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The Spice Oven

2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
+44 118 948 1000
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Chinese, Indian, Asian
$$ - $$$
2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business meeting with a few colleagues. Food was excellent and the service to match. Gave us our own area for the evening to conduct our business. Will certainly be returning with my family as well as for business purposes.

Thank jamesW7777777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible food quality. Salad bar had some items that tasted as if they are off (olives and pickles). Mains buffet smelled and tasted rancid, like they have been their for a couple of days. Service .. big zero. Hygiene.. very poor. I didn't feel comfortable...More

1  Thank speedshery
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Good value for money, 4 adults and a child was ~£60. Food was ok, nothing outstanding, not a fantastic selection if you didn't want oriental or Indian. According to my wife the deserts were a bit tasteless. Soft drinks were refillable which was a pleasant...More

Thank Roamingjay_Snowy
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Wow where do I start , I can honestly say me and my husband were very unimpressed with spice oven! Firstly there was no greeting or explanation of how the service works the coke that was brought to me was flat however they promptly replaced...More

3  Thank MrsTGL
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the Spice Oven expecting a curry and found it to be an international buffet inside! It's ok looking inside.. you kind of cross a bridge inside the venue to get to the tables and food which is a bit quirky but ok. Food...More

1  Thank Andy N
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Food is not fresh and it's obvious. Chinese dumplings taste completely indian. Staff are untrained and there is a general lack of attention to detail. Though a jug of water of brought, no glasses came along though we waited. We had to ask for glasses....More

Thank k9kondop7
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I accompanied our daughter for her birthday meal. First visit for me, but not for them. Our waitress was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Drinks served quickly. The food is a buffet system. Various cuisines from around the world but...More

Thank reelvideoman
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went here on Friday for dinner, Busy night, but not a welcoming environment. We have ordered cauliflower manchurian, which was really awesome. Then in main course we have ordered Kadhai Paneer and Tandoori chapati, which also tasted really awesome. Overall i would like to...More

Thank Namita D
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Food was cold and tasted like it had been sat around for hours even though we arrived as it opened the restaurant itself inside is nice but the food is dreadful and poor quality

1  Thank karenstarke2017
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Sunday night, not to busy but still took a long while to get drinks ordered and then they got order wrong (twice). Lots of dirty catering/plates around and floor also did not look like it had been cleaned in awhile. Food is mixed bag with...More

1  Thank Garth100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:45
17:30 - 23:45
17:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 948 1000
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