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The Spice

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18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
+44 1237 471133
17:30 - 23:00
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277 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a tasty curry here, whilst in town for a football match. Although the place was busy, they accommodated us at the extra tables on the mezzanine level, was worried we may be forgotten up there, but that did not happen. Although the portions were a little on the small size to other curry houses we have visited, the food... More 

Thank helenyazor
Bideford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really enjoyed an evening here, sat at the window looking out over the river eating poppadum starters followed by chicken Kashmiri with onion bhajis, pilau rice and a peshwari naan, heavenly flavours! My partner had a chicken Madras with pilau rice, onion bhajis and a paratha, although the food seemed to go cold very quickly, it didn't detract from the... More 

Thank Suzie K
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

25 minutes to be offered a drink, 40 minutes until the popadoms turned up (after asking) 1 hour 30 minutes until our main course arrived........stone cold. At that point we left and will never be going back. The worst service I have even come across and we are not a hard family to please! Awful service and extremely frustrating, especially... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with family for niece's birthday. Just really disappointed. All our food was cold including the rice. Complained and had it reheated but at that point we had lost our appetites so ate very little. Poppadum starters were fine. Minimum anyone should expect when eating out is for food to be properly cooked through and hot. None of food was.... More 

Thank ho-p7795
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Once again a wonderful meal. This time I had a madras it hit the spot just what I needed. My partner had a Sagwala also excellent. Top marks to the Spice.

Thank Nick L
Preston, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We did a pre-order at 3pm for delivery at 6.15pm. By 6.20pm there was no sign so we rang them and they said traffic was bad but would be there soon. At 6.40pm we had another call to say stuck in traffic still. At 7pm we rang again and were told stuck in traffic still. At 7.20pm we rang again... More 

Thank Jon E
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We turned up late on a Sunday night and met the lovely waiter who welcomed us and treated us like valued customers he could not do enough to help us and to even pick dishes giving advice nothing was too much for him the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great friendly chatty staff will definitely return five stars... More 

Thank 661wesm
Fareham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a lovely meal and excellent service!! Restaurant could be a bit better with ambience. Maybe a little music and pictures. TV in there but wouldn't watch it.

Thank Pauline F
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

warm taste less food the waiter did not care .smell of cigarette smoke coming from kitchen was disgusting I went to the bar to pay he would not let me see the bill just waved a hand at me to be quite will never go back fist time to go there and the last

Thank Sharon M
Kuantan, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant opens from 5.30pm until 11.00pm in the evening. The service is good and they do have Halal food for Muslim. Chicken is Halal, but Lamb is uncertain. Thus, for those who is looking for Halal food, you can take the chicken menu, but do not take the lamb. The restaurant served variety of north Indian food. We ate... More 

Thank Ramlison

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar
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Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 471133

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