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“best indian food in Crawley”
Review of Bengal Spices

Bengal Spices
Ranked #40 of 271 Restaurants in Crawley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Bangladeshi
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bengal Spices Bangladeshi & Indian Restaurant is located at 71 Gales Drive, Three Bridges in Crawley. Bengal Spices "Curry House" is well known and established Restaurant in Three Bridges and Crawley as well as has been running smoothly ever since, which wouldn't have been possible without the help of our friendly members of staff who have been well trained to provide the best customer service they can. We have always shown loyalty to our customers providing them with a variety of quality food , wines and great service in a warm atmosphere.
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We went there last night. Have eaten there many times and had takeaways.

The food is probably the best in Crawley and have eaten at just about every Indian in the area as Indian is my fav food.

The dishes taste as they should.

The service to me was fine, didnt have to wait and were available when needed. I personally don't like over attentive staff as can interrupt conversations etc.

The decor is bit tired now and the tables are close together not that was an issue as there was only us and 1 other couple. Plus side don't seem to have to book.

Its not fine dining but very reasonably priced for yummy food.

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Thank soliver1976
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Russel H, Manager at Bengal Spices, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for your kind review.

We always try our level best to serve you and always will do.

We appreciate all our valued customers.

Thank you again for spending your invaluable to to put on some good words for us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The one thing that Crawley isn't short of is Indian restaurants, so after a trying a number we thought we'd give Bengal Spices a go. It's been there for ages and used as a regular by many. I'm afraid we were disappointed.

There is no doubt that the prices are reasonable, the cooking acceptable (at times good), but the staff are not happy there and (apart from one chap who looked as though he'd been there a while), appear to have no desire to serve their customers. No wonder both staff and diners there look depressed! So it's perhaps it's not surprising that a Saturday night - where elsewhere in Crawley is "reservation mandatory", we walked straight in at 8pm.

From the staff who don't even look at you while you're ordering, never ask if you want another drink, make no effort to even look at you (never mind engage in some small talk); to the over-long menu that would tax the largest of kitchens with its two pages of chef's specials, I'm afraid this can't be recommend.

Take your business to Cinnamon's or Zari's instead. It's not that there's anything particular wrong with Bengal Spices: it's just not very good.

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Thank j1mb0b
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have been visiting Bengal Spices for years, the food has always been fantastic, we have never had a bad meal. The chicken pakora is delicious, as are the sizzling dishes, in fact all the dishes are great. However the past few times we have left disappointed with the service. There is one waiter who appears to run around doing everything, others are more interested in serving 'regulars' before everyone else, or just disappearing altogether. Be prepared to wait over 45 minutes for your meal to arrive (even starters), even on a Sunday when it's empty. Then once your meal is cleared away you can wait another 45 minutes for your bill. So disappointing, as the food is so good, but to be honest the service has unfortunately put as off and we've now been trying others.

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Thank joanne_m_1970
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Regular diner in the Bengal Spices - always a safe choice for good quality Indian food in Crawley.

The quality of the dishes never seems to falter, the portion size is exceptionally good - always more than you can comfortably eat.

Admittedly the decor is starting to get a bit tired, but do not underestimate the quality of the food based on this.

Service is as fantastic as always with a knowing nod for the regulars. Inexpensive good food.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We regularly visit Bengal spices both for takeaway and to sit down and eat and I think it would take a lot to beat it. Good sized portions, excellent quality food and really friendly staff too. We have visited India and the food is definitely on a par with the food we had there. All in all an excellent restaurant

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Thank Susiejames101
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Russel H, Manager at Bengal Spices, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for your kind review.

We always try our level best to serve you and always will do.

We appreciate all our valued customers.

Thank you again for spending your invaluable to to put on some good words for us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards.

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