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Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester, England
01206827815
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: WHERE WE SERVE GREAT INDIAN FOOD BY FRIENDLY STAFF IN STYLISH AND...
WHERE WE SERVE GREAT INDIAN FOOD BY FRIENDLY STAFF IN STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS.OUR MENU INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE OF CLASSIC INDIAN DISHES, CHEF'S SPECIAL DISHES, AS WELL AS A SELECTION OF CHARGRILLED TANDOORI DISHES AND TANTALISING FOOD THAT FEW CAN COMPETE WITH. THAT IS THE COMBINATION TO ENSURE GUESTS COME BACK FOR MORE WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR RESTAURANT SOON! WHERE WE SERVE GREAT FOOD BY FRIENDLY STAFF IN STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A really good old-fashioned Indian

I had recently been spoiled, by visiting what I think is the best Indian restaurant in London (but you pay for it), so I wasn't expecting too much from this little local restaurant on a Saturday lunchtime. But I was pleasantly surprised; all of the dishes looked appetising and tasted every bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Colin B
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had recently been spoiled, by visiting what I think is the best Indian restaurant in London (but you pay for it), so I wasn't expecting too much from this little local restaurant on a Saturday lunchtime. But I was pleasantly surprised; all of the dishes looked appetising and tasted every bit as good and reasonably priced. I would certainly... More 

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Thank Colin B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

looking forward to visiting an old haunt and favourite of mine when it was Maltravers. Unfortunately the experience did not live up to the memories of the previous ones. Food ok, service with smiles would have been nice, looks as though the staff didn't want to be there and everything too much trouble. No heat trays put on table, so... More 

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Thank Jill G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for six people early on a Saturday evening. Excellent meals and first class service. Even though the The Spice was very busy, even at 5.30, we received attentive and quick service throughout our meals. Highly recommended.

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Thank egretclan
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on my birthday (a Saturday evening) after some good recommendations and weren't disappointed...the food was fresh and lovely and a spice level up from what I've experienced from equivalent dishes at other restaurants...everything tasted so much hotter but that was fine by me! Service from our very young and possibly new waiter was also excellent. The only... More 

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Thank Sue L
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Early evening dinner with hubby. We shared a lovely mushroom dish to start then I had vegetable biriani, hubby has lamb murgi (or something like that) and keema rice and we shared a tarka daal and garlic nan. With a bottle of house red and a couple of cokes the bill came to under £50 - what a bargain. The... More 

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Thank Helen E
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I visited here with my parents on a wednesday night and the place was very busy the whole time. The staff were very slow and took a long time to take orders and then bring them. The food was very good, however, which did make it better.

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Thank Claire C
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This lovely premises serves up very good indian food. having tried many indian restaurants in colchester i have to say this is top of the list in terms of freshness , quality , taste and service. It is a bit out of the way from colchester town centre but well worth for the food and atmosphere.

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Thank Drnig
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The staff were friendly and let us relocate our reserved table to a quieter part of the restuarant as we were next to a large party which made talking difficult.

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Thank keithh424
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Great staff, food was superb! Having come from the sub continent my taste for spices is definitely a little more cultured than the average. They definitely live up to their name. A die hard 'eat outer' I am and this place certainly gets the thumbs up. Great dinner :) I highly recommend

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Thank NavidSheikh
Venice, Italy
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125 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

The title is because I recognise this place more than average but little less then very good. I think it's good food. And my personal reason it's due to the fact in the uk Indian food is an institution; so I need to consider my review related to what you can find all over the country The service is super....always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: 01206827815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

WHERE WE SERVE GREAT INDIAN FOOD BY FRIENDLY STAFF IN STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS.OUR MENU INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE OF CLASSIC INDIAN DISHES, CHEF'S SPECIAL DISHES, AS WELL AS A SELECTION OF CHARGRILLED TANDOORI DISHES AND TANTALISING FOOD THAT FEW CAN COMPETE WITH. THAT IS THE COMBINATION TO ENSURE GUESTS COME BACK FOR MORE WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR RESTAURANT SOON! WHERE WE SERVE GREAT FOOD BY FRIENDLY STAFF IN STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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