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Spice Island Restaurant

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England
+44 1833 630575
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (44 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
“poppadoms” (20 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends and was not disappointed. Great food at a good price. Would certainly return.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a traditional dish which was very good. Other members of our party tried the speciality dishes and commented that they were out of this world. All the food is fresh and the surroundings and staff here are great. Will not be disappointed.

Thank pjags
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food a must try when visiting Barnard castle. Very friendly staff 5 star's all the way The lamb is beautiful so soft, fresh naan bread. We had the fish dish and chicken dish. I was in a party of 6 and every one was...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious curries, with obviously good quality, well cooked meat. It was nice and busy, staff were great, we were able to stay and chat to the friends we'd met up with for as long as we wanted. Recommend.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

What can I write that had not already been said? From Rice to Main Meals, via Poppadoms and Nan Bread. We were part of an Awesome 'Butterwick' Party Quiz; Our team was beaten by three points, perhaps a bit of a Swizz! The plan: To...More

Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We dined here on a Thursday night and were surprised how busy it was considering the weather was atrocious.I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who likes Indian food as it was excellent.The food and service were perfect and you got generous portions.I give it...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Had two wonderful meals here during a recent stay in Barny. Food is definitely of a high standard and quality using fresh ingredients. Service is excellent staff being friendly and efficient. Good look and feel to the restaurant too. Some unique choices on the menu....More

Thank Drazzi57
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Not cheap but good quality takeaway with a great range. Would highly recommend to people who like a great takeaway..

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Just returned from another fantastic meal tonight, lovely food, great service and a real nice touch with valentine balloons and 🌹 thank you all again for a great night .

Thank debiann1964
Reviewed 31 January 2018

As an Indian food novice I was expertly guided through the menu by an extremely attentive and knowledgable waiter. The food arrived quickly and was delicious, subtly flavoured and containing the highest quality meat. The surrounding were warm and comfortable and spotlessly clean. All in...More

Thank mike r
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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
Response from Zak A | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your enquiry. it depends on what items you order, we use local lamb which comes from local butchers so it is not. Our Chicken is halal
25 February 2017|
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Response from Zak A | Property representative |
I'm afraid we don't have any kids meals, however our meals come in dishes so are very easily shareable. We also have an extensive starter range which many people opt for. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$44
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 8NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 630575
There is no doubt that most visitors to Spice Island return again and again to sample its outstanding cuisine. Fine food is one of life's most exquisite pleasures - for you to enjoy and savour whenever possible. Such is the philosophy of the Spice Island restaurant, with Head Chef Babul Miah taking great care, pride and satisfaction in creating the finest cuisine.The Menu takes you on a journey across the different regions of Indian Subcontinent to present a superb combination of vibrant dishes. And from the many regional variations of Indian cooking that provide a wide choice of cooking styles, Babul has matched each dish with a style to bring out the distinct flavours and fragrances of the dish to tantalise the senses.Spice Island is situated in the heart of Barnard Castle and was established in 1995. The site was completely transformed in May 2006, the designer interior strikes the right balance between contemporary and informal, overall the effect is tranquil and completely relaxing.Spice Island Manager Zak Ahmed and his staff are passionate about their work. Their knowledge and experience combine to create a unique establishment.
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