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The Spice

) #94 of 100 Restaurants in Bideford €€ - €€€ Indian, Asian, Thai
18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
+44 1237 471133
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (12 reviews)
“naans” (4 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
All hours
Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Eastern European
€€ - €€€
18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful service , I got served the wrong beer and then asked for some water which never arrived . Naan breads were cold and pretty sure I was over charged massively on the bill , surprised there are 3 worse establishments in bideford than this!

1  Thank Alex D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Visited last night whilst in the area. A tasty curry, served well. We had usual accompaniments which were very good and dishes such as chicken rezzala i had not had before. The town seems to lack eateries but this is nonetheless a good one.

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Enjoyed a tasty curry here, whilst in town for a football match. Although the place was busy, they accommodated us at the extra tables on the mezzanine level, was worried we may be forgotten up there, but that did not happen. Although the portions were...More

Thank helenyazor
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really enjoyed an evening here, sat at the window looking out over the river eating poppadum starters followed by chicken Kashmiri with onion bhajis, pilau rice and a peshwari naan, heavenly flavours! My partner had a chicken Madras with pilau rice, onion bhajis and a...More

Thank Suzie K
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

25 minutes to be offered a drink, 40 minutes until the popadoms turned up (after asking) 1 hour 30 minutes until our main course arrived........stone cold. At that point we left and will never be going back. The worst service I have even come across...More

1  Thank gggghhhhjjjjnnnnnn
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with family for niece's birthday. Just really disappointed. All our food was cold including the rice. Complained and had it reheated but at that point we had lost our appetites so ate very little. Poppadum starters were fine. Minimum anyone should expect when eating...More

Thank ho-p7795
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Once again a wonderful meal. This time I had a madras it hit the spot just what I needed. My partner had a Sagwala also excellent. Top marks to the Spice.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We did a pre-order at 3pm for delivery at 6.15pm. By 6.20pm there was no sign so we rang them and they said traffic was bad but would be there soon. At 6.40pm we had another call to say stuck in traffic still. At 7pm...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We turned up late on a Sunday night and met the lovely waiter who welcomed us and treated us like valued customers he could not do enough to help us and to even pick dishes giving advice nothing was too much for him the food...More

Thank 661wesm
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a lovely meal and excellent service!! Restaurant could be a bit better with ambience. Maybe a little music and pictures. TV in there but wouldn't watch it.

Thank Pauline F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar
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Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 471133
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