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River Spice

17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
+44 1273 739183
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (8 reviews)
“keema” (2 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

NEVER have I had service so bad! We arrived around 10.30 on a Saturday night, asked if they were open, told yes and invited in all seemed fine. Poppadoms swiftly, then we rudely started being hassled to order upon my friend ordering a starter he...More

Thank BigE1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited River Spice on a Wednesday evening and I was the only customer other than three ladies waiting on their takeaway and one other couple later. The restaurant has a basic interior with plain magnolia painted walls and wooden floors. although thankfully they have...More

Thank Boxerdogs1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do like the food here. Never had a bad meal and the staff always try hard to make you feel welcome. It is rarely busy which means it can be quite soul-less. Don’t let that out you off if you enjoy good Indian food.

Thank St3v3B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a tastecard booking, staff was friendly, basic surroundings but comfortable. Food was served quickly. Good standard Indian food, beer was cold, discount was good. Would visit again

Thank snclark2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor meal, frozen veg in curry and rice ; lamb tasted very dry , miserable staff. Offered 10% discount, it wasn't about the money !

Thank davidhibbert2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Went in on a Monday lovely guy serving. Prawn Puree to start delicious. Chicken Saag freshly cooked with rice. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would go again. Great value too

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Came for a meal here on a Saturday night with friends. We chose this place after already being impressed with their takeaway food. Again delicious food, new favourites were the lamb cutlets and vegetable dishes we ordered such kadu (pumpkin). Nicely presented dishes, polite service...More

Thank NatalieClaireTravels
Reviewed 21 September 2017

My favourite curry house in Brighton. I'm from the midlands and I searched high and low for a decent curry house and have always been disappointed until finding River Spice. Always get our takeaways from here!

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It was a Monday evening around 8pm. Only 2 others in the restaurant when I arrived and only 2 others came after that. The waiter said that they are only really busy Thu-Sat. That’s fine if you don’t mind the peace and quiet. Their music...More

Thank St3v3B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Despite being now the only indian on Preston Street (used to be at least three), the place is often empty, and it's not hard to see why. Soulless, cold, no atmosphere or decor and rude service. Half way into our starters we were shocked to...More

2  Thank Steve H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 739183
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