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The Spice

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18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
+44 1237 471133
17:30 - 23:00
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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Once again a wonderful meal. This time I had a madras it hit the spot just what I needed. My partner had a Sagwala also excellent. Top marks to the Spice.

Thank Nick L
Preston, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a pre-order at 3pm for delivery at 6.15pm. By 6.20pm there was no sign so we rang them and they said traffic was bad but would be there soon. At 6.40pm we had another call to say stuck in traffic still. At 7pm we rang again and were told stuck in traffic still. At 7.20pm we rang again... More 

Thank Jon E
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up late on a Sunday night and met the lovely waiter who welcomed us and treated us like valued customers he could not do enough to help us and to even pick dishes giving advice nothing was too much for him the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great friendly chatty staff will definitely return five stars... More 

Thank 661wesm
Fareham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a lovely meal and excellent service!! Restaurant could be a bit better with ambience. Maybe a little music and pictures. TV in there but wouldn't watch it.

Thank Pauline F
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

warm taste less food the waiter did not care .smell of cigarette smoke coming from kitchen was disgusting I went to the bar to pay he would not let me see the bill just waved a hand at me to be quite will never go back fist time to go there and the last

Thank Sharon M
Kuantan, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant opens from 5.30pm until 11.00pm in the evening. The service is good and they do have Halal food for Muslim. Chicken is Halal, but Lamb is uncertain. Thus, for those who is looking for Halal food, you can take the chicken menu, but do not take the lamb. The restaurant served variety of north Indian food. We ate... More 

Thank Ramlison
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten both in the restaurant and takeaway. This time it was a takeaway and to honest it was barely edible, chicken dry over cooked, balti dry far to much salt left most of it. Chicken korma sloppy bland, chicken dry and over cooked. Chicken curry taste less. I will be taking it back tomorrow and asking for a... More 

Thank Nick L
Devon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Despite its downbeat yet clean ceiling light open room with bar up stairs from the street, the quality of the dishes we ate at The Spice were the best I've tastedin 40 years of UK 3-pot curry houses - this place beats them any day. Well worth a vist to taste some really authentic dishes. And chicken dishes actually have... More 

Thank Kerry H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Ill break this down in bullet points to highlight why it gets a low review. - The restaurant was dated and needed a refurbishment, but the location was good. - We were served stale old poppadoms - Our starters came after 30mins even though the place was nearly empty - My satay was dry, tasteless and tough - The waiters... More 

Thank Sam S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Best indian take away I've had in a long while,fresh non greasy food I had a madras and it was fantastic,can't wait to eat in the restaurant!!!

Thank Neil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 471133

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