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206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
0118 950 3355
Website
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 21
    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
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have visited River Spice a few times and every time the food and service are fantastic. Excellent menu with lots of choice and the Buffet on Sunday is great value for money. Can't wait to come back. Thank you *****

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Derby, United Kingdom
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411 reviews 411 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were staying nearby here and saw this place down by the river, I am sure when the light nights are here it will be a lovely setting to have a meal. We had a lovely meal here, it was very busy and there was a really good atmosphere. The food was delivered fresh and hot and there were good... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very poor service waited an age for food and got our order wrong and overcharged by 20% no one in charge when asked to see manager or to explain bill

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We went as a family and they have so much of attitude and foodwise not at all good..infact extremly bad..pathetic

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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very, very good food and location. Second visit and was as good as the first. Great service too. Will definitely return.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was a return visit. The food is still excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. Please do try the RS platter starter- Yum Yum ! the service is still impeccable the ambience perfect. You also have one of the few places to eat by the Thames in Reading. Yes one of the better Indian restaurants in Reading.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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
115 reviews 115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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, Thai
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?