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Bengal Spice

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
01271 862 010
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is clean and tidy the service is a little slow but the food is well worth waiting for and makes up for any short comings in the service . This is the second visit and was well worth a good mention and oh yes the price was really good and less than we had expected , if it's... More 

Thank Clive F
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Tuesday out of season in Ilfracombe there is not a lot of choice to eat out. But this Indian restaurant offered a warm welcome ,great value and tasty food.We opted for the 4 course banquet cost £9.99 per head.It was a good curry at a great price and the service was welcoming.Worth a visit ,especially if you are... More 

Thank Tedlar W
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had takeaway. Food was very quick, tasted ok but nothing special. We have had better meals elsewhere in Ilfracombe. If you do go, make sure to check the bill as they attempted to charge us for items we had not orderd.

Thank Judas60
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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548 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

As others have noted this place is now under new management and is called the Bengal Spice. I'm surprised at some of the other bad reviews. Admittedly we arrived quite early but the service was polite and attentive and the food was excellent and arrived in a timely fashion. The flavours in the sauces were absolutely delicious (my mouth is... More 

Thank CardiffMaddie
Cannock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is called the BENGAL SPICE!Stopped in North Devon for the week. Went here with family after a long day so really looking forward to our meal, ordered a Special Shashlick, Lamb Naga, Mix Grill and a Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi! These came out as litteraly half portions, the nan breads were tiny compared to mine and other restaurants i... More 

Thank MohZamanIndiaRed
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

You will always compare an ethnic restaurant to your favourite 'at home' but perhaps that is the best yardstick? Anyway, the food from this take away ranged from OK to poor. The 'brown' currys tasted quite powdery but the 'yellow' curries were a little better. The naans were noticeably bland - we struggled to tell one from the other and... More 

Thank Paul T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Could not complain food was excellent the lamb in particular was superb its one of the best curries me and my family have ever had!

Thank AdrianAspbury
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

The service was friendly and we had the 'banquet' deal which was good value. The food was not the best but quite acceptable.

Thank George D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Have literally just had to walk out of this restaurant!The service was so poor- one man in particular clearly unwilling to listen to customers and to the staff working with him. We booked a table in advance, but when we arrived the table wasn't even made up (despite the restaurant being empty)we had to ask on a number of occasions... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Usually have takeaway as live just up the road and always really good food but decided with Friends to eat in. Food was great service good, very nice evening

Thank shaun h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271 862 010

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