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River Spice

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17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
+44 1273 739183
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Fri 09:00 - 14:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this place as I fancied a curry whilst working in Brighton. The place itself is fairly nice and the staff were polite and helpful. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. I tried the prawn purée starter which was very bland with not much flavour. The chicken balti was also fairly average as it was very sweet rather than... More 

Thank foodie7635
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

On Wednesday evening, we were the only guests. The food was more or less OK, not exciting. Stairs and toilets were grimy. There was only one type of beer. Not expensive.

Thank Gerrit A
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

There was a good range of options on the menu, including some fish ones, and the food and wine was reasonably-priced, so no complaints on that score. We also could have no complaints about the quality and size of the portions. But, despite that, it wasn't a memorable evening. Service was on the slow side and, despite it being about... More 

Thank Eamonn M
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

we had lamb samosa nan braed a chicken korma chicken tika masala mushroom rice on 22/2/2017 was just passing river spice and decided to go in glade we did great food the waiter Rhaj on his own did very well servring and doing take away calls

Thank Reginald G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Prices in Indian restaurants seem to be creeping up but this is good value. The menu is fairly standard but the food was good and I'd come again.

Thank drmartin1970
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311 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were here for dinner. The food was delicious, one of the best curries that l have had.I wasn't surprised to hear that the chef had won an award. The pupadoms were crisp and dry with lovely pickles. My prawn jalfrezi was delicious. The naan breads were really good. Can't fault the meal. The service was very good too. We... More 

Thank WarwickshireMarakesh
Margate, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Starter, main and naan or rice for £10. Really lovely food, friendly helpful staff. Just off the seafront road.

Thank jja20
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across the restaurant while looking for a curry and it didn't disappoint. Starters were lovely and the curry was the best either of us had had in a long time. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Katie W
Baku, Azerbaijan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had another fantastic meal in River spice. It's now our favourite Indian restaurant in Brighton. The menu is great, recommend their specials particularly. It's good value for money and the house wine is very nice. The service is excellent and we have always had a good experience in the restaurant. It really should be rated up there with the best... More 

Thank DeborahR526
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I visit Brighton/Hove twice a year and it's my ritual to eat Indian on the first night. This is a new one on me, and I'll be coming back. The food is as clean as the decor and, being in a veggie phase at present, I was delighted with the paneer tikka and veg dhansak...nicely spiced and fresh-tasting veg. Give... More 

Thank haydnd388

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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, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 739183

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