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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, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    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
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
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 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 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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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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