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“Great food, reasonable price ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spice of Bengal

Spice of Bengal
3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
015394 31250
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Ranked #72 of 106 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $11 - $45
Cuisines: Indian, Asian fusion, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food, reasonable price ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have visited this restaurant a number of times since it opened a while ago.
First impressions was not too good, as the layout of the place was a little strange.
But once the order was taken and out food arrived we had forgotten about any of that.
The tables are always set out to a good standard, waiters (when not rushed off their feet) are attentive.
Best of all the food is always to a great quality. We used to eat on the old Indian on the high street in Ambleside but the waiters in there were so arrogant could not eat there anymore, needless to say they have now shut their doors for business!

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English first
Grasmere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This was not our first visit and definitely not our last. The colours of the dishes were mouthwatering and the spices tumbled out and burst on the taste buds. We tried identifying the myriad of flavours and agreed that no restaurant in this area offers such a kaleidoscope of tastes. For a truly memorable meal,I suggest customers add on a few of the tasty side dishes and experience the authentic curry flavours. We have never found the staff unfriendly, maybe because we are appreciative and friendly to them. At busy times there may be some delay, but how about talking to each other for a while? I went down and peeped into the kitchen and believe me the chef's were working flat out with a multitude of pans searing, frying and simmering.
We are choosy where we eat. We look for freshness, taste, ambience and value. This restaurant fits them all. And who really cares where they buy their serviettes (and actually they have new ones)? Go with an open mind and enjoy yourself.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LennonSonny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice food terrible attitude!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We ate here on Saturday night, 4 adults, the food was lovely but the attitude from one of the waiters was awful! Really rude and ignorant!

Visited November 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“What a poor Indian Restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The service was atrocious, we had to wait ages for the starters to arrive, and then the portions were minuscule!! When the main courses arrive 2 were missing, and all the dishes looked the same! The staff were not very attentive and offered no apologises for the poor service, or missing 2 main courses of our order.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Keighley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Diabolical service, poor food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We waited between 45 - 60 minutes for our starters. Two other tables beside us were served in approximately 15 minutes so the waiters' excuse that they were understaffed and very busy was nonsense. No prior warning nor apologies for the time our meal took to arrive. The food was very bland and certainly not a curry that could be recommended. We did not stay for the main course.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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