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206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
0118 950 3355
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still good - but not quite as good as it was

River Spice is one of our favourite eateries in Reading. Food quality is always good, and service is generally good as well. This time, the meals that we ordered, although extremely tasty and good value, were quite alarmingly coloured. I had thought that the bright yellows and oranges of late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Clivel_98
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

River Spice is one of our favourite eateries in Reading. Food quality is always good, and service is generally good as well. This time, the meals that we ordered, although extremely tasty and good value, were quite alarmingly coloured. I had thought that the bright yellows and oranges of late 1990's Indian dishes had been superseded by more natural muted... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting, friendly staff, great service, delicious food. Lamb was extremely tender and dishes were piping hot, no complaints at all. Not a lot else to add really, will definitely be visiting again soon!

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Rugby, UK
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The food in this restaurant is first class, with really excellent Garlic Naan Bread. The restaurant has a lovely position overlooking the river and gets very busy, however even on a night when it was full the restaurant managed to squeeze me in by giving me a table in the bar waiting area, which I thought was good initiative. I... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Booked online, no reply, booked again, no reply. In the end, phoned to book a table for Saturday night (11th April 2015). Arrived at the restaurant to find there was no table. 30 minutes later still no table and fobbed off by three different waiters that it would only be 5 minutes. We walked out and went somewhere else. Terrible,... More 

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essex
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited on Saturday night for my nieces 16th birthday .The restaurant was very busy but we were seated quickly.The waiter took our orders and took time to help us choose when we were unsure of some off the dishes. The food was fab, hot and well presented. We all had different dishes and none of us were disappointed. They... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited on a busy Saturday for my sons 30th having travelled down to Reading from Leicester. There were plenty of helpful staff and nothing was too much trouble. The food was tasty and hot. It was very well presented. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and always had a very pleasant experience. The food has always been great and the service outstanding. I have read some of the negative reviews and quite honestly find it hard to take people seriously if they can't even spell correctly. If you are unable to write in your own... More 

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Reading
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360 reviews 360 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We went with friends to try something different. The service was good, good value and there was plenty of food (fresh and colourful). Would go back.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were on our way to somewhere else and on a tight schedule but the restaurant managed to serve us in the time allocated and get us out of the door as requested. The only regret is we would have liked longer to savour the food but never mind, we will be back again and not be in such a... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great menu, great service you should book the restaurant is getting very popular. A very interesting menu more adventurous than the traditional indian classic menu - but retains some of the traditional dishes for the less adventurous like myself,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 0118 950 3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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