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Spice of Life Indian Cuisine

#2,487 of 17,126 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Eastern European
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260 Lee High Road | Lewisham, London SE13 5PL, England
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just moved to the area so decided (naturally!) an Indian was in order. We popped into Spice Of Life for take-out, and I'm glad we did. A very friendly welcome from the family who run it. Indeed they noticed we'd been running around and made sure we had water while we waited without even asking. That said, the wait... More 

1 Thank Corbo1976
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very local to me so I thought I'd give it a try, very fast service and the food is very nice. It's very small inside the tables are very close together so your basically sitting next to other families/couples. When I paid I was charged £48 for two chicken Kormas and rice and two vodka and cokes... More 

Thank Jamielee100
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a brilliantly run, small Indian restaurant in Lewisham. Perhaps the best thing about this place is the service - always extremely friendly and helpful, they make you feel very welcome and the place always has a good 'buzz'. The food is excellent, standard Indian restaurant cooking. The tandoori dishes are impeccable - I'd highly recommend the Lamb shaslik.... More 

1 Thank Joe G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, very tasty. Notably good selection of dips with the poppadoms. They have a three course menu which it very good value at £12.50. The staff were extremely helpful. Very child friendly, for example offering to do a half portion for our little girl. No baby change, just enough space in the ladies toilet to change them... More 

1 Thank MarieZ2
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The Spice of Life has many regular customers. This gives it a clubby atmosphere but newcomers receive an equally warm welcome. The owner loves to talk about the evening's special dishes and give advice when asked. The food always tastes fresh and prices are very reasonable for the consistent high quality.

1 Thank tony w
East Linton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Searching for an Indian I discovered this place - It lived up to all of the great positive comments our shared starter was enjoyed by us all the only complaint was that maybe there was not enough spac left to eat all of our mains Drinks were reasonably priced

1 Thank Eric_of_Ayr
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I first used the Spice of life back in the late 80s and have to say in all that time the food just stays of a consistently high standard and quality. With the daily specials boards you have chance to vary your normal Curry of choice and the food never disappoints. A very nice atmosphere and easily the best restaurant... More 

1 Thank Peter S
Hamilton, Bermuda
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Had the pleasure of dining here again on Friday night and just love the food, the atmosphere and the quality of service. The specials were our pick of choice this time and were just delicious. Always enjoy the food here. Never disappointed.

1 Thank Lisa D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The Spice has been in place for 30 years and, in addition to their usual menu, they are offing a Celebration Platter. I had this the last time I visited and it was one of the best meals I have had there, and that is saying something. Here's to many more years (and meals) at the Spice!

1 Thank Ian62_13
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

As a vegetarian, the food ticks all the boxes in terms of variety, freshness and ingredients; my meat eating companions love it too. The atmosphere and service is both friendly and professional, which is quite often difficult to achieve. I have been eating at the Spice for years and it really has just got better and better. Certainly equal to... More 

2 Thank Terri M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Eastern European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Lee High Road | Lewisham, London SE13 5PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 02082444770
Small family run restaurant , 38 seats, Indian and Bangladeshi food.Top 100 in Good Curry Guide 2013, free delivery service £25 min order, 2 mile radius area. Fully licensed and Air conditioned.Four course seasonal meal deal only £12.50 per person. Wide choice for all Vegetarian, Meat and Fish Dishes. Easy Parking after 7pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?