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City Spice

#2,500 of 18,605 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
+44 20 7247 1012
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“poppadoms” (23 reviews)
“curry” (40 reviews)
“paratha” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: City Spice
1. Great Atmosphere
"Brilliant night at Cityy Spice."
John A
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2. Great Food, Experienced Staff
"Prices, food, and service are excellent."
Patricia A
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3. Award-Winning Restaurant
"their recent award and review published in the London Evening Standard"
jdlon
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I ate here at city spice and I had the chicken korma- safe to say it was the best I've ever eaten! Food came out quickly and the quality and flavor was good. Portions are exactly right, not too much nor too little. They also...More

Thank altafmorcos
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Was interested in having a curry in Brick Lane and my friend said she been here before and it was good. We were not disappointed food was excellent great spice amazing garlic naan and really enjoyed it. Good service. Would go again.

1  Thank KJBerkshire
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fast, delicious, comfortable, consistent - can't say enough good things! Will miss city spice when I move away. Order the special for two people and it's a deal too! Garlic Naan is delish, samosas are great. Favorite is the tanduri chicken so good!

Thank leopearson263
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking at the evening with my wife while we were looking for a place to have dinner we stopped at city spice. Thanks to the delicious massala smell. Reading the reviews, apparently is better to do a reservation, but luckily for me and my wife...More

Thank Ingemann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is was my first trip to City spice and I was impressed with the menu and its execution. Everything my wife and I ordered was superb. I'm not an Indian foodie, but the notion that anyone would give this place a rating below a...More

Thank seanfisher456
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place making meals with a creative and refined twist. Every serving has a personal creative touch making the experience uniquely different and flavorful. You will find newly discovered tastes - never imagined a samosa could taste that good, that chaat can be so tasty...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best service, best people, best flavors. Nothing but love for this place, the food and the culture. Extremely approachable Indian food while still staying true to the flavors and spices you'd expect in quality Indian cuisine. Indian food has always been difficult to sort through...More

Thank Criss L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome service, food was perfect. They're hospitality just stands out. Great service, extremely nice staff, felt very homey. Loved the food and reasonably priced. We got chicken tikka, korma, biryani, and we weren't disappointed with any of them city spice just great with it..

1  Thank George R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first ever experience tasting an Indian food and I loved it. I am glad I found this place. Indian fusion cuisine is a home run and unfortunately rare. City spice has a great concept and execution taking traditional Indian flavors to new...More

Thank Riyan7SSS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife visited city spice. Food was awesome. The server ( Rez) was really helpful and kind. If you are visiting Brick Lane and want to eat authentic Indian food ... highly recommended city spice restaurant.

Thank Ben D
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danos1
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
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vanartus
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.
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Chris G
December 16, 2014|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$16 - $71
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
Description
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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