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The Spice

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$$ - $$$
Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti
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Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
+44 1206 827815
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Spice has been a regular place to eat for a few years now. The quality has always been good and the service excellent. Recently won a top award which is well deserved.

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Thank Azpectseasy
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a place ! The food was amazing , the service fantastic and what great value for money..... will be my first pick for a visit the next time I'm in the uk.

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Thank Theresa L
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went on a tuesday, food was not good, bombay potatoes were rock hard. previous review I wrote was very good now have changed my mind or maybe we should go on a weekend.

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Thank romfordgirl
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet the high standards we set ourselves. We aim to deliver consistency throughout the week. I have spoken to the chef about the potatoes and he has taken your feedback on board and will aim to maintain standards better in the future. I hope you... More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food with excellent, friendly service. Comfortable surroundings and plenty of parking. We'll be going back again.

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Thank Vanda L
Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at Spice ..will be visiting again ,food was Excellent, friendly stuff great valve for money

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Thank DebbieH537
Harwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first visit to the spice . the meal we had was a mix of all sorts and was excellent and the beer was nice. BUT the restaurant was so cold it took the edge off the night also the staff looked uninterested I do not think they even said goodnight

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Thank michael b
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent meal, great service, fair price. Much more than your average curry house. A good range of beers also. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Very busy but not so you felt crowded or rushed. I would eat here more often if it were not for the fact that my trousers would no longer fit if I did!

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Thank RobertStaveley
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

First visit having only discovered it recently. We had a drink, popodums, a starter, main course but no dessert. The food was really fresh tasting and the chicken jalfrezi I had was one of the best ever, the rice was also amazing and the side of bombay potatoes. The restaurant is nice, clean and tidy and the tables well spaced.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went here and booked in advance, when booking I didn't get asked my name which I found odd. We got there and said we had a table booked and was replied with 'have you booked' then preceded to set a table up for us so they obviously didn't put it in diary. We then we're sat down and waited... More 

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Thank Gary20012
Shard A, Manager at The Spice, responded to this review

Hi, I would firstly like to thank you for feedback of your visit to our restaurant. In addition i'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with the food. I would like to offer my apologies for the service received that evening, we encourage our staff to have a happy demeanour and be pleased to receive customers. I am sorry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

First visir tonight and well impressed. Lovely, cosy decor and friendly staff. We were not disappointed when our starters arrived. The main was gorgeous and big portions. All staff were lovely but a special mention to Abdul who went our of his way to chat to us and ask if we enjoyed our meals. We will definetely visit again.

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Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 827815
Description
We serve great Indian food by friendly staff in stylish and comfortable surroundings. Our menu includes a wide range of classic Indian dishes, chef's special dishes, as well as a selection of char-grilled tandoori dishes and delicious food that few can compete with. That is the combination that ensure guests come back for more we hope to see you at our restaurant soon!

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