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Spice Island

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100 Main Street, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1AQ, England
+44 1388 777775
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Durham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the years, both in the restaurant and takeaway, and we've never been disappointed. Food is delicious and the service good. A steep staircase to access the restaurant so need to be aware that access may be difficult.

Thank Pauline1026
Bishop Auckland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We have been regular visitors (2/3x per month) for the last couple of years and are yet to have a single bad mouthful. Food is always to a high standard along with the service. Nothing is ever too much trouble. After trying various Indian restaurants in the area this is by far the best.

Thank potternico
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Waited forever for the food, finally arives just above room temperature and completely bland. Expected far better. Wont be eating fr

Thank sw2101
County Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've visited here on many occasions and have never failed to be impressed. Situated at the start of Main Street, only a small sign gives this establishment away. Due to it being located upstairs, a very steep flight of stairs is the only access so disabled access is not available. Ullah is the oldest working waiter in the country and... More 

Thank daz_weston
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We have used Spice Island's takeaway service a number of times over past year. It has been consistently excellent, both in terms of timing for the pick up, and the quality of food. In our gathering were two Indian nationals, one a medical consultant in London, and the other his mother on a visit from India. Both were complementary in... More 

Thank Rodney W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Food was delicious and was very nicely priced. However, since eating the food, both my girlfriend and I have been under the weather. Lovely food, but I question how the food is kept if it has left us feeling so unwell.

2 Thank Pav L
County Durham
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Love this place Me and 3 others went for a birthday and it was gorgeous. We usually get a take away from there. 5 star quality,service and price

Thank clairevodka1
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my family always come here the food is amazing! And we wouldn't go anywhere else! The staff are lovely too! We would definately recommend to others!

Thank kellie e
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Visited in a group of 16 booked in for 7pm, all they seemed interested in was serving everyone drinks, I was on orange cordial so they weren't slightest bit interested in mine, our food didn't arrive until 10pm and it didn't all arrive together, the first meals were finished by time last meals came out, I ordered the tandoori mixed... More 

Thank Sarahchrispopsky
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food is second to none, just so delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive and it's a pleasure to eat there.

Thank evie20162016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Main Street, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Bishop Auckland  >  Shildon
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 777775

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