenties on a trip to Thailand. Overwhelmed by a symphony of new sights, smells, sounds, flavours and exotic ingredients, John started his culinary adventures through Asia and has never looked back. You can taste John's passion for the unique flavours found in Asian cuisine, which he re-interprets with a generous dash of modern Australian style.


Consulting Chef

We are pleased to welcome David Schofield to our team as Consulting Guest Chef. David has worked in prestigious Michelin star restaurants in Europe and the UK, and after returning to New Zealand was twice voted chef of the year. David loves the depth of flavours in Asian food and brings his classical training and understanding of fine dining elements to our delicious dishes.

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