Home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly and more
The Red Spice Road story
For over 10 years, Red Spice Road has been dedicated to serving you the best food Asia offers, in a buzzing and energetic communal dining environment. And you’ve been loving it, repeatedly naming Red Spice Road as home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly. Awwww, you guys! Thanks. But seriously, we want you to enjoy every bite at Red Spice Road, and the entire experience. At Red Spice Road, you’ll get a South East Asian-style dining experience with all the energy of a busy Asian metropolis right in the heart of Melbourne.
Your Red Spice Road experience
From the moment you step inside Red Spice Road, you’ll be transported away from Melbourne’s (quite probably) dreary weather and feel like you’re in the heart of Asia. You’ll be dining under our famous red lantern, surrounded by three large scale David Bromley artworks and stunning murals by up-and-coming Melbourne street artist, Mike Eleven. Find out more about the various spaces at Red Spice Road on our Functions page.
Your guide through Asia: Executive chef John McLeay
John McLeay leads the kitchen team at Red Spice Road, bringing you a menu that’s visually spectacular and bursting with fresh flavours. Just like many of you, John’s love affair with Asian food began on a trip to Thailand in his early twenties. Now he brings that symphony of smells, sounds, exotic ingredients and vibrant flavours to your tastebuds, transversing across Asia with a dash of modern Australian style.
Take a 360° look around our lovely venue by clicking on the image above or find out more at redspiceroad.com
One of Melbourne’s Best
“Red Spice Road is without doubt one of the best restaurants in Melbourne. The staff are always friendly and attentive, food and drink menus are promptly provided and the atmosphere is vibrant.
The food however is just outstanding. Prior to becoming a vegetarian the Pork Belly was my favourite dish, the beef just falls apart and the flavours always go well. However I have just retruned and was really impressed by the vegetarian menu – we had 3 servings of the fritters! So many incredible flavours and a great wine list.” – NatalieMc555 (TripAdvisor)
Red Spice Road
27 McKillop Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Reservations: (03) 9603 1601
Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week
“Found in the heart of the CBD, the award-winning Red Spice Road is famed along the Melbourne restaurant trail for its pan-Asian flavours and strikingly exotic looks.” — Australian Good Food Guide
“If you can only order one dish at John McLeay’s Red Spice Road, make sure it’s the sticky pork belly with apple slaw and chilli caramel.” – Eatability
“Fine Dining and Good Value are as far from each other on the ‘occurrings of the universe’ spectrum as you can get, really. At least it was until Red Spice Road came along.” – Sweet & Sour Fork blog
Proud holders of Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence awards for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015