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Simla Spice

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39-41 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DZ, England
01803 295 556 / 558
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 122
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 8
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Atmosphere, Okay Food & Great Service

Went to Simla Spice a few years ago and loved it, so decided to go back and try it again. Still a good atmosphere, but not as good as it used to be. Chicken Tikka Masala tasted unusual and soft drinks were expensive. However, the great service made up for it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Food was nice enough but drinks seemed to work out pricey and it felt like we were being rushed a little (despite it being quiet)

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant with my partner. The waiters only seem to make conversation with people they know and ignore anyone else. Waited 15 mi utes for poppadams, 20 minutes for our food order to be taken and almost 45 mi utes for our mains. This was disgusting service. None of the waiters even asked us how our meal was.... More 

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Bruton, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Service is patchy at best beer arrived after the pickles and after a chase just in time for the main course. Still the food was good and for a southern balti was good quality plenty of content but watch out for the king prawn on top it can and will get you later with a vengeance Overall could have been... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had eaten in this restaurant a couple of times before and enjoyed the food. This time we ordered a take away for 8pm. At 8.20, we decided to go and fetch the food. We got home to find one of the two mains missing. We called the restaurant and they said we should come and fetch it as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went to Simla Spice a few years ago and loved it, so decided to go back and try it again. Still a good atmosphere, but not as good as it used to be. Chicken Tikka Masala tasted unusual and soft drinks were expensive. However, the great service made up for it.

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Devon
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9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

nice atmosphere and tasty food, however, when we asked waiter what one of the accompliments were with the papadoms he said, I haven't a clue, AND, later gave us a comp drink at the end of meal, when we asked what it was he replied, just try it and see! I ask you, first rule in any restaurant for waiting... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Many other restaurants were fully booked but The Simla found us a table and we were so glad they did. The staff were very helpful, the service was spot on and the food excellent. The portions were very good and prices very reasonable and the ambiance most pleasant.I would certainly recommend a visit but do book early to avoid disappointment.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Staff very polite and friendly food good quality and great value for money. Very clean inside and outside

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First visit to this Indian restaurant it was very clean and well appointed.Service was excellent and the food was very good with quite large portions. The wine was reasonably priced and the food not to expensive. If I visit Torquay again I will definitely make a return vist

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good very service, prices a bit below average so good value. Food good. Only minus - we had a chicken tikka masala but there was a lot of sauce and not much chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39-41 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 295 556 / 558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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