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“Real indian taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Spice Exchange

Spice Exchange
Ranked #57 of 440 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$26
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Family run Indian restaurant, established many years ago. Come say hello!
Milan, Italy
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Real indian taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

If you like hot vindaloo dishes or mild curry this is a perfect place to enjoy the real taste of indian cuisine.
The enviroment is very clean and relaxing.
The service is polite and professional.

Prices are reasonable, and if you stay at Holiday Inn Express you can get a desirable 15% discount

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Alessandro C
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great, until I got sick...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I went to this restaurant on on a Saturday evening with a friend. We arrived early and we were the only people there. The service was very good and the food was tasty and good value. With a popadom, curry, rice and drink each, and paratha bread to share, the bill came to £30. I thought was quite reasonable.

Unfortunately, 8 hours later at about 2:30am I felt stomach pains and chills, and was sick several times. My friend was fine, although he had a slightly different dish. I had washed my hands several times that day including before eating, and my family were all perfectly fine (who ate the same food as me the previous couple of days). My food poisoning can only be because of eating at Spice Exchange. I realise I must have been very unlucky, but still, this is unacceptable for a restaurant like this. I now am afraid to return, which is such a shame because every other aspect was great.

2 Thank oliver4105
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760Management2014, Owner at Spice Exchange, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
I'm Altaf, the owner. I'm very sorry you've had some sickness, and I hope you're feeling a lot better now. We've been here for over 10 years, we run a family business, and we've never had any reports of food poisoning before. We take food hygiene very seriously, and we're popular every week especially during race week and other festivals.

You're more than welcome to have a look around our kitchen, bring your friend and inspect for yourself. You yourself have said we provided good service, good tasty food and value for money and we'd like you to return. Please do get in touch directly.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Lovely food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

My partner and I have visited Spice Exchange on two occasions and ordered take away once.

During both visits we were very pleased with the food and the service. The staff are very friendly and patient. They made us feel very welcome and offered advice with the menu.

The menu is typical of an authentic indian restaurant and includes all the favourites. Spice exchange offers good value for money whether you eat in or order a take away.

We will be back. Try Spice Exchange if you're looking for a good quality indian take away.

Visited October 2013
Thank LisaForte
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Service and delivery was efficient and very helpful. The food was good value and tasty. The colour of the food was very bright and I wonder if its packed of colourings as it didn't taste authentic and seemed more commercial taste, I would however order again !

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Pregnantandfamished
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“Just fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Always had a wonderful meal and service and last night was no exception !! Chef cooked us a dish not on the menu and was so good !! Best takeaway delivery service as well!!

Thank Wedding33
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