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“Gone downhill since opening”
Review of Spice Quarter - Leeds - CLOSED

Spice Quarter - Leeds
Price range: $27 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Italian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Leeds City Centre
Description: Chinese, Italian, Indian or Thai. Can���t decide? Then you need Spice Quarter in Leeds, home to the re-defined buffet. Bringing together favourites from all four countries, you can have a little of what you fancy from each. Featuring a salad counter, pizza and pasta station, masala dosa and kebab stations, a build-your-own stir fry, curry counter and even a chocolate fountain and dessert selection, you could go every day for a week and never eat the same thing twice. It���s great value for money, and perfect before a knees-up in Leeds. After you���ve filled up, stop by the Spice Bar and enjoy a relaxing drink on the candle-lit indoor terrace, complete with one of the shisha pipes on offer.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

When this place first opened it was a high quality 'live' buffet serving a large range of Indian, Thai and Chines food along with quality pizzas , salads and lots of other world foods. Sadly, it has gone downhill a lot recently. Nowadays, it is really just like an Indian buffet, with a few other bits and pieces thrown in for variety. The pizzas are only average quality, the salad selection is poor. The selection of deserts is also poor. The Chinese and Thai element has now almost disappeared and been replaced with an awful Tex/Mex grill which isn't worth bothering with.

On the positive side, the Indian food is actually quite good. The naans (cooked to order) are excellent, and there is a wide election of Indian main courses - including 3 good quality vegetarian options on the day we visited. We went in the evening and the prices were way to high. However, we noticed that everyone seemed to have money-off vouchers printed from the internet, and there is also a good student discount. The lunchtime prices were a lot cheaper but we are not sure if the selection is as good at lunchtimes (??)

Overall, I would recommend this place for a cheaper lunchtime meal - but only if you like Indian food. Apart from the Indian selection, everything else is disappointing and over-priced.

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Thank LeedsRonnieRhino
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Staff rude food cold not impressed wouldn't go again hate writing bad reviews but I wouldn't advise anyone to go if you want a nice welcome with hot food

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Thank KimLeeds86
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Not bad is you like lots to eat, but the quality isn't brilliant. More student fayre really, give it a try but with plenty of alternatives on offer, I wouldn't return. Great choice of dishes though on offer. Try an Aagrah for genuine quality.

Thank redripper1
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I have been there for my son's birthday ...enjoyed the food especially live counters and also got complimentary birthday cake. Lovely naan bread.......will go back soon

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Thank Max2801
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

had bought a meal for 4 on Groupon,
Good points:-
nice design, very clean, the staff are freindly, you can get a cheap drink of cordial for £1, Good choice of menu espaecially for the room they have.

Bad points:-
Food. Nothing stands out as being good, its all average like you would expect in a buffet, lots of cheap value nosh, so quantitiy not quality here, at £6 with the voucher I cant complain but at £12 its not worth it.
If they open it up as a £6 all you can eat Mon -Fri they will be packed out im sure.

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Thank Mark891
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