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Spice Trader

7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
+44 20 7929 0924
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (9 reviews)
“poppadoms” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 8AA, England
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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
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Have eaten here a number of times, the fact that I keep going back speaks volumes. Wide choice of traditional starters and mains with reliable service. Not hugely atmospheric but a good basic standard of decor. One of my favourite Indian Restaurants. A big plus...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Had Dinner while on solo business in London. Service very good and food was delicious. I had king prawn bound and a side of spinach and potatoes - very filling! Also a nice chilled bottle of rose. Recommended.

Thank Colette M
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Enjoyed chicken biryani and Bombay aloo along with some acceptable mongoose beers last Thursday. Place does get noisy in keeping with the city in early evening but staff and service unhurried and pleasant.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Being in London for business recently, my colleagues took me here for the obligatory Curry and Beer dinner. The service was very good and the food excellent. Had the mixed appetizer, a nice combination of several tastes and the curry prawns which were delicious and...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Been here a few times, can get crowded at lunchtimes, as most places in the city, but great for evenings as not so rushed. Good curry, nice place overall, not pushy on drinks like some places, and staff always very friendly. Reasonable prices and overall...More

Thank Huw C
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
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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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