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 31-37 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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The Orchid Room

The Orchid Room

The Orchid Room is a unique open space in the heart of the CBD. A beautifully appointed area with its own separate entrance from Artemis Lane, the arches and Oriental artefacts greet you to give a sense of old world charm combined with new world elegance. The room opens up with dark wooden floors and an elegant bar perfect for a reception of up to 120 guests for a sit down event. The entire space can also accommodate up to 300 people for a stand up function. The Orchid Room is fully licensed and is suitable for all types of entertainment.

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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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