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“Lovely Meal”
Review of Cookson Spice

Cookson Spice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were looking for a decent Indian restaurant and were recommended here. It certainly was a gorgeous meal. Almost like nothing that we have had before.

The only downfall was the distance it was from the high street, so we had to get a taxi from chester le street centre. The restaurant more than happily rang a taxi for us when we were leaving.

Fab restaurant! would definitely go back if in the area again!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Visit to the restaurant was done following a friends recommendation. I traveled in India on many occasions so was fully aware of authentic food from most of the major cities.This was not too bad considering it was mainly Bangladesh type food.Good portions and good value. Only two comments, the music was too loud to carry out conversation and the time between courses could have been shorter, on the whole a good evening.

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2  Thank Steve N
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Early Saturday evening - efficient service, beautiful napkins in spite of foul weather outside, music in the background which was quiet enough to talk over, generally excellent.
Now we get to the food. £52 for 4 main courses with soft drinks. Regardless of price, it's some of the best Indian food anywhere (or perhaps it's just the balance of flavours that I was brought up with). Not hot, just flavourful. Not pumped full of salt and flavour enhancer, lots of spices and the true flavour of the vegetables. Little portions of delicious rice instead of stuffing yourself indiscriminately.
Definitely recommend

2  Thank Hugo M
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We live in Chester le Street and this restaurant is 10 minutes walk from our home. Even if it wasn't, we would make a special journey to come here. The food is always well cooked and beautifully flavoured. The staff are helpful without exception and the restaurant itself is well laid out with a nice atmosphere. The special offer menu on a Sunday night is particularly good value. We've eaten here loads of times and will continue to do so.

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2  Thank Michaela H
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This place has some pretty good reviews so thought I would give it a try for a Saturday night takeaway, big mistake, I had the 'house special' my wife had a Jalfrezi, both ended up in the bin, very bland at best, certainly very disappointing...May be a one off but be aware!

4  Thank Bill N
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