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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
Open 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Real Disappointment.

Overcrowded, overbooked and, as a customer , overlooked! Food had reasonable taste but was either just warm or cold. Got 2 dishes heated up but rest of the food cold by the time it was brought back. Service slow and disorganised. Staff friendly but near useless. Definitely won't return.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
cjc895
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READING
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
READING
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Overcrowded, overbooked and, as a customer , overlooked! Food had reasonable taste but was either just warm or cold. Got 2 dishes heated up but rest of the food cold by the time it was brought back. Service slow and disorganised. Staff friendly but near useless. Definitely won't return.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is one of the best Indians in reading. The food is great and the staff are lovey. We go for Sunday buffet it's great loads of choice and it's good value for money. There look after us and our children and I can not belive the reviews about them being rude or funny with kids as there are not... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Walked in, a waiter asked us what we would like. I asked if there was a table for 2 to which he said he would need to check. He turned around and started polishing a plate. We then got asked by the barman if we needed help, I said we were looking for 2 seats so he said he would... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When I booked the table, I explained that a baby will be there. When we got there we asked for a baby chair, we got one, that was very dirty. No biggie, we cleaned it. Good was okay. No deserts, only ice cream?! A young waiter, came over whilst we were eating, huffed at my 15 month baby because he... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We didn't book and the restaurant was busy, however they found us a table,The food and service was good,well rceommended

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

service was great and reasonably priced menu, but, all the dishes were luminous and looked processed. Some heat but no depth of flavour just felt a bit factory produced. Briyani was very greasy. Appreciate my local Indian a lot more after visiting here!

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cannock
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm very fussy when it comes to eating but this was the best Indian I have ever had. Full of flavour and I got all the accompanying side dishes. I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good honest indian food. Lot of variety in the dishes but drinks very expensive. The service is inattentive.

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Halifax
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant was clean, and overlooked the river, which was pleasant. The food was quite bland, but generous portions, and the staff were friendly. Not the best curry in the world (or even in Reading, probably!) but not awful.

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Excellent service, fantastic food, we are fussy and couldn't fault River Spice! Highly recommend will be back soon!!

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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?
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