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River Spice

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206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
+44 118 950 3355
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this buffet. I would say the starters are a total let down and all deep fried but the curries are delicious. It's a right old mess outside and you are sat so close to eachother you can hear everything they are talking about. We will definitely return :)

Thank LL156
London, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away but with a pleasant water view. Tasty food that mixes both traditional curry house fayre and more exotic dishes involving venison, duck and ostrich! Pub opposite is a good starting place for pre or post dinner drinks. Has parking.

Thank BristolPavs
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice spread, well cooked, worth the money. Wait is a bit too long but all is well that ends well I suppose.

Thank Pramod M
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended here with a large group of friends (12). Lovely setting, surroundings and selection of drinks. There was a variety of food on the menu; and looked a classic Indian restaurant. We ordered a poppadom starter each and they arrived promptly. At this point I thought that this would be a fantastic experience, then we ordered the main... We all... More 

1 Thank Rhys M
Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went there with an ex-work friend as she recommended it. She also recommended the Naga, which I was unsure of, but went with it anyway. And it was amazingly tasty, and a good level of zingyness (for me). Overall, the food was very very tasty. Great attention to service, but it was not that busy to start with. However, it... More 

Thank Kevin D
Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

On first arrival the staff were very helpful and allowed us to decorate the table for our friends birthday. The food was very good and arrived with our too much fuss and was good value. But what let it down was some of the staffs attitude and professionalism. I have eaten there previously and had the same problems. The final... More 

Thank Helen K
Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I had to arrange a get together and it had to a curry night. I could not let the team down and wanted to make a really good impression. I have eaten here before and loved it. I am also very keen on checking trip advisor so saw the previous reviews reference the refurbishment. So instead of booking over the... More 

Thank speedKamarahhhhh
Reading, UK
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had booked for our Christmas do but ended up walking out. What a shambles! After drinks at the bar hemmed in by bodies, staff and noise we were directed to a table in the middle of the restaurant and sat on what looked like garden furniture. Noise levels were off the scale due to the numbers packed in, the... More 

2 Thank debbie_steady_go
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went to River Spice in a large group for a birthday celebration. We had ordered in advance as there were so many of us. The food was delicious and arrived correctly and punctually. If I lived in the Caversham area I would eat there regularly.

Thank layton573
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Building site. Lost booking. Crammed 7 people on to a table for 4 to squeeze us in. Staff don't even know the menu (tried to order the ostrich jalfrezi to be told it was actually chicken. Then asked what the venison was - that's lamb. Duck IS duck though apparently). Service appalling. We were actually just about to leave when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 950 3355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?