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Spice Empire

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
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3 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
16:30 - 23:45
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought I would give it a try as I often walk by it to go to the other Indian above the Moti Raj. I wish I hadn't bothered. Its not a patch on the other. The food lacks something. The only thing in here better than the Moti are the staff are less miserable

Thank Benapollo
Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice now both times nearly perfect. The pickle tray alone is worth a visit, a great menu and lovely staff. Could be my new favourite.

Thank martnfy
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,579 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Indian restaurant upstairs called Motiraj is a much better Indian restaurant than this Spice Empire Indian restaurant. The Spice Empire Indian restaurant is a very quite restaurant with only a few tables being used every time we have passed it, but we decided to give the Spice Empire Indian restaurant a go any way. The pickle starter was different... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food , good service . If you like the Indian food you love this restaurant. Probably very strong food for children, so recommended

Thank Steve B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interior is shabby and dated even down to the chairs. Staff are rigid and look like they are in genuine fear of putting a foot wrong. Pints of cobra were nice, curry was okay. Not a patch on the restaurant upstairs - spend your money there instead. Also the pickles you get with the Popadoms are sadly lacking and just... More 

Thank Munchee28
Decin, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Going there was really good idea! The food there was amazing and staff really nice. I will definitely go there again! :)

Thank Šárka K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and very nice staff. Best Indian restaurant in Sunderland. I went there for a dinner with my friends and we're definitely going back again.

Thank Em K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant in January 2017 and food was delicious and staff were likeable and very good. Well done. When I will come back to Sunderland I would like to visit this restaurant again

Thank David Č
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went with family and amazing food, excellent service! Staff are very friendly as well Would definitely recommend going to this restaurant.

Thank Sajida B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited here for the first time and will defo be going back!! The service and the food was AMAZING, would recommend this place to anyone!!

Thank shelleydunnx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
16:30 - 23:45
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
used to be the old Amalfi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?