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£6 - £40
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Caribbean, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews jerk chicken roti rum cake oxtail spring rolls salted fish croquettes plantains mac and cheese curry starters and mains rice steak salad caribbean food trini doubles cowley road
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food and really good value too. The doubles tasted as I remember them in Port of Spain and the rest of the food was full of flavour. And the portion sizes were very generous. A relaxed vibe.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

6 of us went for an early supper and were delighted with everything about this restaurant. Very popular and many folk were turned away on the night having not booked. Handled allergies really well and food arrived swiftly, in plentiful portions. Amazing rum collection so...advise getting the bus!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

We went for dinner at Spiced Roots. The service was very slow; we had to wait 50 minutes to receive our first (main) course. We requested the spicy sauce to be served on the side of the chicken, but they forgot and put it on...top of the chicken instead. We waited another 30 minutes to get the desserts, which they also forgot about. The service was dreadful, and the food was mediocre at best.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely authentic Caribbean restaurant, great food and music. Tables a little tight but that’s due to size of venue. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

First visit here and the food was incredible, we shared a couple of starters and had a main each, all of which were lovely. The smoked aubergine & tomato choka starter and the kingfish steak main were my highlights and would recommend these to anyone....Cocktails were great and the service was very quick. Look forward to coming back in the near future.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Oxford. We went their by chance ( recommended to us by the kind bartender at a local pub) The food was outstanding, drink were amazing and the best was the wonderful host she was the best. Kind, attentive...and always smiling. We didn’t have a reservation she accommodated us on a busy Friday night. The prawn and roti and goat curry were die for. No suprised they won so many awards 🏆 Thank you 🙏🏽 for an amazing food and for the great hospitality.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Food and flavours are amazing, mains are reasonably priced for what they are and starters and sides are very reasonable! Cocktails are also great - recommend the Trinidad sour - all in all a really chilled vibe and great place for dinner with mates or...a date.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

We called in without booking on a Saturday evening and were lucky that the restaurant was able to fit us in. I’m so glad they were. The food and service was excellent and to top it off it was cool on the hottest day of...the year! We ate doubles and spring rolls followed by curry goat and lamb chops. The meat was beautifully spiced and cooked, with lots of flavour. I’d recommend the rum punch too. I would definitely return here and hope I do.More

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

Excellent, authentic food, with a little kick. Outstanding value. Super customer service. Try the rum cake. No, really, it's amazing. Deserves every star.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Food was lovely and tasted home cooked. A great introduction for me into Carribbean cooking. However the experience was totally let down by the young wait staff. Please train these members of staff in how to act friendly towards customers. They were so blunt, never...smiled or care checked us etc which made a bit of an awkward atmosphere every time they came over. It's a shame because we probably would've got another round of drinks or a dessert if the young waiting staff hadn't have treated us so rudely.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Fantastic authentisch food! Personal was really friendly! Everything was perfect! See you again! ,,

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

On arrival, 8pm as booked, we were told the table wouldn't be ready for 10 minutes so would we like to grab a drink elsewhere and we would be phoned when it was ready. The call didn't come until gone 9pm, just as our rumbling...stomachs couldn't wait much longer. Once seated, service continued to be slow. We ordered drinks, starters, mains and sides with no hesitation and yet another 30 minute delay awaited us. Now parched and ravenous, we were tortured by the tempting smell of our neighbouring table's dinner. By the way they tucked in with no hesitation, it appeared they had faced their own waiting game. So we settled in for a long evening. As the barman produced rum swizzle after rum swizzle, still no dark and stormys materialised for our table. Rum, rum everywhere but never a drop to drink. Desperation had just about set in when, now 9:40pm, the starters appeared. Delicious as expected, beautifully succulent king prawns and the best – if only – jerk spring rolls I've ever tasted. The mains followed swiftly – perhaps in part because the kitchen was due to close soon – and were similarly delicious. And yet, the delight of curry goat melting in one's mouth was undermined entirely by the wait. The restaurant emptied until we were one of two tables left; the waitress reluctantly handed over the dessert menu, looking anxiously at the time. It was a clear consensus: 'no dessert, just the bill please.' Naturally, she'd forgotten to take off the 'free' drinks we'd been promised as compensation. Once rectified, we paid the £45 for a simple menu of waiting for godot and left, too polite to express our frustration but with a 2 star review brewing... I'm loathe to give bad review but Spice Roots deserves to be taken down a peg or two – the 5 stars just wasn't representative of our spoilt evening.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

This place is incredible! Friendly service and the most flavoursome food we've had in years. My husband is still talking about the jerk chicken. Great vegetarian/vegan options too. We tried both the non-alcoholic coolers and the rum punch - both delicious. Book ahead as it's...not very big and we saw several groups turned away.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

An amazing restaurant for both atmosphere and food. Staff incredibly friendly, food and cocktails were some of the best I've ever had. Will definitely revisit

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

The food was excellent and the staff were lovely, a great place with a really good atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Spiced Roots is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5