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“Unexpected surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bengal Spice

The Bengal Spice
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Williton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Whilst staying on a family break in the village we decided to get a take-away for 6 of us. I went into the restaurant to place the order and was surprised with it's clean and airy decor.

Being used to having complimentary popadums with take-away curries I was a little surprised when the waiter tried to charge me for these. After a little negotiation though he saw my way of thinking and then changed his mind to "on the house". It was only after getting the food home though that I disappointedly found this didn't include any onion salad or sauce/chutney.

This was the only slight down side to the meal though as the rest of it was superb. The menu was quite extensive and unusually offered several fish dishes (salmon and white fish). The menu was quite descriptive and helped us choose some dishes we'd never even heard of.

Overall then I'd recommend this place for the wide ranging choice of dishes; the polite speedy service; the excellent quality of the food (I've never had so much tender lamb in one dish before!); and the reasonableness of the prices.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“truly outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

we have been back many a time and the food is always outstanding and very good value - one of the best ever

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank kisscycles
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had not been to the Bengal Spice for a little while and found a lovely surprise on our recent visit. The whole place has been refurbished and the Menu changed.
The service has always been good but we always felt the food let them down. Not now. the food is great! Our compliments to the chef.
As usual there was a pleasant atmosphere and although there is piped music it is not intrusive.
We look forward to visiting again shortly.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank harerunner
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Try the "Hattie Special" !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We eat here as a family every now and again and are always impressed.

It has everything - a warm welcome, delightful atmosphere (I love the new lights, chairs, flooring and tablecloths) and above all sublime food.

I travel to India frequently on business (have done for 25 years) and love love love genuine Indian cuisine. Finding a place to eat here in the uk that does not disappoint has always been a problem for me but the Bengal Spice comes up to the mark every time.

My children have slightly more conservative tastes and Ick and Sha always take the time to talk to them and find out what they like so that the dish can be tailored to their tastes. Last time we went in it had been around three months since we had visited but Ick asked my daughter whether she would like what she had had the last time and produced the "Hattie Special" which was spot on! Wonderful to be greeted by name and made to feel so welcome even though we are not all that regular regulars.

Well done Team Bengal Spice!

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Thank Trottytotty
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Andover, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

This restaurant is sitauted on the main road through Williton. We ate here on a Friday night. The interior is modern and clean having been recently refurbished and the staff were attentive and friendly. The menu was extensive with everything priced reasonably. We had two courses each and did request a few changes to the dishes (extra chilis!) which the waiter was happy to accomodate.The food was lovely, exactly how we asked for it and it arrived in good time. We left feeling very full but very happy!

Visited September 2013
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