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“Soooo Slow”
Review of Spice Village

Spice Village
Ranked #478 of 645 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Soooo Slow”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

My wife and I had an evening out without the children, but were on a bit of a schedule. This didn't seem to matter at all when we told them. Food was fine, but not worth the wait.

Visited April 2014
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Thank John M
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“"Avoid"”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

After a long wait we finally recieved our food, during the meal we found a wiry mesh, probably brillo. Staff had a poor attitude and would not remove the cost of the meal and threatened to call the police if I did not pay. So to prove a point i paid less

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Thank Daniel H
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1 review
“Excellent food, truly woeful service”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Third visit here and exactly the same every time.

This time, through the door at half 5, just two of us. Sat down and waited for what seemed like 10 minutes for them to take a drinks order, despite 4 staff being around the bar gassing.

Sat again waiting with empty glasses trying to get somebodies attention while we were waiting for our mains but they were too busy sorting out the string of people picking up takeaways.

It's such a shame, the food is delicious, but each time I end up leaving disappointed

  • Visited May 2014
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Hampshire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Shame!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We have eaten here before, the food was lovely but the service was awful. We was in a party of 6 and it took an hour and half for our main course to arrive! We did keep asking, they said it was on its way.
Time has passed so we thought we would try again. NEVER again. It is such a shame, the food again was lovely, but service is awful. We arrived and sat at a table, just 2 of us this time, it was not busy either. The waiter took our order of drinks, both soft drinks, it took 35 minutes for us to get our drinks. We knew this was going to be the same experience as before, it took a further 20 minutes for our starter to arrive, then we waited 30 minutes from finishing our starter to receiving our main course, again...it's on its way. The main guy there, was shouting at the guy who serves all the drinks, even a customer who had come in to place a takeaway order, asked the lady taking the orders, if everything was ok! He was NOT very professional at all! It is a shame but there are too many people doing too many things, we had at least 4 waiters! Assign 1 waiter per table or 2 waiters per area, it may help with all the confusion!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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“Wish I'd heeded warnings!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Long wait for below average food. I gave the place a try even with it's and the owners reputation, I shouldn't have done. I won't waste any more time on it.

  • Visited April 2014
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