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All reviews tikka lamb bring your own alcohol no corkage provide glasses village restaurant excellent food friendly service take away varied menu eastbourne takeaway emsworth delivery diners
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

Had high expectations for this place, however the food was very average, so it was quite disappointing. There was also a very limited amount of vegetarian dishes available (apart from side dishes) When the bill arrived it was completely illegible, so we didn’t actually know...whether what we were paying was correct.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely ambience in this village restaurant that has been here for 25 years. The food is delicious and there is something on the menu for everyone. Aziz the owner made a lovely fuss of my mum and nothing was too much trouble. Bring Your Own...alcohol, if you forget, there is a Coop 30 seconds away.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Such great food and a warm welcome. Lovely staff there. Very attentive and smiling. Although they were busy last night they found a table for me and my daughter. We hadn't booked. Didn't expect it to be so busy during the week. So will book...next time. Well worth a visit. We took our own drink as they don't have a licence for alcohol. Makes it a cheap night. Good value. We quite often have take away from there and can recommend that as well.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

We have been customers of Spice Cottage for 4yrs and always found them really friendly and the food consistently amazing. Well, that has changed this evening. We ordered at 19:05, where I was told it would be 1hr 15 for delivery. When it still hadn’t...arrived at 20:42, I called them. I asked if my order was on its way and after a short pause, the staff member returned to my call saying it was going to be another 10-15 minutes. I apologised and said this was too late and wanted a refund. This was refused an I was told it would just be 10 minutes. Again, I apologised and said it was too late for us to eat and wanted a refund. Same answer, followed by ‘thank you, goodbye’. I protested and stopped the call from ending and asked why he was going to put the phone down on me. This pattern continued and I asked to speak to the manager - to which I was told he was the manager and I just had to wait another 10 minutes - I got the ‘thank you goodbye’ again and the call ended!! Arrived at 21:00. The delivery lady was very apologetic and was surprised by the event and offered me some vouchers. We didn’t feel like eating curry at 21:00. Spice Cottage - you really let us down tonight. 😒More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

We were staying locally & got recommended to visit Spice Cottage. We were very pleased we did & enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was excellent & the quality of the food superb and very flavoursome. They don’t have an alcohol license, so they are...happy for you to bring your own drinks with no corkage charges. They provide glasses & a range of soft drinks. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and next time we are in the area we will be visiting again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

Family meal great food & service. Cannot fault in a by way if we’re in the area again will definitely revisit

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2022

We were very impressed with Spice Cottage. Good quality food, freshly prepared, varied menu, friendly service. We went on a Friday evening when the restaurant was full and doing a busy takeaway trade. That must be a good sign. They don't sell alcohol but are...happy for people to bring own drinks and don't charge any extra. We will definitely be coming back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

The food was amazing, especially the jaradloo lamb with a cheese nan. Along with outstanding service from the attentive staff. We will definitely be coming back.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

Rare meal out meeting new friends. Very loud here so be prepared. Food was average at best and smallish portions. with a tuff cooked lamb suganda and a toxic looking bright red chicken tikka …fortunately the conversation went down better. Having been there for an...appropriate time and after we had added a collective large tip, a young male waiter came up saying (not asking) ‘we need your table now’…shortly followed by ‘leave’. We were not in alcohol, loud or in anyway deserving of this abrupt absolutely rude manner. Leave I did and I wont go back. A hive of get them in get them out money goal.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

From the warm welcome to the food, everything was 1st class, we are only staying in Portsmouth overnight and fancied something different, I just wish they was more local! so I can have a decent meal closer, a very big thank you for a lovely...meal to all.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner from Spice Cottage! Every dish we ordered was wonderful, delivered hot, and overall it was great value for money! The staff were really polite and helpful throughout. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021

Ordered a takeaway this weekend , and as before quality of food coupled with great service is the best in the area. Don’t be confused by the Indian with a similar name in Emsworth which is not a patch on this Westbourne establishment. Can’t wait...for it to reopen for in-house diners again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

We discovered the Spice Cottage last week and have two takeaways, the food is delicious, such a wonderful find. The entire experience is brilliant from taking the order in detail and the food is always delivered on time which is amazing. I would highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

On Thursday I telephoned the spice cottage and asked if I call and order a meal to be delivered that a set time could they do it. The gentlemen said yes call early and order your food and give us plenty of time. On Friday...I called at 5.30 and ordered a meal to be delivered at 8.30, by 8.45 no meal had arrived so I called and they said that it was just going to out of the door 15 minutes after it should of been delivered, eventually it arrived at 9 pm, and one item was missing and I called again and it came 10 minutes later with £5.00 discount for the next time. I was told that they have been busy, why did the guy say the night before that it shouldn’t of been a problem. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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mbislam08, General Manager at Spice Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2021

Good Afternoon Tricia, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear your order was delayed and an item was missing from your order. Unfortunately, one of our drivers had broken down last minute and we could not find a replacement in time. Friday...More

Reviewed 1 January 2021 via mobile

Always excellent food either for delivery, collection or eating in. The Naga chicken is excellent, loved the tarka Dahl I had recently, tried the tandoori fish and loved it. The staff polite and efficient, it's pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from Hilary p | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. But they do state if you have any allergies it is best to ring to see if they can help you.
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Response from Sjc997 | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the waiters they are great at recommending!
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Pls call them to check.
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Yes, Spice Cottage offers takeaway services.

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Spice Cottage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5