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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Went for New Year’s Eve meal, popadoms, pickle tray, starters and mains. Food is always great, staff very friendly and helpful. Great place in Selkirk.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Fantastic restaurant, great food and fast and friendly service. Truly delicious, personally I thought the king prawn starter was amazing, then the Madras was spectacular. Great experience, will be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

I was back in Selkirk visiting family and friends and these days, the best way for our group of friends to meet up is definitely a meal at the Indian. Selkirk has no pub life whatsoever now, a real sad one to take. However, the...‘Taste Of Spice’ never fails to deliver, both in value for money and the quality of dining. Always offering a warm and comfortable atmosphere, with staff politely waiting on your every need, we were sat down at our table and had a pint of Cobra in front of us (within five minutes). I ordered the ‘norm’ for me - Chicken Pakora (always the way) followed by Garlic Chilli Lamb, sharing my Rice and Naan Bread with the rest of the lads. Of course, we all dug into some Poppadoms at the start, accompanied by a decent Pickle Tray. Verdict - no complaints, smashing food, empty plates. Coming in at around £40 per head, for effectively three mains, two sides and a few pints, it was by no means a dent on the bank balance. This amount included a tip as well. Another wonderful meal in what I believe is a real pillar within the Selkirk business / restaurant industry - the place has stood the test of time, lockdown and economy crashes, but still keeps going and above all, is always producing great food at an affordable price. An easy 5/5.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

Was pleasantly surprised. We were from out of town and fancied a curry, and Taste of Spice came up trumps. Good service. Our starters and main courses were both good. I can recommend the lamb bhuna curry! My wife's vegetarian option was also good, and...we shared a tarka dal. Good all round meal, reasonable expense, nice setting.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

One of the best Indian meals I've had. Friendly staff, stylish decor (an Edinburgh New-Town vibe), reasonable prices. What a gem on Selkirk's High Street.

Date of visit: January 2023
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tasteofspice, Owner at Taste of Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2023

Thank you Madam

Reviewed 18 December 2022

I have eaten in this establishment many times, when i lived in the borders and since moving as well. But yesterday evening for the 2nd time in a couple of months their service was a disgrace. I went in and asked for a table for...1 as i was playing in a concert in the town later in the evening, there was no-one else in the restaurant, 40mins later when 2 friends walked in & got a table for 2 without any trouble, it was still virtually empty. I was told i could have a carry out meal, but if i wanted a carry-out i would have asked for one, and i was in a car so hardly practical, virtually the same thing happened at beginning of November. I have given reviews of this restaurant many times, and always been good reviews, but never again will i be in this restaurant, i travelled to Gala Tandoori and was given a table without any hesitation. I havent always eaten on my own, and have taken multiple friends there. You have lost a regular customer and someone who actively encouraged others to eat there, but no more, if my money isnt good enough as a single customer thats fine, im sure Gala Tandoori will receive it happily.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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tasteofspice, Manager at Taste of Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2022

Dear Sir We sincerely apologise that we couldn’t accommodate you on that occasion. You came around 4:20pm before our opening and we aren’t ready. We didn’t provide any service so your comments on services is not relevant. Thank you

Reviewed 15 December 2022

Had a takeaway from here. The curries and rice were good, so no complaint there, but the 'chapatis' were tortilla wraps. Maybe I am out of touch, but I found it very expensive for a takeaway. Usually a takeaway is cheaper than sitting in, so...I suspect they did not give any discount for the takeaway.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022 via mobile

I recently had a takeaway from Taste of Spice in Selkirk and I have to say if I didn’t live 10 mins away by car I would have returned it. I ordered a veggie Curry with Rice and it was absolutely tasteless, no flavour nor...depth. I notice a few good reviews for sitting which makes me think the takeaway service is not of the same quality. Sorry but I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

myself and the wife visited here 2/9/22 and the food is excellent,service polite and quick. i love madras currys and i have to say i have had many curries in many restaurants-but this was eceptional. everything from starters to mains we enjoyed. really recommend if...your travelling in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

First visit as staying at local hotel. Service was superb. All staff very pleasant & welcoming. The food was very tasty & not overly spicy. Ordered Balti Chicken Tikka & Chicken Tikka Massala with Garlic Corianda Nan. Portions very generous. Would recommend visiting if in...the area.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

First visit after nearly three years.. food delicious, service excellent. One of the best Indian restaurants I have been in. Everything spotless. Good atmosphere. Would recommend a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022

I ordered a meal for delivery from this restaurant using their third party online ordering agent Fusion Kitchen. Their agent's website had no option to choose delivery options during the ordering process, but I persevered and received a confirmation email from Fusion Kitchen advising me...that my order had been processed and they provided me with a delivery time. I then received a call from Taste of Spice who informed me that the delivery charge would be £11. When I reluctantly agreed to that, the male member of staff there then changed his mind regarding my delivery, and said they would not fulfil my order, saying that I would receive a refund from Fusion Kitchen "Hopefully soon, but maybe in 5 days" and then abruptly hung up. This level of customer service is completely unacceptable.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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tasteofspice, General Manager at Taste of Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2022

We apologies for inconvenience caused. You refused pay the delivery charge -which 12 miles away from our restaurant. We use third party driver and they are not able to deliver for free.Your money now refunded.

Reviewed 15 May 2022

Always a joy - Thursday is deal night, but the food is fresh and indian and the service is always great

Date of visit: May 2022
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tasteofspice, Manager at Taste of Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2022

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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

We are here as a group. We arrived early but were told to leave and come back later. Once allowed to order - the service was efficient but not particularly friendly. It felt that they wanted us to eat quickly and leave. Food was average....I had a “3 chilli” dish which only had the mildest heat. A bit disappointing as a packageMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022

Much as I hate to criticise a local business at this time, I feel this review is justified. We ordered a meal for 4 online for our New Year Treat. Our usual favourite place in Gala is shut on a Monday so we gave Taste...Of Spice a go, expecting a delicious meal in line with their usual reputation for excellent food. The online ordering and delivery were efficient, so they get one star for that alone. However, the food was very disappointing. Bland, insipid, tasteless, mediocre. The Lamb Saslik was just lamb, no tandoori flavour. The sauce with it was sloppy and insipid. The Patia was bland and tasteless and the portion size was mediocre. The chicken tikka masala tasted like it had been cobbled together with a tin of tomatoes. There was no "delicious spicy sauce" with the peas and panir, it was just plain peas with a claggy mess of crumbled cheese. The poppadoms were crushed to tiny pieces. Overall it was like a cheap supermarket curry or inept home-cooked effort. At over £20 a head (including sides and delivery), we expected better. I would like to think that it was not the usual chef that night (else there would be a lot more negative reviews). We didn't send it back because we are a 15 minute drive away and we were all enjoying a new year drink. The food was edible and we ate it, but honestly I could have done better myself. I could have saved £80. Needless to say, we won't be using them again. I recommend Gala Tandoori in Galashiels.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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