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150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
0-131 555 2255
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Ranked #1,355 of 1,916 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $14 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Thai, Nepali
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: From its location in a former whisky bond close to the waterfront at Leith, Britannia Spice has been attracting Edinburgh's diners to its multi-ethnic blend of exotic eastern cooking since 2000. Drawing on the traditional cuisine of India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Nepal, the critically acclaimed dishes are served in a nautically-inspired interior with an airy yet intimate ambience.
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Perth
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've always wanted to visit Britannia Spice at Ocean Terminal in Leith in Edinburgh and took our chance while visiting the shopping centre on 2 January. We were early in the evening and so there hadn't been a chance for atmosphere to build. We found the service attentive but were just a little disappointed that the food didn't reach the... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Good Indian food at a reasonable prices. WE found the platters a bit stronger than usual but perhaps the Scots can take the extra strength. I had a Jalfrasi which tasted more like a Madras but I would not complain. The beer was of limited makes but we settled for the Indian which was palatable. Reasonable service. Not really for... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

above average menu and dishes were pretty good. staff pleasant and friendly and service prompt. worth a visit if you are nearby.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Went with family who have frequented over the last few years. Food was great and friendly service. Give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Food was fresh and very tasty. It was nice to have a curry not swimming in oil. The service was very good and staff was friendly.it was a little bit quiet because it was 5.30 on a Monday, hence the atmosphere wasn't a 5 as well!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my daughter, when we visited the restaurant only had a few customers dining, we were seated immediately on a small table for two people, the staff were not welcoming or friendly, order taken, popadoms arrived quickly, but before we had time to eat half of them the mains were served & we struggled to fit... More 

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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This restaurant has gone down hill in the past few years. Our food was average and we think we got served an incorrect main plus the staff were lacking in interest or skill. The manager also thought that it was enough to open the door to have a cigarette rather than go outside, but the smell came back inside. Much... More 

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Edinburgh
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8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We came here recently and thought the food was lovely. When we ordered the starters poppadoms and samosas, the waitress came over about four times to keep checking if we had finished. She could clearly see that we were still eating. We got a variety of different dishes to share for main course which were all really tasty.The staff weren't... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Dined in this restaurant on a Thursday night, place quiet empty. We ordered the special deal their website had ,but the waitress had to inquire if this was still on. For starter i ordered minced fish with spice sauce which was very nice and my mum ordered prawn cocktail (mum not that keen on spicy food) and for main we... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had passed this restaurant many times driving through Leith and when visiting the Royal Yacht. Looked really good and so last week after a busy day in the City we went for an early dinner there. Really nice nautical decor and menu looked good. Ordered a lamb speciality dish and my wife ordered the chicken tikka massala which she orders... More 

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Additional Information about Britannia Spice

Address: 150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0-131 555 2255
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: Indian, Thai, Nepali

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