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“A great new menu” 5 of 5 stars
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Odiham Spice
73 High Street, Odiham, Hook, England
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Odiham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Postal code RG29 1LB Telephone 01256 703511
Universe1
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“A great new menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Whilst I have written a review before I wanted to submit another one based on our recent visit and the great new and updated menu. As always with Odiham Spice we were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome. And to our surprise some small tweaks have been made to the place (new plates, cutlery , napkins, glassware etc.); they are small changes but it has somehow brought the place "up to date". More changes are noticeable on the menu with the addition of new dishes and definitely ones you won't find on your "typical" Indian restaurant menu. Many of these are regional Bangladeshi dishes and we tried 3 of them, each were unique and full of fantastic flavour. Another great visit and we never leave disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Odiham, Hampshire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“COME HERE FOR EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I have been eating regularly at the Indian Spice restaurant for some years, and can't give it anything but a first-class accolade. The food is brilliant - very tasty, hot in both senses of the word (spicy and also straight from the oven) - and the hospitality is beautiful. Islam, the owner and mine host, keeps a close eye on his staff but everyone is very friendly. You'll have a great evening there.
What's interesting, too, is that they don't put their prices up or offer any special gimmicky menus for New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve, Valentine's Day or any of those other so-called 'special' occasions which litter up the calendar and provide marketing opportunities for unscrupulous restaurant owners. If you book early enough, you can have the window table, too, which is almost like eating in your own sitting room: you have your own fireplace and your own banquette, plus the cheery service of Islam and his team of witty waiters who are always ready with lively suggestions for improving your enjoyment if you're not sure about, say, what sauces go with what.
Indian Spice has just brought out a new menu, too. Surprise, surprise: the prices really haven't gone up, either.
TED AND WENDY JOHNS

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Hampshire
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Don't go there sober!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Quite bemused by some of these reviews, the Odiham Spice is a tired old joint. It's okay, but I've had some shockers there in the past: "we've run out of chicken, here's a lamb dish instead" being just one of them. If you've had a few drinks it's fine and dandy, but don't go here expecting quality cuisine.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Indian I know”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We visited the Odiham Spice after a Christmas shopping trip. We had their Christmas menu which included some wonderfully tender slow roasted spiced Lamb. The service as always was exemplary, the food sublime and delicious. The wine list excellent. The staff are warm, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. What can I say - some of my most enjoyable meals out have been here. This is an little gem of a restaurant. They will remember you if you return and remember your favourite table. Nothing is too much trouble.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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“Best Restaurent Around By Far!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This restaurant is the best by far- Me and my partner have been going here for the past few years. The menu is very reasonable priced and we love the high standard of service we receive as well as the superb quality of food. We tend to go on a Sunday when it is £8.95 east as much as you like and you get to order of the menu fresh. It's not like all the other Indian restaurants where its buffet sitting around all day!!! They also do. a fabulous children menu. We always recommend this restaurant to friends and family and never have they been disappointed either! This is a must visit if you are in the area!!!! BEST RESTAURANT IN THE AREA!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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