In a media release on Friday 11 December, the team from Red Spice Road in Melbourne announced a temporary closure due to a fire that broke out during routine air-conditioning maintenance the evening before.
“Luckily everyone is ok. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the Victorian fire, ambulance and police services who arrived within minutes, quickly contained the situation and stayed until they were sure the area was safe” said restaurant co-owner Vanessa Green.
We want to apologise to our diners for the inconvenience caused by the evacuation and restaurant closure. The entire team extends a heartfelt thank you to our wonderful customers for their kind messages of support. We hope to see you dining with us again soon” she said.
Red Spice Road is trying to limit the impact of the closure to diners during the festive season by accommodating them at sister restaurants Red Spice QV, Burma Lane and Meat Fish Wine.
The award winning Red Spice Road opened in 2007 and recently won The Age Good Food Guide 2016 People’s Choice award for Best Restaurant. Led by Executive Chef John McLeay, the menu emphasises freshness, presentation and above all, flavour.
“We believe food should look great and taste even better, that’s always been our philosophy” said Executive Chef John McLeay. “I’ll be in the kitchen at Burma Lane and Red Spice QV until we get Red Spice Road back up and running” he said.
“Since Red Spice Road opened in 2007 we’ve been thrilled to have so many fantastic guests and talented staff join us on our journey through Asia” said restaurant co-owner Andrew Cameron. “We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this short closure and look forward to welcoming our diners and guests back very soon” he added.
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