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“Disappointing” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bolaka Spice
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Was recommended to come here by friends that it was the best Indian restaurant in Leek and was extremely disappointed. When ordering drinks, the gentleman serving us did not seem to understand what we meant by a beer! After having to get up from our seats and look at the bar and pointing to the beverage which we wanted, he then poured 2 pints instead of a pint and a half as we clearly asked for and even repeated several times...a mistake v small that would not bother me if the rest of the night was not such a disappointment. The service was dreadful and we were not looked after throughout the night by asking if we wanted any more drinks. The food took ages to come out and the atmosphere was cold and dark. We were the only ones in there apart from another table who left shortly after we arrived and for a Friday night we thought a little unsettling. The food was awful and I would not go back there.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MaggieMay169
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
staffordshire uk
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We eat at Abdul Spice often, and have takeaways frequently. The food is excellent, the naans to die for. If the restaurant is very full you may have to wait a while for your meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank joannensteve
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Derby England
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, average service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic curry...probably best in Leek! Service can be a bit hit and miss though. Has changed it's name now to Abdul spice...but seems to be the same people running it.

Helpful?
Thank TDEX
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stoke on trent
Level Contributor
44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We've visited this place several times and we have had all types of food, mainly good, and service ranging from good to terrible. The welcome is always friendly and even when busy they will try their best to accommodate. We've been when they've been run off their feet with staff problems and had to leave without food, but mostly they are reliable. Although never outstanding this place has a consistent quality and a range of specials and special starters.. One problem I have is the presentation of the main dishes, with a large decorative tomato filling the serving dish. Attractive but just needless packing really, making the portions smaller than they appear. There is nothing much to make this place more appealing than other nearby restaurants except for the homely or friendly atmosphere. Seats by the door can be busy but in the main it is farily well proportioned yet not quite quaint or intimate. The owner is always on hand to advise and describe the food which is welcome. Drinks as in many curry places are average. On the whole, given the many nearby curry places to choose from, this one should not disappoint.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank spg123
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Lutterworth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Indian food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Visited this restaurant on 3.11.12 for the third time. Never disappointed and the only Indian in Leek I go to now. Food very high quality and not oily or salty (like you get in a lot of Indian restaurants). Tried the top rated Indian restaurants in Leicester but this is better! Only one problem, they are in Leek, please move to Lutterworth! Price: excellent value

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank PaulaA13
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