|The Orchid Room at Red Spice Road QV|
I'm feeling less than wordy today, so rather than an extensive recap in words, here are a bunch of pweeetty pictures from a work lunch at Red Spice Road QV (37 Artemis Lane, Melbourne) quite a few months ago. We were well looked after and the South-East Asian-inspired (essentially Thai) food was fantastic, both visually and taste-wise.
|Snappy, clean and bright|
|Looking up towards the main dining area|
|Large group table overlooking Lonsdale Street. |
And some heavy dudes minding the windows.
Word on the street is that RSRQV is currently under renovation, reopening on 9 February, 2015 (I hope they don't do too much to their pretty events space, The Orchid Room). Meanwhile, the more traditional-looking original Red Spice Road venue (27 McKillop Street, Melbourne) is still open for business.
|The Orchid Room at Red Spice Road QV.|
I'd like a pond in my dining room, too.
Actually, I'd just like a dining room.
|Wine room behind The Orchid Room|
|Function space i.e. DANCE FLOOR|
|Moroccan-style function/canoodling space|
I believe we requested the kitchen to "feed us" whatever they thought appropriate. There was a lot of food. We probably ended up trying most things that were listed on the menu at that time.
Probably all of the below captions are wrong, because I didn't write anything down, OOPSY.
|Soft shell crab mini burgers|
|Excellent chilli chicken drumsticks|
|Pork belly... WOW|
|Betel leaves with lots of yummy shredded stuff|
The drinks were pretty amazing, too.
|Definitely mine, as it has a lychee|
|LARGE JUG OF LEMONGRASSY ALCOHOL|
Finally, because it was a birthday, we had a festive dessert course:
|Birthday boy looking suitably embarrassed|
|Birthday boy's special dessert|
|Share dessert platter|
Due to the sheer amounts of space at this venue, it's probably best for large group meals - work or social events. Also, that means you can share more of the food... WINK WINK.
The restaurant often hosts seasonal events and offers set menus, which I generally find makes decision-making much easier.
OK - enough words - I'm sure the visuals are enough to whet your appetite!