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Forest Spice

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££ - £££
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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1158 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH7 6DY, England
+44 1202 419004
17:00 - 23:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Very attentive and friendly staff which is great to experience. The food was average - good but not memorable. Reasonable prices. We went to Sainsburys to purchase our wine/beers as BYO. If wanted a reasonably priced Indian meal and hadn't booked to go elsewhere, would certainly go again. They do get busy as the reviews shows and we were lucky... More 

Thank fatat40
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Visited on back of recommendations, lovely curry and the staff were friendly.....really decent portions so watch out if you have a small appetite!! It's a place for meeting friends, groups, etc. Not intimate if ure looking for quiet time!! Bear in mind not licensed so need to BYO (Sainsbury's close by) Would definitely go back (with alcohol this time!!)

Thank SimonRobinson
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

I ordered a chicken tikka Ceylon which was watery, with no flavour, bright orange, chicken was rubbery and I think had been cooked and frozen then defrosted. I think this curry was a korma in its previous life and now was trying to come back as something else. It definitely was not a Ceylon. Sag paneer = burnt. Lemon rice... More 

1 Thank Littlemodchick
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

as my title says the food here is quality. we have had a lot of deliveries from restaurants in bournemouth, but we never review. but since we came here, we feel obligated to put on a review. the food is top class, was piping hot and they also created a dish that wasn't even on the menu. Service during ordering... More 

4 Thank Kavan W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

We go to Forest Spice at least once every couple of months - in August we had two big tables within two weeks! Always great customer service and the food is fabulous! We always feel at home here and always enjoy our evening.

2 Thank Samantha W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

I went to this Indian as I was visiting Bournemouth on business and the reviews on Trip Advisor were so good. Sorry but if this is the best Indian in Bournemouth then I am so glad I don't live here! The people were very nice but in all honesty that is all the positive remarks I have, my advice to... More 

2 Thank JohnkLeicestershire
Dorset, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We always used to dine here but when there were changes with management we thought we would try other Indian restaurants in the area. But NONE compare to Forest Spice and we are back to stay! A great family run restaurant, friendly,helpful, attentive staff and great atmosphere. The restaurant may be small but they say 'good things come in small... More 

2 Thank simone_king4
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Thank you Ahmed for such a wonderful night! I was initially a bit put off by the fact Forest Spice isn't in a picture perfect location and the outside seemed a little garish, but really, don't let anything put you off going there. The food was absolutely delicious. We are all vegetarians in our family and there was plenty of... More 

3 Thank Sophia L
Fleet, Hampshire
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

A large group of us booked to eat here on a Saturday night - booking is essential, the place was full. The service was friendly and helpful. We had a wide range of dishes and all were good. Among our group was a vegetarian who was very happy with her Thali (a collection of dishes served with rice), and a... More 

1 Thank RedQuince
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

My wife and I had an excellent curry at this restaurant, one of the beat curries I have had. The service was great with all the staff being very friendly. There was an excellent wide selection of different dishes and all of our party enjoyed their meal. I would definitely go there again if I was in the area.

1 Thank Jeffrey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1158 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH7 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 419004

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