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The Spice Oven

2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
+44 118 948 1000
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“ice cream” (17 reviews)
“gulab jamun” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
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Chinese, Indian, Asian
$$ - $$$
2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Enjoyable, fun, family meal, great food, excellent service. Party of 15, including young children, all had a fantastic time, children don't have to wait for food to arrive and can help themselves....they love the puddings!! Toilets much improved,since refurbishment. Great choice of food. Crackers on...More

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Lookng at the reviews for this place prior to visiting made me quite concerned but it turns out that people are way too fussy these days. They have a good range of tasty dishes with the Indian themed dishes being the most tasty. The deserts...More

Thank Blackthunder123
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I came hoping that the revamp and new management would have made a big difference to this place but unfortunately, aside from refurbished toilets and a slightly changed layout in the dessert section, nothing has changed since I came earlier in the year. They need...More

Thank Nat S
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Went before and it was okay. This time the food was very poor. You don't expect much in a global buffet but there was not a single dish that I thought was good. Now I have come home and keep going to the toilet and...More

1  Thank oddjobold
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a post kids hockey match family Sunday afternoon trip to the Spice Oven. Although the online booking that morning didn't seem to work we were quickly found a table and served drinks. The usual range of starters, mains and puddings appeal to most...More

Thank Ricardodesantaalbana
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

So the closure for a fancy revamp is totally wasted. Some furniture moved around that's it. Food is appalling, dried out to the extent the gravy was solid and the orange segments drying out. A lot of empty dishes and food all other the sides...More

2  Thank LL156
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a buffet that caters for the choosy, the experimental and children Easy to book and friendly staff which makes it nice. A lot of space and easily accessible areas all round a lovely place.

Thank tiffanymarin2017
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Has really gone down hill. Staff did you a big favour by coming over and very unfriendly. Buffet was very limited and facilities are filthy. After many years this will have been our last visit.

2  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Well! Yesterday we visited spice oven for our sons 16th bday. We have been several times before over the years and it's always been rather pleasant. Sad to say that's no longer the case. The place is filthy, service was non existent and when you...More

1  Thank Winston A
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This has to be the dirtiest eatery I ever been to , the food is stale and the toilets filthy. My son was chewing for at least 5min on the aromatic duck , he had to excuse himself to the toilet to get rid of...More

1  Thank Tracy D
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Julia B
13 February 2017|
Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
When you have live bugs crawling around in your food and the staff all of sudden don't understand what your saying the level of communication is selective one of our party was off work with food poisoning for 10 days after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$21
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:45 PM
5:30 PM - 11:45 PM
5:30 PM - 11:45 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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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