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Spice garden

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
+44 191 455 9867
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (54 reviews)
“rice” (33 reviews)
“paneer” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been my favourite Indian restaurant for some time now and I recently visited another one on the same street just to keep up with what else is available. Needless to say that the other place didn't even come close! Rukon and his staff...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 8.30 only to find that my daughter had mistakenly booked us for 7.30! Although we were prepared to go elsewhere they asked us to wait and within 10 minutes we had a table. The poppadoms were light and crispy, the onion bhajis...More

Thank wanderingblade1889
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday evening family outing to celebrate a couple of birthdays. It is always advisable to pre-book as this restaurant is always very popular...and justifiably so. We received the usual extremely warm welcome and were quickly seated around a large central table. Everyone already there was...More

Thank moltke1914
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Only ever visited this restaurant once. Surroundings are not the best but we were warmly welcomed and promised the best food and service in town. We were not disappointed. Great service and great food. Pound for pound fantastic value for money. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best curries my husband and I have had and amazing value. The waiters were so polite and great service without being intrusive. Would highly recommend

Thank Carol576
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Service is as always top notch even when extremely busy with polite staff who do their utmost to please.The food is of a high standard at a low cost compared to some other restaurants.Can highly recommend.

Thank Victor T
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went midweek and it was busy.... Always a good sign! We all like different things and so all ordered different meals, the starters were lovely and the main courses all very good too. We got ice cream to finish.... Which had to be forced...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had a chicken Tikka Balti and it was delicious, very well made and tasty. The Tikka nan was also very good. The staff were friendly and helpful I hadn't booked and they were busy (always a good sign) but the squeezed me in and...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food. The papadums and pickles were excellent but the raita was incredible. The curries and the rice again faultless. The peshwari naan is top notch. Great friendly service and very reasonably priced. Open another one in north shields to save us the ferry =P

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't book and arrived at 7, found us a table for 3 after 10-15mins of waiting. Lovely staff and good very quick service. Will definitely visit again

Thank Kurly01
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Kenda107 | Reviewed this property |
I back of Ocean Road behind curry shops if no street parking available
30 August 2017|
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Response from Victor T | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant does specials every night and booking is always advisable. Great food and superb service.
kay h
15 July 2017|
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Response from Rukon C | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. Yes we do English dishes
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 455 9867
Contemporary indian cuisine
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