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Spice Lounge

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Banbury Road, Oxford, England
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
tasty and light

Varied dishes, and all tasty. The Peshawari nan was light and delicious. All the dishes were free of too much fat or oil. The service was attentive and smart.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
VictorsEar
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Varied dishes, and all tasty. The Peshawari nan was light and delicious. All the dishes were free of too much fat or oil. The service was attentive and smart.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Visited with another couple. We were all very impressed with this restaurant from the friendly staff, inviting décor, extensive and reasonably priced menu to the delicious food. We took the advice given by the waiter when ordering and were not disappointed with his recommendations. Well worth a visit if in the North Oxford area.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cannot describe how amazing the food was at this restaurant. Each dish actually tasted and looked different. Quite often with Indian food it can be just be 'all garlic' and no taste. You can also tell a good curry if you can't taste it the following morning. Truly delightful and wish you were my local Indian. HOWEVER, service was not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Spice Lounge hosted our wedding reception (which everyone said was different) - it was amazing and really made our day special, with great food, wonderful atmosphere and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We continue to go there and take our friends from around the world, as the food is always good and so tasty (and reasonable), the... More 

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Bournemouth
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Doesn't look much from the outside but well decorated inside with good artwork. Quiet when we went so was a little worried but soon starred to fill up and people seemed to be regulars which is a good sign for any restaurant. Had different options as well as the normal Indians you get. Waiter helped make some choices as my... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I cannot stress enough just how good the food is here. We found this restaurant by accident and boy am I glad we did. I really like Indian food but prefer spicy to heat and the joy of The Spice Lounge is that the waiter (AJ) listened to our preferences, made some choices for us and said he would speak... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The restaurant is situated it the Summertown area of Oxford. The staff are friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. The seating is spacious and you are not sitting on top of the opposite table. The food is excellent and nicely presented. On the whole i would recommend this restaurant as a good place to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

From the beautiful city of Utrecht in the Netherlands we went on for a trip to Oxford. One of us had already been here and strongly recommend this place. We all took different plates and let the owner choose for us. I can only say he did a perfect job. The food was wonderful. Don't judge a book by it's... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had just about given up finding a curry house in Summertown when the Spice Lounge appeared as if a mirage! I've lived in Leicester for a number of years so I confess I have unfortunately become a rather demanding curry consumer because the lowest standard there is often higher than a good standard elsewhere. I try not to expect... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We chose this because it was close to the hotel. I'm so glad we did - possibly the best curry I've ever had, and the staff were excellent. Delicious and good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Banbury Road, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?