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“Yes the pork belly is superb” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Spice Road

Red Spice Road
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Ranked #53 of 3,851 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Wellington, New Zealand
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235 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Yes the pork belly is superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited Red Spice Road on the recommendation of fellow visitors to Melbourne who had eated there the previous evening. Despite its being a Saturday evening, we managed to get sated. The restaurant is incredibly efficient at seating with people constantly coming and going at the long tables. I had the pork belly which was delicious - crispy skinnned with melting pork underneath, done in a caramel sauce. My friend had barramundi which she very much enjoyed. A little noisy and cheap but well worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharron C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of our favourites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

After stumbling across Red Spice Road 12 months ago my wife and I have been to this restaurant for lunch and dinner a number of times since and the quality every time is fantastic. We always get the pork belly, it's a classic menu item.

Great food, great and helpful staff, you can not go wrong.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
1 review
“Flavour Explosion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We went to Red Spice Road on a recommendation from a friend as we wanted to be able to actually book a table (something which is becoming more difficult in Melbourne restaurants) and get quick service but still have a good meal, before going to the theatre.

If you order before 6pm, for $38 a head you get a starter each, followed by 5 main meals and lots of rice to share. The menu was lovely. There was snapper, chicken, beef, pork belly and a veggie dish. All were beautifully fresh, full of flavour, fresh herbs, just delicious.

The seating is at large, communal tables, which I don't normally like, but the place was so friendly it was great.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tbo1959
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Noosa, Australia
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Loved the Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went to Red Spice Road for the Early bird Dinner, it includes a small entree plus a choice of three dishes from the menu, we had Pork Belly, Snapper with snake beans and a Beef Curry served with Steamed Rice all the food was delicious and plentiful, the cost is $27 per person. It is an ideal way to have a good meal before going to a show, which we were doing. This was our second time to RSRd and once again the food did not disappoint. We will be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

A work colleague and myself were meeting Clients at the restaurant at 12 but we arrived at 11am with the maître de informing us the restaurant did not open to 12.We then asked if there was somewhere in the area where we could get a drink - we were informed that " No this is Melbourne and you can't get a drink till 12".We went to a café and at 11.50am I called the restaurant and got the same guy - I asked if we could come in now as I needed a power point to charge my phone - " No sorry we are not ready for to open yet" - We almost cancelled the booking due to this guys bad attitude.Nevertheless we were allowed in at 12 and headed for the bar where a really great staff member looked after getting my phone charged and our lubricating us quickly.
I don't mind the communal tables but we all agreed the chairs at this restaurant are most uncomfortable.We started with Scallop with Sweet Pork Sausage and Oyster with Soy, Rice Vinegar, Ginger - both were lovely.As many people have already stated the must have dish at this place is Pork Belly with Apple Slaw, Chilli Caramel and Black Vinegar - so we opted for this dish and the Beef Short Rib with Peanut Nam Jim and Hot Mint Salad - yes all low calorie as well as the Kingfish, Chinese Celery, Green Tomato, Sawtooth, Lemongrass and Chilli Salad - I think we all agreed that all of the dishes had some great flavours with the short rib being our favourite.The wine list is reasonable with the prices quite fair.After a bad start all turned out well and the staff were good so yes we will be heading back there next time we are in Melbourne.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roosterman2016
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