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“IF YOU LIKE INDIAN FOOD YOU WILL LOVE SRI LANKAN CUISINE!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rice & Spice

Rice & Spice
Ranked #37 of 353 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Scarborough
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275 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“IF YOU LIKE INDIAN FOOD YOU WILL LOVE SRI LANKAN CUISINE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited again last night. The food once again was out of this world. The chef and owner is a genius with spices and flavours and the Thali is exceptional. Wine was great and not expensive and the service was very good. I only had Thali as my main course having tried and failed previously to have starters and desserts and a Thali. To anyone who has loves Indian food you really want to try Sri Lankan cuisine. It has so much more flavours and is equal to a great Indian meal if not better.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Northwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I rarely leave reviews on trip advisor which should be a good indication as to the quality of this restaurant.
Looks can be deceiving and it easy to miss The Curry Leaf nestled away in the back streets of Scarborough. I am so glad I found it, what food!!! Without question the best Indian food I've ever eaten and I've eaten a lot!
So many interesting flavours rarely found in the "usual" curry house.
Authentic home cooked Indian food.
You've gotta try this one!!!!

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Norfolk
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A brilliant tasty meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

We go to Scarborough about once a year and have been to the Curry Leaf before. We felt that this visit was the best, the food was tastier than ever. We have the Thali which is constantly good. the service was great and the atmosphere, even though we were there early, was lovely. Don't be put off by the exterior which is less promising. The price was very reasonable and be aware they only take cash. Thanks for a lovely meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NorthNorfolklass
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Ella, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sooooo goood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We got a take away from here and it was delicious. I hadnt had curry like it since being in srilanka and i have been dreaming about it since! The lady was really kind and friendly. She even gave us her own pots to take the food away in.

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Thank philippa e
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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spicy selection.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'd never even heard of this place till I was invited to a party there.

It's a gem of a place. The food was lovely. A delicious selection of various Indian dishes, all well flavoured and spiced to bring out the flavours. I'm veggie but found plenty to pick from. The rice was done to perfection to provide an excellent base for the various main dishes.

The service was quick and obliging. Nothing was too much effort and ordering at the bar resulted in the drinks all being brought over.

Space was a bit tight as there were quite a few at the meal and the toilet facilities are clean but basic.

Really worth dropping in if Indian food is your preference, and certainly good value.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 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 Julia W
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