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All 93 Ambleside Restaurants

Spice of Bengal

3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
015394 31250
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Ranked #69 of 93 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $11 - $48
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian fusion
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a takeaway meal for two with a fish and veggie dish, slightly overdone (and extremely large!) naan and rice. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Although we didn't dine-in, the restaurant looked inviting with a Mediterranean cross Indian look to it and we would return to eat-in if we ever return.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited about 8pm last Saturday night a party of 11. Table ok but the wait wait wait for food was unacceptable with a 2 hours duration for a few poppadoms, starter & main meal - not good!. Food was quite bland, only just warm and nothing to cheer about, had much better and the final bill of over £270 was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great food. Good prices. Only down side is the waiters give the impression they don't want to be there and refuse to crack a smile or make conversation. The decor of the restaurant was a little cheap and shabby and gave a cold feeling so this could easily be improved.

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Sth B'ham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited 29.09.14 at about 6:30pm with my wife, simply because we were in the town and fancied a balti. We were seated by the window and were pleased to see an Asian family in there, as well as another couple and a group of 6. I'm off alcohol at the mo but they weren't able to provide an alcohol-free beer... More

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Broughton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

From entering we should have realised it was a bad choice. The miserable waiter made no eye contact taking us to our table and we felt our feet sticking to the carpet. When asked for our drink order we again were confronted by another miserable "I don't want to be here" waiter. The mixed kebab starter was average, only saving... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have lost count on the amount of visits to this Indian during our stays in Ambleside. During this stay we went twice. The food is freshly cooked, excellent taste and great service and value. What more can I say!

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We read the reviews but thought we'd give the restaurant a go with it being the only indian in ambleside. As soon as you walk in you can sense the 'can't be bothered attitude' of the staff. It took ages to be offered a drink and even longer for someone to bring us a menu. We had a young child... More

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Dunstable, Beds
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We took a stroll into Ambleside from the B&B we were staying at and came across the Spice of Bengal. Although it didn't look that inviting from the outside it did appear to be very busy so we decided to give it a try. We are glad we did as we enjoyed a lovely meal, everything came out piping hot.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Called in last night as couldn't find anywhere else open for a takeaway, we were kept waiting for at least 30 minutes and ripped off. Didn't want much just something to nibble while walking back to hotel, 3 portions of chips two with curry sauce £14.95

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leicestershire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Well it's obviously in a tourist area cos the service was not good Had to wait for a long time to get any drinks. When they came we ordered our food which when it arrived was hot but placed on the table with a casual approach like it was too much trouble The vegg kori was just potatoes The byriani... More

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Additional Information about Spice of Bengal

Address: 3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
Phone Number: 015394 31250
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
Average Prices: USD 11 - 48
Cuisine: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian fusion

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