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“Babuls excellent food. ”
Review of Spice Island

Spice Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: There is no doubt that most visitors to Spice Island return again and again to sample its outstanding cuisine. Fine food is one of life's most exquisite pleasures - for you to enjoy and savour whenever possible. Such is the philosophy of the Spice Island restaurant, with Head Chef Babul Miah taking great care, pride and satisfaction in creating the finest cuisine.The Menu takes you on a journey across the different regions of Indian Subcontinent to present a superb combination of vibrant dishes. And from the many regional variations of Indian cooking that provide a wide choice of cooking styles, Babul has matched each dish with a style to bring out the distinct flavours and fragrances of the dish to tantalise the senses.Spice Island is situated in the heart of Barnard Castle and was established in 1995. The site was completely transformed in May 2006, the designer interior strikes the right balance between contemporary and informal, overall the effect is tranquil and completely relaxing.Spice Island Manager Zak Ahmed and his staff are passionate about their work. Their knowledge and experience combine to create a unique establishment.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the new Babuls restaurant with some friends who were visiting from the South.
We were not disappointed.
Two of the party are vegetarian. They were very well catered for, they said the small vegan plates were delicious.
The food was amazing.
The building has undergone a huge renovation and this is still ongoing but this did not affect the quality of the food and service.
For a Tuesday night the restaurant was full.
Booking advised.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank kym0392
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent breakfast this morning. Brand new brunch menu with plenty to choose from. We had the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and the eggy bread. Very traditional with a hint of Indian flavour which was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try some other items on the menu. Service was fantastic as usual. Always a friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Francisbookkeep
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food fantastic staff fantastic atmosphere.Deserves to do well.Visit and you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Chrisnjennie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an absolutely lovely meal okra chips lush great layout will be spot on when all the work is finished whether you want food coffee casual drinks or cocktails, well done guys.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank NikRob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Babuls last night with 12 of my family. Drinks took over 30 minutes and food took a further 45 minutes to arrive - eating at half nine when the table was booked for 8 is not the best service. I eat a lot of Indian food and the food itself was ok but not amazing, a lot spicer than described on menu and mushroom rice was not cooked properly (raw mushrooms) I’m afraid I won’t be going back in the future.

Date of visit: September 2019
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