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Spice Island Restaurant

) #8 of 41 Restaurants in Barnard Castle ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Indian, Asian,
9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England
+44 1833 630575
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (32 reviews)
“poppadoms” (20 reviews)
“onion bhaji” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England
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Reviews (341)
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1 - 10 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Ordered a banquet for two to try several dishes, everything tasted exactly the same, portion size was ok but found the staff to be unfriendly and uninterested in the customers....

2  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. Ordered chicken tikka with naan, lovely basmati rice, great atmosphere - only wish it was bigger so everyone could go.

Thank Baileytake
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've picked Achari Chicken in a few Indian restaurants recently - Spice Island's has been the best we've tasted in a long time. Staff were all very pleasant and helpful. We'll certainly visit again the next time were in Barnard Castle.

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one of the best Indian meals we have ever had at this restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff were knowledgeable, taking the trouble to explain how spicy was each dish. We had a selection of lamb and chicken dishes each served...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Decided to have a change and try this small out of town indian resturant afer hearing good reviews, wow glad we did. On ariival we were a bit early so had a drink and a chat with the bar lads and the chef who was...More

1  Thank stevwoo
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Excellent meal with poppadoms with nice sauces before starters. I had an onion bhaji for a starter and a vegetarian curry with rice and naan bread. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was good. We arrived without booking and went to a pub up...More

Thank jimmydurham16
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely lovely meal here on Friday, the service was fantastic, as always. The staff take time to explain the dishes and give recommendations. This is my favourite place to eat in Barnard castle.

Thank Hayleymatt32
Reviewed 13 May 2017

An absolutely wonderful meal. Delicate, well balanced flavours; utterly delicious. The softest naan and tastiest Tarka Dall I have had outside of India. I could not fault the food. The staff were attentive, the service great and not a detail was overlooked. If you haven't...More

Thank woodland2015
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great vidaloo, lovely coconut rice,dhal and naan bread...until next time in Barny! Service with a smile, very attentive. .

Thank PES251248
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Great Indian restaurant, food and service superb from start to finish, not one bad dish between 10 people is nearly impossible but they achieved it , well done and will be back when in the area in future.

Thank Brian B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any options for kids such as half portions?
25 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Zak A | Property representative |
I'm afraid we don't have any kids meals, however our meals come in dishes so are very easily shareable. We also have an extensive starter range which many people opt for. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 630575
  • E-mail
There is no doubt that most visitors to Spice Island return again and again to sample its outstanding cuisine. Fine food is one of life's most exquisite pleasures - for you to enjoy and savour whenever possible. Such is the philosophy of the Spice Island restaurant, with Head Chef Babul Miah taking great care, pride and satisfaction in creating the finest cuisine.The Menu takes you on a journey across the different regions of Indian Subcontinent to present a superb combination of vibrant dishes. And from the many regional variations of Indian cooking that provide a wide choice of cooking styles, Babul has matched each dish with a style to bring out the distinct flavours and fragrances of the dish to tantalise the senses.Spice Island is situated in the heart of Barnard Castle and was established in 1995. The site was completely transformed in May 2006, the designer interior strikes the right balance between contemporary and informal, overall the effect is tranquil and completely relaxing.Spice Island Manager Zak Ahmed and his staff are passionate about their work. Their knowledge and experience combine to create a unique establishment.
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