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Essence Of Spice

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59A Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 8AB, England
+44 151 355 9596
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my family on Friday and it was a wonderful experience. I loved this place when I lived in the area and it is still great now. We are did the happy hour deal and the food was such good quality. The staff were very friendly as always. Easily the best Indian in this area.

Thank slocker1
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the happy hour and my wife had the Vegetable Thali. We had popadums, Veg Samosa, Chicken Madras, Naan, Chapati Pilau Rice. Veg Bhuna and more. The food was tasty and we finished off with coffee all for under £30. Enjoyed it enough to give it another go sometime

Thank 1stFloridahome
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited last night and was pleasantly surprised with the better service and the food was excellent tried flavour some food not hot curries and the taste was fantastic. Great desert. Wife enjoyed the nice wine and a cheeky Irish coffee. Great evening worth a visit

Thank paulbyrne24
Chester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went for a birthday meal with my friends. Had the 'value menu' which is brilliant. Poppadoms to start, then a starter, main meal with 2 sides and a dessert all for £12. You can't beat it. The food was lovely, they don't skimp on portion sizes at all. The service was brilliant. The waiters are really friendly and very attentive... More 

Thank Sue J
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited with family after not going for about 2 years. However, found the decor had gone shabby, carpet worn out in places. The selection was ok but some dishes had not been replenished and the remaining naan looked very dry and sad. We were missing cutlery and staff took ages to bring it so the food was going cold.... More 

Thank Cathy S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a very unassuming part of the city, and normally you'd walk right past it. But the food was really, really good - the saag paneer especially. Worth the stop.

Thank Kurstin G
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We decided to give this a go as we were shopping at the Oaks and needed an Indian!! Fantastic selection of food, well cooked and very tasty. Only one thing not quite right was that the food was luke warm when left in the containers. Great value, 2 buffets, cobra and pint of coke £21.00!! We will definitely be back

Thank falcon37
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Best curry house in town good food nice staff reasonable prices what more can I say. Walks all over other Indian restaurants in town probably the best between chester and Liverpool..

Thank rizler123
Hurghada, Egypt
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Food absolutely beautiful.we went for a Sunday buffet.everything was fresh& tasty.the garlic chicken is to die for.will definitely be going again.

Thank Sue W
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Okay, the food was very good and well presented but the service was absolutely awful! The waiters were rude and unhelpful, I won't go back.

Thank Lily B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, British, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59A Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 8AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Ellesmere Port
  • Phone Number: +44 151 355 9596

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?