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“A master class in Keralan cooking” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spiceberry - CLOSED

Spiceberry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to the world of spices. Spiceberry, located in the heart of Cardiff, promises a sophisticated yet totally ethnic experience. We, at ‘Spiceberry’, are proud to present to you the culinary pearls of Indian Cuisine, where delivering exciting flavors, fresh ingredients and exceptional service is our mission. Indian cuisine is a combination of exquisite tastes and Indian hospitality. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and generations. Known for it’s rich aroma and extensive use of exotic spices, Indian cuisine deploys a wide range of food preparation styles, cooking techniques and culinary presentations. Spiceberry takes Indian Cuisine to a new culinary level by contemporary presentations, while holding true to it’s traditional cooking. Spiceberry also serves exotic Malabari dishes from the God's Own Country- Kerala. The sense of authenticity is evident in Spiceberry’s atmosphere, where Indian art and culture is showcased in the nouvelle dining room.
Birmingham
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A master class in Keralan cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

A great choice of dishes from Kerala, with good vegetarian and fish options in addition to meat. very helpful and knowledgable staff, and the chef comes out to talk with customers - a great opportunity to pick up a few tips! The food was well prepared and presented, and excellent value. The Truck Stop Chicken Kozhi fry is a must - chicken on the bone cooked in a rich spicy sauce.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MinervaBirmingham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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English first
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
237 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“God's own country food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having been to Kerala and having done a couple of Keralan cooking masterclasses, we ate the introduction to Kerala set meal. Kicked off with papadoms with excellent trio of peppery dips followed by a very good fried chicken starter with a mango and very hot tomato sauce combo.
Next up a subtle but tasty lamb stew , a blandish daal ( aren't they always) rice and excellent authentic bread.
if this set meal is to entice you to return thern it worked very well..a true taste of Keralan cuisine.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DangelaBarry
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Bit disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Being a big fan of Keralite cuisine, having read good reviews and salivating over their menu, I was looking forward to my visit to Spiceberry.

However, the experience was a mixed bag. The new menu didn’t have the Malabar Biriyani on it which was another reason for the place luring me in. Still, our mains of the beef, and the prawns mango curry was very good. The latter was especially brilliant, one of the best mains I’ve had at an Indian restaurant – succulent juicy prawns in a coconut based creamy sauce. The mains were a tad expensive for an Indian but the good food and quantity sort of made up for it.

But my side of the flaky Malabar paratha was poor. 2 small slices of frozen paratha (pretty sure they were, as I’ve had these frozen ones from supermarkets before) for £3 was very poor value for money.

Not sure if I’d be returning in a hurry; it’s a shame that some of the delicious mains offerings were scuppered by poor value for money sides and generally expensive pricing.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bivlar
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Solihull
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348 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Very pricey for limited choice menu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Only a 4 Rating for hygiene was not a good start. Friendly greeting. Had to return the draft beer because it was the first of the night and they hadn't cleared the line. Very Limited choice, because only Keralan dishes. £51 for two courses and beer for two persons was a lot more expensive than we expect for this type and quality of food. I am surprised by the ratings given to this restaurant,which is one of the highest TripAdvisor places in Cardiff.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank SolihullBob
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Cardiff
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Looking forward to going again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Like others we used the Amazon local voucher and had the 'introduction to Kerala' menu. We opted for the meat and the lamb curry was really very good as was the coconut ice cream that I finished with. The service was great with friendly staff and there was a good atmosphere considering it was mid-week. There are some good sounding dishes on the menu which I'm looking forward to trying next time.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank ShandyFarr70
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