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“Superb food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Spice Road

Red Spice Road
27 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9603 1601
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Ranked #67 of 4,225 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne
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“Superb food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Fantastic in every way. Atmosphere is fun with communal dining setting. Some people wouldn't enjoy this if they were after a more intimate dinner, but we found it great. Large tables which would be fantastic for a big group.
I ordered the pork belly and it was the best be ever had. Delicious and moist meat covered in a tasty crisp crackling. The tasty rich sauce was perfect, and the portion size was very generous for the $32 price tag.
Great service. We were well looked after and the waitress gave us her preferences from the menu and even warned us when she thought we were ordering too much food.
The cheapest bottle of wine was around $55, but I do believe that on Mondays they may be BYO.

Overall, a great experience and we will surely be back soon.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great place, great food, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This place has a great atmosphere (although pretty loud, so if you don't like that kind of thing, give it a miss), with delicious, plentiful food that's fresh and served with a smile. I was very impressed with the staff and the prices are on the upper scale of fair for what you get and the beautiful restaurant you're in. Treat yourself to a cocktail if you have to wait at the bar for a table.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Went ad a group of 3, the food here is excellent with the standout dishes being the Pork Belly and Beef Cheeks, which were all excellent. The restaurant has large group tables as well as some smaller tables, so if you are looking for a bit of privacy then I would suggest booking a smaller table. The staff are excellent. Would definitely return and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Brighton, Australia
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“Everything is good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Tried three small plates Scallops, corn fritters & two large plates Pork belly & crispy duck, all were very, very tasty & I would order them again when we go back. But my standout was the Chilli Salt Lamb Ribs with Pineapple Tamarind Dipping Sauce, Absoluetely delicious. The staff were very friendly & helpful our waiter even advised us that we initially ordered too much food so we left one large plate off our order. We still had more than enough food as the servings were all generous in size. I would highly recommend Red Spice road to anyone. This restuarant is probably more suited to friend rather than a romantic dinner as most of the seating is communal on large tables.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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“Red Spice Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

A friend took me out to lunch here, saying that he had eaten in one of these restaurants before, and that it was one of the best meals he'd ever had. I have to agree, the food was spectacular! We had beef, pork, lamb, and a good helping of rice. The place is famous for it's trademark Pork Belly, so that was first. Delicious. If you love Asian food, you MUST give this place a shot.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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