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Britannia Spice

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Indian, Asian, 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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 60
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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
Pleasant Evening

Annual visit to the restaurant with family and friends. Food was nice and the service was great. The staff were very polite and friendly. Looking forward to visiting again next year.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
JacquiiJohn
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Annual visit to the restaurant with family and friends. Food was nice and the service was great. The staff were very polite and friendly. Looking forward to visiting again next year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very good food and service. Wide menu choice and bar service and wine list also very good. Good advice available for those not overly familiar with food fro the sub-continent

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ideally, I would have given 3.5 stars, but to be fair to the restaurant, I have given four stars based on a previous visit. We may have been unlucky when we visited as the staff were a long time taking our food order. We also ordered separately on our table to get two separate bills, and while I appreciate they... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Staff very welcoming my husbands birthday special day and the family came along. We all enjoyed our lunch good menu they do lunch specials but we opted for the main menu. Nice decor and will return

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited last Saturday afternnon for lunch, had m crowd voucher, very good value.Had lamb chops for starter which were delicious followed by garlic chicken which i thoroughly enjoyed. Restaurant was quiet & service very good.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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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, Asian, Thai, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic

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?