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The Spice

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti
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Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
+44 1206 827815
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Tried the spice first time with some friends. Very busy on a Saturday night but friendly service and good food. Would eat here again. Might try takeaway as well.

Thank brennP
Colchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere ... friendly service and amazing food to suit nothing is to difficult they aim to please. Portion sizes are fair. All food is non greasey and tastes just great fresh and authentic. Id defjbately recommend this place.

Thank Gemmas1982
Essex, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Called just after Christmas after being recommended by a friend. Very good food and excellent service not rushed at all with good advice and recommendations given when asked about the menu. I know riata can be green but we are creatures of habit next time we come please can we have white riata? Thank you.

Thank Glyn A
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Very friendly atmosphere,excellent food. Pop in for a takeaway or for a real treat eat in. Best in the area in my opinion.

Thank lesleyratcliffe
Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A very friendly restaurant bright and clean, staff were helpful, we got there early but as evening went on got very busy. Food came quickly and was lovely, and very reasonably priced.

Thank caswadd
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went to visit as had won an award and there was an article in the local paper. Great food, great service and for great value for money Thanku

Thank d c
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Spice has been a regular place to eat for a few years now. The quality has always been good and the service excellent. Recently won a top award which is well deserved.

Thank Azpectseasy
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

What a place ! The food was amazing , the service fantastic and what great value for money..... will be my first pick for a visit the next time I'm in the uk.

Thank Theresa L
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you Shard Alom More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

went on a tuesday, food was not good, bombay potatoes were rock hard. previous review I wrote was very good now have changed my mind or maybe we should go on a weekend.

Thank romfordgirl
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet the high standards we set ourselves. We aim to deliver consistency throughout the week. I have spoken to the chef about the potatoes and he has taken your feedback on board and will aim to maintain standards better in the future. I hope you... More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Delicious food with excellent, friendly service. Comfortable surroundings and plenty of parking. We'll be going back again.

Thank Vanda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 827815
We serve great Indian food by friendly staff in stylish and comfortable surroundings. Our menu includes a wide range of classic Indian dishes, chef's special dishes, as well as a selection of char-grilled tandoori dishes and delicious food that few can compete with. That is the combination that ensure guests come back for more we hope to see you at our restaurant soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?