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Spice Trader

7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
+44 20 7929 0924
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good51%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (11 reviews)
“poppadoms” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 3:00 pm Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The wife and I fancied a curry on our night in London and this is an excellent curry house. Nothing exotic, just good traditional food with a menu that wouldn’t look out of place in your local takeaway. The restaurant was very clean and the...More

Thank Bumblesdad
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Title says it all - arrived 10.45 and went downstairs, deserted and already set up for the next day - complete non interest in my arrival as on their phones like teenagers - if they don’t serve after a certain time then don’t advertise being...More

Thank Jimshrek
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The main part of the restaurant seems to be downstair in the basement. It has a "modern" decor which is just dull and grey. And the acoustic - horribly noisy. Impossible to have any conversation if you are a company of more tha 2 people....More

Thank SouvenirBrussels
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

A great visit - very attentive staff. We had a great table. The food was superb and we would definitely come back. We were kindly offered a drink to finish which was a lovely touch.

Thank AlanM3499
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Authentic Indian taste and friendly staff.. had Achari chicken and Lamb Bhuna with garlic naan & special friend rice..and topped them up kulfi (ice cream). Thank you Naz for your friendly service.

Thank Vinod W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were visiting the Sky Garden on a freezing February evening and spotted the restaurant as we left. We were in the mood for a spicy treat and were welcomed into the restaurant despite being the first customers of the night. We were surprised to...More

Thank ItchyfeetShrewsbury
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Soooo, it looks from the reviews to date that we have a consensus! My meal tonight confirms what the majority or contributors have said - this is an excellent traditional British-style Indian restaurant (a cuisine that that I absolutely love) that's not too expensive for...More

Thank Shorttj1971
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Very friendly staff, good menu (particularly recommend the Lamb Mardell). Nice surroundings, a little bit pricey, but overall very good indeed. Recommend a visit.

Thank colin b
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Been around for years but generally consistent curry. Chilli chicken ticked the heat boxes without reaching for milk and a wet flannel. It’s a fairly standard curry menu with some specials, including duck dishes. Everything we had was polished off. Sides were good and the...More

Thank TheNRR
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times, always been 'ok to good' but this time it was 'good to great'. Very nice dansak, peshwari naan and saag sides. Very little oil or sign of base sauce. Will be back soon to see if it was a fluke...More

Thank Jamie J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7929 0924
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