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“Fantastic”
Review of The Vine and Spice

The Vine and Spice
Ranked #8 of 96 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This little restaurant offers excellent food that is original and a cut above any other local curry restaurant yet still retains a small pub area and atmosphere.
The downsides are that it is a little too expensive and that if you are sat in one of the smaller dining areas away from the main restaurant service can become rather slow and erratic.
Overall highly recommended.

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Thank HappyHippo66
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Truly "absolutely fabulous" food but overall let down by average ambience and high price. Restaurant was full on a Wednesday night and even though we'd booked we were shown to a cramped table for two upstairs. Service was fine. Get a downstairs table if you can. Worth a visit for the food because it really is different and fabulous. Not cheap!

1  Thank JonJim
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a surprising place to find in a small village. It was once a very old pub which has been beautifully converted to give a pleasant bar and a separate very well decorated and classy restaurant with a wealth of old beams. The food is just superb. As others have said, it is a bit pricey, but you are getting amazing quality food that is so much better than most Indian restaurants can produce. They also do a very good "Business Lunch" every weekday which represents very good value for money as the superb quality is maintained. The service is very good too. I've eaten in Indian restaurants all over the South of England and this has to be one of the very best. I can't wait to go again!

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1  Thank hellraiser45
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

very good indian food but a bit pricy .
Indian being my favourite food i was looking forward to visiting the Vine and Spice . I wasn't disappointed with the food or the very friendly service . The table are well spaced out . I cant really fault it at all . (just a tad over priced) very good for a treat tho :D

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Thank MrLard13
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

For years I have been trying to convince my wife that Curries are good. And for years we've not been able to agree on this. Until now! Thank you Vine and Spice you have finally proven to us that superb curry can be served in a traditional pub environment, with tasteful decor and good service. We will be back!

1  Thank Peruvian_Lovebeast
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