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“Too expensive, Food too sweet!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ayr Spice Tandoori - CLOSED

Ayr Spice Tandoori
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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3 reviews
“Too expensive, Food too sweet!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Me and my partner went here for our anniversary and its was dead, the man who served seemed nice but hardly spoke and when ge did it was too quiet, then stared at us eating the whole time we were in which was uncomfortable, the food came and looked great but both our curries which were completely different were both far too sweet, we got 2 x curries 2x rice chips a cheese nan 2x can coke an my partner got a pint which cost £40 odd we nearly died we got all this a better meal plus a few extra cokes and pints for £23 odd will never be back!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank StephY491
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68 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Give this one a miss...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Just moved into the area so thought I would treat my wife to a lunch out.
Lovely surroundings and in a converted church so thought this would have
to be good and also advertising talked about "exquisite" cuisine. Had to try it.
Disappointment and 52 pounds poorer.
Chose lunchtime mid week so did not expect it to be busy. We were alone
apart from a waiter who had difficulty in understanding our Australian English.
Could not order a simple drink we wanted, then changed that to a juice and
again didnt have what we wanted. Never mind. We came for "exquisite" Indian
cuisine.
Menu looked interesting and large selection of items. Food was served lukewarm
and we got the impression that for 2 of us for lunch, we were being given the "heated
up in the microwave" treatment. We noticed cleanliness was not great. Stains on table
cloths,etc. starter for 2 was small and basic,lukewarm.Mains were not nice. Didnt taste
fresh. Poppadoms had burned taste. Side dishes OK and Ayr rice their special inhouse
rice dish was OK. Lam Passanda was tough. Lamb tasted old. Didn't enjoy the 52 pound
experience and we have eaten Indian cuisine world wide for over 30 years so we know
our Indian food. Maybe the restaurant was having a "bad" day when we came and normally
they may well serve "exquisite" Indian cuisine but on this occasion we didn't see it. Wont bother coming back as 52 pounds is better spent on a nice Indian meal for two from ASDA for 6 pounds
and that is saying something....disappointed diner.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Robert v
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Delicious indian food and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Everything served at the Spice was freshly cooked; some of the best Indian style food we have ever eaten.
I started with my usual Onion Bhajis. At most Indian restaurants they are heavy and doughy. The one’s served at the Spice were light and crispy, just as they should be.
The Peshwari Nan was obviously made in house; light and tasty.
We could not fault the main courses either. Having each chosen something different, they all arrived together and were served hot. We all enjoyed our choice.
I read in another review that the service was slow. On the night we went, we were welcomes at the door, shown immediately to our table and within five minutes were served with Popadums, drinks and a selection of Indian Chutneys. The starters and main courses followed in due course without delay.
Throughout our meal the Manager (Owner?) was making sure that all his customers were enjoying their meal.
All in all, a very good meal and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 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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Thank seenitdunit
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Port William, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Gem on the A77”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Travelling from Ayr to Stranraer, we "found" this gem of a Bangladeshi restaurant. Housed in a converted church on the northern edge of Minishant, they are open from noon to 10pm every day. Hosted by an award winning TV chef they have a great menu of freshly cooked food, some of the best I have tasted since leaving Bradford - and that says a lot. And at £11.45 for a 3 course set meal, with plenty of choices (including English), excellent value for money.

Do not confuse this with the similarly named Ayr Spice Tandoori at Prestwick Toll, which is not getting good reviews

  • Visited March 2013
    • 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 David H
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Ayrshire
Level Contributor
87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“No complaints abou food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I am a bit confused here as some reviews seem to be about somewhere in Prestwick road, Ayr. This review is for Ayr Spice in the converted church. Minishant. Ive been a few times over the years, twice when restaurant upstairs and once after new owner took over. I expected Mothers Day to be busy however just 3 of us until ten minutes before leaving when a couple came in. The atmosphere lacks a bit though music nice and nice surroundings but it was very cold.

However the food was excellent. I've been to lots of Indian restaurants in the west of scotland and certainly no complaints here.

Bill was £45 for 3 starters, 3 mains including my sons huge chicken tandoori, 2 ice creams, one coffee, one wine and four soft drinks. Food delicious, certainly doesn't taste as if made earlier and reheated! Wish this place was busier, please go and sample the amazing food!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Cranno
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