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Britannia Spice

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Indian, Thai, Nepali
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150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
0-131 555 2255
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: From its location in a former whisky bond close to the waterfront at...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nothing special

Food was ok but nothing special. Staff were very friendly though. Didn't like the fact that they didn't use warming trays on the table so the food soon cooled down.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Claire C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food was ok but nothing special. Staff were very friendly though. Didn't like the fact that they didn't use warming trays on the table so the food soon cooled down.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband booked a table here for valentines night as it was somewhere id wanted to go for ages. Our table was booked for 8pm. We arrived just after 7.45 and said we were a little early but were shown to a table anyway.the waitress was polite but uninterested and left without asking if we wanted to order drinks.5-10 minutes... More 

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Perth
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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

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 via mobile

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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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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8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0-131 555 2255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?