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Spice Lounge

Banbury Road, Oxford, England
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Ranked #120 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to the Spice Lounge by the manager of our nearby uni accommodation and are grateful to him for an excellent evening. The food was was well prepared and presented with very good service. All the dishes we had were very tasty without being overpowering. The wine was good. Only the coffee was unacceptable but by then we... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food at Spice Lounge was really very strong, from the naan, to the rice but most importantly the curry. I would recommend their Naga chilli curry, it is hot but the flavours are awesome. Aside from the food, the service was exceptional, the restaurant is clean but the portions are a little small (don't share a rice with someone... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very interesting menu in terms of lots of cuisine information and unusual dishes and would have liked more time to absorb it all and make a more considered choice. Extremely fast service (pity, as we were trying to linger to kill time in North Oxford), for example starters swept to one side because mains were ready and already wiping down... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not much to say other than good food and service in a nice location. We would definitely go back. The portions were decen, by the way: I have read some reviews that said they weren't.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxed Sunday lunch yesterday, and we weren't the only ones! There were enough dishes to choose from; including starters and sauces. Our fussy 11year old tucked into the chicken tikka masala which was a great result! The lamb madras had just the right, most satisfying heat. With rice and wonderful, freshly made naan bread; we were thoroughly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The food was so good, we asked for recommendations from the staff and their selections were perfect. Completely recommend this place.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In Oxford for the weekend with friends to celebrate my birthday. Meal was excellent. Best Indian we have all had. Service was also excellent and then to my surprise the waiters appeared with a birthday cake which was a lovely finishing touch to a very enjoyable night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ordered food for delivery as we sat in this restaurant before and the food was lovely. The food came swimming in oil, only half full container, tough chicken, burnt mince meat inside starter, called to complain staff did not seem genuinely bothered. Will not order again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Spice Lounge offers outstanding food (try the Saag – best I've ever had!), classy decor (great art throughout), and super friendly service (the owner checked on us several times, and offered great recommendations for next time). It's easily our favourite place for Indian in Oxford. Pleased every time we've been, with or without our kids, who love it too.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was our first time eating here. We booked a table for the 2 of us for 6pm. We started off with some poppadoms, these came with 4 sauces, all very nice. We enjoyed the tomato ketchup & garlic one! My Husband then had a Labra Kebab, the presentation of this starter was really good, you could see time &... More

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