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Spice garden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
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202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
+44 191 455 9867
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South Shields
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to stay indoors because of the weather tonight. Convinced my lad that he should trip out in the car to Ocean Road and pick up a pre-order from where else but SPICE GARDEN. Well worth the effort..........2x king prawn Phall, 1x chicken chilli masala. 1x chicken Jaipur. 1x peas rice. 1x garlic rice.1x spicy chips. 1x puri. 1x paratha.... More 

Thank moltke1914
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As ususal we visited here for our New years eve meal and once again we were not dissapointed, the flavour of the food is spot on, the peshwari nan is still the best ive ever tasted, portions are large and the price is great. The staff are lovely and friendly. You cant go wrong eating here.

South Shields, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because we needed to eat early and it was open. We were very surprised at how busy it was, and people were waiting for tables. Only had time for main dishes but they were well prepared and full of flavour. Watching other people's starters arrive made us wish we could have made more of a meal of... More 

Thank Julie B
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you select curry houses based on their kerb appeal- you'd probably pass this one by as it doesn't look much with it's dated sign and decor, however don't - this place is a gem. Customer service was top notch , friendly and attentive staff with service at the right pace Standard drinks menu for a curry house so nothing... More 

Thank Northants_Nibbler
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food. Good atmosphere. Friendly staff. Decent prices. Would eat here again. Discount if you stay in Forest Guest house (which they honoured- but we left them difference as tip anyway as enjoyed the meal).

Thank quietmikeyd
Boldon, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spice Garden is a first class place to dine, here is why. 1) The thing that strikes you as you arrive to the minute you leave is the excellent service. The waiters are friendly and polite and keen to go the extra mile. The guy waiting our table was eager find out our opinion of our meal and spent... More 

Thank gancanny
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took my husband for a birthday treat on a recommendation. Extremely disappointed. Had a oroblem with my meal that I didnt want to make a fuss of in fact I told the waiter to lower his voice. Zero customer service. I wasnt looking for money off. Just to say in 30 years+ Ive never left a restaurant without wanting to... More 

Thank SJY33
South Shields, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visited with family Saturday 10th december , fabulous food amazing management and staff , nothibg is too much trouble and the food is totally devine

Thank bobbimac19
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Pre booked a table with a few friends for a Friday night curry, chose from the set menu and I wasn't disappointed. Prompt service and food was delicious. Excellent value for money.

Thank Craig B
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Having a two night break in South Shields with my husand, I chose this restaurant based on TA reviews. We didn't prebook a table however we were welcomed and a table was found despite the restaurant being busy on a Saturday night. Staff appeared friendly and we never felt rushed. We each had a starter but shared a main, rice... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 455 9867
Contemporary indian cuisine

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