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Spice Lounge

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11 Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland DL14 7PF, England
01388 600042
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 140
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, excellent atmosphere

Absolutely great atmosphere, very friendly staff, lovely food and unusually an excellent whisky menu/selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Peter T
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely great atmosphere, very friendly staff, lovely food and unusually an excellent whisky menu/selection.

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Thank Peter T
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tasty food, friendly welcoming staff, reasonably priced. Good amount of choice on menu. Service excellent

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Thank Helen S
Durham
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for news years Eve. Went to the restaurant & it was bouncing! What a brilliant atmosphere. Our table was ready & we had it long in to the early hours. The menu wasn't the full menu but there was a full restaurant so you wouldn't expect it. There however was plenty to choose from. Service was excellent!... More 

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Thank Diane9567
Durham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We always come here as a large group for a early dinner. Occasionally the service is a little slow, however the quality of the food always makes up for it. Hot, fresh, tasty and delicious.

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Thank olibot
Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic curry at a great venue. Issy is the perfect host always in hand to offer recommendations on Everingham from starters to whisky.

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Thank Aclet_Falcon
Bishop Auckland
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The staff were very good, however, the steak I had was poor. Nott good quality and not cooked to my liking. However worse than this is the toilet facilities. For males... I think its a health hazard.... so small and tight and all over the floor... Cleandliness of the table at reception worried me... it just got worse. Not recommended... More 

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Thank Big-M-Toft-Hill
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We often dine here and have great experience, but now and again we order a takeaway and have never been disappointed. Value for money, ready when they say it will be and exactly the same quality and taste as the restaurant. I would recommend spice lounge restaurant or takeaway - one of the best in the area.

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Thank Rob D
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Fabulous food,and good offers on during the week.Service is polite are friendly...just watch your step on the way out near the bar...I fell over it last time!!! ;)

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Thank bowe74
Amersham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Walk through the Main Street in BA on a Weds night in December and look for any life until you reach the Spice Lounge - buzzing! We booked and still had a brief wait for the table but it was worth it. From start to finish the food was excellent - sadly the service was a bit peremptory (particularly when... More 

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Thank FormerFlyer19560415
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We are regulars here, Izzy and his staff are always warm and welcoming. Never had a bad meal here, always good. If you like a hot curry try the Naga Takari, hot but tasty and once you've finished your curry why not try one of the vast selection of Whiskeys from around the world.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland DL14 7PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Bishop Auckland
  • Phone Number: 01388 600042

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?