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“A pleasant time - after the ghosts”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Spice of Bengal

Spice of Bengal
Ranked #300 of 531 Restaurants in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Preston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“A pleasant time - after the ghosts”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had an enjoyable meal here after taking point in a Cut-throat Ghost Walk in Preston. A nice ambiance, fairly quiet and indian music. Had poppadum's, pickles, nan bread and bhajis - all delicious. Good service - nice food. I had some kind of a curry dish called Thawa Chicken with rice- very delicious, quite mild, very rounded. My adult son had a Bhuna. We also had a couple of lagers and a bottle of red wine. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Toilets also very good, large and clean. Would go again. My previous curry was in an upstairs restaurant in central Calcutta. While I enjoyed Calcutta, I felt more comfortable in the Preston restaurant. In Calcutta, a chicken curry generally has a leg in it. They say it is more tasty. I believe it was quiet - awaiting the closing pub trade. My son has used this place before and always enjoys it. The restaurant does not serve sweets apart from pineapple fritters. We would have really enjoyed some sort of ice-cream dessert - perhaps similar to some that we had in Mumbai.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Preston, UK
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Really good curry, slow service but value for money”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

As soon as we went in we were not that happy since the service was really slow. There was only one person to serve us and he was not all smiles. Food on the other hand was amazing. I tried a Jalfrezi vegetable curry and by far one of the best vegetarian Indian curries, I have tried in Preston. My boy friend had a Tandoori Chicken and he was not disappointed either. Amount of spices , texture and flavor was all there. Rice portion was on the small side but the Naans were really nice! They also offer a student discount so it cost us less than 20 pounds with one drink.

We would visit again :)

  • Visited October 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Still Fantastic Forty Years On”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have been coming here since 1970 and it is Still the most authentic fresh Indian food in the area. Restaurant lovely and clean, nice and bright. First class service with a smile.
Thank You
George and Jeanie

  • Visited September 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“take away”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The take away we had was terrible. Most of it we had to throw away and we were very disappointed in the whole meal and was not what we expected, having had many Indian meals before.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful food will defo return”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Very nice restaurant the service was good the food was fabulous as was the price, we will defo be visiting again we would recommend to anyone

  • Visited August 2013
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