We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bengal Spice

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
+44 1271 862010
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 138: English reviews
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely furious!!!!! Our food was three hours late, had to ring the restaurant four times! Our food finally arrived at 11pm instead of 8. Most of the family had gone to bed. To add insult to injury it was cold and items I paid for were missing. Never be tempted to have a takeaway from here, it's ruined our Saturday... More 

Thank Catherine N
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant on a Saturday evening (27/5). The place had five tables seated and then us in our own in another part of the restaurant. So not at all busy for a Saturday night. We arrived at 8:30 to find there were only two members of staff front of house and clearly very busy taking orders for... More 

Thank Monima S
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant during a stay in ilfracombe. The family agreed to going on a Tuesday which is a banquet night. This proved to be great value for money and more than adequate portions. The food was a little slow in service but we were not in a rush. The meals we all agreed were very nice and both... More 

Thank StuartJ64
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at ilfracombe many times but never eaten at the Bengal Spice. The food was good & the staff were nice, would eat there again.

Thank KinverSmw
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never get my Indian takeaway from anywhere else and it's always delicious, great service & they deliver too!!

Thank Courtney I
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was nearly put off by a couple of recent reviews but glad I went ahead. Addressing specific points raised by others, the onion bhaji were tasty. Yes it was 2 pieces but flat patties of a decent size and good flavour. We had no oil floating on our curries ( you need a bit of ghee to make Indian... More 

Thank Steve M
Level Contributor
244 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Very underwhelming take away. We never expect too much from a resort take away, but this was poor even against quite low expectations. Ordered a take away to collect and was told it would be ready in 30 mins. Got there on time and told it would be 5 mins...which turned out to be nr 25 mins - so 55... More 

Thank RoganJ
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
316 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night when they were v busy with take sways Probably worth booking as even though tables available there was a long wait for food IF hadn't booked. Our service was very good however. Asked for hotter version of one of their specials, I wasn't disappointed. ! A bit low on atmosphere as quite large room but... More 

Thank Ian G
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Just had a other fantastic meal from my favourite Indian. This was home delivery which is free. I phoned my order and they gave an accurate delivery time, to within the minute. Don't think I've ever reviewed before, as it's just a local, so time I did. We often have take away, but have ate there on a few occasions.... More 

Thank philhalliwell
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

They serve some very tasty fresh food here with incredibly quick service. I literally love everything on the menu, however, I like a medium spice, but even the spicier dishes just don't seem to have enough spice! So they are great at the mild stuff, but the medium spice they are not! I would probably order from here once a... More 

Thank leahlas

Travellers who viewed Bengal Spice also viewed


Been to Bengal Spice? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862010

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bengal Spice and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Bengal Spice staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?