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“Nice atmosphere, disappointing food.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pink Spice

The Pink Spice
Ranked #59 of 134 Restaurants in Harlow
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Harlow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, disappointing food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We visited The Pink Spice on New Years Eve with a pre booking. It has a nice layout with suble lighting that sets a nice atmosphere. The starter was fonion bhajee,somasa and fried cheese which was plain and Luke warm. We were able to select a main meal off the menu. We have eaten in here before and the food was poor by comparison. It usually tastes fresh and with great next urge of spices. It had a bland flavour and was disappointing. The service was also Luke warm and less friendly than on past occasions. Guess must be because so busy the food and service not up to the usual standard. The evening cost £75 for 2 of us with bottle wine and 2 beers.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
harlow essex
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“new year's eve dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

we use this restaurant on a regular basis, we also use the home delivery service as well. We have always had excellent food and service, and find the staff and surroundings lovely. We spent last night there with friends for new years eve had a set meal which was very nice and a disco was laid on with a free glass of bubbly at midnight i would highly recommend this restaurant it's the best indian in the town.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travellerharlowessex
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We both had bad tummies straight after”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

We ordered a takeaway and straight after eating we both couldn't stop going to the toilet i have eaten a lot of Indian take away in my time this is by far the worst. The balti which i had was strangely sour tasting the food was cold by the time it was delivered. The fish dish must have affected us both. Overall it was of poor quality , for a decent Indian don't eat anywhere in Harlow everyone I've been to has been of a very low standard. Brick Lane or Birmingham they were the best places.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AhmetLondon
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Woking, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A good curry house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

It was a Monday night and very empty. However, the service was good and the food was good. Didn't rate the lamb chop starter - one (of three) chop was grim and too much salad. Main courses were top quality and more than made up for it. Staff were really nice.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Kevin B
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Indian in Harlow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Fantastic food always fresh and reasonably price.We eat in or have it delivered and the food is always great.We have tried all the Indians in Harlow over the years and this is by far the best. The service in the restaurant is a little haphazard but the staff are lovely,just have a drink and relax.My brother won't eat anyware else when he comes to Harlow and he is eats all around Europe and he is a real fussy devil. Going again tonight.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Duncan0911
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