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Reviewed 26 August 2023

I have had a few take-away meals from "The Vine & Spice" and enjoyed them, so my wife and I treated friends to a meal at the restaurant there. Sadly - and surprisingly - I was extremely disappointed. One of our friend's found that the...chicken in their meal was undercooked (it was still pale pink) and highlighted this to staff. It was taken away and a replacement given. The chicken in this was cooked fine, but the sauce was now much more watery and lacked flavour due to this (the other had a nice, thick & creamy sauce). My wife and I are both vegan and member of staff taking our order didn't seem too sure what this meant. During our meal, we had 3 different members of staff coming up asking us the same questions rather than one member of staff being given responsibility for this role. All the staff were very polite, but it was a little disconcerting to be trying to have a conversation only for another member of staff interrupt to ask a question asked a few minutes previously (e.g. whether everything was alright, whether we required any more drink etc.) Our vegan curries had several hard pieces of veg (we don't overcook our veg and enjoy a slight bite to them, but numerous bits of veg were virtually raw and must've been chucked into the sauce moments before dishing up) and my wife found some onion with the root still attached. Also, I did find the meal to be expensive for what you get. Given this experience, I won't be getting any more meals from "The Vine & Spice".More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Food was inedible. Sauce in the meal was full of curry powder. Not an experience I’d care to repeat. Lot of money for nothing

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Great flavoursome and unusual dishes. I enjoyed my mango lassi & sea bass & partner really enjoyed the pounded meatballs. Everything was prepared with care & attention.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

Nice polite staff. Food was ok not any better than other local Indian restaurants but food double the price .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

We had a perfect lunch in the idyllic garden. Very delicious shared vegetarian platter and a couple of side dishes. Highly recommended and looking forward to our next visit. The curried beetroot chutney was absolutely delectable!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Wonderful meal really nice atmosphere lovely setting. Good menu and helpful staff also brilliant take away service. Very relaxing.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023

Visited with my husband and son last week for the valentines menu. Fabulous set menu with a selection of delicious starters. Huge portions of chicken and lamb mains. They also made an extra side of chips for our son.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

I did not expect to be charged £50.20 for 2 kormas, a bhuna, mushroom rice, pilau rice, garlic naan and plain naan. This is a rake away by the way !! We started our order online noting £38 as the cost but decided to phone...it through. Imagine my shock when I'm told it's £50.20 but there's discount so it dropped to £45. There's me thinking this food must be absolutely amazing. Don't get me wrong, it was nice but it was not £50 worth of food. GuttedMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

Food and service is top notch Not your standard Indian restaurant, slightly more refined but not pretentious We all had different dishes (5 of us) and everyone really enjoyed Lamb Chicken and prawn dishes Breads, sag aloo and rice all somehow better than 90% of...the Indian restaurants I’ve visited and I like a curry !More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food and great service. Every dish was a high quality meal in itself. Never seen such a variety of different dishes.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

£55 for a takeaway that from our regular is c£35, our usual place is being refurbished so tried here based on reviews. I specifically asked for no coriander leaf on top of the curry’s- it was drenched in it. I live 20 minutes away so...really couldn’t be bothered to take it back. Chicken Achar was pretty tasteless and the chicken was so dry. Naan bread was raw in the middle The rice was really nice and the poppadoms were good. Shame, I’ll wait for my regular to reopenMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022

The food was amazing especially the chicken Marsala. I would recommend The pods that the kind man gave us was very private ❤️ Servers was very kind and friendly FOOD AMAZING

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

Had a takeaway from the vine and spice and the food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend and go again. Friendly service too. Thank you for our beautiful meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Huge portions, amazing presentation of food. Really kind and friendly staff. The food is delicious but also so well presented and cooked. The lamb shank is delicious. The food here blew me away. And the building is beautiful with an ancient building and private rooms...so you can hear each other talk. Blew my expectations out of the water.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

This was our first but it will not be our last visit to the Vine and Spice restaurant. Upon our arrival we were offered the choice of a table in the restaurant or one of the outside pods. Although it was not a warm night...we chose a secluded pod with heating that kept us snug during our meal. The service was top class and our waiter was extremely attentive but without any feeling of being hurried in anyway. Our food was some of the best Indian food I have eaten (and I have visited India three times) and the portion sizes are ample (and we have good appetites). To top off our evening the Manager offered us complimentary drinks before we departed for our drive home.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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THE VINE AND SPICE, Long Wittenham - Updated 2023 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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The Vine and Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5