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Spice Lounge

) #5 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
Banbury Road, Oxford, England
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (38 reviews)
“garlic naan” (10 reviews)
“papadums” (5 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
Banbury Road, Oxford, England
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Reviews (466)
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely brilliant. Listened to my requirements and delivered a stunning dish. Would definitely recommend this place

Thank grant693
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are really friendly and warm. My partner and I decided to let them choose the food, we opted for vegetarian. It was perfectly spiced, great flavours. I honestly haven't had food this good outside India.

Thank Noggington10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given a very warm welcome by Ali. The service was fast and courteous and no complaints about the food which was really tasty and not over priced. Well worth a visit if you are in Oxford, only sad we live in Devon! Will recommend Spice...More

Thank PepelaPew1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the restaurant itself lacks atmosphere and the decor is quite bland, the Manager and his team never fail to deliver first class quality food on every visit. I would highly recommend the King Prawn Mehti the best Indian dish in Oxford. My favourite Indian...More

1  Thank 1sunworshipper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I have been coming here for years. The staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food is fresh tasty and never swiming in oil. They offer a good selection of vegetarian dishes. Highly recommended.

Thank karenwOxford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for 8pm, very busy restaurant and noisy when full but well worth it for the taste and quality of the food. Good, varied menu and reasonably priced.

Thank me-gustan-vacaciones
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Decided to put this relatively new Indian restaurant to the test. The building used to be a pub and the outside betrays what the inside is like. It is nicely decorated inside with comfortable seating. The staff were helpful and the food was served piping...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews we thought we would give this place a visit on a recent trip to Oxford. We had booked but the waiter didn't take much notice of that and just showed us to a table. The food was rather plain and I...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

It's good but not the outstanding we were expecting for a restaurant so high in the TA ratings. The food arrived quickly, and was better than the average Indian. It just didn't have the wow factor that you get at a really good Indian. That...More

Thank kel999
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We booked online and were taken to our table straight away. The menu was wide enough to please our party of four and we all struggled to clean our plates.

Thank DOC-Gower
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are staying at the Old Bank Hotel, is the restaurant in walking distance from the hotel ?
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
Hi is this restaurant liscenced or do you take your own drinks
24 January 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from AAktar | Property representative |
Hi, were a fully licensed restaurant.
Hi, Very quick question on your review - you said you booked for 40 people. Do you think it would hold 100? Cheers, Matt
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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