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“Excellent”
Review of Spice Quarter

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Ranked #245 of 1,225 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$15 - US$38
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Description: Spice Quarter is on the first floor of the popular restaurant hub, the Old Brewery Quarter in Cardiff city centre. Unlike the capital’s tens of ‘cheap eat’ restaurants, Spice Quarter places itself in the a la carte fine dining set. They've got the contemporary look right. And the food’s genuinely excellent. Visible hard at work in the glass fronted kitchen, each of the five chefs, recruited from luxury hotels in Delhi and Bombay, specialises in cooking from their regional home. So from the street-side eateries of Punjab comes a smooth butter chicken, while a Malabari fish curry could have come direct from the South Indian coast.
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Came here with my partner for a meal. This is by far the best Indian restaurant in Cardiff. I ordered a cocktail. In most food establishments the cocktails are basic. Not here!!. The cocktails are fantastic. Just like the food. I ordered a chicken pakora starter. It had great flavours and very well presented. I then had the butter chicken. This curry was full of flavour. We both really enjoyed our meals and would definitely recommend it.

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Manuel D, General Manager at Spice Quarter, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you Sian,for taking the time to give us such a lovely review once gain, it is always nice to hear and see you making extra effort to write whenever you'll visit to Spice Quarter! We look forward to seeing you'll again, and thank you so much once again.
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NORTHANTS
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Visited here last Friday after finding this restaurant on The Taste Card scheme on internet. (for those who haven't heard of it, which I hadn't until the weekend you get discounts in all sorts of restaurants - just put area where you are & it tells you which restaurant participate, which this one did) Anyway, back to Spice Quarter - they were very accommodating over the card which gave 1 free main meal for the couple with the card, although I don't think they'd had much experience with them as it took quite a while to sort the bill out. It was a very quiet night after a very busy weekend in Cardiff, so there was very little wait. Waitress was very pleasant & kept checking everthing was o.k & it really was - the food was pretty amazing, best poppadoms I've had in ages. 4 of us all really enjoyed our meal, though mine was somewhat hotter than expected!!..Garlic Chilli Chicken, but very tasty. Bit pricey as one other reviewer had remarked on, but worth it for the beautiful food & lovely surroundings.

  • Visited July 2014
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Manuel D, General Manager at Spice Quarter, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, it is always nice to hear and see our guest making the effort to write when their visit to Spice Quarter goes well! We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you so much once again.
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Went here for a meal after my daughters graduation! It was very busy in Cardiff and we were the only ones in this restaurant which was nice as we had no wait! Food was nice a little tad on the expensive side for lunchtime but it was a special occasion so we didn't mind!

Visited July 2014
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Manuel D, General Manager at Spice Quarter, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, it is always nice to hear and see our guest making the effort to write when their visit to Spice Quarter goes well! We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you so much once again
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“Works Stag Meal”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

It was a friday night and there was a stag party for a couple of guys in work. We had had a few drinks in the Soda Bar (shame I can't review that place as not impressed). There were approx. 25 and we had a table booked. The service was amazing and the meal was impressive.

Our orders were taken very easily with ease, drinks served really quickly with additional drinks provided as soon as we asked for them. The food came and there was hardly any confusion not like some places when you have large parties. The food was really cooked perfectly and the spices were balanced beautifully. Great flavours and none of those hidden chilli burns you get from some of the other indian restaurants. Overall a great place for your traditional british indian cuisine with fantastic service.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Mark W
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Manuel D, General Manager at Spice Quarter, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, it is always nice to hear and see our guest making the effort to write when their visit to Spice Quarter goes well! We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you so much once again
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“Business Night Meal”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Business friends leaving meal at 7.00 PM on a Wednesday night. Arrived and was meet at the top door by waitress. Time for drinks at the table and taking the orders was good. Food was really good every (we had poppadum's, starters and main course.) Everything everyone had was nice no one has any complaints. Boss paid for the food but from the menu main courses were £12 - 15, starters £5.50. they gave the guy leaving a cake but no one else had desert too full.

Although there were no complaints and the food was nice I don't think it was amazing value for money. I've had nicer for a lot less, but service was amazing and décor was good.

Be careful you may miss the door in trying to get in!

  • Visited July 2014
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Manuel D, General Manager at Spice Quarter, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, it is always nice to hear and see our guest making the effort to write when their visit to Spice Quarter goes well! We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you so much once again
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