Spice Market, Melbourne, Australia – Review


When walking through the laneways of Melbourne’s CBD you are exposed to graffiti covered walls, overflowing restaurant bins and cramped spaces. So when the Grand Hyatt Hotel closed its busy food court and transformed it into a lavish bar; No one could comprehend what Russell Street’s Beany Lane had in store for Melbourne party-goers.

Inspired by the Spice Route that streams through Asia to the Far East; Spice Market unveils an atmosphere that is filled with world-class Middle Eastern and Mediterranean antiques. Upon arrival, you are exposed to illuminating bird cages hanging from the ceiling and walls of Mediterranean tiling that house hallways of Buddha and Thai statues. So as you can see the themes have really been entwined here and would have any Sultan rubbing his magic lamp for an atmosphere like this one.

Rich in every detail – Spice Market also offers exquisite fine foods. Be sure to try the stone oven Turkish Pizza ($ 16.00) and Chicken Filled “Fatima’s-Fingers” pastries ($ 12.50). With affordable prices – these delicacies will leave an everlasting taste of spice in your mouth that will have you coming back for seconds. The drinks list also offers something to spark up the Middle-Eastern taste. The Spice Market’s Signature cocktail – The Turkish Delight Martini ($ 16.50) that puts any sweet-cocktail to shame.

Spice Market also offers a number of private booths that usually cater for birthdays or work functions. Each booth’s décor is inspired by a different International city. If you are able to reserve a booking in the “Johnnie Walker Blue Lounge”, then you will definitely be exposed to the most exquisite foods and wine in a luscious atmosphere. The booths definitely have the staff working like “Slaves” for any Prince of Persia. And be sure to know that the staff will expose you to all the luxuries of the bar.

Hosting some of the best local and international DJs – Spice Market doesn’t disappoint when it comes to playing the hottest tunes in Melbourne.  Ranging from the latest progressive house and commercial top 40 tracks – be ready to spice up the night by dancing in the most exotic atmosphere till early hours of the next morning.

Offering glamour and some of the most beautiful antiques you will ever see in any Melbourne Bar – Be sure to make your way down to this lavish laneway location to discover all the hidden treasures that Spice Market has to offer.