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Nishat Spice Tandoori
Ranked #94 of 371 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had an early reservation for Dad's birthday so arrived just before the restaurant opened. The man who eventually opened the door for us didn't check our reservation or anything, but just took us upstairs, put menus on the table and went back downstairs. So we sat upstairs by ourselves, chose our meals, sat a bit longer, chatted, sat some more, and after 15 minutes of waiting without even our drinks order being taken, I finally went back downstairs where the same man was chatting to a friend at the bar. He looked quite surprised and said he'd be along in a moment. It didn't augur well for the evening. We ordered soft drinks, and the same man took the napkins out of our wineglasses, held them between his forefinger and thimb as though they smelled bad, and just dropped them onto the table in a pile. Our poppadoms arrived, with barely enough chutney or raita between us to serve one. Then a waiter appeared, wearing a truly filthy waistcoat and with one arm in a sling. Not his fault at all - he had a suspected fracture - but he appared to be the only staff member working, and so people were half-clearing their own tables. For the rest of the time, he stood propped against the bar playing on his mobile phone. The meals were very good - each time I've been to Nishat Spice the food has always been really lovely - and I can't fault any of the dishes we chose (Chicken Balti, Nishat Spice Special and Chicken Korma) but as soon as we'd taken our food onto our plates the first man reappeared and swept all our dishes away! The hotplate turned out to be a cold-plate, so Mum's Korma was decidedly cool. There was no apology for any of the delay at the beginning of the evening, and in fact the only thing which arrived speedily was the bill! Sadly, it was Mum and Dad's first time at Nishat Spice - I'd persuaded them to take a break from their normal Indian restaurant of choice and try something new. They assured me that they won't be coming back in a hurry!

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Thank WendyJayne2014
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Excellent food great service at a fair price another satisfied customer came here last year and despite recommendations for other restaurants i know the quality of this one so there was only one place i was going to eat

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

My wife and I are now regular visitors here and are never disappointed. Excellent service and quality food is always on offer. The mid week banquet is particular good value.

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1  Thank Eddie B
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Stopped by to order takeaway whilst stopping over locally. Quick service + really good curry. Had the Jalfrezi. Nom Nom Nom. Cannot wait to go back :)

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1  Thank rich R
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Four went last night, (Saturday 21/09/2013) Mum and Dad, Daughter and Son in law, 3 starters, 4 Mains, stuffed paratha, poppadoms and pickles several Cobra's and Ginger ales £70.00 the lot! excellent value, service restrained yet attentive, a small delay for the mains but we didn't care as we were too busy gossiping!, Lamb Safrangi and Chicken Anadala fabulous, Lamb Passanda Bhuna likewise. We often have take away of a weekend, this was an excellent night and top value just go and enjoy, thanks NISHAT!

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1  Thank Gerry F
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