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Spice Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti
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11 Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland DL14 7PF, England
01388 600042
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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is the only Indian I will ever eat from. Issy and the team are very very hospitable and caring. You are never rushed or hurried out - you are allowed to enjoy the whole experience not just the food. I never ate Indian food until I tried here.

Thank Cazcloud9
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back here in September.. food good as always. Nothing a trouble, good service. Mid week is quieter but call a book a reservation at peak times . Oh they also do take out food

Thank Dorothy W
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160 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was OK and not over priced, but was not somewhere that I would go back to. The curries that we bought were not very flavourful even though the portions were a good size.

Thank BJN3
Shildon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Customer service was very poor and rough. Staff need training for the service specifically the food serving persons.Bar service was good. Food is tasteless, bland

Thank riasamba
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions with my wife, family, friends and Business Associates and I can honestly state that everyone has been overwhelmed by the food, the atmosphere, the service and the staff. Issy is one of the nicest people I know and he promotes his attitudes and behaviours amongst all his staff. The food is absolutely... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Average Indian . Ok when you are starving after a few drinks. They try and push different foods onto you so your bill is a lot more than you anticipated.

Thank Karen J
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing,very good value for money and brilliant service. Can't fault the place. Ten of us went for a family birthday, I'd highly recommend it the food was delicious and there is a very friendly atmosphere

Thank jemma8181
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I had an enjoyable meal one Saturday night. Food was excellent. Staff were extremely attentive and came several times to check if all was fine, whether we wanted more drinks etc. It was very soon after we arrived that initial drinks were ordered and with us. Atmosphere was excellent ( A trifle noisy perhaps but it was a Saturday, not... More 

Thank Colin S
Canton, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This is some of the best Indian food in the UK. My only suggestion is that they working on the timing of the meal so everything comes out at the same time. No a big deal, but the nan was delivered a few minutes after the rest of the meal.

Thank Sandy H
County Durham
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table pleased we did as it was busy . Starters were very tasty mains were also good .Nan bread was very fresh and yummy . Efficient service Will return

Thank cj13n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland DL14 7PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Bishop Auckland
  • Phone Number: 01388 600042

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