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The Spice Route

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35 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 8382
17:00 - 01:00
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Thu - Sun 17:00 - 03:00
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Showing 27: English reviews
Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spice Route has a simple setting with an amazing menu. Spicy food lovers this place is for you. I am obsessed with the food here. I discovered this place due to the proximity with my school and have been going here since secondary. The only draw back is not enough people know about it, it is not fine dining just... More 

Thank samoc101
County Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

There is very little of which you can be critical where the Spice Route is concerned. They are-to quote Fr Ted-'a great bunch of lads', who love what they do, do it well and don't charge the earth for it. The staff are predominantly friendly, enthusiastically addressing my boyfriend as 'brother' whenever he comes in. The service is usually speedy... More 

Thank ThatMinxMandy
Prescot, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped for two takeaway Curries and a Naan Bread on the way back from Cork Centre, and the food was tasty and good value.

Thank Diablo_Nero
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Was on a weekend trip to Cork and stopped here on the way back to the hotel - amazed at how good the kebab was - literally the best I've ever tasted. Fresh chapati cooked right there to order and good value too. They really should give it a makeover as it deserves to be better known. Right across the... More 

1 Thank Autoastro
Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Every few weeks I am drawn back to this place for their Chicken Tikka Special. What a great value meal. For €6 you get - Half portion of chiken tikka masala, half portion of rice, one samosa, one naan, poppadom and a bottle of water. If you like your curries I recommend asking for extra spicy as I find it... More 

Thank NinjaMasterPro
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Absolutely grand for a quick takeaway in the city. Very fresh and the staff are nice. Don't be put off by decor but do remember its a takeaway and not your fine-dining experience. Really good naan.

Thank Lucy J
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

It feels a bit odd rating a takeaway as a restaurant. They do have a sit in area if you need a shelter from the rain. For whatever it's worth, we had an excellent Chicken Tikka Masala at this place.

Thank atlantic-sail
Cork, Ireland
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623 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My Husband and I called in to The Spice Route after a show recently. It is mostly takeaway bussiness. The kebabs were lovely and fresh and tasty. The staff were nice and friendly. We enjoyed our visit and will be back. They have good value .

Thank Caroline D
County Cork, Ireland
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I love this place,it doesn't open til 5 so we often leave the city at that time!!!! great indian food the decor is off putting as it looks like a dive with formica tables but the food is of great quality

Thank joely m
Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

1/10 would not recommend to a friend. I went there on a Tuesday at about 3:42 pm and the service was okay but the quality of the food was dismal. I'm sorry for the aggressive language but that's how much I disliked my "spice route" experienced. Will be back soon though hopefully :) Ger x

Thank hayleyrrr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fast food, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Montenotte
  • Neighbourhood: Montenotte
  • Phone Number: +353 21 450 8382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?