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The Spice

Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
+44 1206 827815
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (14 reviews)
“xacuti” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been three times know,got to say it's the best I've been too ,big thumbs up will be back and recommend to family and friends well done to staff all polite and friendly

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing that strikes you is the restaurant itself as the decor and furnishings are very modern and clean unlike your stereo typical Indian restaurant and also that the tables are nicely spread out. We very much liked our chicken main courses, Dansak and...More

Thank michaelclay2n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times before and always been pleased. Booked for a Friday night for 5 for a birthday celebration. After asking for our drinks the waiter kept coming over to take our main orders despite the fact we had only...More

Thank Ataya C
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Went as a couple on a Friday night on 4he recommendation of a friend. Car park was full and full of huge rain 3 filled potholes - not a good start. Shown to table and good service for drinks and poppadoms (though 3 different waiters...More

Thank lorelee B
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all feedback good and bad. We are looking into getting the pot holes repaired, as you can imagine with the recent snow it has created these potholes. I am sorry for the wait on your food, it...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A group of 14 of us, food was amazing, friendly helpful & quick service, even with a full restaurant. The two young lads are a credit to The Spice. Would recommend & if driving & car park is full lots of extra parking at back...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is by far the best Indian restaurant in town. The food is fantastic, we have never had a bad meal yet. Food is always fresh, flavoursome and excellent quality the onion bahji’s are a must. The staff are friendly, but special mention for...More

2  Thank Planey1982
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Heard a lot of good about this place which can sometimes lead to disappointment.....not in this case though... Food was all freshly prepared and to a really good standard. Was a bit of a wait between ordering and then eating but was worth the wait!...More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Had a take away from Spice last night, and it was awesome. 2 curry’s, rice, Naan, Popadoms with chutney and an Onion Bhaji for under £30 was great value, and the food was really good, spicy enough but not too much to hide the flavour....More

1  Thank Neil A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We have visited this little gem several times with different sets of friends and have always enjoyed it. The menu has been condensed slightly so very easy to read and choose from,as sometimes menus can be overwhelming. The staff are very friendly and attentive but...More

1  Thank Hobnob933
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

First time we've tried the Spice for a take away, the wait was about 30 minutes and the food certainly warranted the wait, it all seemed freshly cooked. The chicken in the chicken tikka curry was tasty breast meat, cooked on a kebab before being...More

1  Thank Andy E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 827815
  • E-mail
Description
We serve great Indian food by friendly staff in stylish and comfortable surroundings. Our menu includes a wide range of classic Indian dishes, chef's special dishes, as well as a selection of char-grilled tandoori dishes and delicious food that few can compete with. That is the combination that ensure guests come back for more we hope to see you at our restaurant soon!
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