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Bengal Spice

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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti, Eastern European
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36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
+44 1271 862010
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They serve some very tasty fresh food here with incredibly quick service. I literally love everything on the menu, however, I like a medium spice, but even the spicier dishes just don't seem to have enough spice! So they are great at the mild stuff, but the medium spice they are not! I would probably order from here once a... More 

Thank leahlas
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for a takeaway on Valentine's day. We ordered via telephone and picked up within half an hour. We ordered a main of chicken tikka, a chicken madras, and 2 portions of rice. Nothing could be faulted at all, really good flavour of Madras. Very friendly guy behind the bar that gave me a free half a lager. Will... More 

Thank Chris T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Made to feel very welcome on entry and restaurant was nicely laid out. Food tasty and served at a leisurely pace which was a nice change. Reasonable prices would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Mike S
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

After returning to the area after a long break away i am keen to find a local Curry house that will suit my partner and I. This will not be it. It was quite clear from almost the moment i entered for a take away that this would not be the one. The staff were polite enough, but distracted. For... More 

Thank Simon M
Hull England
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350 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

First visit here but not my last when in the area.Selection is first rate and the taste outstanding. The best lamb birthstone I have had. Do visit a not to be missed place.

Thank KeithGHullEngland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a family dinner - restaurant was quite but everything up to scratch. Haven't been for years, but glad we came back.

Thank HolidayPG
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The place is clean and tidy the service is a little slow but the food is well worth waiting for and makes up for any short comings in the service . This is the second visit and was well worth a good mention and oh yes the price was really good and less than we had expected , if it's... More 

Thank Clive F
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

On a Tuesday out of season in Ilfracombe there is not a lot of choice to eat out. But this Indian restaurant offered a warm welcome ,great value and tasty food.We opted for the 4 course banquet cost £9.99 per head.It was a good curry at a great price and the service was welcoming.Worth a visit ,especially if you are... More 

Thank Tedlar W
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had takeaway. Food was very quick, tasted ok but nothing special. We have had better meals elsewhere in Ilfracombe. If you do go, make sure to check the bill as they attempted to charge us for items we had not orderd.

Thank Judas60
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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597 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As others have noted this place is now under new management and is called the Bengal Spice. I'm surprised at some of the other bad reviews. Admittedly we arrived quite early but the service was polite and attentive and the food was excellent and arrived in a timely fashion. The flavours in the sauces were absolutely delicious (my mouth is... More 

Thank CardiffMaddie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Greenclose Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862010

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