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2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
+44 118 948 1000
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:45
Sat 12:30 - 15:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not much to say. .. some of the food was ok, a lot of it tasted like it was deep fried and from Iceland... but acceptable. The toilets on the other hand look like the hadn't had a proper clean since they where built, no hot water in any sinks (been disconnected) toilet rolls stacked on floor next to the... More 

Thank michael t
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went hear with some friends for my birthday, I had never been and have heard mixed reviews. With Cosmos being the next largest mixed cuisine buffet in the area it had a lot to live up to. It succeeded! it was cheaper then cosmos at £15.00 pp including refillable drinks. Its not as big as the other chain but... More 

Thank Natasha W
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to The Spice Overn for the first time on Saturday night and we will never go back again. No one was there to welcome us on arrival, not knowing what to do we eventually asked at the bar about our reservation - to which they didn't even ask our name, just asked us to sit in the waiting area.... More 

Thank NV2706
Slough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for 5 people, arrived on time and was moved to the waiting area. Whilst here we were next to the bar that was full to the brim of dirty used glasses that hadn't been cleaned yet and looked like there was no attempt to move anything. Waited about 20 mins for a table that was already... More 

Thank lucy_hammond97
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant myself and my family have dined at for a few years usually with birthday or anniversary celebrations. It's convenient and easy to book, the staff are helpful and friendly and the food over the years has gone from a selected few word wide dishes to expanding and having a wide range of worldly foods and deserts. A few... More 

Thank tiffanymarin2017
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went for a meal last night as part of a larger group and was not impressed. The food that was available was mediocre, but the biggest issue was empty food trays. I went back three time for Chicken Jalfrezi and on each occasion, there was only source. Same with the spicy prawns and Roti’s. When I did get a Roti... More 

Thank DavidHowell0194
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went to The Spice Oven for the start of my work's Christmas "do". The selection of food, be it Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Italian, or good old English was fabulous! Really well cooked dishes, and the buffet style of the restaurant meant you could eat as much as you liked!! Great value for money and would recommend!

Thank Trevor W
Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Never been here before and will never go back again where do I start 1. Happy waitress (not) 2. Only got as far as first corse and our whole table of 11 walked out and refused to pay for food as one of party found a live bug crawling in crispy duck 3. After trying to explain to manager this... More 

1 Thank Carolyn G
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

went for my works' Christmas meal. it was an as much as you can eat buffet style. brilliant variety of food and the food was beautiful, they have everything , salad ,curries, Chinese, Indian, chips chicken nuggets, ribs ect ect. well worth a visit , I highly recommend. It has goodish access (as I am a wheelchair user), from the... More 

Thank Helen P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I tried here because cosmo was so jam packed for a good reason. Decided to try this place. 'SPICE OVEN'. Walked in to a pretty poor layout of floor space but does get a little better towards the food area. However. The larger people would just about fit through the walkways. Nice pond with live carp in the centre with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$19
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?