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Reviewed 23 January 2022

We ordered vegetable biryanis with hot curry was inedible onion bhaji over cooked, Sheek kebab was of prawn puri was just like eating grease

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

Good food and good service, a shame about the music, they should turn it right down or off, also we were sat by the entrance door which was opening and closing every five minutes so we were cold all the time, shame really because the...food was good, would I go there again, not by choice, no.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Lovely food let down my miserable employees and lack of good customer service. No atmosphere at all that’s made us want to go back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

For over 20 years I used another restaurant close by but for reasons I won't go in to decided to give Spice Inn a try. Five years later no complaints about the food or service. Always happy to try and find a vacant table and...add/remove spice or other ingredients to suit tastes, food is hot, fresh and tasty. Take aways can be a little less exciting but then that is case when food is bagged and transported. Personally I always go an collect then there is no chance of it being late. Good value for money.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2020

We are locals but wanted to eat at home tonight. So We ordered 5 different dishes and all were bland and the 'very hot dish was more on the slightly spicy scale. Garlic naan had a slight garlic tint but was basically plain naan. The...2 other curries had whole peeled tomatoes that seemed to have missed the flavouring/roasting process. Just fresh from a can,very odd. My biriyani was more like a salty veg soup with gravy and was lacking any curry flavour at all. the first time I've ever left a curry. It really was foul. If it was a £20 takeaway then I could dismiss it but it was a £40 order and we had 4 poppadoms and the smallest pots of onions and yoghurt dip, no chutneys of anything.. seemed stingy. Overall Very Disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 June 2020

Why does it have to be so inconsistent? Last weeks takeaway was great - god food, really tasty. This week, it was terrible - rubbery naans, lifeless rice, and a chicken korma that was chicken-free (it was lamb), and tasted nothing like a korma -...it was inedible. FWIW, I didn’t like the other dish I’d ordered either - though that was partly down to me, and partly down to the lamb tikka which was gristly and tough.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 2 April 2020

We ordered this tonight (2nd April) wasn't sure if it would be even open, thankfully it was, lovely meal, tasted fresh and very tasty, the delivery guy left it on the doorstep so no interaction, Thank you will definitely use again

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Great value, delicious food. Love dining here, very cozy atmosphere, the starters are always well prepared; the lamb chops are the best around. Curries are flavoursome and not greasy. The staff are accommodating when it comes to any alterations to your meal and make you...feel at home. I don’t live in the area now, which is a shame as I would visit more often. These guys work hard and give you great value for money.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

Mis-selling - Set meal deal not honoured and rude waiter My family of four ate at Spice Inn on Thursday at 7.15pm. This was a special treat to celebrate my two sons’ achievements at school. My sons chose the venue – even though we had...already had a takeaway from Spice Inn six days previously! As regular, local takeaway users of Spice Inn, we have also enjoyed meals at the restaurant. We know the food is delicious and high quality. I pre-booked a table by telephone and double checked the Sunday to Thursday meal deal – a set banquet meal of starter, main, accompaniment and vegetable side dish for £10.95, was available. When we arrived at 7.10pm, there was one other couple dining. The waiter took our four adult meal orders. He asked what our starters, mains and accompaniments would be. We explained we all wanted the meal deal and, as the vegetable side dish is just one set dish and we were not asked for this at the time, we assumed this was because that meal is the same for everyone, regardless. After we finished our main meal, I enquired about our side dishes for all four of us, which I assumed would be coming next. I asked if the restaurant could box this up if possible (a service the curry houses in Boldmere have happily done for us). However, the reaction of the waiter was not positive and he seemed agitated and defensive, about our request. He said: You want another dish? No. You should have asked for this at the time of ordering’ He acted as though we were ordering new, separate dishes. I explained we would like the complementary side dish boxed up if possible. Again, his response was reactive and he was shaking his head. He seemed to think we wanted additional, new meals, which seems odd given the set meal deal, which we have previously enjoyed in its entirety as had my father the previous week – complete with the one set vegetable side dish. To clarify, I requested a copy of the menu which clearly shows the simple meal deal. Eventually, the waiter reluctantly passed the menu to me and I pointed to the deal which clearly showed ALL courses. He continued to scowl and said that he couldn’t possibly do this now and that we should have asked at the time (even though he never asked us what we wanted at the time, yet had asked us what we wanted for every other course). I explained that he did not ask us at the time, so we naturally assumed the same dish would appear for all of us. He said the chef could not cook this now, which was surprising given a) it is part of the set deal and b) the restaurant was empty apart from two other people. We offered to eat the meals at the table if they were unable to box this up, but still we were met with an air of inconvenience. In the middle of the fuss, my sons looked uncomfortable. It was embarrassing and upsetting – this implication that we were asking for a ‘freebie’ when it was actually the other way around – the restaurant was not honouring a set course that we were paying for and making us feel like scroungers. This was meant to be a celebratory meal to remember, a chance to relax outside of work, not to face conflict for just asking for an included course! Wanting to go home to avoid a scene we told the waiter to leave it. Had my children not been present I would have expected to receive the dish or a reduction in cost – along with an apology. Ironically, my food – vegetable samosa, Vegetable Balti and garlic naan came to £10.95. This was actually MORE expensive than had I ordered the items individually! Had the side dish been honoured, then my ‘deal’ would have been worthwhile. Even when we called the waiter out, we were charged the full price of four set meal deals, £43.80, despite not receiving four side dishes. I am writing to highlight this poor practice and treatment so that other patrons are not deceived by this blantant mis-selling or treated so poorly. I cannot wonder if this deception was intended as we were never given the opportunity to order those dishes and then treated badly/inappropriately, accusatory and unprofessionally when doing so. In the past week, we have spent £75 at Spice Inn. This is very short sighted of the business. Not only has it now lost a regular, local customer, but this will extend to friends and family. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth and this feels deceitful and confrontational on a night that was meant to be a family celebration.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

After a member of an advertising company came to my house to promote spice inn who spice in have hired to gather more customers. They advertised a card which was £20 to buy which meant that if you brought this card when you buy 2...main meals at the restaurant you get the least expensive one for free. Once we went to the restaurant and was presented with the bill we were told that the card was not valid as we did not order starters and the card was only valid if you purchased starters! However this was not told to us when we brought the card and if it was we would not have brought it as it wouldn’t be of any use to me and my family. After questioning the manager as it didn’t state on the card either that you had to order starters for the card to be valid only that you had to purchase 2 main means and then the least expensive was free. The manager informed me that “it should of been printed on to the card” this is not acceptable as being a manager of a business you should be checking the information that is on a card promoting your business before it goes out to the public!! Therefore I feel like this has been false advertisement and who knows how many other people they have coned into buying this card!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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