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River Spice

206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
0118 950 3355
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Ranked #69 of 458 restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Loved the food, well presented and cooked to perfection - one of the best curry restaurants I've eaten at. To add to the experience, the staff are efficient, polite and courteous.

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Vancouver
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What I liked: Despite its size, River Spice has a homey feel. Service was friendly and courteous. Oh, and there's free parking in a large parking lot! The veg vindaloo had great kick, the potatoes in the aloo palak weren’t deep fried, and the eggplant bhaji was almost creamy it was so smooth (no, there was no dairy in it!).... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came here over a year ago nothing to make me want to return, but at that visit the chef had just been taken to Hospital so delays and problems were to be expected. Since then this has become one of my sons favourite restaurants which is an odd senario as he has always disliked spicy food. Being invited by him... More

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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Found this by chance on a weekend away, and went in early Sunday evening. Even though the place was almost full, we had an amazing meal, plenty of choice, all fresh and Waiter service was excellent. Very clean and right overlooking the River. I would without a doubt recommend this restaurant. Fabulous. We will definitely be visiting again when we... More

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Reading
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We took ages to try this place but once we did we came back twice in two weeks. The food is great and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The setting is good and the restaurant is comfortable. Having a river view is nice but living locally means we're not bothered by that so sit anywhere. Having tried a... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

4 of us went to the river spice (my 3rd time) on good friday. Luckily we booked as was very busy, but that didnt effect the service. Very attentive and always a waitor available or nearby. The food was fantastic, the venison is highly recommended by the way. We all had something a bit different for main, a selection on... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Have visited this restaurant many times. The service is always fantastic and a lovely atmosphere and great view over the river. I like spicy curries and am never let down by their Naga. The food always tastes fresh and flavoursome. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Goring, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My hubby and I decided to take our chances to get a seat at the restaurant, being Easter sunday and 1 pm and were very surprised to be only the 2nd couple there, though i think the rain had a lot to do with it and families being away for the easter break. The food was all fresh and well... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

I don't know if this place has two different sets of staff, or whether people get it confused with other restaurants. However, our experiences has always been on the good side - we haven't had the service problems mentioned by many others in the reviews. We have been a few times, and have always been impressed with the quality of... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great location, good food and service. Very good atmosphere for a tuesday before Easter. Even had wine with my curry. As usual chicken dishes very good.

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