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City Spice

#4,996 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
+44 20 7247 1012
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“poppadoms” (29 reviews)
“curry” (50 reviews)
“thali” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
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Reviewed today

Food was great! Everything was so fresh and full of spice and flavor. All their chicken dishes had white meat which is always a plus, and their variety was extensive! when we go there for dinner, the staff is super friendly, we are treated like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matthews11qq
Reviewed 2 days ago

Today was our first time ordering from India's Restaurant. We ordered Chicken Chicken tikka pakora, Sambucca, Chicken Biryani and Bhindi Bhaji. The food was really good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kendra002m
Reviewed 5 days ago

A 5 Star review from me definitely would mean the restaurant is a 5*!!I ordered for Dall Makunee, Tandoori chicken and Cheese and Chilli Nan. The taste of the food was amazing. When you crave for food and you get this, Wow that is awesome.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Villanueva33
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wait staff is excellent. Very helpful with menu. best Indian food I've ever had in authentic atmosphere. They had multiple meat dishes and multiple vegetarian main dishes. Lamb Marsala was excellent.This was a great experience for my entire family!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff once you get past the friendly salesman outside. Reminiscent of being in Asia that.... Anyway, the food was good, the price was reasonable, and we would go again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank woodydog666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Friday night in London with a mate - “Let’s try Brick Lane for a curry,” says he. Why not indeed? We were prepared for the hawkers trying to lure us in as we strolled down the street, some charming, others blunt. Free beers seemed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 779RichardW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So disappointed with this restaurant after nice condiments and poppadoms to start, very bland, overly sweet dishes - sag paneer & tikka Marsala. Tourist trap to be avoided. Strange how it receives so many top reviews from people who seem only ever do one review,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Simone F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our two children (9 and 6) and had a lovely time. The food was beautiful and the bill for 4 people was reasonable. My 9 year old declared it as her favourite restaurant so far, high praise indeed. The only thing I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank patdurks
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have excellent food and a generous variety of Veg and non-veg dishes. Everyone left real happy with the food and specially the fresh Nan bread. Everyone there was very courteous and especially our server, all in all an excellent find. A must try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HerryMarker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our main dishes, we chose the Tandoori chicken, lamb curry, and saag paneer. The saag paneer was definitely my favorite. Everyone's also really nice and attentive! 5+++ stars for the awesome service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rush2019
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Questions & Answers
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Ahad138 | Property representative |
Hi, We do indeed have a separate menu, you will be able to find it under its relevant section on the menu. If you do decide to dine with us, please request the vegan menu to one of our staff upon being seated. Many... More
March 6, 2016|
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Response from Ahad138 | Property representative |
Hi, We do accept American Express and all other types of cards. Many thanks.
Chris G
December 16, 2014|
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Response from aabraham23 |
They are open all day. Every day. Close at 12 in the night I believe and open at half 12 in the afternoon. (Christmas time)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $69
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighborhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 1012
  • E-mail
London's City Spice claims to be the best Indian restaurant on Brick Lane. It's quite a claim to live up to but we think that it might do just that. Located centrally on the notorious street, City Spice announces itself with neon signage and a bold blue painted exterior. Inside the dining room is bright, thanks to both large windows on two sides and a light, cream paint job and white tiled flooring. Entirely modern but unpretentious, the restaurant has modern furniture and contemporary images of London on the walls as well as touches of Indian influences throughout, its decor doubtless appealing to East London's young and arty set. Although inspired by the Bangladeshi origin of its owners and chefs, City Spice's menu covers most Indian regions, providing curries, tandoori specialties and tikkas alongside recipes from Bangladesh. Competitively priced for the area, it really isn't difficult to see why pre-booking a table is absolutely essential for this popular restaurant.
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