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River Spice

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206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
0118 950 3355
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Staying in Crowne Plaza this restaurant is just over the road - food is great and very well priced. Menu is very extensive and service is good too

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here as part of a one night getaway, staying at the crowne plaza which is just across the road from the restaurant. The service was top class with the right level of attention, food was very good. Would recommend to anyone

Thank DC4-1987
Soest, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a large group and the place can host such a group, which is good. Dinner was set to be a selection of dishes to share around so it was easier than to have everyone order separately. Food was pretty average to good. There are Indian restaurants I would take a detour for. This one isn't one of those.... More 

Thank johnsalomone
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited here whilst staying overnight at the Premier inn which is 5 minutes up the road. Lovely meal, piping hot, good quality food, chicken korma and tikka masala we particularly enjoyed. Loved the flaming sambuccas at the end of our meal and on the house !! Definitely would recommend this restaurant. Really good quality food and excellent service.

Thank PeterAndrelookalike
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Visiting reading and thought i would visit this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. The location is good as its next to the thames and restaurant looks high quality and prices reflect this, so had high hopes food would be to a good standard! I was quite dissapointed as the food was very average, i had to seafood... More 

Thank Naz A
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I am writing this review in connection with an incident that took place inside Riverside Spice on Sunday 27th December 2015 at Approximately 12:15pm. My wife and I decided to go to Riverside Spice for lunch with our two-year-old son. We have been regular customers for almost three years and have always been very fond of the food on offer.... More 

5 Thank Ebrahim M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Been there last weekend for a sunday buffet and it was terrible experience. Food was just ok, the dishes were cold and nan was hard. But the main problem is the attitude of the staff, they behave like they are doing charity! Very rude and no sense of hospitality. Would definitely not go there again.

6 Thank Shrinivas B
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent Indian restaurant with very helpful and friendly staff and of course great food. We have had several work related dinners here and always had a great meal. I would definitely recommend River Spice to anyone looking for good Indian food in Reading.

1 Thank Drakesy
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Staying in Crowne Plaza this restaurant is just over the road - food is great and very well priced. Menu is very extensive and service is good too

Thank drpeterr23
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We've had a superb meal. Great selection of dishes on the menu, a wide and varied choice at reasonable prices. Service was good; staff attentive and efficient. Look forward to visiting Reading again.

Thank Caveman17
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

My husband and I enjoy having dinner at River Spice at least once a month. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Flavours are not overpowering and I find the food less sweet compared to other Indian restaurants we have visited. Parking can be a bit difficult as the carpark is small but we have always... More 

Thank cbdavis2015

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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