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18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
+44 1237 471133
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

warm taste less food the waiter did not care .smell of cigarette smoke coming from kitchen was disgusting I went to the bar to pay he would not let me see the bill just waved a hand at me to be quite will never go back fist time to go there and the last

Thank Sharon M
Kuantan, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant opens from 5.30pm until 11.00pm in the evening. The service is good and they do have Halal food for Muslim. Chicken is Halal, but Lamb is uncertain. Thus, for those who is looking for Halal food, you can take the chicken menu, but do not take the lamb. The restaurant served variety of north Indian food. We ate... More 

Thank Ramlison
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten both in the restaurant and takeaway. This time it was a takeaway and to honest it was barely edible, chicken dry over cooked, balti dry far to much salt left most of it. Chicken korma sloppy bland, chicken dry and over cooked. Chicken curry taste less. I will be taking it back tomorrow and asking for a... More 

Thank Nick L
Devon, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Despite its downbeat yet clean ceiling light open room with bar up stairs from the street, the quality of the dishes we ate at The Spice were the best I've tastedin 40 years of UK 3-pot curry houses - this place beats them any day. Well worth a vist to taste some really authentic dishes. And chicken dishes actually have... More 

Thank Kerry H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Ill break this down in bullet points to highlight why it gets a low review. - The restaurant was dated and needed a refurbishment, but the location was good. - We were served stale old poppadoms - Our starters came after 30mins even though the place was nearly empty - My satay was dry, tasteless and tough - The waiters... More 

Thank Sam S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Best indian take away I've had in a long while,fresh non greasy food I had a madras and it was fantastic,can't wait to eat in the restaurant!!!

Thank Neil P
England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Ordered on opening for an 8 o'clock delivery and order came really early at 7:30. Wouldn't normally mind an early order but when you request a set time half an hour early is ridiculous and the food was cold. I rang up as order had come wrong and was told that they had changed the dish to what was on... More 

1 Thank 0ooo02016
Derby, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It's a couple of years since we last ate here and I have to say the food has improved. The three different curries we had all had there own distinctive flavours and were as hot as stated on the menu. Chicken dishes were spot on though the meat in the lamb dish was a little less tender than I'd like.... More 

Thank Malc N
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have visited this restaurant before a couple of years back and had a lovely meal, having decided to return we read some of the reviews and were a little hesitant, decided to go for it and really glad we did! The service was excellent, staff very attentive, the food was stunning and the bill very reasonable!!!! Would not hesitate again,... More 

Thank Fiona M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Food was very bland much like one of the waiters. I thought he was going to blow the windows out with the amount of huffing and puffing he was doing..... Smile....well his face might crack if he had managed to attempt a smile. The manager and other waiters were attentive eventually, they were very slow.... Whole place needs bringing into... More 

Thank Wendy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 471133

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