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“Recommended - and not disappointed”
Review of Simla Spice - CLOSED

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Simla Spice
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Recommended - and not disappointed”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We were in Coventry for a wedding and so wanted to go out to eat the night before. Asked the taxi driver to recommend an indian restaurant and he took us here. Very welcoming staff, lovely smart modern décor. Good choice of food and wine. We decided to have the set menu and a portion Saag barji - we were not disappointed. The food was tasty and plentiful. Great service throughout and a free drink whilst waiting for the bill too!! Only minor issue - offered popadoms and accepted while browsing the menu - then more where brought as part of the set menu so where charged extra for the first ones and left the second!! would be aware of this but wouldn't put me off going again. Well recommended Mr Taxi Driver - thank you !!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Chellep67
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24 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Reasonable food”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Went here on a Friday night , early , without booking. No problem getting a table . Good food but getting a draught of anything other than the ubiquitous cobra proved a problem. All in all , better than expected .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank P_J_Murphy1962
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really bad service, this used to be a good restaurant”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years. When Omar opened it up as Shimla Spice, this was one of the best Indian restaurants in Coventry. Over the years the management appears to have changed and it has gone down in standard. This is now like a typical Bangladeshi place with the food to match.

They used to make good dishes with fresh ingredients, but the last time I eat there, the curry was floating in oil and full of food colouring. The curry is not made fresh, but from jars of paste.

The service is awful and the manager has got a really bad attitude.

I would not recommend this restaurant. I won't be eating there again.

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank covboyz
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Rip off!!!”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

Over £5 for a pint of strongbow??!! With no advertised price for drinks!! Find out when the hefty bill arrives

Curry was dripping in ghee, couldn't eat it, wouldn't expect anyone too and will not be back

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank rowly999
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Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great service, great food!”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

My boyfriend and I were starving after a trip into London so we got take away from here. The food was great and they packaged everything really well. They even threw in extra mango chutney and popadoms without us asking. They were really friendly and clearly care about their customers. I would definitely recommend this place over many of the other restaurants I've tried in coventry... And I've tried a lot.

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1 Thank RisLove
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