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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday Evening in June 2015

Welcoming staff, very good food, nice location. Restaurant was packed and noise levels made it difficult to converse.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Anthony H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Welcoming staff, very good food, nice location. Restaurant was packed and noise levels made it difficult to converse.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food was somewhere between nice and too salty. But we were unlucky enough to be there on the same day as 40ish single men shouting at the top of their voices enjoying themselves obviously. This caused such a racket our party was unable to have a conversation. I downloaded a decibel app and it was between 80 and 85 decibels... More 

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Berkshire
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Been here many times and always been well pleased. This time was awful, food was ok, nothing special. Service was shocking, staff need to smile. Will not return, sorry, but it's now poor.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times with family and friends and must say that it is probably the best in the area for the quality of food, presentation and choice. Not many Indian restaurants you can go to and choose from salmon, monkfish, venison, red mullet and ostrich!! All of these are lovely too and the monkfish is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I would definitely reccomend this restraunt. Friendly staff, good price, excellent quality fresh food, can not wait to return when next in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Just visited as a random night out, although not the most welcoming building or bar to come into the quality of the food was excellent. The chicken and lamb were fresh, moist and cooked to perfection. Although a young chap serving us was clearly new and slightly less well clued up, the rest of the staff were delightful, polite and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have been a few times to the River Spice, which is easily the best Indian in Caversham. Menu has all the usual dishes but contains duck, venison and fish which are less common ingredients. It also has some interesting chef's specialities. Food is always freshly cooked and delicately spiced. Get a table by the window to see the Thames... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 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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Additional Information about River Spice

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

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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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