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“A good restaurant but..................”
Review of Spice of Llanberis

Spice of Llanberis
Ranked #9 of 25 Restaurants in Llanberis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Chesterfield
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3 reviews
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“A good restaurant but..................”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We have been regulars at this restaurant for several years when visiting the region. Always excellent food and service and on our last visit in May 2013 the standards and service were good even though the place was full. One waiter was on holiday so the 2 people running the show were very busy, the younger waiter was very pleasant, as always, regardless of the pressures upon him but the older man normally behind the bar was a right grumpy old git, he made a disapproving grunt when he thought that I had ordered insufficient food and when it came to pay just gestured with his hand to pass the plate with the money on. We have always had nothing but a wonderful dining experience here but will consider other establishments if this is to be the way we are treated. A very good restaurant that could be spoiled by one unpleasant person, not very smart!

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Decent Indian food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Simple but adequate Indian food. Service was good. Restaurant was very clean. I could eat here again.

Visited April 2013
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Ripon, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The worst restaurant experience i've ever had.”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is probably the worst restaurant experience i've ever had, and I go to a lot of restaurants.

My review is not so much about the food or the feel of the place in terms of design (it's average, if not slightly below par), but the staff who run the place.

From the start we were rushed, it was the day of the marathon and initially we were turned down (that's fine, we hadn't booked), then as we were leaving the boss pointed us to the only empty table (which transpired to clearly have been booked by a party arriving shortly), he obviously saw us as £ signs and couldn't resist getting some money off us in the least possible time.

We were rushed to order, mains came minutes after starter whilst we were still eating it, rushed to finish, (they tried to take my meal before I had finished), not offered dessert or coffee, just given a bill without requesting it. And to hurry us into paying our bill we overheard the boss tell the party waiting by the door that we were leaving.

Clearly the boss had squeezed us into a space which he had already reserved for someone else, he's just a very, very greedy little man.

The fact the restaurant was full would probably not be an indication of it's popularity, it's simply because LLanberis is a small town and on marathon day it is flooded with 1000's of tourists who need feeding! - this restaurant happens to be near the finish line too..

The experience at the time made us very angry and left a throughly unpleasant feeling with us.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Tom W
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great food, pleasant service, no dislikes. Compares well with good Wolverhampton Indian restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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Thank JohnWSedgley
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Manchester
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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“Great food”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Brilliant food. A family of three came away very happy, Would definately go again. The food was very tastey with lots of choice. The only niggle we had was that the younger waiter came across as though he couldnt really be bothered, however he was waiting by himself.

  • Visited April 2013
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