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“Absolutely fantastic food and lovely staff”
Review of Goa Spice Premier

Goa Spice Premier
Ranked #53 of 535 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$41
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to Goa Spice Premier, the largest Indian restaurant and Takeaway in Exeter. We have been bringing the taste of authentic, home cooked Indian food to the UK for over 20 years with a special twist of Goa. The restaurant has been developed with a traditional concept of East meets West and we offer a large, open venue for special occasions and a casual meal out. Goa Spice Premier has the aim of bringing to Exeter, authentic home cooked Indian with a Goan Twist which results in fresh, flavorful food just like we have back home in Goa. We have a wide and varied range of items on our menu with popular on the bone lamb and chicken dishes and a plentiful range of fish options. We aim to offer a relaxed, personable atmosphere in our 3 distinct areas for all those dining in or ordering take away.
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited off the back off the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The authentic Goan dishes are absolutely stunning - we started with a beef dish (Dural?) that had incredible depth of flavour and came served with a chick pea salad. We then went for separate mains (chicken and fish dishes from the Goan specialities menu) - both we extremely tasty and well presented. I am obsessed with Indian food and this is by far and away the best quality we have had in Exeter. (No idea which restaurant the "one star review people" visited as the service we had was great)

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1  Thank ExetermONKEY
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We live just around the corner and kept meaning to try this restaurant. Had the takeaway. Service was very friendly and quick, the restaurant seems very nice although we didn't stay long. Once home, the food was delicious. Most importantly, it was not fatty, no fat later as you open the Tupperware, and the flavours were nice and fresh, not overpowering. The pilau rice was particularly good, no funny colours, just tasty and fluffy. That's it, found my favourite Indian restaurant in town and it's next door to us! Brilliant!

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1  Thank JoHodevon
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We went out for an ad hoc evening meal, the greeting was warm and enthusiastic.
We were shown to our table and very refreshingly there is plenty of space between the tables. You don't feel like you have to join in the conversation with the next table!
We were served drinks and given time to peruse the menu, at first the menu seems a little limited but on reflection they seem to be highlighting the specials rather than the 'normal' curries.
Our staters arrived very swiftly and the mains were served with an acceptable break after the starters had been cleared, the waiting staff were polite and friendly however seemed slightly rushed.
Our food was delicious and very well cooked, we enjoy our curries and we shall be returning in the near future.

1  Thank Phil W
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

SHAMBOLIC!! Staff not bothered at all with us and were not even offered a drink in 45 minutes. WALKED OUT AND NEVER AGAIN!

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Goa S, Public Relations Manager at Goa Spice Premier, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Hello and thank you for taking your time to respond and review us. Given your review of us, you have had the complete opposite to what we aim to provide our guests and for this, we are all very sorry. Already, within a few hours of seeing your review this morning (it takes a few days to get posted), we have all talked about it to try and identify what happened, why it happened and what we can do to make sure it does not happen.

So, why has this happened, basically, the Saturday night you visited, we were short of staff which has had a negative effect and although every effort was made on the night, obviously it has not been enough.

What are we going to do about it? We are currently looking for extra staff to help on our busier nights so that when we are short of staff due to illness, for example, we can get cover. This is not a quick process however but we will continue with this route.

What about you though? Well, we are, as stated, all very upset to see your review which has been posted due to massive upset but thankful you have made it so we can try and sort it. So, what I would like to do is if you can, as for you to make yourselves know to us for us to gleam a little more information from you and invite you back to give us 1 more chance, which is a big ask, so we can show you what it should be like.

Thank you again for your visit and review and please rest assured, that we are doing everything we can to make sure this does not happen again.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Amazing food great atmosphere we had a lovely evening.
The owner is very enthusiastic about Goan food and took time out to explain the dishes!!!!!

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1  Thank Brownericey
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