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Spice Lounge

Banbury Road, Oxford, England
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (41 reviews)
“poppadoms” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (19 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banbury Road, Oxford, England
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1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for birthday meal yesterday. Food was good from the buffet- though it was a small-ish selection, it was nicely prepared and freshly brought out poppadoms and naan. The lamb was particularly good, sometimes it can be gristle but it was tender. V friendly owner...More

Thank Patchy104
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Spice Lounge for a meal to celebrate my partner’s birthday. The food was all terrific and the vegetables and other ingredients tasted so fresh. Service was good and unobtrusive and the atmosphere relaxed and convivial. We will definitely return as it was...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews before going here, many of which suggested this one of the best Indian restaurants in Oxford. If that is so then Oxford must be short of good Indians. As many reviewers have said, the poppadoms are thrust upon you, without it being...More

Thank ThreeWiseNinjas
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We were staying down the road for a few nights and called in without pre-booking, on a Saturday night. Very welcoming. It was very busy but we were given a table by the bar. It may be best to pre-book as this wasn't the best...More

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We were staying locally and having checked Tripadvisor, chose this for our evening meal out. It isn’t much to look at from the inside and whilst the restaurant may not be the best looking in terms of appearance, decor and dining furnishings it does make...More

Thank DJudgeLondon
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Booked after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, which are very good, so my hopes were high. We had booked for 7,30 but were slightly late as not knowing the area i couldn't find anywhere to park. We went and explained that we had a...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The food here is excellent and the staff very friendly. We asked for a recommendation for one of the dishes and it turned out to be one of our favourites! Definitely recommend for a quality Indian meal

Thank mcwhite2018
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Its was my first time visit to the Spice Lounge restaurant, which is situated in the hearts of Oxford and is converted from a listed building. I was introduced to this restaurant by some friends, (Mr Raj, a property developer and a director of the...More

Thank AHMED7864
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Not much to say about settings, but if you are looking for fantastic meal and friendly service that’s the place to come.

1  Thank Julius P
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Eating in my own, had a medium curry that was a bit hot to appreciate the addition of ginger to a Tikka sauce, but overall the meal was good - poppadoms and chapati bread really good. Efficient and friendly service.

Thank Chris B
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2017|
Response from Nick G |
it would be around a half hour walk each way. If you wanted a closer Indian, there is a place called Chutneys which is 10 minutes away which I recommend equally to spice lounge.
Liz C
24 January 2017|
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Response from AAktar | Property representative |
Hi, were a fully licensed restaurant.
5 August 2016|
Response from Pickles0013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. No we had dinner for two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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