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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)
“duck pancakes” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Indian, Asian
$$ - $$$
2-4 Church Street, Reading RG4 8AT, England
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1 - 10 of 252 reviews

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.

1  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

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

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Had a business meeting with a few colleagues. Food was excellent and the service to match. Gave us our own area for the evening to conduct our business. Will certainly be returning with my family as well as for business purposes.

Thank jamesW7777777
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Horrible food quality. Salad bar had some items that tasted as if they are off (olives and pickles). Mains buffet smelled and tasted rancid, like they have been their for a couple of days. Service .. big zero. Hygiene.. very poor. I didn't feel comfortable...More

1  Thank speedshery
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Good value for money, 4 adults and a child was ~£60. Food was ok, nothing outstanding, not a fantastic selection if you didn't want oriental or Indian. According to my wife the deserts were a bit tasteless. Soft drinks were refillable which was a pleasant...More

Thank Roamingjay_Snowy
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Wow where do I start , I can honestly say me and my husband were very unimpressed with spice oven! Firstly there was no greeting or explanation of how the service works the coke that was brought to me was flat however they promptly replaced...More

4  Thank MrsTGL
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the Spice Oven expecting a curry and found it to be an international buffet inside! It's ok looking inside.. you kind of cross a bridge inside the venue to get to the tables and food which is a bit quirky but ok. Food...More

2  Thank Andy N
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Food is not fresh and it's obvious. Chinese dumplings taste completely indian. Staff are untrained and there is a general lack of attention to detail. Though a jug of water of brought, no glasses came along though we waited. We had to ask for glasses....More

Thank k9kondop7
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I accompanied our daughter for her birthday meal. First visit for me, but not for them. Our waitress was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Drinks served quickly. The food is a buffet system. Various cuisines from around the world but...More

Thank reelvideoman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$20
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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