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The Spice

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Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester, England
01206827815
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great food with friendly service!

I've eaten at the Spice over a dozen times and cannot fault the food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Scott M
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Essex
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have eaten here a few times but this occasion and the previous visit will mean we won't return. Despite it being very quiet the service was awful and the food not much better. Added to that they are having building work done which meant it was freezing cold and smelt badly of the liquid fuel fire which was not... More 

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Shard A, Manager at The Spice, responded to this review

Hi, sorry about your experience of our restaurant, We would like to apologise about the level of service you received, we always aim to provide the best possible service, however on this occasion we failed. As you noticed the restaurant is going through some building improvements at the moment, and you should not have had to feel cold during your... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've eaten at the Spice over a dozen times and cannot fault the food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Always good to visit the spice. I really enjoy the food wether it is a snack or a full meal it is worth a trip if you are in the vicinity.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Super food. Lovely surroundings. Very pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Takeaways are good too!!

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Thorrington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have visited this restaurant on a regular basis over the past few years. We once had other people's popadom leavings in our sauce bowls , which is not very hygienic as we soon realised that the sauces are passed from table to table through out the evening with people often double dipping. 😝 yuk The only other complaint is... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great meal out with wife and brother had the special very very tasty and authentic. Price was very fair and they had the excellent cobra non alcohol beer. Great bunch of guys waiting especially one called Shard. Will be back - thanks

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I am a regular visitor to this restaurant, both to eat in and takeaway, and cannot reset it highly enough. The food is amazing, especially some of the new dishes on the menu, and the customer service cannot be faulted. Can wait for my next visit!

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essex
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Having been using this restaurant for a couple of years on a regular basis, sometimes 2-3 times a month and for special ocassions, we obviously thought it was good, but on ocassion we have had cause to comment but never anything really bad, we complained when there was someone elses popadoms in the tray of sauces, Last night we went... More 

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Essex
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was our first visit to The Spice, and it certainly will not be our last! Quality and quantity of the food was excellent and service attentive whilst not overbearing made for a pleasant and relaxed evening with friends. The only very minor criticism that I have is that the tables are a tad on the small size for four... More 

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Thorrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ordered a meall to pick up as read good reviews on here. After ordering and picking up on getting home we were missing a curry and onion bhajis and stuck with a starter we never ordered. I called the resteraunt straight away and got an argumentative reply and told thats what i ordered when it clearly was not. I am... 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

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