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Spice Trader

7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
+44 20 7929 0924
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (10 reviews)
“poppadoms” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were visiting the Sky Garden on a freezing February evening and spotted the restaurant as we left. We were in the mood for a spicy treat and were welcomed into the restaurant despite being the first customers of the night. We were surprised to...More

Thank ItchyfeetShrewsbury
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Soooo, it looks from the reviews to date that we have a consensus! My meal tonight confirms what the majority or contributors have said - this is an excellent traditional British-style Indian restaurant (a cuisine that that I absolutely love) that's not too expensive for...More

Thank Shorttj1971
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Very friendly staff, good menu (particularly recommend the Lamb Mardell). Nice surroundings, a little bit pricey, but overall very good indeed. Recommend a visit.

Thank colin b
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Been around for years but generally consistent curry. Chilli chicken ticked the heat boxes without reaching for milk and a wet flannel. It’s a fairly standard curry menu with some specials, including duck dishes. Everything we had was polished off. Sides were good and the...More

Thank TheNRR
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times, always been 'ok to good' but this time it was 'good to great'. Very nice dansak, peshwari naan and saag sides. Very little oil or sign of base sauce. Will be back soon to see if it was a fluke...More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 1 July 2017

On a few days break and saw this restaurant as a reasonably priced indian restaurant for London. Meals were really nice and tasty and I would really recommend this restaurant. The owner came across to talk to us at the end and when he found...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

There is a hanging sign outside Spice Trader. Look for it as you walk down the block and you will find the restaurant. The decorations are designed for a business lunch or dinner. There is nothing on the walls to distract you from your conversation....More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I've worked in the city area for the past OMG 28 years and restaurants come and go - Spice Trader down the stairs - has been on my list since 2003 The food is always good - not fancy if you get my drift -...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I remember the last time I came here with my work colleagues, the service was great and every dish was piping hot. Can't wait to go back when I get the chance. One thing I really appreciated was that the food felt and tasted very...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Eight of us went for an impromptu curry after work. Very good food, attentive and fast service, nice ambience, good value. We would happily return.

Thank andyxcurtis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7929 0924
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