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Spice of Bengal - CLOSED

3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
+44 15394 31250
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“naan” (11 reviews)
“curries” (18 reviews)
“indian food” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, Fusion, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
$$ - $$$
3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
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1 - 10 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Helpful and attentive staff. Great ambiance but especially wonderful food. My husband has eaten biriyani around the world and this was one of the best. My Chef's recommended Prawn dish with aubergine was delicious. The wines and beers are reasonably priced. When in Ambleside a...More

2  Thank Jeannieola
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Never went before this place got done up but apparently it's a lot nicer and bigger inside now :) which is good cause it was so popular so needed all the extra space. The service was a bit slow with the food taking about 45...More

2  Thank Nicola_8_90
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Admittedly the food was great for a typical town curry house, although music choice was poor and whoever's phone they were playing it off should try to keep calls and texts silent. Now let me explain the music choice, this sounded like to New age...More

Thank Katherine E
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Wow what a difference new management makes. This place has had a make over. Greeting was welcoming, choice of food is great, had poppadoms light & crispy. For mains had chicken jalfrezi which was one of the best I've ever had with garlic & chilli...More

2  Thank nessc1971
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is called Itihaas now. Under new management. So ignore the old reviews under spice of Bengal. The food here is excellent. I stayed at Ambleside for 5 days and collected my food for four nights in in a row. The food here is...More

4  Thank Bengal16
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Now called Itihaas and totally refurbished. We had a biryani between the two of us with sides of brinjal Bhaji and alloo sag. All tasty, beautifully cooked and sensible portions. Service was spot on. Acted straight away when I said it was too hot in...More

2  Thank Barry F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had a fantastic meal here after a long day up in the hills. Food and service absolutely superb. More importantly the staff were very helpful and cheerful. Will definitely be eating here again even though we live in Windermere! Cheers guys and keep up the...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

After a 6 hour walk in the mountains and a few pints how lovely to come across this great Indian. Itihaas was a perfect pick. Three of us had a fantastic meal washed down with Kingfisher. The food was perfect. I am a stickler when...More

4  Thank Steveb0958
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I just wanted to congratulate the brothers. The restaurant now has a stylish modern feel , is tastefully furnished and from the moment we arrived we were really looked after well. An interesting menu that is reasonably priced , we were a table of 5...More

3  Thank lynn g
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Spice of Bengal nearly every time we have been to Ambleside (which is a lot as my boyfriend is obsessed). We've always really enjoyed it, but we were excited when we learnt that they had had a makeover. The new decoration...More

2  Thank Plyast1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 9 - USD 40
Indian, Asian, Fusion, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Kelsick Road, Ambleside LA22 0BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31250
The newly refurbished Spice of Bengal is a family run Indian restaurant and takeaway providing exciting and exotic fine Indian cuisine in the heart of scenic Ambleside. In 1986 our late father opened the Passage of India in Keswick, one of the first Indian restaurants in the lake district. A decade later we opened the Spice of Bengal in 1994 and we have continued his commitment to quality cuisine based on our Bangladeshi heritage and giving outstanding customer service.All dishes are prepared with the utmost care in the Spice of Bengal kitchen, using only the finest fresh ingredients and our own special combination of spices. Just like our dishes, our newly refurbished restaurant fuses traditional with modern surroundings, giving a spacious, friendly dining environment.
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