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Red Spice Road

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$$$
Melbourne CBD
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27 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9603 1601
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 224
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The BEST Pork ever. Ever.

In town on business, from Brisbane, with a night free. Where to eat? What about The Red Spice Road? Best decision ever - this restaurant is known for it's Pork Belly, and it did not disappoint. The rich, crispy, caramelised skin with the dark vinegar. The heat from the chilli and the pungent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Steve R
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

In town on business, from Brisbane, with a night free. Where to eat? What about The Red Spice Road? Best decision ever - this restaurant is known for it's Pork Belly, and it did not disappoint. The rich, crispy, caramelised skin with the dark vinegar. The heat from the chilli and the pungent vietnamese mint & coriander, mixed with a... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I had read on Trip Advisor how amazing the pork belly was and I wasn't disappointed. We had the express lunch menu and it was just divine. Amazing flavors, fast and extra friendly service. The wait staff don't hover...they serve you with a smile and leave you to enjoy your meal. Will definitely go again the next time we're in... More 

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. Especially after dining at burma lane last year. Burma lane was stunning, unique and extraordinary. RSR in comparison was overpriced and the food was good, but not unforgettable. Shared tables was a turnoff. And very noisy. The betel leaf entree was the highlight of the meal, however very pricey at... More 

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The dining experience at this restaurant is more about the prestige than the food. We were part of a party of 10 subject to the banquet. The restaurant was packed & a hive of late night large group activity. The food was ordinary & lack lustre, with a certain homogenous quality.Very disappointing at $80 per head. No spectacular flavours &... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I at at Red Spice Road for the first time on Wednesday night after hearing some great feed back form business colleagues. We had the private room and entertained 30 guests. The food was spectacular and the wine selected for our set course menu was also top notch! From the lane it looks quite small but once inside I can't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent experience, superb food, ambience & service. We will be back with a bigger gang of foodies so we can share & taste more plates :)

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Picton, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On a recent business visit to Melbourne one of our suppliers took a group which I was part of to this restaurant. We had a large private room and were served the banquet. There were a variety of dishes which normally I probably would not have picked as I am pretty conservative in my tastes. It was wonderful, I enjoyed... More 

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Manchester, UK
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

When we couldn't get into our original choice of restaurant this was a recommended alternative. The Koa Soi was absolutely outstanding and surprisingly fiery, and the massaman curry wasexcellent. I'd been primed beforehand that the pork belly was divine, and it was very very VERY good. The staff were great - attentive without being overbearing. We also had an excellent... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Not much more to say... if you like asian food you should eat here. Make sure you book and try the pork belly.... nirvana.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

its a big venue, very loud at times and difficult to hear your dinner companions. The food - we selected a $99 per head banquet was great with dishes ranging from oh yum to hmmm that was nice. Service was good, staff were very pleasant and attentive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
  • Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9603 1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 33
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?