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“Yum! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Forest Spice

Forest Spice
Ranked #181 of 736 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We use Forest Spice as a restaurant and as a take away and we have never had a bad meal. Their food is flavoursome and of generous portions at a reasonable price. It's always busy so we would recommend booking in advance.
I will continue to be a loyal customer and would be happy to recommend Forest Spice to our friends and family!

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English first
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great tastes and flavours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

My experience of Forest Spice is one of great satisfaction over the past 4 years that we have been using the restaurant. The staff are always welcoming, polite and give a prompt and consistent service. The food is second to none with a menu that exploits all the spices and flavours of the region. Having written for tour and catering magazines this is one of the top 5 restaurants in the South for Asian food. The restaurant does not have a liqueur licence so you can bring your own which keeps the bill down. For a party or a romantic meal you wont be disappointed. The house specials are really tasty and varied and well priced for those on a budget. As the restaurant gets very busy, it is recommended to book. Go and enjoy.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Emile Q
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bournemouth
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Take Away or Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

I'd recommend this as a restaurant or take away and have been anything but impressed by the friendly service and quality of food.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cheap ingredience and cooked badly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Sadly i think this restaurant buy in cheap ingredience and im not convinced its cooked to order as each curry had uniform pieces of meat, even the naan bread were the same size with no hint of being clay oven cooked. The food has no taste of the spices they were cooked with. It was bland and way too salty. I had lamb passanda which was tough and tasted of...every other dish?. Its great you can take your own drink but where they loose profit on that they make up for on cheap ingredience and quality of cooking. I would take this back if allowed into kitchens to be prooved wrong....but i dont think this will happen.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank jazzlar45
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Above average Indian with excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Very attentive and friendly staff which is great to experience.
The food was average - good but not memorable. Reasonable prices.
We went to Sainsburys to purchase our wine/beers as BYO.
If wanted a reasonably priced Indian meal and hadn't booked to go elsewhere, would certainly go again. They do get busy as the reviews shows and we were lucky to turn up early on a Saturday night to find they had one table left.

  • Visited February 2014
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