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River Spice

206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
+44 118 950 3355
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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“curry” (16 reviews)
“monkfish” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at the last minute and had a riverside table . Staff were very friendly and didn't rush you. Comprehensive menu with some unusual options . Food was freshly served and very tasty .

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don’t usually write reviews, but was so appalled by our visit to River Spice today that I felt compelled to write. I went with my family of four including two young children for a Sunday lunchtime visit at 1pm. On arrival we asked for...More

2  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had booked a table for a family get together having seen some good reviews. From the outset the service was terrible - starting with confusion over our booking but worst of all was the hour long delay in getting served. OK it was a...More

5  Thank Kazpangers
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were staying locally and found the River Spice located right on the edge of the river Thames. We had seen a couple of negative reviews but deiced to visit anyway. We were so glad we did. This was one of the best curry's we...More

1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I WOULDN'T SUGGEST TO GO HERE !!! Wish there could '-' option. WORST Service. Taken the water glass, after i said that i

5  Thank arunfrd
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this buffet. I would say the starters are a total let down and all deep fried but the curries are delicious. It's a right old mess outside and you are sat so close to eachother you can hear everything they are talking...More

Thank LL156
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Tucked away but with a pleasant water view. Tasty food that mixes both traditional curry house fayre and more exotic dishes involving venison, duck and ostrich! Pub opposite is a good starting place for pre or post dinner drinks. Has parking.

Thank BristolPavs
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nice spread, well cooked, worth the money. Wait is a bit too long but all is well that ends well I suppose.

Thank Pramod M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Attended here with a large group of friends (12). Lovely setting, surroundings and selection of drinks. There was a variety of food on the menu; and looked a classic Indian restaurant. We ordered a poppadom starter each and they arrived promptly. At this point I...More

2  Thank Rhys M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went there with an ex-work friend as she recommended it. She also recommended the Naga, which I was unsure of, but went with it anyway. And it was amazingly tasty, and a good level of zingyness (for me). Overall, the food was very very tasty....More

Thank Kevin D
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Rory M
Is the chicken tikka masala and the rice gluten free?
24 February 2016|
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Which nights do you do a buffet?
3 June 2015|
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What are the prices like please?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 950 3355
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