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River Spice

Indian, Asian, Balti
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206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
0118 950 3355
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Flat warm coke for almost £3.75 5 mussels starter almost £7 really not value for money. Customer service need a lot of improvement too

Thank Wheeler M
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our usual Curry House in the area was booked for a Birthday Party and so we paid our visit to River Spice. Above average food with plenty of flavour and particularly good Naan Breads. Service decent enough too and with lovely views of the river.

Thank Karen B
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought the service was really bad, we waited ages for someone to come over to take our order, then waited ages for the food. Didn't like the butter chicken at all. It was very thick and bland. Wouldn't come back, there are loads of Indians in the area that are far better than this :)

Thank aprylb31
Stockholm, Sweden
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner and was apparently a bit early when we arrived at 5pm. The menu is mostly indian which we ordered. Tasty and a bot on the spicy side so ask when you order. The menu is marked low, medium, strong but it may not fit your reference point.

Thank Anders L
Windsor, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Spice is a Great Indian Restaurant By The River with great views a has a big car park & good food & service with a full Indian menu

Thank Robert U
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good service, fast and very pleasant. Reasonably comprehensive menu and staff willing to help.

Thank David P
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The place was empty throughout our visit (apart from us and the waiters of course). I ordered Lamb tikka masala and got chicken madras. However it was quickly rectified. The food was okay but nothing special and I would not go again.

Thank maryanne m
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

River Spice stepped in and saved my birthday celebrations with style yesterday evening after a disastrous attempt to eat at Pipers Island where my friends had booked. With only 5 minutes notice, River Spice staff found us a lovely table and decorated it and even presented me with Prosecco. Fabulous curries, great waiters who joined in the celebrations and chatted... More 

Thank jacquiwinslade
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Would have been nice for us to eat out meal together Poor customer service Food badly cooked and the poor attitude Poor fellow serving us agreed the food was poor, unhappy still the manager agreed it had been bad, followed by the owner who spends all the night on his mobile, who couldn't care less.

Thank U4839QAjohnf
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Naff looking from outside on the street, go inside a little tacky, but round the back with views along the river much better. Service very good, chicken shaslick very good, chicken madras very tasty, palak paneer yum. Will be back soon.

Thank Sue B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 0118 950 3355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?