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Spice garden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
+44 191 455 9867
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious and very flavourful but upon arriving at were and to sit by a door that was regularly used. So we asked to sit somewhere else. The member of staff in particular wasn't to pleased with this but he sat us away from the door. But then the rest of the evening was ruined by this... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went tonight - one of the best Indian restaurants we have been too! absolutely fantastic - very welcoming - great food - good service and very reasonable. Cannot fault it. Would definitely recommend to anyone. We didn't book but it was very busy for a Monday evening. You will not be disappointed. Give it a try xxx

Thank 2013sooty
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a while since we tried The Spice Garden so decided to visit it again and we are glad we did. First of all the service was first class and nothing was to much bother. They were very busy with a few large parties dining. This did not detract from the service. The onion Bahji starter was the... More 

Thank Kenda107
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Really friendly staff. Lots of vegetarian friendly options. Went there because of the great ratings and they are very well deserved.

Thank Scully2007
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always visit when I am in South Shields. A large selection of nice curries, and the set menu meal deals are great value. Good service for large or small groups.

Thank eoinsmith
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set menu is very cheap and has a lot of variety, the service is ok. The food is pretty standard, nothing special.

1 Thank dazgemo
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been ere 3 times in the last 2 months. The standard of food is very high, the service attentive. On a cold damp Saturday night there was only one place busy - that was here. Chicken tikka starters Jal frezi and Jal Jhull with pillau, naan and rice. Cobra beer lovely and cold.

Thank Millyannpie
Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of the hotel owner. We had a wonderful meal. We ordered off the set menu of 3 courses for £8.99 on a Saturday evening. The food couldn't be faulted and the staff were very friendly. It would be worth coming back to south shields just to eat here!

Thank Micbut1968
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We live locally but often choose Spice Garden as we always find the food and service is great. The staff are very attentive ,even when its very busy. For example, new customers had arrived and brushed by our table, the staff discretely passed by and moved a table next to us to prevent this happening again. The food is delicious... More 

1 Thank happytohelp186394
North East England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We used the is restaurant based on these Tripadvisor reviews. The whole thing passed our expectations. The food was fantastic, the service outstanding, the environment was great and best of all the price was incredible. Its hard to imagine a better eating experience as far as I am concerned. I'm a cheap charlie but I like good food and I... More 

1 Thank Richb2004

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 455 9867
Contemporary indian cuisine

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