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Bengal Spice

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
+44 1271 862010
5:30 pm - 11:00 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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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

After returning to the area after a long break away i am keen to find a local Curry house that will suit my partner and I. This will not be it. It was quite clear from almost the moment i entered for a take away that this would not be the one. The staff were polite enough, but distracted. For... More 

Thank Simon M
Hull England
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322 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

First visit here but not my last when in the area.Selection is first rate and the taste outstanding. The best lamb birthstone I have had. Do visit a not to be missed place.

Thank KeithGHullEngland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a family dinner - restaurant was quite but everything up to scratch. Haven't been for years, but glad we came back.

Thank HolidayPG
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 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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588 reviews
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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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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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29 reviews
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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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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

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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, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, 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: +44 1271 862010

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