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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good Indian local

This restaurant serves good, honest Indian food at the normal prices you would expect to pay. While it may not be the world's best Indian cuisine, it's certainly not the worst. Perfect for an occasional treat, quick meal out with friends or lazy takeaway, the food is tasty and varied. I happily eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Juett77
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves good, honest Indian food at the normal prices you would expect to pay. While it may not be the world's best Indian cuisine, it's certainly not the worst. Perfect for an occasional treat, quick meal out with friends or lazy takeaway, the food is tasty and varied. I happily eat here and have yet to find anything... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This restaurant doesn't look much from the outside, but the inside is nicely done, and is bigger than it looks. The food was the real surprise, though. It was the best Indian meal we have had for some time. The garlic chicken was really garlicky and the chicken mosalla had lots of spicy flavour without too much chilli. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been going to Cafe Spice for years and the food and service have always been excellent. The staff and the waitress are very attentive and create a lovely atmosphere! I would definitely recommended it here - the new set of staff are also very nice and provide the same standard of service as the previous ones if not better!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Perfectly adequate Indian meal, but not more than that. Very little to distinguish the dishes, each of which came with a brown sauce. I'm sure each sauce has different ingredients, but they certainly looked pretty similar. Peshwari naan seemed to have some kind of honey glaze which made eating it a rather sticky experience - tasted OK though. Service was... More 

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very friendly, treat us as family and remember our names. One of those places that are fun to go to just for the company. The excellent food is an added bonus....

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dorset
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Have eaten here before and had a nice meal but had a takeaway recently and the food was very bland and poor quality. Will not be going here again, maybe they would benefit from some competition in the area to up their game.

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dorset
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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, Thai

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