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River Spice

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17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
01273 739 183
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hot and spacey

We love an Hot spice meal and this restaurant was top notch. Nothing disappointed and we loved all the food we ordered, served by very attentive staff. A must visit restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
robert b
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We love an Hot spice meal and this restaurant was top notch. Nothing disappointed and we loved all the food we ordered, served by very attentive staff. A must visit restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Used to go here a lot but standards have been slipping. Haven't tried them for quite a while but thought would give another go. Chicken tikka tasted of barbecue hickory not indian at all. Other chicken main was almost inedible. Meat tasted off. After 5 years of River Spice not for me anymore!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very good food and cheap! I'm going to be going back and soon. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the service was good too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I went to the restaurant whilst on business and the food was very nice. The atmosphere of the restaurant was a little cold. Cold in temperature and also service, as the waiters were very informal and just took the order and brought the food. There was no additional conversation or additonal agnoligment. I would be happy to go back to... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This restaurant served tasty india food with attentive service and some interesting special dishes, some of which I hadn't heard of before. I really enjoyed my Lamb Chop Bhuna make course and they kindly obliged when I asked them to add extra fresh chillies to make it more spicy for my palate! It was my first visit and would definitely... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My favourite Indian restaurant in Brighton and Hove. Great selection, Friendly service and very fresh and tasty dishes.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The food was terrible. I had to send the starter back because it had obviously been cooked twice and was full of oil from re-frying. There was nobody else in the restaurant and now i know why. The korma was tasteless so I had to ask for the pickles so that i could spice it up a bit (even though... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I eat in Indians a fair amount, being my favourite food, and was somewhat worried this restaurant was empty in midsummer. But the food was the best I have had in an Indian restaurant for quite some time, and well worth revisiting. The service was quick, friendly and efficient, they even filled my Bacardi and coke up, which most places... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I thought the River Spice looked in need of a makeover, the restaurant looked a little run down. The food was average I had the Chicken Rogan but must admit it was cheap, the toilets were down in the basement and the light in the gents was out so if I closed the door it would be pitched dark and... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

At a conference with two colleagues in Brighton so no shortage of restaurants to eat at. Decided on an Indian & knew there were a few on Preston St. One of my colleagues & I had the set menu at £8.95 not a huge choice of starters, mains or sides but not to concerned given it was a set menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 739 183

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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