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Spice of Bengal

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Fusion, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
015394 31250
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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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York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mixed feelings about portion sizes. Unfortunately missing one of the main meals. Nice tasting though. Average experience.

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Thank Sally G
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there tonight. The interieur isn't really nice but who cares, the food is good!! The service is quick, they were friendly I didn't get any papadew... Maybe because I was alone? I ordered onion bhaji, a vegetarian dish (forgot the name but it was spinach with mushrooms in gravy) and a cardemon with onion naan and a cobra beer.... More 

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London
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not often I eat somewhere with such mixed reviews as this place, but I had to go just to make up my own mind!! I have say that the more fussy among us will be unhappy with this place, the menus are sticky, the carpets are dirty and there is food up the walls! But as I planned to... More 

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Thank BigJacobs
Lancashire
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meat Samosa starter which I can only describe as 2 small triangles. Chicken madras next, the quality of which I would have expected from a microwave meal. Poor, really poor.

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Thank Mountaintiger
London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hungry for a big meal here after a day's cycling up hill and down dale, and was pleased with the size of the portions. I left full but the food was lacking taste and the service, although friendly, was slow and a bit disorganised (in fairness, they were very busy). I did not consider it good value.

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1 Thank Smith1984
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions were not good. Dirty carpets. Bland decor. Miserable looking staff. No Indian music. No atmosphere. But we stayed as all other resteraunts were fully booked despite it been only 7pm. Our party of 8 was easily seated as there was hardly anyone in. It took what seemed to be a age to get the attention of the staff... More 

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2 Thank Trevor C
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were a bit unfriendly but the food was very good so all in all it was a nice evening and a pleasant place to eat.

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Thank Ian M
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seated quickly, service ok but not overly friendly. Food very nice although chicken tikka was served but covered over as chicken madras! The toilets was absolutely atrocious, flood soaking wet and dirty and smelly. Food overall nice not the best Indian by far but we were hungry and it was 10pm at night.

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Thank Sallyalfie
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival disappointed by dirty carpet and steps. Crumbs on table. Service prompt and friendly enough. Food was good. Decor was poor, a mishmash, yellow paint, stairs down to toilets in need of a refurb. Did the job, but nothing special.

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Thank Allyson A
Biddulph
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very nice however, whilst the service was prompt it was not friendly or welcoming which made us feel like we needed to leave as soon as we had finished eating.

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Thank Tony D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $39
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Fusion, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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?