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Spice Trader

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City of London
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7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
+44 20 7929 0924
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a business lunch here last week,. We arrived early to an empty restaurant and hadn't booked, within 45 mins it was full. The food was hot, imaginative and delicious, classic Indian with a few twists. Service was fast and efficient. Good value and no complaints at all, it's in a basement and vey buzzy, clean and white in... More 

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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have used this restaurant a few times, and i must say that our visit last thursday 12th January, was the worst meal i have had at this restauarant, the food arrived luke warm, not a good way to eat your food, i returned it, and it was then reheated in the microwave, so i will not be takiing group... More 

Thank James M
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Came here for lunch today, was very pleasant. I had a chicken tikka masala which did actually have a bit of a kick to it! Also had pilau rice, naan to share (peshwari), saag paneer and bombay potatoes and other half had a chicken tikka dhansak with pilau rice (which he said had a spicy kick to it too!). Bill... More 

Thank Essex111983
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a decent Restaurant serving good Indian food. Prices are good and the atmosphere is the same. Went for dinner here after having a few drinks in the Sky Garden.

Thank Mark F
Namur, Belgium
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Spicy but not too hot, tasty, helpful staff and fairly priced. Two pages of specialties. I suggest two sides to have a full meal.

Thank NofNamur_Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had quite pleasant lunch there. Order vegan items and found them to be very delicious. Staff was particularly helpful with directions nearby as we wanted to find a Internet cafe nearby to print our boarding passes. Would visit again.

Thank Parag R
Montreal, Canada
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you are in the City and you want some yummy Indian food for lunch, go to Spice Trader. For starters we had the Onion Bhaji and lamb tandoori, both were very good. So was the lamb dhansak, the chicken tikka masala and the dahl.

Thank Elise C
England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent curry at this establishment. Always consistent quality, good service and lovely food. Menu is easy to follow with a good selection

Thank Angela T
London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Food is standard curry house menu. Nothing bad about that but its hard to get excited about it. Service is charming and fast. Prices are reasonable. Bottles if Cobra kept coming. So if you want a curry in the City and don't like surprises or a bad experience the Spice Trader is a good place to go.

Thank Sarflunden
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Only ever had take away from here but it has always been great food, freshly cooked, very good value for money and very friendly helpful staff.

Thank marknicholson01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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