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The Spice

$$ - $$$, Indian,
Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
+44 1206 827815
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“xacuti” (4 reviews)
“curries” (4 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti
$$ - $$$
Clacton Road | Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the spice this evening after finding it on trip advisor ...was a family get together for my dads retirement so we thought we would try something different as he has never been to an Indian before...was fantastic food and great service ,...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my fiancé have come several times and we have also been as a large group, the staff are very friendly I don't no how people can say they are not anything you need they will make (cheesy peas) my fiancé loves them and...More

1  Thank Simone T
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Simone Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing both you and your fiance soon. We may even put the cheesy peas on the next menu. Thank you Shard Alom

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a great takeaway from here Xacuti chicken and Tawa chicken - 2 dishes we haven' had before both delicious. Had with mushroom rice, coconut rice and peshwari naan.

1  Thank AnneC4freedom
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you soon. Hopefully you continue to try different dishes and enjoy them all just as much.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 1st visit and my friend and I thought the whole experiance was faultless, from the greeting through to the ordering it was like clockwork, then on to the food which was 1st class. All in all a perfect meal and we will...More

1  Thank Catman101Essex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This came with a high recommendation but in my opinion did not come up to scratch. Food was reasonably good but service was lackingMore

Thank peter h
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry that customer service was not up to scratch. We will take action to make improvements to our service and your comments will be taken very seriously. Hopefully should you choose to visit us again your...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had read the reviews and thought this must be great. Came for a special occasion and was very disappointed. Not that busy the first uninterested waiter brought the wrong drinks. The second older guy was very condescending and also uninterested. Had it just been me...More

Thank Andy39
Shard A, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, it is very important to us and we appreciate it all good and bad. We take your comments very seriously and action will be taken to make improvements. We find that the chilli heat guide gives our customers who...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is my local Indian Restaurant so I'm probably biased, but would recommend it anyone that loves Indian food. The service is excellent and everyone is very friendly, and it is very good value for money!

Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited The Spice on a Saturday night (booking required) the resturant was very busy but both the service and food were both superb. Will be back.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Very impressed with the food of the highest quality and taste of the dishes. I could not fault the friendly and knowledgeable service. As a regular customer to countless Indian restaurants over many, many years world wide I would rate The Spice with the best

Thank cbhomecraft
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Good meal in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. Will definately visit again. Will probably take friends next time. Nice vibe.

Thank Gary K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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