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The Spice

Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester, England
01206827815
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Ranked #113 of 346 restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, 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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Dining options: Reservations, 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
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Good indian with good service and xucuti which is one of the best I have ever had. Good prices and inside is very cosey. Is quite some nights which is nice when want a quite meal with friends. Do check the bill as a few times an extra poppadom or sauce apears from nowhere.

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Now the best Indian in Essex . The new menu to be released shortly will make it even better . I love Curry and have never been disappointed by a meal or a takeaway from here .

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Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is my second time in this great little place. I have only had the vegetarian food here but my friends and I ordered a selection of vegetarian dishes, breads and rice and it was all lovely. The price was really good and the waiters didn't rush as at all despite that we were the last to leave. The price... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had a lovely meal, very busy and service was great. Prices remained the same as all year round, as did quality of food and service. This is a great place

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Food is Sooooooo good , It's got all you need for a friendly local restaurant with a warm relaxing atmosphere and such wonderful staff... We will most definitely be back!

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