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City Spice

#4,134 of 18,950 Restaurants in London
££ - £££Indian, Asian,
138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
+44 20 7247 1012
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“poppadoms” (23 reviews)
“pilau rice” (4 reviews)
“meat thali” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing! The food is fabulous and the hospitality is off the charts. We loved every bite! You must get the okra, Lamb Bhuna and chicken curry. The okra was perfectly prepared and the chef used petit okra so they were so tender. And the Lamb...More

Thank petreioana20
Reviewed 2 days ago

We´ve had an outstanding experience at City spice . Can't go wrong with their meal. Had a delight to visit with great service and awesome flavors. The food was delicious and the service flawless. The price is very much acceptable. We enjoyed all the choices...More

Thank ArthurJ491
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very great experience. Everyone was very attentive and friendly and food was delicious. Great portions at very reasonable prices for the area! Excellent staff and various delicious food options. Really feels like you are somewhere in Asia. In complement to that, the food is very...More

Thank VaniaValenciaDavid
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined here after visiting Brick Lane. We were able to negotiate a discount on entering the restaurant, which seemed reasonably standard practice in this part of London. We were dining about 8pm so not sure if this is an early evening thing. The food...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food but we left with a sour taste in our mouth. On arrival we were ushered to our table and asked if we wanted poppadoms. We agreed but didn’t ask the price. When the bill arrived they were £3.75 each costing us over £10.00...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So bad. Saw a RAT running around. Will never ever again dine here. It was a BIG RAT. I told the staffs but they were not bothered

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner with friends last friday, with delicious food and drinks. One suggestion, the place was full, really noisy and the waiters trying to serve our table (big one) were shouting the name of the dishes making a bit messy the service...More

Thank ChilenoUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner with my girlfriends. The menu is perfect and mouth watery, there is something for everyone. Service was awesome and Abdul was very accommodating. I will be back definitely!

Thank PoliaJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhausted by the hawkers who work on this stretch of Brick Lane (we should have known better), we took refuge in the first restaurant we chanced upon, which turned out to be City Spice. There wasn't much to distinguish it from the the others, apart...More

Thank k747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food, loads of vegan options and meat too, so good for mixed groups. highly recommend for a cheap dinner

Thank Charlotte H
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2018|
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Response from Ahad138 | Property representative |
Hi, We do indeed have a separate menu, you will be able to find it under its relevant section on the menu. If you do decide to dine with us, please request the vegan menu to one of our staff upon being seated. Many... More
6 March 2016|
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Response from Ahad138 | Property representative |
Hi, We do accept American Express and all other types of cards. Many thanks.
Chris G
16 December 2014|
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Response from aabraham23 |
They are open all day. Every day. Close at 12 in the night I believe and open at half 12 in the afternoon. (Christmas time)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$71
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 1012
  • E-mail
London's City Spice claims to be the best Indian restaurant on Brick Lane. It's quite a claim to live up to but we think that it might do just that. Located centrally on the notorious street, City Spice announces itself with neon signage and a bold blue painted exterior. Inside the dining room is bright, thanks to both large windows on two sides and a light, cream paint job and white tiled flooring. Entirely modern but unpretentious, the restaurant has modern furniture and contemporary images of London on the walls as well as touches of Indian influences throughout, its decor doubtless appealing to East London's young and arty set. Although inspired by the Bangladeshi origin of its owners and chefs, City Spice's menu covers most Indian regions, providing curries, tandoori specialties and tikkas alongside recipes from Bangladesh. Competitively priced for the area, it really isn't difficult to see why pre-booking a table is absolutely essential for this popular restaurant.
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