I didn’t intend this weeks’ posts to be a stream of closure stories. When the real estate sign first appeared on the roof of Red Rice, it seemed the restaurant was continuing as normal and it was just the building being sold.

But then the for sale sign appeared in the restaurant window and a sticker on the roof sign indicated the sale includes vacant possession of a fully fitted out restaurant. I last ate there in 2009 and don’t know if had declined in popularity.

red-rice-closed Red Rice on Brunswick St has closed

Red Rice on Brunswick St has closed

5 thoughts on “Red Rice on Brunswick St has closed

  • 8 May 2015 at 10:52 am
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    There seems to be a clean out of sub par restaurants on Brunswick St at present.

    We last had a lunch at Red Rice a couple of months ago and it was nothing special, certainly inferior to Basil Leaf.

    I’d tend to think its just some sort of culinary Darwinism at work (there is probably at least two more Viet restaurants in Brunswick St than there should be) rather than a general decline in the street. However, it would be fair to say that Smith Street’s continued resurgence is pulling more punters eastward.

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  • 8 May 2015 at 8:16 pm
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    We stopped going to this one when the red rice became “pink” rice.

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  • 20 May 2015 at 10:46 am
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    It’s not all closures..the new Horse Bar has opened at 113 Brunswick St. Unfortunately, I think it is too far from the main bar strip to be a long term proposition…

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  • 12 June 2015 at 7:13 pm
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    I was a regular for years, but the quality of food dropped off massively about 5 years ago. Very sad and, as others have said, an all too common story on the strip.

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