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Spice Empire

3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“poppadoms” (21 reviews)
“curry” (26 reviews)
“rice” (15 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, really flavoursome and well cooked and presented. The pickle tray is really good to start with, it's a little different to other Indian restaurants. Been here a few times and always great meals. Tried a few of the chefs specials too, the 'Mancunian'...More

Thank mickymagic
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I use the Spice Empire every week to take a meal away and about once a month to sit in. It is without doubt the best Indian food in Sunderland. On my recommendation we had a works night out and booked here, as usual the...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Just the best monkfish curry ever Used to come here with my dad when I was a kid Sure it’s not still the same owners Outstanding !

Thank neil91169
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

First visit to empire spice and it won’t be the last 👍🏻 I had the nagga and it was the best I’ve had, we are sitting here now and the staff are really friendly, my 3 year old granddaughter loves curry and she said it’s...More

Thank chris8270
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a birthday treat and food was really good and not too expensive. Good service and nice atmosphere.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

First visit before the theatre and was really nice. Opens at 4.30, we went at 5.30 midweek and didn't need to book. Food came quick and was lovely. £2.20 half a Cobra Traditional curries £6.90 Pilau Rice £2.90 I had chicken dupiaza, garlic pilau and...More

Thank MrsJD2007
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, loads of flavour. Great portion sizes. The waiters are so accommodating and keep an eye on the time due to theatre starts. The poppadom and pickle tray is amazing with different flavoured pickles

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have the privilege of travelling extensively and enjoying food in some of the most celebrated venues in the world. However we had an evening at Spice Empire last week with some of our staff, friends and family a party of 20...More

Thank Annonymous933
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visited Spice Empire with friends (one up from Wales for the night). Had pops and picks then a prawn sashlick, a chicken tikka shaslik and a tandoori grill. Oh my word. Truly amazing food. All 3 of us agreed it was one of the best...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I have not been to an Indian restaurant for a long time, so I went to Spice Empire with a couple of friends. We were very pleased with the whole experience, the starter, and main courses were fresh,and very tasty. The house wine was also...More

Thank George C
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28 April 2017|
Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
Thursday yes ....very good too ! not sure about Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: 0191-565-7750
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