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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant.

Great variety of authentic and new eastern dishes. Lovely nautical interior furniture and atmosphere near the Britannia

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Scott L
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

we attended the restaurant upon recommendation. It was on expenses so cost wast a concern. the lamb chops starter was perfect. i ordered a Lamb Tikka Jaipur. I asked the manager if the Lamb as actually Tikka (Ie cooked on a skewer) i was told yes. When the main course arrived in a soup bowl i had 3 peieces of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Came here for dinner and it was absolutely fantastic my partner had chicken pakora followed by North Indian garlic chicken. I had starter of fish with spices etc then the chicken shashlik. It was so delicious i would highly recommend this place to anyone. I cant wait to go back!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great variety of authentic and new eastern dishes. Lovely nautical interior furniture and atmosphere near the Britannia

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Been here a couple of times in the past and was always let down by the service. This time round it was marginally better but they need to be more attentive- got a mixed up order of curry and they forgot my water. The place is still well maintained and airy but not busy for a Friday night. My sweet... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited here after hearing a few good reviews. Sadly we were left a bit disappointed! The service was very slow and despite it not being busy, the waiter took a long time to take our order. The food itself was nice, but we thought the portions were very very small and more consistent with a lunch time set menu than... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Service very good Staff very nice good menu most of all excellent food, well presented, good range of dishes recommend the tikka masala

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I were staying outside Edinburgh and drove into town looking for a restaurant and came across this gem. The restaurant was set out with a nautical theme being in Leith and the staff were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and they even took care of a small, 18 - 24 month old baby whilst the parents... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I spotted Lauren F's review while looking for an update on Loch Fyne at Newhaven, and sadly have to echo every word of it. It is only by chance I saw the review and am making this late comment. If I could find the bill, I could be exact about the date (early May) Even worse because our experiences of... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had a meal at this restaurant whilst staying at the Holiday Inn Express next door. The service was efficient and friendly and the meal was good and well spiced which I like, but if you don't like too much spice I would recommend selecting a milder option from the menu. Portions weren't huge but enough to satisfy you. Would return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have ment to visit for many years. I was not disappointed in fact I wish I had visited before. On arrival I recieved a warm welcome and was shown to my table. I asked if I could move to a table with power for my laptop and the waiter said if I wanted to stay where I was he... 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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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: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

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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