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“Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spice

Spice
Ranked #16 of 46 Restaurants in Thatcham
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hampshire, UK
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124 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Went here on a busy Friday night, service very good, food delicious and atmosphere was as it should be for a busy night. Can't fault the food, plenty of it and extremely tasty. Will return soon.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Deborah K
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  • English first
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English first
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Food and service was great on this particular mid week evening. Spice has been in Thatcham for years now but we have never tried it. The only thing that let it down was the interior décor, needs updating and the carpet replaced. Very spacious, warm and the drinks are reasonable.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Mick o
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not very good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I popped in here as we had a few hours to spare one evening.

There was no personal service at all and it seemed they just wanted people in and out as quickly as possible and it was not even busy.

I can't stand this when I am out spending my hard earned cash to pay someone else's salary !!!

Will not eat there again.

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1 Thank Bobby M
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We have never eating in, we have always taken away our food. We have ordered a handful of times in the past and have been happy with what we received. It's probably one of the better Indian's in the area however I have had better elsewhere. We last ordered on the 14th of Feb (Valentine's Day) and were left very disappointed with the service and the food, so much so I will not be returning. We weren't expecting the place to be dead as it was Valentine's day, however it wasn't very busy. Half the tables were taken and there was 3 other people waiting for take aways. We ordered in the restaurant and were told we had to pay at the time we place our order. We didn't want to do this as we had cash at home that we were going to go get (we stopped off to order on the way home). They insisted we pay immediately as it was 'so busy'. We were advised our order would be ready in 30 minutes, so we went home and returned 40 minutes later (as when we have ordered previously it's taken about 40 minutes for it to be ready). Our food was not ready and were told it would be another 30 minutes. While we were waiting, we were chatting to other people who were waiting, one man had been waiting for his take away for over an hour and there was a couple sat at a table who had been there for an hour and a half and not even been served their starter. Like I said - the restaurant was NOT full at all. Had we have not already paid, we would have left however we were ignored when we mentioned the word 'refund'. Our food eventually came out after a little over an hour from when we placed our order (the man who placed his order way before us still had not received his). I only live half a mile down the road and we drove, when we got home we dished up immediately and discovered we were missing our poppadoms which we specifically asked for. When we rung up to advise we were missing these, the man advised us that the poppadoms were free anyway so didn't understand what the problem was. We had specifically asked for poppadoms when we ordered, I don't care if they were free or not, we requested them and did not receive them. Our food was luke warm (rice was cold) and our onion bhaji's were burnt (and also cold).

I'm extremely disappointed in the level of service that we received and the lack of apology when we called up to complain. Wasn't worth our time to call up again to complain about the standard of food that we did receive.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank arobynw
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great take away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Well we all ways order twice a month
And can never fault it the kids love the food too unlike some places no food missing out of are orders and they are nice to children to and they look after their customers very well many thanks

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jacksontheman
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