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Ginger Spice, a pioneering sophisticated and authentic Indian restaurant Opened it's doors in March 2015, Ginger Spice offers it's patrons a delightful range of refined, fine food, which remains faithful to the best culinary traditions of the Indian sub-continent along with Ginger Spice signature inventions.The warm and courteous hospitality of our staff coupled with the stylish, elegant decor of our restaurant goes a long way to providing our customers with a memorable dining experience.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Grill, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant looks impressive and decor is lovely. They even do cocktails so expectations were high. Our cocktails were not great, and menu was very disappointing for vegetarians. A whole list of menu specialities and not one vegetarian! In fact, apart from side dishes, the...only vegetarian main was vegetable biriyani! They definitely need to at least have ONE vegetarian dish on the specialities surely? Also to list vegetables for all the classics. They have chicken, beef, prawn etc., but no veggie! I chose fish. The Masala sauce very sweet. My friend had dhansak, she said it was very bland like a chicken stew type taste. I must say staff were absolutely lovely. Very attentive and efficient. Just such a shame the food did not live up to expectations.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried ginger spice for the first time tonight, being bank holiday Sunday. I think we found our new Indian Restuarant fave, it was lovely, really nicely decorated Restuarant with extremely attentive staff, service was amazing. Good food, the portions are huge, and the menu...is extensive. There was 3 of us , and we all had desserts and 2 of us Irish coffees and the bill was a pleasant suprise. We will absolutely be back. Really nice eveningMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

A terrible place to eat.. the staff was rude and arrogant and were standing on top of our heads. Food is Bengali and no where close to Indian food. Overly priced with very tiny portions.. if you are looking to enjoy actual Indian food than...this is the worst place......More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

nice food, nice staff, great family meal would definitely go again in the near future. first time used since moving to area last year

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

Delicious!! I had the speciality dish sizzling Bombay Tava and it was incredible!! Best dish I’ve tasted in an Indian restaurant - and I’ve been to so many!!!. so good we have had it twice in one week :) Thankyou!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

We went there last Wednesday as it was buffet night. Which we had been recommended. The greeting at first was good but as soon as we asked for the buffet their attitude changed. The food wasn’t good our Grandson who loves his food especially indian...left his. We didn’t like ours either! We didn’t ask for the bill as we were deciding if we wanted more drinks but it was brought to the table & put in front of us. Before we even got up they were stripping the table!!! So rude!! We had booked the table but we would never go again!!! Rudest restaurant in Romford!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Really poor experience. Claimed the table wasn’t ready when there were many tables free, just so we would purchase a drink at the bar. The service was extremely slow and the food took a long time. Upon checking the bill we found that additional drinks...were added to the bill and we were charged extras which shouldn’t have been included. All a very bizarre experience & we won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Booked for a Wednesday evening dinner with the family – 2 adults, 1 child and 1 baby – for 5:45. The service was abysmal and our waiter rude most of the evening. Two things stand out: they rushed us beyond what could be considered reasonable....They just wanted to get us out. As soon we finished most of the meal they were hovering over us to clear and started to clear abruptly. They kept telling us that they wanted to remove the linen so rushed us to quickly finish up. Before they even presented us with the bill, another person came with the PDQ machine and asked us to pay. This is when we asked for the bill. Before I could even see the bill he had all the figures punched in. I was not able to take a moment to review the bill so I simply paid by contactless as he was aggressively thrusting the machine for us to pay. It was plain rude just how they were rushing us. We paid the bill at 7:03, so it was not like we were there for an unreasonable amount of time. For a family of 4, an hour and 15 minutes is very reasonable. It is difficult to put into words just how aggressive they were trying to get us out. When we got home I looked at the bill to notice they charged up to £5.30 for poppadoms, but alas we were having the ‘Banquet’ which included the poppadoms. They were presented to us as part of the meal only to find that they charged us £5.30! £5.30 may not sound like a lot, but we should not need to pay for something that was already included in the meal and was given to us. Perhaps they rushed us to pay the bill before we saw it so we did not notice it? Who knows! This is awful. Why advertise that a particular thing is included in the meal and then charge us extra? Due to the aggressive and rude waiter, who rushed us and the overcharging, we will never go back and would not recommend this place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

Kept waiting for our table for 10 minutes despite pkace being practically empty and we had booked a time, in the end had to ask to be seated. One waiter in particularly very off hand to point of rudeness at one point he said to...my daughter you your food is coming. We were served by a very nice polite yiunger man I was sad to see the older rude chap swiped the tip before we had even vacated the table bet he diesnt share it. Food bland and curries rather dry also charge gir saundries such as raita. Practicalky sneered at when i declined alcohol and asked for water. Bill for 4 came to £160 so not cheap. Wnt go back fir that price to be sneered at and eat mediocre curryMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023

This place was actually good the first time but not so good the 2nd time the tandoori chicken was completely bland and when I asked if they changed to a new chef the waiter got annoyed and became very defensive and argumentative pretty much telling...me I don’t know what I am talking about so the experience wasn’t great and same with the food, I won’t be going back there again. Normally I wouldn’t even write a bad review but it would have been nice to have good customer service and maybe not be charged for the food. Anyway me personally I wouldn’t recommend this place based on my experience.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

The food was not authentic Indian, it was quite bland and the staff have no idea what Indian food is. I am Indian hence being able to comment on this. Staff were asked if they do anything for birthdays and they said but when the...bill came we was charged £5 for tiny cake. 99.9% do not charge or at least make you aware prior to just saying yes. This was 1 of the most expensive places and worst food ever. Would never go again. Also all the fizzy drinks where flat and tasted like they where out of date. Staff refused to do anything about them and yet it was almost £5 for one drink.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023 via mobile

Visited last Saturday for the first time and really enjoyed it! Feel like the reviews below are unfair ~ all the food was delicious. I recommend the mango curry on chefs specials Service was prompt and friendly. With complimentary baileys for afters Would book next...for a special occasionMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

The rubber chicken tikka was terrible and bland, so I thought let me try the lamb sheesh which was all shiney and hard to cut … and again bland! I’m Indian so I know spice , so I told the waiter it hadn’t been cooked...properly but he just went on to tell me how great HE thought the food was, so all in all rude waiter and bad customer service. Never againMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Went out for a birthday celebration on a Saturday night. Three couples, having a good night. Food was good, staff were friendly and pleasant until the end. We made an offhand comment about covid within earshot of the waiter clearing our plates and he proceeded...to spout conspiracy theory nonsense to us for twenty minutes including covid denial, Bill Gates and the more recent 15 minute cities conspiracy theory. All of which very unprofessional as we gave no indication we wanted him to join our discussion or that we were in any way likely to share his views. He then went away for a few minutes and came back to give us more anti-vaxx sentiment and pure jibberish that upset one of our party who lost close family in the pandemic and works in the NHS. We declined the free round of drinks at the end simply to get away. Will not be returning which is a shame because the food and atmosphere other than that were great.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

We went out to celebrate my birthday at Ginger Spice on Upper Brentwood Road. It was our first time there, and first impressions were good - contemporary decor, comfortable seats, though perhaps not surprisingly quiet on a Monday One of the waiters took our order....Around 20 mins later, we were enjoying our tasty starter. However, almost an hour had passed by the time our main appeared. This was on a quiet evening, with twofront of house staff serving a group of half a dozen and a family. The food and ambience were good, but we were so frustrated- we'd hoped to be in and out in less than half the time.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Hi I don’t know if the restaurant is halal. I suggest you give them a ring to find out.
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You can park in the street. Shouldn’t be too much of a problem. But the restaurant does not have a car park
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Ginger Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 2