Out on Butter Chicken Boulevard, at the end of Rogan Josh Road and across from Pakora Place lies an Indian restaurant that is showing the way forward. Spice Av. in Port Melbourne – south of, you guessed it, Melbourne – is a Mews of masalas, a Crescent of curries, a tandoori Terrace and an aloo alleyway. Point yourself in the direction of Bay Street – Bay Leaf Street, more like – for a feed that we can guarantee is streets ahead of the competition.
Rocking down to Electric Avenue, so Eddy Grant told us, was the way to take it higher. At Spice Av., they’re elevating Indian cuisine to new heights of heat. Their location: down Dhansak Drive, round Lassi Lane, over Chutney Close and at the end of Samosa Square. Or, Bay Street in Port Melbourne, to be more accurate. They are quantity purveyors of paneers and experts in the routing of rotis, the navigation of naans and the directing of dhosas, so you can be sure of finding the feed you need in Melbourne.
If you’re looking for an Indian meal in Melbourne’s Port Melbourne suburb, you’re going to need all the dining directions you can get. Come off the Madras Motorway at Tikka Turnpike and continue down Handi Highway. Go over the Basmati Bypass, around the Pilau Rice Roundabout and veer down Vindaloo Verge. When you reach Spice Av. you’ve made it, and you’re in for a geographically gourmet experience.
The service is great but the food was not as good as it has been in the past. Butter chicken sauce was very tomato sauce flavoured and needed more cream. Apart from that the specials are a good deal and the staff are always welcoming and kind
Loved the curries and Naans, friendly service. Atmosphere doesn't warrant 6/6 rating but would still recommend and go again for the food.