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“Best Indian around” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spice Empire

Spice Empire
17 High Street, Cleobury Mortimer DY14 8DG, England
+44 (0)1299 270419
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Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Authentic food and great customer as the ethos of our success, The Spice Empire has been proudly serving the people of Cleobury Mortimer for two decades and has been greatly accepted as one of the locals. We have been serving the people of Shropshire almost 40 years applying our trade slowly all around the county. With atmosphere and surrounding suitable for either a romantic dinner, a rowdy hen party or even a meal of restaurant quality at the comfort of your home through a delivery we are more than capable of catering for any event. A large garden with its own bar and a seating capacity of 50+, we even offer private functions. Another one of our outstanding service in our repertoire is outdoor catering. Having catered for 500+ guests many many times The Spice Empire confidently takes on such events like weddings, christenings, cooperate events with no hesitation. With all chefs and staff having qualified health and hygiene certificate and a council approved rating of 5* Health and Hygiene rating you can eat in peace at the restaurant, your home or at any event we have catered for. We hope you enjoy our service which ever way you choose to and please do not hesitate to leave your comments via email or on tripadvisor. We can guarantee you we will value your opinion and try and adapt to your suiting.
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best Indian around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Spice Empire is the best Indian I have ever used - Excellent and have struggled to find a better one

Visited October 2012
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stunning Indian on a Saturday night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat in Cleobury Moritmer on a Saturday night. We walked past Spice Empire and it was heaving. A good sign we thought so we decided to see if they could fit us in. A short 5 minute wait and they had found us a table. Cobra on tap and poppadoms while we waited for our mains was a great start. When the food arrived it was simply delicious. One of the best Indians we have ever visited and a great busy, thriving atmosphere certainly helped. Thoroughly recommended!

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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“overated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This restaurant is ok>Portions are small and overpriced

Visited July 2012
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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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“Not Good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The food is awful they defiantly do not cook all food fresh, the meat is tough if existent in your curry (defiantly using the original recipes that disguise the taste of rotten meat).
All the meals look the same aside from maybe some food colouring, just looks like dog food.
The cutlery is very old and worn and so are the dishes they come in.
The service is somewhat over attentive, looking to serve you 4 pints before your starter, at nearly £4 a pint, no thanks. The service of alcohol is awful too i've never had to ask for the correct glass for my drink so many times, they just couldn't wrap their head around the face that lager does not go in an Ale glass. (without the nucleation points it goes flat very quickly) on the topic of alcohol their practices when it come to the law are very questionable underage drinking and the wrong size measures (you cannot have 25ml and 35ml sold in the same place)

This place is expensive for what you get and is nonlocal taking money away from the community, would not recommend.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

without doubt the best indian restaurant i have ever visited. we also went to the sister restaurant the balti bar but the spice empire was better. the waiters were fantastc and actually remember us when we went to the sister restaurant. the food, drink and atmosphere where all top notch!!! this resaurant has made sure i will make the 4 hour round trio back to visit cleobury mortimer

  • Visited June 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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