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Spice of Bengal

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Fusion, Bangladeshi
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3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
015394 31250
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Southport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived without booking on Sunday evening ......lucky to get a table for two. Great atmosphere and a wonderful welcome with very attentive staff. The food was lovely and there was plenty of it. The wine was excellent and very competitively priced. A definite visit is necessary for our next trip to Ambleside!

Thank Marysim338
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After staying in ambleside for a few days . Me and my partner came to this establishment for a curry . The waiter showed us to our table then went off for a few moments . He came back after 5 mins and took our order . He asked did we want drinks which we did and off he went... More 

Thank alisonmartinmax
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for an Indian in Ambleside, this is your only option. Unfortunately, it's not a good option. Not really sure where to start. The premises are old, but not in a classic way, just a past its best way. It seemed clean, apart from the toilets which are a special treat. Tip, keep your walking boots on. I... More 

Thank Stevebuk2
Dursley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to wait 2 hours to be served or get your takeaway then this is the place for you. A Saturday night and 1 chef - ridiculous!!!

Thank tanya130169
Newcastle upon Tyne
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous curry here. Waiters were attentive and eager to recommend different dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed what we had and would recommend the food. Perhaps, the decor could be up dated. On the whole a great time.

Thank Pegalous
Uster, Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was very efficient and friendly, asked often if everything okay. Portions well sized and food of food quality. The decor is dated, but still ok. We were there early on a Friday evening and it was well visited. A bit of an update of the interior and this place could be mich busier, but still a safe choice for... More 

Thank Carol C
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit quiet,not very popular on a Friday night Chicken Balti hit the spot Decent nan One to go to with the lads rather than a romantic meal for two

Thank Duncan J
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely needs improvement, love Asian food and was expecting good standard but not up to the mark, the staff was helpful. Since not too many options near lake for Indian/Halal Cuisine would recommend it.

Thank amjadshaikh1107
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday night, had a short wait for a table but not long, service was good, food was really nice too! After reading the bad reviews on here we were really pleasantly surprised and would recommend giving them a try!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

If you want good service, bugger off to McDonalds, if you want good food, this place is great! To cook something well takes time, so have a little patience ey??

Thank Paul G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $37
Indian, Asian, Balti, Fusion, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: 015394 31250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?