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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%
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“curry” (11 reviews)
“poppadoms” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
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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
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
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
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...More

Thank Sarflunden
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
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Great food and a friendly welcome. For a London City curry house, this is very good overall and certainly not overpriced.

Thank 71p
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Like other reviewers have stated, this is a fairly standard curry of the type and quality you would expect to find in this area. Food was nice enough, maybe a touch on the more expensive side but not too horrendous. Will probably be back at...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 14 March 2015

The food is nice enough which is important and the ingredients feel fresh and good quality. However the thing that makes it just average is the atmosphere. I have been here a few times and the lighting is far too bright and most, but not...More

Thank Ferg28
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I had a meal which was average we used the taste card which was not cost effective felt leaving ripped off Normal cost is £17.95 for a curry They take the service charge on the whole bill and I was not impressed with the meal...More

Thank Lalamandi0308
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Went here with 3 friends and ordered a variety of starters and main dishes with breads and rice so had a good variety to taste. Food was good and what you would expect from an "Indian" restaurant in the City. Pretty standard, but hit the...More

Thank hits1972
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Restaurant Details

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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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