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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pickle tray curry rice peshwari naan lamb best indian main dish visited this restaurant have eaten here extensive menu food was fantastic visiting holmfirth saturday night booked a table starters takeaway onions
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

As this places does Indian....It's probably the best Indian food in the UK. Absolutely fantastic, food and service Vegetarian options were a plenty, including the Skillet, Naans were soft and fruity, meat in the dishes was fresh, tender and cooked excellently - We'll be back...when up that way...More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

We had already tried a takeaway from here the week before however as I was working late in Holmfirth we decided to go and eat in the restaurant lovely welcome the place was busy and had a lovely vibe the staff are so friendly we...had a good chat with moon over life stuff lol the food was lovely they bhajis are the best we ordered tuna mains and keema chicken balti and a few sides felt very relaxed no rush to eat and go will definitely be back and would recommendMore

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

Found the food very bland and average. To be fair prices was reasonable and restraint is lovely. But food was bang average. Onion bhajis were tasteless prawns purified was ok. Karachi was average and tasteless. Wouldn’t rush back

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

It was an amazing experience to visit holmfirth because of Bengal spice , me and my wife been to holmfirth for couple of days and tried different indian restaurants but i must say Bengal spice is the best indian curry house i've ever visited ....The interior was marvelous the quality of food was incredible with variety of options in the menu from starters to main .As i was confused what to try, a young man name memud came and helped me to decide my meal. the way he explained me all the curry and the ingrediants in it i was so excited to try most of them .on his recommendations i tried the dish called Katmando i believe.it was the most delicious chicken curry we've had some rice and garlic naan as well. we will definitely visit this restaurant again in future if we can .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Popped in on the off chance could get a table as staying at a local hotel overnight. Given a table straight away, a few other people in. Goid menu choices, food came quickly which is always a worry. However it was perfect. Great flavours, good...value for money. Recommended. Nice touch a shot of Baiileys with the bill.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

We had a wonderful time at Bengal Spice, although we hadn’t booked in advance and it was a busy Saturday night, we were quickly welcomed. The atmosphere was great, with lots of other diners and very friendly service. The waiters were absolutely amazing, very attentive....The restaurant was very modern and decorated beautifully with lots of character, with big windows, brick wall and quirky lights. The food was delicious, the poppadoms were perfectly crisp with a fantastic array of dips. We ordered the vegetable combo to share - the onion bhaji was cooked to a golden perfection and the battered potato was so fluffy and beautifully spiced. Being vegan there was lots of options to choose from. I ordered a vegetable balti which had a great depth of flavours, a variety of vegetables and a rich sauce. The mushroom rice was delicious too. My husband had a balti Jatfri with lamb, which had plenty of meat, very tender and full of flavour. Overall had a fantastic time, and would recommend everyone to go there!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Just came back from an amazing Saturday evening out at Bengal Spice, and wouldn't have wished for a better evening with friends. Ordered the mixed platter and mixed fish platter for starters, which were battered and served with style. The fish pakora and masala fish...were so soft, the chicken had the perfect amount of seasoning, and the king prawns were perfectly cooked. For the mains, we asked for two surprise mains and were given the special rice, Hyderabadi biryani, lentil curry, and two chicken curries. To be honest, after eating all these dishes, I felt satisfied and full that there was no room left for dessert. However, I couldn't leave without getting my favorite dessert, which was the banana fritters and ice cream. To die for, seriously! The perfect amount of sweetness and a hint of spice, yummy. The staff at the place were so kind and helpful especially Saifa and Juhaifa. The boss was also very kind whose demeanor truly reflects their exceptional management skills. Their kind and approachable nature created a welcoming atmosphere which definitely made the whole experience worth itMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

The Bengal Spice. Victoria Arcade, 9 Dunford Road, Holmfirth Yorkshire HD9 2DP. Tel: 10484 683882. Date of visit: 25th June 2023. Fighting through some horrendous weather and at one point, almost abandoned the trip altogether, I battled on towards “Last of the summer wine” country...towards Holmfirth in Yorkshire. And so glad I did. You will find hidden behind the arched façade of an old Victorian building, The Bengal Spice. It’s setting suiting it perfectly. A spacious restaurant with seating, I’m guessing for around 80 people, a very comfortable eatery decked out in warm browns and golds. It was a very wet Sunday evening, so the place was quiet, the Staff here seemed to know everyone who came in on first name terms. There was plenty of tables to choose from so I sat in the window where I could observe the locals battling through the heavy rain, I presume to the “Local” to mop up the last dregs of the very humid summer weekend. So, on to the reason for being here. FOOD! I chose from the extensive menu, Poppadom’s with the pickle tray. And what a pickle tray, large dishes of Onion, Lime pickle, Mango Chutney, Yoghurt, and their own sweet and spicy dishes of in-house chutneys. Next, I decided on Shami Kebabs, Spicy minced lamb patties that were perfectly spiced, not quite as good as Dawats at Whitefield, but very close to it. This was followed by a beautiful Kathmandu Chicken, Big chunks of Chicken breast, Spicy, sweet and full of flavour. Fluffy separate tasty grains of Pilau Rice with a sweet fresh, piping hot, Peshwari naan completed the dish. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful and will be again tomorrow evening with what I brought home with me! The staff here are very attentive. Service was slick and friendly; I hope I Got his name correct, but I spoke at length to the waiter “Moon” who told me that he used the money he earned working at the Bengal to put him through university to study for a master’s degree on Artificial Intelligence. Now all he had to do was decide how best to use it. I was them presented with a complimentary shot of Baileys. Parking I would imagine to be difficult at busy times but on this occasion no problem. The price of this delight was £34.70. Would I recommend the BEGAL SPICE? I most certainly would. By now it had stopped raining, so I took the advantage of a stroll round the town. It’s a town that made its fortune I presume weaving and cloth making as there are still a few “fine English Cloth” Manufacturers here and there. Some very steep roads and streets to negotiate with five story buildings that seem to hang on to their precarious cliff side situations for dear life. There are several Indian restaurants within a few minutes walking distance, with a few pubs and bars on offer. Not too many reminders of Nora Batty and her wrinkled stockings or compo and Cleggy, but what there is here is friendly people all with a friendly nod and greeting. One or two really good quality menswear shops so if you are looking for something a bit different!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

The food is bland and a below average curry with no consideration made to try and make good tasty curries. There is no local competition so I guess they don’t need to try. Staff are pleasant and the interior is ok.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022

Arrived in Holmfirth late tonight so fancied a takeaway. Ordered easily online, was ready bang on time, and most of all wonderful food! We had a Chicken Korma, Lamb Shahi Balti, which was spiced to perfection. Generous half portion of fish fingers / chips for...our child. When I collected the restaurant was heaving, a great sign for a Thursday night! Would recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022 via mobile

The service this evening has been shocking, it took over an hour between the starters and mains, staff stood around watching the football when we’d asked for the bill no urgency about the place at all. The food when it eventually arrived was poor when...the starters came out there was 2 missing and took a further 15 minutes for them to come out. The mains the same two missing and then a further 15 minutes for them to come out, sides missing drinks missing it wasn’t a good experience at all, 3 hours for starters and mains. We won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

We have eaten here so many times now. Accidentally found while on holiday and so glad we did. It is the best indian we have had and we love it. Tikka took is soo good and can't find on any other menu. Now whenever in...the area we visit q couple of times before we go home back to Kent. Very highly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

Fantastic food. We’ll definitely be continuing to visit, despite no parking! We usually manage to find somewhere, and it’s the ONLY downside.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022 via mobile

As good as ever .ordered on line 4 different mains. All absolutely stunning. Nans light and delicious. Started with mixed kebab beautiful

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

The staff were super attentive from quickly clearing courses to ensuring the water jug was always full. The food was tasty and fresh and great selection. Good selection of drinks and lovely interior, deffo recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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Bengal Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5