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US$13 - US$20
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Balti
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Loved the variety of dishes available. Good quality for a buffet. Was so glad to see a chocolate fountain for the first time in 2 years 🤤

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, i booked for a party of 26 people, in september, when we arrived we got seated, we were all sat together, maybe 4 didnt make it but had paid deposits, i was told it was £14.99 pp when i booked but on the night...it was £18 something, food wasnt great at all, and the staff were VERY VERY RUDE!!!!! prices of drinks were very costly even for soft drinks, i would not be going again and advise anyone to avoid at all costs theres better places to eat in leic with alot nicer staff!!!! Apauling tbh...More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 22, 2021

A group of us went to Chef and Spice and received absolutely terrible service. Escorted to a table, we asked if possible to have a different one in corner where a radiator was present. Waiter said all radiators are off, the place was freezing. A...jug of lemonade ordered and arrived 20mins later upon reminding staff. Buffet cold, staff had attitude when asked to refill, how can a buffet be almost empty and half menu not there yet full buffet price! Ordered second lemonade jug, a luke warm water jug given. Called waiter over and stated we asked for a jug of lemonade not water without ice. This was replaced 10mins later with jug of lemonade with ice. OMG. Asked for replacement as contained ice! If you fancy dining in a freezing establishment, where buffet food not refilled, staff with attitude this restaurant is for you. AVOID AT ALL COSTSMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 7, 2021

First off I'd like to say, the FOOD at Chef and Spice is fantastic. The POOR SERVICE received from a recent visit however, leaves A LOT to be desired. I've ordered several times before from the TALL CHEF at the Dosa Live Station with NO...ISSUES previously. So as usual I POLITELY asked the TALL CHEF if he could make me a dosa, he was very SNAPPY when asking "what kind", I kept it polite and asked "what kinds do you do?", he snapped back quite rudely and abruptly with three or four different variations they do, however I didn't catch all the options he stated and I was EMBARRASSED to ask him to repeat himself so I just said "potato please", and as I waited patiently, he continued to BERATE me in front of customers - "you have to tell me what kind, if you don't tell me how do I know!", not wanting to mirror his RUDENESS, I told him "I don't know all the different variations and that's why I was asking", he snapped back "read the sign". After being EMBARRASSED in front of customers I decided to walk back to my table without the dosa, and gave feedback to one of the staff near my table about my experience and was told it's a "language barrier", I explained it wasn't, because he understood my questions and I understood the chef. After FIFTEEN MINUTES, I got up for my last plate and as I was choosing my mains, the TALL CHEF approached me from his station (I THOUGHT to apologise), BUT instead retorted "the dosa has been sitting here for ONE HOUR, now it's in the bin!" in a rude tone of voice. I walked back to my table and after the meal while paying for drinks, another staff member asked me about the situation and I explained, he told me "it's a language barrier", I explained it isn't and I've ordered from the chef several times before with no issues. The chef UNDERSTOOD my questions and I UNDERSTOOD the chef - it was actually his RUDENESS/ATTITUDE that is the issue here. Very disappointed with Chef's attitude 👎More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 2, 2021

Never recommend any one with young children to visit this restaurant. Informed management regarding staff is s very rude and swearing in between in loud voices. Food was cold this visit have ruined our family gathering.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2021

Very bad food. I order chicken tikka masala and the only thing I could taste was coconut flavour. The only good thing about my order was the nan

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

We visited as a large family group. Parking was good and free on a Sunday. Large restaurant. The food was mediocre, service was okay, friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

Been twice and both times was excellent good food and atmosphere, honey paneer was the best I’ve ever had

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2021 via mobile

Were do u start the chef & spice in leicester not too bad inside But food awful 😖 you think they charge 15.95 per person for 💩 is a criminal Me & my mate went It a buffet style restaurant so u think they might...have some decent food section here !!!!! Nooooooooooo way the display off food look cheap 😳 the selection was Awful saw some chips & something that look like a samosa there chilli paneer in a round bowl u have at home lol something that look like chicken believe me the hole thing was cheap not worth the money & on the weekend they charge 17/18 per head for this ur having a laugh 🤣😳 the soft drink was £4 for a medium coke joke The next day my tummy could not wait to get it out off me if u no what i mean curry & doggy tummy & ur farts smelt bad nos what the put in the food!!!!!! Lady & gentleman am definitely ticking this off the list permanently Just hope they get there act together to improve it a lot i head a few say this place is supposed to be nice tried it & its far from nice 👍 save that £15 & get a pizza 🍕it better & no doggy stomach & farts My Honest review 100%More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

Very disappointed - no variety of chicken/ meat dishes, expensive , noisy and indecent content playing on TV , avoid it !

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Padstowbelle | Reviewed this property |
No parking belonging to restaurant, you need to park in the street. Rather small so wouldn’t recommend wheelchair.
December 12, 2018|
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On the streets and at the back
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Yes, Chef & Spice offers takeaway services.

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