Red Pepper Indian Restaurant and Bar
Time Out says
A compact restaurant serving one of Melbourne's hottest dishes
An unassuming facade gives way to a dim-but-comfy, 30-seat Indian restaurant where the menu is heat-coded on the traditional one-to-five chili scale; generally a pretty clear and braggadocious declaration of intent, but in Red Pepper’s case, it may well have been mandated by law. The menu offers only one three-chili item (the vindaloo), zero four-chilis, and a single scale-maxing, five-alarm chili dish: the Ghost Mirchi Beef, which comes paired with this most foreboding warning: “Nuclear strength hot. Extremely hot and spicy diced beef cooked with bhut jolokia chillies.” Please note this dish contains the Indian ghost pepper chili, which is certified as India’s hottest chili. Please only order if you have experience with these chilis before.
16 Bourke St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 11.30am-10pm; Fri 11.30am-11pm; Sat noon-11pm|