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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
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: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly Staff, Fab food

A great restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. Excellent house specials so much choice and always cooked and so tasty. Eaten here and had takeaways, never disappoints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Axminster, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a shame this restaurant definitely seems to of gone downhill. I have reviewed this place once before a few years ago but unfortunately I can’t be as positive as I was then. The staff appeared bored and seemed not to care in fact I couldn’t help but feel we were a bit of a nuisance and in the way... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Absolute two bob. Burnt naan bread and a nasty curry. The mango chutney and mint sauce looked radioactive, like they'd melt your skin if they touched you. This place usually looks busy but to be honest, it's purely a convenience job - there is nowhere else nearby for people to go. The highlight of the evening was walking out the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We come to this Restaurant on quite a regular basis, not for any special reason, but just because we love the food. It has to be by far one of the best Indian Restaurants to eat. We can not fault it, the staff, service is prompt and the food is divine.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. Excellent house specials so much choice and always cooked and so tasty. Eaten here and had takeaways, never disappoints.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Absolutely love this Indian, order at least twice a month and it is always as good as the previous time. The food is tasty and flavoursome

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Never been ignored so many times in one evening. Hopeless service. Things forgotten and requests ignored. Food when it came, lacked flavour. Our first visit and it will be our last

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have been going to this restraunt now for around a year could honestly say it's by far the best place I have been and will not even try another restraunt after this place its so good they even make my meals to takeaway for the weeks I'm at work (nothing better than a tasty vindaloo after a cold night in... More 

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Essex
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Additional Information about The Spice

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

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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

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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