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Spice Empire

) #45 of 348 Restaurants in Sunderland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Indian, Asian,
3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (23 reviews)
“poppadoms” (22 reviews)
“rice” (15 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
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Reviews (167)
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Reviewed today

I have not been to an Indian restaurant for a long time, so I went to Spice Empire with a couple of friends. We were very pleased with the whole experience, the starter, and main courses were fresh,and very tasty. The house wine was also...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visited for the second time, last weekend with friends and again we were all impressed . We were made welcome by the friendly, polite staff. There was a wide choice on the menu, the service was good and the food was delicious and wholesome, with...More

Thank DavidnLorraine
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was Easter Sunday when myself and a friend fancied something different to the normal roast. We wanted an Indians that had a special menu. The Spice Empire was offering a 4 course meal for £8.95 – starter, curry, rice and dessert. The restaurant itself...More

Thank Holiday_Lover2725
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had Rafi as one of our main waiters and he suggested curries around what we liked ourselves and the one he suggested was gorgeous! Nothing like I've ever had and out other waiter was very genuine and attentive! First time going and will definitely...More

Thank CourtneyGoulden
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Thought I would give it a try as I often walk by it to go to the other Indian above the Moti Raj. I wish I hadn't bothered. Its not a patch on the other. The food lacks something. The only thing in here better...More

Thank Benapollo
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice now both times nearly perfect. The pickle tray alone is worth a visit, a great menu and lovely staff. Could be my new favourite.

Thank martnfy
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Indian restaurant upstairs called Motiraj is a much better Indian restaurant than this Spice Empire Indian restaurant. The Spice Empire Indian restaurant is a very quite restaurant with only a few tables being used every time we have passed it, but we decided to...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Interior is shabby and dated even down to the chairs. Staff are rigid and look like they are in genuine fear of putting a foot wrong. Pints of cobra were nice, curry was okay. Not a patch on the restaurant upstairs - spend your money...More

Thank Munchee28
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Going there was really good idea! The food there was amazing and staff really nice. I will definitely go there again! :)

Thank Šárka K
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and very nice staff. Best Indian restaurant in Sunderland. I went there for a dinner with my friends and we're definitely going back again.

Thank Em K
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Do these do Thursday & Sunday specials?
27 April 2017|
Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
Thursday yes ....very good too ! not sure about Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: 0191-565-7750
  • E-mail
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