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Spice Route

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6 The Red Dragon Centre Hemingway Road, Cardiff CF10 4JY, Wales
+44 29 2048 8820
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:30
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food for a buffet restaurant tastes good even though it sits there for a while, however this establishment lacks any service or interaction from staff, lovely homemade desserts other than the pre brought cakes

Thank Mohammed Ibrahi... M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend & I visited for a quick meal before cinema on Sunday evening (set price of £13.99 but different prices on different days). Lots of choice & very tasty too! I'm vege & was pleased to have plenty of choice. Also last time I visited I brought my young children & there was plenty of 'kiddy' food choice too... More 

Thank Ron77777
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Spice Route many many times, and always had a fantastic meal. However, they have been going hill steadily over the last couple of years - moving to cheaper foods Today was a real shocker!! - had hardly any food available, so walked out. So so disappointing...would not recommend to anyone anymore!!

Thank Mark J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. A wonderful array of Indian foods (and a choice for kids as well). Probably the best curries you will find with the best side dishes as well. Cannot understand comments on rudeness but that is a two way street. If you want to be treated well show respect and... More 

Thank robertgraham1
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve always regarded the Red Dragon Centre at Cardiff Bay as a bit of a soulless place and a recent visit to the Spice Route Diner has done very little to dispel that opinion. We visited recently, early evening, before the cinema. The “front of house” greeted us with a grunt and a fart, (no, I tell a lie, a... More 

1 Thank PCH46
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

First visit (and last) waitresses were rude. Didn't tell us nothing. Or what to do, food options were awful. 1 variety of rice. No tikka masala? What Indian restaurant doesn't do a tikka masala. What a complete waste of money

Thank frozen_andy
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183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We always make a beeline to the Spice Route when in Cardiff, the buffet is first class. Lots of choice,not short on meat as other places and always freshly cooked. From salads, finger food and curries, not forgetting the stir fries. Travel from east to west by food. And always a good sign when lots of Asian people eat there... More 

Thank 243Peter_H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The menu looked great so we went in to ask for a table and the guy who greeted us smelt terrible. A really strong, eye-watering smell of BO. Went inside and I was a little bit put off already. Then a woman came over to ask if we would like a drink before we had even sat down. We hadn't... More 

Thank MissCBendall
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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Its very basic. The food isn't fantastically authentic, but it is what it is. We've always gone early so there's choice. It isn't particularly expensive and its handy for the cinema. I wouldn't go there for dinner as in a night out, but handy if going to catch a film.

Thank Tracey J
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My son and I went for a meal on New Year's Eve 2016, at around 8:30 pm and we were told that they close between 10 and 10:30 pm. So we sat down had food, then at 10 o'clock staff started cleaning including the chiefs, so we assumed they were getting ready to close. So my son and me had... More 

Thank Vijaysharma101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 The Red Dragon Centre Hemingway Road, Cardiff CF10 4JY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2048 8820
Welcome to our abode. Take a trip down spice lane and enjoy a delicious array of dishes from the Eastern areas of the world! We provide freshly prepared, 100% Halal food in the form of an Island Buffet. Our palatial restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for family and friends with the perfect location in the Red Dragon Centre. We also provide free parking for all of our customers. Currently running a number of amazing summer deals, visit our Website, Facebook or Twitter.

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