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The Royal Spice

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9 Broad Street, Modbury, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0PU, England
+44 1548 831191
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Came here with friends and thought it was really disappointing. The service was good but the food was really so so. Nothing dreadful but was not good either. The poppadoms were stale but the did replace them and the chicken i ordered seemed old. I would not eat here again

Thank David S
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a takeaway from here one evening when staying locally. It was a really good meal. All four of us enjoyed it.

Thank copperwood3
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

There's a very extensive menu available - so allow some time to choose! Spices are very well used, allowing even the most mild dishes to be full of flavour and low on heat. Reasonably priced wine list is a plus. Tables are attractive, well spaced and nicely set out. Service is nicely paced, but occasionally compromised because of the restaurant's... More 

1 Thank Catherine T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the area, food is freshly prepared and cooked to perfection, It certainly tasted as good as it smelt mmmmmm

Thank Vanessa B
Dorking, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

During a short break in South Devon we decided a curry was the cuisine we fancied. Being near Modbury we decided to go for the Royal Spice mainly because it was the only curry house around. No matter the food was delicious and the waiter was extremely polite and knew when to come over and top up water etc. The... More 

Thank JonnyEl92
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were staying locally and pleasantly surprised to find an Indian Takeaway so close. Viewed what we wanted on line and then popped in to order. We needed it 'nut free' for our daughter and this was no problem at all and were prepared to cook this specially. Staff member was pleasant to deal with and nothing was a problem.... More 

Thank luxf0rd
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

As far as Indian Take away is concerned I would say this is very good, nice staff and the food served hot (temp) and well cooked, extensive menu with lots of choice, we loved it..

Thank Jacqui G
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305 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Called here for a meal while on holiday. Had poppadom and pickle tray, followed by mixed kebab starter. These were not too bad. The main I chose was a chicken curry, this was so bland and tasteless. Glad we'd also ordered garlic naan and rice, at least that added some flavour. Drinks also very expensive. Would have to be desperate... More 

Thank DerbyshireCook
Measham, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The food and service were all pretty average. However my real bugbear is how despite paying top price for the food they have to take the P on the price of drinks and popadoms. Will not return. It may be Devon but it was an experience average meal out.

Thank balddove
Rotherfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Can't comment on the eat-in experience but had no issues with their takeaway service - very efficient and tasty

Thank lisa b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Broad Street, Modbury, Dartmoor National Park PL21 0PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Modbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 831191
Postcode: PL21 0PU
Phone: 01548 831191

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