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Britannia Spice

Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European, Nepali
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150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
0-131 555 2255
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had booked a table through Wowcher and were made to feel like second hand citizens from the outset. Ordered two beers and the waitress asked us if we wanted Stella. She then returned to tell us that the Stella was broken and offered us Cobra instead (costs more than the Stella). Almost immediately afterwards, Stella was poured for other customers!!... More 

1 Thank Anne26262
Paisley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I have eaten here a number of times over the years and I am afraid to say this is a restaurant in decline. The food is generally still good but all seems a bit dated. The service was worthy of Bazil Fawltey fawning at one moment then completely absent the next. We found the coffees basically undrinkable and of... More 

Thank Evan W
Tranent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Britania Spice our party of 4arrived early on a fri. evening,no problem to the immaculate turned out staff who ushered us to our table in this lovely Indian restraunt having taken our order we had time to enjoy a bit of group conversation while our food was prepared,this is not a fast food joint but... More 

Thank JohnBai
Chester, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight with 2 colleagues, a Serbian and a Panamanian. Excellent meal, pops, onion bahji's, Ceylon chicken as hot as they could make it, naan and 2 bottles of Cobra, really really good. If I'm back here I'll come again. I'm actually still here, and feel stuffed. £101 for the 3 of us, pretty reasonable.

Thank ChickenPhal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to have dinner with my kids...the staff was rude and they had some side dish policy which we fail to understand any way food was good.

Thank gaystri
Devizes, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is huge and largely unoccupied on our visit. The greeting was without a smile although that changed when we met the owner. Somehow it lacked intimacy and warmth that we are used to in Asian eateries. The menu was interesting with Nepalese and Thai dishes included. the food was average by our standard and we eat Indian a... More 

1 Thank PTRaggett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn next door and.were given 15% discount vouchers. After a titling day in Edinburgh walking just a few steps was a good option and we like Indian food. The place is huge by our modest hometown standards. The decor nautical. When we arrived at eight fifteen on a Friday evening I expected the place... More 

Thank Paul R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Nautical themed curry house is an interesting take. Food is tasty and plentiful. Recommend the vegetarian banquet for two people. Not overpriced. Worth a visit.

Thank BristolPavs
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32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I went with my husband for a meal with an itison voucher and the food wasn't good-really creamy and heavy without much flavour. The service wasn't great and the whole place was quite lacklustre-we were really disappointed.

Thank Francesculpin
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

No fault found in this restaurant ,warm welcome from staff , we had 3 x starters plus popperduns , 2 x main ,2 x side dish and rice 3 x chapati 2 large red wine all for about £80.00, it was worth every penny waiter then gave us 15% discount for being loyal customers , my third visit in 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $30
Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European, Nepali
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Commercial Street Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0-131 555 2255
From its location in a former whisky bond close to the waterfront at Leith, Britannia Spice has been attracting Edinburgh's diners to its multi-ethnic blend of exotic eastern cooking since 2000. Drawing on the traditional cuisine of India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Nepal, the critically acclaimed dishes are served in a nautically-inspired interior with an airy yet intimate ambience.

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