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Britannia Spice

150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
0-131 555 2255
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Ranked #1,361 of 1,854 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Price range: $14 - $30
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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69% Recommend
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Absolutely great Indian restaurant. The owner personally came over and thanked us for coming in. Me and my family will definitely be coming here again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Been to loads of curry houses all over the city and this one ranks as average, nothing wrong with the meal, just feel that there are a lot of far better curries to be had in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The waiters aren't au fait with spacial awareness. They constantly invaded our space, be it picking up a chair next to us and banging it against us, stretching over you very closely to pick something up, asking us four times if we're ready to order and the head waiter (who appeared to be visually impaired) actually leant against our table... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were a little apprehensive about trying this restaurant, having read some the negative reviews. However, the food was lovely and the waiters very polite.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Tonight we had a jalfrezie each - one lamb and one chicken. Both were excellent, and the lamb in particular was tender and succulent. We had a bottle of the house wine, which was very good and very cheap. The service was very efficient and friendly. Altogether another extremely... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a first for us , an Indian restaurant with a nautical theme! Chose this restaurant as it was a minute's walk from the holiday inn we were staying at. Although I had booked a table for 6 people I had to help the waitress push two tables together, strange considering the place was almost empty of diners. The... More

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and i have just had a meal in the Britannia Spice with a Amazon voucher was disappointed when we arrived the voucher said that it included a beer each after much discussion they said that Amazon had got it wrong it should not be a free beer but they would honour it this time, I presume it was... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were really looking forward to eating here as it got some good reviews on tripadvisor, however, afterwards we were disappointed. The menu is quite extensive so you have a lot to choose from. Even if you have people in your party who don't like Indian/spicy food, they also do chicken with fries. The restaurant itself looks really nice. A... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

'Dined' here recently using Amazon Local voucher - service very slow despite restaurant being only 20% full, food was generally poor quality, rice was cold, pakora's very greasy, and curry did not taste fresh - won't be back!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went here as it is next to the Holiday Inn. The menu was varied with Thai and Bangladesh as well as normal Indian. The service was good, food arrived quickly and was very tasty. All reasonably priced as we had a discount through the hotel.

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