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All 347 Colchester Restaurants

The Spice

Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester, England
01206827815
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Ranked #125 of 347 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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English first
Thorrington, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 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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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not the first time I've been here and certainly won't be the last. Chicken Vindaloo was excellent as was my partner's Chicken Chilli Tandoori curry. Service was exemplary and speedily carried out. Papadam with onion and their spicy sauce was worth coming for alone!

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Eat here regularly and always smashing food and good service, only criticism would be the tables are a bit small for four adults, a table for 4 sits two comfortably and four at a push especially with all the dishes laid out on the table and drinks etc !

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Thorrington, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a place we visit regularly but sadly the last two times we have noticed a change in staff. Long waits and poor service whilst takeaway service is prioritised seems to be happening. Food and drinks order at two out of four tables wrong ! Our food nice but not a patch on what it use to taste like... More

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Shoeburyness
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Nice big car park at the rear and a warm enough welcome upon arrival. Shown to a very nice table in a well decorated restaurant. Checked out a decent enough menu which by comparison was a little limited in choice. Starters were very tasty but after asking about the reshmi kebab coming with a fried egg (as per menu) was... More

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