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Food and ambience

Indian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Balti
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed August 13, 2021

Used to visit more regularly pre-pandemic do was a real treat we thought to re-visit but won’t be returning any time soon if the staff don’t cheer up and remember what they are in the business of - creating a warm welcoming environment and experience....The food was lovely which at least helped but in the expensive side but the evening was totally spoilt by all the staff who didn’t seem to want to be there. Wanted to say something but was so shocked.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

LOVE LOVE LOVED MY MEAL. Lamb Dansak with Mushroom rice is to die for, will be back next week, absolutely love this place.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 8, 2021

Really nice food, very speedy and friendly welcome. Would be a shame if we don’t keep this business going.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 13, 2020

Got a takeaway from here, you could sense that they were busy, so, I was hoping for delicious food when I got home. It wasn’t to be. The curry wasn’t good. Nans were soggy and papadums smelt like it weren’t cooked in fresh oil. Probably...avoid this place in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

After having a very good takeaway from the Tandoori, I thought I’d try out this place given the reviews below. The night didn’t start off great, I placed an order and the person over the phone had broken English and was extremely difficult to understand....After some difficulty, I managed to place my order. When I went to collect my takeaway, the mood was pretty dull. I can understand that we’re in lockdown 2.0, but a few more smiles would’ve made it a bit more welcoming. However, a rather small waiter with a beard did try and come and shake my hand. Probably forgot about the social distancing measures. Nonetheless, they were able to get the collection order to me within 5 or so minutes which was good. For appetisers, I ordered a chicken tikka and fish tikka. The chicken tikka was slightly tough and burnt around the edges. I can appreciate that chicken tikka doesn’t travel amazingly but it was slightly tougher than I’d probably expect. Fish tikka was okay but wasn’t fresh. Definitely defrosted then cooked as it was very flaky instead of tender. For the mains, we went for Mango Chicken and King Prawn Bhuna. These were below par. I knew the Mango Chicken would be mild and slightly sweet, but I didn’t realise it’ll tip me off for diabetes. So much sugar. King prawn bhuna was very bland. For a dish that’s meant to have a thick sauce, it was more or less just a king prawn dish swimming around thin gravy. Lacked a lot of flavour. The mushroom rice I ordered didn’t taste as if it was made to order. Felt like they put it in the microwave or that it was already in its container hours ago. The grains were slightly and the mushrooms felt like they lacked seasoning. As we’re in lockdown no.2, I can understand with social distancing and furloughing staff, it could potentially lead to poor standards but I couldn’t imagine it being this bad. I’m hoping this was a blip and it’ll return to normal standards post December 2020.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2020 via mobile

Good quality food and polite service. Was very busy as they are still giving the deals discount making a meal for three a bargain. The food is delicious. Tandoori flavours are lovely. Naan breads are scrumptious. Good selection of beers and wines. Covid rules in...place. Waiters often had nose out of face covering is the only negative. Would happily return even when the deals discount ends.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Love the food in here. Always really good and staff are great as well. Good place for all the family as well

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 1, 2020 via mobile

Me and a friend had an amazing meal on Friday the salmon tikka starter was just divine melted in your mouth and so tasty. My Bakara was full of flavour one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The atmosphere was great too we enjoyed it...so much we didn’t want to leave at 10pm but thems are the rules! I will definitely be back 😊More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

We booked a table for a meal for 2 this evening at 7.30pm. When we arrived we were told we would have to wait as there were no free tables. We were sat at a table very close to the bar with staff walking by...constantly, most with masks over mouth only, one with no mask at all! At 8 o'clock we were asked to order our meal, despite no table. In this time other people had arrived and were seated. At 8.10 we were asked if we wanted to order more drinks but no hint of a table. At that point we left.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

The food which we ordered for a specific time 3 hours ahead did not arrive at all , we were lied twice about our order when we have rang in. Both times says is 5 minutes away.dont bother if you want to actaly eat food

Date of visit: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spice Lounge

Yes, The Spice Lounge offers takeout services.

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The Spice Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4