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The Spice Oven

2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
+44 118 948 1000
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“gulab jamun” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (17 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
Chinese, Indian, Asian
$$ - $$$
2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg this place is amazing the Ambience is delightful staff very well mannered very accompanying just a pleasant place to be love the pond food is amazing all the different cuisines all the flavours less hassle and bustle than Cosmo and better made food just...More

Thank xgemzx86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a weekday evening- the restaurant was half busy and this was our second visit. The place has changed since we last visited and the food choice wasn’t as good- I think like other reviews if you want to stuff yourself and not enjoy...More

Thank hollyReading.Berks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since their revamp. The choices appear to have been halved. The quality is not so good and when they serve prawns in shells and don't know what a finger bowl is then there is a problem. This is fast food and if your only interest...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed March 10, 2018

The choice of vegetarian food was excellent. They will make food to order, to your taste, and bring it to your table! Desserts were a bit tasteless but the rest of the food, including the salad was very good!

Thank NGB999
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Best all you can eat in Reading only downside is it’s not easy to park. The dessert range is delightful. The food caters for all and is forever broadening their range. Staff are friendly and easy to book a table.

Thank tiffanymarin2017
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Went yesterday for the first time. Food was okay, nothing to shout home about, selection was okay but not enough for a nut allergy. Would return possibly but maybe if there was more variety.

Thank eMbAb3
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

As Chinese, Thai, Indian, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, English restaurants go.....this one has to be up there!

Thank Paul C
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Plenty of food to choose from but little in the form of sides. Meat dishes are mainly chicken and the lamb I tried was pretty tough. I would go again but on one of the cheaper days as I wouldn't pay weekend prices again. On...More

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

First time for us since new management. First the positive - the food was tasty. Now the negatives - the waiter did not understand us. He didn’t even know what prosecco was. Secondly, and the most annoying was that they kept running out of food...More

2  Thank SajChowdhury1968
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Enjoyable, fun, family meal, great food, excellent service. Party of 15, including young children, all had a fantastic time, children don't have to wait for food to arrive and can help themselves....they love the puddings!! Toilets much improved,since refurbishment. Great choice of food. Crackers on...More

1  Thank Jane C
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Julia B
February 13, 2017|
Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
When you have live bugs crawling around in your food and the staff all of sudden don't understand what your saying the level of communication is selective one of our party was off work with food poisoning for 10 days after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $24
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 948 1000
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