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“Small but perfectly formed”
Review of Goa Spice - CLOSED

Goa Spice
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Given that the other Indian restaurants in town are pretty poor, we used to have to go to Budleigh for a decent Indian meal in a restaurant. Goa Spice has changed that thankfully. An interesting menu avoids most of the boring 'standards' usually found and the staff are very friendly.

Thank DevonBlueboy
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had seafood for both starters and mains. The portions were quite small, but the quality was reasonable - standard "Indian restaurant in the UK" quality, perhaps even a bit above the average. Be advised that "spicy" is defined by English, not Indian, standards, so even the "hot" dishes are quite mild. However, we ended up waiting over an hour for our food (despite being the only customers when we entered), and for example the rice that went along our main course was served so long before the actual food that it had cooled down by the time we got our seafood! All in all, not a good experience.

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Thank Theo K
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We visited the restaurant on a saturday evening with two friends. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. Ordered the mixed platter starter for four and it was lovely. All the main meals we had were really tasty, and unlike most indian food were not swimming in ghee which was a pleasant change. All the tables were full apart from one, and a constant stream of people in for takeaways, so even though they were busy the service was excellent, the food hot and we did'nt have a long wait. When we asked for the bill we were offered a complementry drink and opted for brandy's a lovely end to a very nice evening. I would recommend Goa spice to anyone and will be going again, it will also now be my takeaway of choice.

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Thank goangirl1960
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We visited this place for the first time. Didn't book and didn't need to. Just two people in. Ordered starters - very average to say the least and took ages. Waitress kept saying "cooked fresh" obviously she spotted we weren't happy. We then waited and waited and things just didn't look right. Overbearing music, too loud and just dreadful. Food finally arrived and had more salt in it than spice - dreadful. Worst curry we had both ever had! We couldn't even bother to complain.

Thank Saul P
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

The night before my birthday we managed to sneak away without the children for a meal out and were in the mood for a curry. Discounting other Curry Houses in Exmouth we opted for the Goa Spice and were treated to a long wait for the food (in a quiet restaurant for just two people...) which when it arrived was rather bland. For popadoms, main curry and sides (1 rice and 1 naan) it was £40 for the two of us - a lot for what we got! We'll be picking a different curry house next time... Perhaps the fact it was quiet on a Friday night should have been an indicator that it wasn't much cop!

Thank Gareth P
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