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1 Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AP, England
01258 473982
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only restaurant!

Cafe Spice is the only restaurant in our town and thankfully is a good one. An advantage for us is that it is walkable. The staff are very friendly and the food is tasty. The only criticism i would have is, that they are sometimes heavy-handed with onion. Otherwise it is a very good dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Gail M
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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dorset
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Slow service... Not many staff about....Cold resturant on a cold night, not ideal, food not extraordinary ....lots of little things that could go along way to improve overall experience

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My family regularly goes here usually a big group of us for a celebration of some sort. We all love the atmosphere and food. There is a brilliant choice and all of our party is easily able to find something that they love. The staff here provide an excellent service and the price is very reasonable.

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is excellent I have been 2 many Indian restaurants this 1 is very hard 2 beat !!! The staff r very polite & friendly would recommend it very highly

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cafe Spice is the only restaurant in our town and thankfully is a good one. An advantage for us is that it is walkable. The staff are very friendly and the food is tasty. The only criticism i would have is, that they are sometimes heavy-handed with onion. Otherwise it is a very good dining experience.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

But this little place wasn't up to my taste, it's ok if you are running late and it's the last resort but I would rather travel further a field to have quality at the same price

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Berkshire, England
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a selection of meat based dishes here but I was concerned to see how many came out a bright red colour ! My shikh kebab (bright red) tasted a bit stale and I think on balance I would go veggie if we eat curry in Sturminster Newton again.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Always greeted with a smile, freindly happy staff who love what they do and they do what they do really well. fabulous food both eat in and take away, I believe they have won many awards for their food and you can tell. Not the cheapest but then youdon't mind when you are getting good quality. Lovely atmosphere when you... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Found something nasty in my curry, really put me off. haven't been able to have a take away curry since, may have been bad luck but in this day and age hygene should be uppermost!

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

After arriving at 8pm, we finally got our menus at 8.30, and weren't served our food until 10.15pm and even then 2 of the main meals were wrong and the sag aloo didn't have any spinach, as apparently they'd run out!! During all this time, not one of the 5 different waiters apologised or even seem to think anything was... More 

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Had reserved a table, waited about 5 minutes to be acknowledged. Waited about 30 minutes for a menu, 20 minutes to have an order taken then 2 1/4 hours after we arrived so did our food, with no sag in our sag aloo and 1 dish missing. After trying to explain this was not good service we got shouted at.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: 01258 473982

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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