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“Great atmosphere”
Review of The Spice Oven

The Spice Oven
Ranked #370 of 622 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $18 - $19
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Me & my boyfriend came here as a change, based on the good reviews. Unfortunately we couldn't get a set til late but decided to wait it out in the bar area. The food was good, not amazing, but mostly the service & atmosphere was lovely. It was relaxed & we had an enjoyable meal. Drinks weren't ridiculously overpriced as they often are. Bill was very reasonable & we had a lovely evening.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Summer-M-V
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  • English first
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English first
UK
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“poor food hygene”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I had a very bad experience there - to be fair the food was ok a bit too greasy and not hot when arrived at the table, service was good but after dinner I went home with a terrible tummy ache and runny tummy the next day

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1 Thank kangaroopee
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King of Prussia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Multicuisine Buffet”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a team dinner. Super choice of food and great taste. Excellent service but advised to make reservation especially during weekend.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Subpappu67
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best buffet in Caversham”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Been here a few times now and only once have I had an experience below 5 star, and that was on a weekday night when the choice wasn't so large, understandably. It has a choice of Indian, Chinese, French, Italian and probably a few I've forgotten all cooked by at a glance what quantly appears to be a member of each nationality! This includes most traditional starters and a desert buffet that is absolutely huge and not just the normal choice of ice cream and cheescake. It's unusual for a restaurant to offer more than one type of cooking and actually be able to pull it off without it ALL tasting a bit rubbish.

Never had to book or even wait, even at weekends when it seems the choice is the best, and the setting is lovely too with a bridge over a large fishpond bang in the middle of the restaurant!

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank blackspaven
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Spoilt for choice”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Did not make a booking and was still able to get a table, despite the restuarant being busy. Service was good. A wide variety of choice - Indian/Chinese/English dishes. Starters/salads/mains and deserts. Some dishes made to order whilst you wait. Nice to be able to pick and choose dishes yourself. Loved the fish pond in the middle, a nice touch. Would recommend - especially in a group.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Cassie1319
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