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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

Went in to order a large take out for my partners mums birthday questioned the overcharged bill which then was all of a sudden £35 less no complimentary drink whilst we waited we were charges for both every other Indian within has always given a...waiting drink and after spending £111 not even a free poppadom in the bag Work on your customer service you just lost a massive order weekly !!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Wow, such a fab take away, mince Keema biriyani was so tasty! Excellent service, friendly who've been there for 33 years! Will visit again soon.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Very good cuisine all the way. Service and ambiance very nice as well. I think it is one of the best curry house in Basingstoke area. Recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

Tonight was the best meal we, as a family, have ever had here! We have been eating here, regularly, for pretty much the entire 33 years it’s been open and tonight was the tastiest and most flavoursome ever! Again the service was great, the food...fantastic and the price reasonable! What more can you ask for? Thank you to the staff for tonight’s meal. You really, truly outdid yourselves!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Visited the Spice with my family, one of whom has a dairy intolerance. When booking a table on the telephone I had asked about catering for a a dairy intolerance and was told that this would not be an issue and to discuss when we...arrived. To be clear the meal we all had was very good, but upon asking the manager for guidance on what would be suitable for someone avoiding dairy, he was relatively unhelpful naming one dish. This didn’t fill us with confidence however upon further enquiring when ordering we were able to determine further options. As I said the meal itself was very good, and we all enjoyed it and even my kids ate everything! I’m marking the restaurant down though for their service with regards to our enquiry. We’ve been to other Indian restaurants where their guidance was much better and reassuring that there were many options to choose from. The management at The Spice would not go wrong to take a leaf out of other restaurants’ books and be more attentive to their customer’s’ needs.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023 via mobile

Love this place! Friendly, professional, quality food, value for money and great portion size. Took my parents out for dinner and as usual the food was great. The spicing on the Jalfrazi was excellent. Rice was beautifully fluffy. Naan bread sweet and crisp. Chicken Tikka...Masala lovely. Onion Bhaji’s were tonight doughy but ok! Overall a lovely night, enjoyed by all and will def return on our next trip up country! Thank you for a nice evening we all enjoyed!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

Good food, attentive service, reasonable prices. We enjoyed our evening here although it’s quite squashed and noisy.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

Went for a curry with my wife as have been her before and the food is usually very good. As normal the food did not disappoint but my wife felt so uncomfortable with the waiters leering at her chest. So was that uncomfortable that she...sat with a scarf around her to cover her cleavage. Not a cheap meal by any means as they seem to have increased prices quite significantlyMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

It was Sunday and after a hard days’s work it was decided that a take away would be in order, so I downloaded the menu and at 5-15pm we ordered our meal on line. An e-mail was received saying that they didn’t open until 5-30...but our order would be processed as soon as possible, so we were more than pleasantly surprised when the meal turned up on the doorstep at 5-35! And what a lovely meal it was! I nearly always have a lamb biryani when I have an Indian meal and in many other restaurants I have found the lamb to be tough and not very plentiful. The Biriani from the Spice was a triumph. So well done and thank you for making our eveningMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023

Went for a pre-Christmas curry with a friend. We eat out at least once and week and try lots of different places, but I can honestly say I was underwhelmed with The Spice. It was overpriced for a very average meal! I have had much...better and paid less elsewhere. So a very average experience. The thing I disliked the most was that we were seated near a drafty window and I was uncomfortably cold throughout the meal. So we did not hang around and ate our meal and promptly left. I have eaten in the Spice on previous occasions and can honestly say that it is not as good as it used to be.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

We always come here when visiting M & D, it’s like a family thing we do. Where we are has OK curry houses so to have a really excellent Indian meal is a treat! We ALWAYS have a great meal and a wonderful time. The...atmosphere is relaxed, the service professional and courteous, the food is flavoursome, plentiful and expertly spiced IMHO! Yes it’s expensive but competitive, particularly in this climate although to be honest worth every penny as we had a fun-filled, laugh out loud family catch up and meal that tasted brilliant with no washing up. Thank you to the staff on tonight as you were excellent as always, we had a truly awesome evening out. We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

Amazing food as always. Authentic, full of flavour and good portion size. Such friendly welcoming staff too. By far our favourite place for Indian food.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

Waited 45 minutes for food. Couldn't hear my self think so order the wrong food. The owner was over familiar and said heat level couldn't be changed when two day they had. He carried on talk I had to ask him to leave us alone...so we could eat. He jump out of his seat when I said I wasn't going to pay the service charges and going to leave a bad review. I'm a south Asian woman he would not of treat me this way if I was a Caucasian man. I wanted to be left in to eat not hear his excuse. Then he told me not to come back, I wasn't intending too. Not disability friendly either. Just a very bad experience from the staff. This a greatly self righteous man who wanted £3.02 for bad service.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Mohammed Islam L, Owner at The Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2022

Hi, unfortunately we think you have left this review on the wrong restaurant, firstly we allow the heat levels of food to be adjusted and secondly we don’t ask our customers to pay a £3 service charge either. We’re very disappointed to see this false...More

Reviewed 18 June 2022

I was lucky enough to win the Father's Day competition for a meal for 2. The food was lovely and service was great. Will definitely use again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

We always have a takeaway whenever we visit my parents. It’s is my daughter’s favourite place to visit too. The food is flavourful and rightly spiced (IMHO), portions are generous, cost is about right, service always professional and polite. To be fair we, as a...family, have never had a bad experience in over 20 years of visiting and eating here. Has to be experienced if ever this way. Thank you The Spice for another lovely curry night!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5