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Herb & Spice Indian

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11a Whites Row, London E1 7NF, England
+44 20 7247 4050
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Absolutely gutted to find Herb & Spice closed. Fantastic curries over last ten years now consigned to memory. Will greatly miss our occasional but regular visits when my friend comes down from Norwich. One star just flags our disappointment in losing a true 5 star restaurant. Great food, friendly service, will really be missed.

2 Thank Chris P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I popped by last night to say "hi" but you were no longer there. I am sorry I should have been more attentive and now I will be left with just fond memories of many great meals and just as great service (you keeping my wife happy when I was once an hour late was quite possibly literally a life... More 

3 Thank Phil B
Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Stumbled upon this little place by chance after a long day at a conference, and walking miles, myself and collegue really enjoyed our dishes, a bit of a mix up with the rice but think this was probably just due to accent differences. I would definately say it's worth a visit, food full of flavour!!

1 Thank ruthlm
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Really good and attentive service. Just ask your waiter and they will give you exactly what will excite your taste buds the most. The food is excellent, the portions are generous. It is a bit hidden but probably this is why it is a real "hidden gem". Go! Try it! You will love it!

2 Thank Agnes B
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Since my last visit and review, I have been to the Herb and Spice on several occasions. Even though Mukhtar has sadly passed, on the service remains to be excellent. The standards of this spot has not dropped. Whether I come here with friends or colleagues, it has always been exceptional. I am a huge fan of this restaurant and... More 

1 Thank C M
Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

I'm not sure where the main picture comes from, as the place definitely doesn't look anything like it, but don't let that put you off. Although the decor is a bit dated and the power ballads they play are a bit loud, the food is very tasty and the price is very reasonable.

Thank ww-wef
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

On my private journey to Elsewhere, the street Whites Row was the quiet shortcut, but with unexpected fragrant delights of Indian cooking. Authentically based Bangladeshi cuisine, served by smiley faces, more than generous hospitality, this experience,, left one feeling more like a guest than a customer. For food with intense, good flavours and a quiet find off the beaten track,... More 

1 Thank Jane S
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

This is a small, a bit hidden gem within short walk to Liverpool street and trendy Shoreditch. Both food and service are spotless and I will definitely come back with my friends for dinner to taste real India again. The menu is quite extensive so if you are not sure what to choose , the waiter will guide you through... More 

Thank Didi811
Bengaluru, India
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86 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Was recommended by trip advisor and google maps. Was not let down. The option is alacarte and there is no meal available. The soup and the chapati were very good. I believe Naan is not a good option in London since the preparation is not as in India. Chapati is better :) The price is a bit higher, the food... More 

1 Thank rpradyumna
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Having been recommended to try this restaurant I was hoping for something at least interesting especially due to its proximity to Brick Lane. The food was definitely mediochre. The popadums were burnt and cardboard-like in texture. The chutney was watery. The chapati was hard and brittle and had to be returned. I would recommend giving this place a swerve.

2 Thank John M

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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
Average prices
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11a Whites Row, London E1 7NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 4050
Over the last 17 years Herb & Spice Indian Restaurant is contributing and providing delicious traditional Indian food to everyone in the country. Even in today's challenging business environment, Herb & Spice Indian Restaurant is still playing the greatest role in the culinary curry industry. I wouldn’t say we are the best but I can pronounce that we are one of the best in the market. The facilities we provide to our customers are the following • Fully air conditioned • Fully licensed• Private banqueting room (up to 70 people)• Private party venue (up to 70 people)• Delivery and takeaway service (up to 3 miles)• Disability access• Child friendly restaurantWe respect our customer as a human being, and truly honour their rights to be treated fairly and honestly; this makes everything else much easier. I believe, it’s not me who pays the wages. I only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. Customer service is just a day in, day out ongoing, never ending and compassionate type of activity. As the owner I believe there is only one boss in my restaurant and that is the customer. My customers have the right to fire every one by spending their money somewhere else. I would say I don’t believe in excellence but only in constant improvement and change.

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