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“OK but only if you are in a hurry”
Review of Spice Route

Spice Route
Ranked #902 of 1,324 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $11 - $22
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our abode. Take a trip down spice lane and enjoy a delicious array of dishes from the Eastern areas of the world! We provide freshly prepared, 100% Halal food in the form of an Island Buffet. Our palatial restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for family and friends with the perfect location in the Red Dragon Centre. We also provide free parking for all of our customers. Currently running a number of amazing summer deals, visit our Website, Facebook or Twitter.
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We were about the first customers to arrive. We were quickly shown to our table. We had to ask what the proceedure was as this is a buffet service. It was speedily explained that we just helped ourselves The backgound music is intrusive.
Good range of interesting cold starters.Quite nice flavours
There was a wide range of food from the buffet but it was luke warm with very little flavour.
No explanation was given about food being cooked to order. The desserts looked interesting but again lacked any flavour or character.
The only plus of eating here is that because you help yourself the meal takes as long as you want. Important as we were going straight to the adjoining cinema.

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Thank Fonmon
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I havent visited this restaurant for a few years and looked online to see that it didnt seem to have good reviews...but went anyway.
I thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the evening buffet is £13.95 per adult. There is a good range of starters, indian, chinese and even mexican foods. As a main I had the Mutton on the bone curry, very nice. I also had some red chicken curry which was absolutely one of the best curries I have tasted. Desserts are a bit of a let down, but after all that food...its only little bits that are needed. There were some traditional Indian and a 'mr whippy' ice cream type machine with cones..very novel! I had some chocolate gateau, clearly bought, but nice all the same, esp with mr whippy!
For those of you feeling virtuous...there was a huge bowl of fresh fruit salad. There is a good range of drinks, although no one in our party drinks alcohol so it was cokes all round. We did ask for a jug of water, which was brought very quickly by a really pleasant young lady, who kindly took a photograph of us all tucking into our food!
Parking..is free, but do remember to get the ticket validated when you pay!
Maybe I wont leave it so long before visiting again.

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Thank msna
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not a good review I'm afraid. The food was very bland, almost without taste and cold. The service was quite appalling we couldn't get anyone's attention for drinks, and the Noise!!! The only redeeming feature was dessert which, not being a fan I couldn't vouch for and only take my partners word for..

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Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

The flavours were almost tasteless in curry and the chicken was still uncooked in the centre. And the starters were good and stir fry was good. Waiters were slow with the drinks. And the deserts were probably the best thing there but even then it could be better. Overall it's over priced

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Thank Jonny1066
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

excellent choice of foods including curries, noodle bar, sushi etc. Can get very busy, booking recommended. Once seated you serve yourself from the various counters located in the centre area of the restaurant. Eat as much as you want for one fixed price.

Thank gmk30
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