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“Vile” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Spice Balti

The Spice Balti
Ranked #305 of 548 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
manchester
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Vile”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

went with a touring cricket party of 12 boys and 16 adults. Had the so called buffet ,but first a large plate of stale poppadoms were served to the table along with some watery chutneys. I had one bite of that filth and then made my way across the disgusting dirty carpet to the vats of 'curry'.These were indescribably bad,Thin. watery tasteless and rancid sauce perfectly complemented the days old chewy chicken and some other meat whose origins could only be guessed at.. Amazingly one person in our party of 28 actually described his meal as 'rather good'. We are sending him for an urgent psychiatric appointment. Not just the worst ever curry but the worst restaurant food I have ever had in my 58 years!

  • Visited July 2013
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8 Thank letsby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Ordered food for delivery, should have been £15, online said 20% discount would be added. Total was £28, no explanation for this. Food was awful, meat was poor quality. Just avoid!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

I have been to alot of indian restaurants but i could happily say this is the best place in chester me and my party was realy impressed real indian food.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank jayyyt
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“loved the food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

great food, good service. had one of the house specials (vindaloo hot) loved it, even the girlfriend liked it and she dislikes spicy food !! was full of flavour without the heat and she said she would try it with the spices cooled :)

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank steve j
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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“8 free plates of chips is not a substitute for quality!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

after a day at Chester races, our stag party could quite happily have eaten a horse.

Sadly we went to the Spice Balti, where it was overcooked chicken or bland lamb on the menu.

To cut a very long story (we were in there for well over 3 hours).....very slow service, pretty poor food (i've never sen a peshwari nan whose insides are made from cheese wotsits) and a misleading trip to the toilets that results in you opening the door on an Indian family watching tv!!

My advice, get to Tesco, you could buy a frozen curry and a cheap microwave for the same price....and you may also finally get to eat that horse you've been hankering for.

avoid.

p.s. not quite sure why we were given so many chips but thanks....we appreciate oven chips aren't cheap!

  • Visited June 2013
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6 Thank Stevie G
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