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Marina Spice Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti
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20 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WQ, England
+44 1442 246396
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I went for the first time I was a bit cautious, but the quality of their food and friendliness of their staff surprised me in a pleasant way. The food is full of flavour, with big chunks of tender lamb in my dish. Don't hesitate to go and try, Mondays and Tuesdays they even have a dinner menu called... More 

Thank Marina R
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place with my partner as we were staying in the hotel across the water. After a long day out in London this was a great way to end our evening. The food and service were outstanding and I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting the area.

Thank SpursAsh
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small eating area so booking in advance is sensible. Good food, an expansive menu and polite staff. Not overly expensive. "Indians" are plentiful in this day and age but this one stands out for all the right reasons.

Thank cannopener
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently moved to the area and and been to the restaurant 3 times and have also had a few takeaways. I have always found the standard of the food to be excellent. Many of my old haunts couldn't temp me away from the bog standard madras etc but the spice lounge have a very good selection on the... More 

Thank Lewis M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is attentive. My starter and main arrived very quick. The specialities are from Bangladesh. Some dishes are mixed with British culinary and you have an original result.

Thank Sébastien M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times in the last year, and have never been disappointed. Tonight I started with chicken chat. This had a real spicy kick, but also had that wonderful sourness I like in that dish. Main course was a chicken biryani with Sag Bhaji on the side. All was lovely. One of my colleagues had a... More 

Thank nickp1970
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Every time we visit family on "Apsley Lock" we have a few pints in "The Paper Mill" then cross the bridge to our favourite Indian restaurant - Marina Spice Lounge. We have always enjoyed our food here having chosen different meals at every visit. Kabir, Babu and Mahbub really look after us as "scousers" are recognised as experts when it... More 

Thank freddie21
Norwich, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Small and compact but lovely attentive staff and wonderful food :) Price point is very good as well :) would easily recommend this if you are in the area

Thank Shane95
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years. The old owner was so aware of great customer service. The new guy I have found all is hit and miss. So when we went yesterday I was so pleased as the two guys serving us were so friendly and attractive. Chicken tikka was dry and served straight to the plate but the rest was... More 

Thank Steve l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Let's cut to the chase...if you want decent food nice service and a fair pricing. This is the place, I was staying at shendish manor so needed a walk out. The staff were lovely and as I said earlier the food spot on, thank you. I'll be back cheers

Thank LancsMJC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 246396
Marina Spice Lounge is a beautiful place where alot of customers enjoy being it has an Excellent Standard food and has a great atmosphere near the canal the staffs are friendly and funny but the team have a great standard of fast making food and have a lovely smell in the restaraunt. People who mainly come on holiday go to Marina Spice Lounge .

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?