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“FAR FROM THE BEST” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spice garden

Spice garden
Ranked #3 of 195 Restaurants in South Shields
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $11
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Contemporary indian cuisine
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“FAR FROM THE BEST”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

I dined at this restaurant a couple of weeks ago. The first thing I noticed was that this was a cheap and cheerful restaurant, in other words not a place fine dining exists! It was noisy, and full of some rather loud people dressed in track suits! I ordered onion bhaji which I must admit was the greasiest I've ever had. The main course was chicken tikka jal frezi. WITH NO CHILLI! How can you cook a jal frezi without chilli? That's like eating a pizza with no cheese. There was no flavor, no bite and it just wasn't what I had expected. There's only one thing happening in this restaurant... CHEAP! Makes me wonder why people have left so many good reviews for this restaurant, do these people not dine elsewhere?

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Jason E
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English first
Washington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“great food again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Thanks again to rucon and staff at spice garden another birthday enjoyed by family member food was great especially the bhuna chicken on puree starter no salad thanks

  • Visited February 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 TalkyGraham
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Level Contributor
61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Nice surroundings, excellent service but main courses were only average. Starters were good. After reading previous reviews we were disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flinny
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Why we keep going back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Why do we keep coming back to this restaurant ? Quite simply after trying a few others we cant fault the Spice Garden on all counts..Cleanliness, service but most of all the food. Everything is of the highest standard and just to say no need to go anywhere else try hear and i,m sure it will become your 1st choice too..

  • Visited January 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 Gerard B
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“One of my favourite Indian Restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Always a warm welcome here. Food is consistently good, well presented and good value of money. Wine always nicely chilled. Toilets clean and tidy. Definitely recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Millyannpie
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