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Spice of Life Indian Cuisine

#2,256 of 17,559 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Eastern European, Halal
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260 Lee High Road | Lewisham, London SE13 5PL, England
+44 20 8244 4770
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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Lewisham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new salmon starter was the best starter I can remember having, ever! Great little restaurant. Very welcoming and a friendly atmosphere.

Thank jennythornley5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our usual Indian was becoming a little below par. We had been disappointed with other Lewisham/blackheath restaurants. We ordered by recommendation of the owner and it was honestly the best meal I've eaten in a long time. I ordered (by recommendation) the chicken malabah, pilau, and mustard potatoes, and my boyfriend a bhuna (vindaloo hot) and we were both very... More 

Thank Hannah S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Really good service and nice food with good decor and Napier. Can't fault, even got a deee drink! Small restaurant but feels homely. Pub couple of doors away too. Unusual to find an Indian restaurant in such a pretty village location but very welcome when we called at nearly eleven pm on Saturday.

Thank Pete&Karen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Eastern European, Halal
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: +44 20 8244 4770
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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