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“Yep the whole village is here !” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spice village ilford

Spice village ilford
266/268 High Rd, Ilford, England
442085532620
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Ranked #87 of 145 Restaurants in Ilford
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Yep the whole village is here !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

second visit to this place. this time was particularly busy due to a a big family party with lots of kids and mums all jostling for space at the buffet - more like a stampede. the shop layout doesn't lend very well to increased number of guests.

on the plus side most of the clientele are pakistani/indian etc which is a good indicator that the food ticks all the right boxes for a seasoned palette.

Food - good selection of staters which are very spicy ! Equally good selection of mains and rice dishes . Meat portions really ample which is good. Desserts are limited to three choices compared to the rest i.e. kheer with or without nuts and sweet rice - there is a fruit salad which can get over looked easily. food is hot and staff regularly refill.

staff - understaffed and under pressure looking stressed and running around like headless chickens - but then it was busy

ambience - needs to improve - it was draughty and we were seated in the middle of the restaurant. tables and chair need a good scrub in my opinion. Larger parties take up the rear. its a narrow setting as seen in the picture - be careful when carrying your plate back to your table or you might end up tipping over someones head. more bowls and side plates please .

Buffet is all you can eat - but easier said than done . best way to enjoy is not to pile your plate high but to have a three course meal and choose selectively. Try and over load your plate and palette and you will end up regretting it.

service - rated poor cause we had a booking for 8pm but when got there we had to wait and our name wasn't on the list ! waiters were grumpy but who can blame them.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Buffet food beware!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Really poor quality food, staff have a face on like we done some harm to them and I can't believe I spent my hard earned money on this place. Please beware!

  • Visited October 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“M_Sheik”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Ordered 2 Lamb Biryani to take away when i reached home to eat i was not happy when i opened the containers there was no meat all just rice.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

very tasty food and restaurant very clean many dishes to choose from. everything was just excellent not like other buffet restaurants i have been to

Visited September 2014
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“Good food, busy but waiters responsive to all requests”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant tonight, it was Eid night and busy. There was plenty of food and very tasty. We were a group of 14. The waiters were responding quickly and efficiently. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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