The Laneway Community

Celebrate community as only Melbournites know how – in a laneway

Nothing says community quite like Red Spice Road's annual Laneway lunch. This joyful culinary occasion has become ubiquitous with the Festival.

This year, gather in true community spirit, pull up a pew in the iconic laneway, and share in a meal featuring a sensational blend of Red Spice Road classics and new favourites. A menu designed by Executive Chef, John McLeay to be shared and savoured with friends and strangers alike.

This lunch is the perfect way to come together and enjoy the uniting effect of food (and of course wine) in the fresh open air.

The Menu:

Isaan style pork sausages, cabbage, ginger, pickled chilli
Watermelon, sticky duck relish, herbs
Kingfish, green chilli, sawtooth, shallot, betel leaf
Poached chicken, wood ear mushroom, cucumber, dried shrimp, coconut
Smashed prawn, red curry paste, basil, snake beans, banana leaf
Smoked beef, mushrooms, greens, Sichuan sesame broth
Five-spice pork, coconut water caramel, black pepper, green papaya salad
Condensed milk pannacotta, Vietnamese coffee jelly, pandan meringue, caramelised bananas

The Booze:

Dal Zotto NV 'Pucino' Prosecco
Dal Zotto Pinot Grigio
Dal Zotto Rosé
Dal Zotto Cabernet/Sangiovese
MoonDog Old Mate Pale Ale


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Further Information

Wet Weather Contingency

We will move all guests inside in the event of wet weather.

Allocated Seating

Shared Tables

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 9603 1601

DateSun 25 Mar
Time12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
VenueRed Spice Road, Melbourne
(03) 9603 1601