Spice Lodge

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Indian
Fine Indian and Thai cuisine set in a sumptuous mansion house in Cheltenham.
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OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Despite the restaurant not being busy the service was extremely slow.

The food was as usual excellent.

F
London
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place. It feels luxurious but the prices are not terrible! We all had Indian this time but we will be back to try the Thai

RR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Truly awful, wrong food sent, agreed to change but didn’t, no compensation, no sorry. Go to East India. Party of 6 from different companies in Cheltenham will not go again.

A
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent. I made the booking via Open Table at fairly short notice, and they did not seem to be expecting us, but were able to find us a table

SB
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Although the food was outstanding it is a bit over priced. The worst part of our experience was the lack of service. We were a party of two that was basically forgotten among the larger tables. We stopped three staff members to ask for more water. We never received it. After we finished our meal we sat there with all the mess and dirty plates. Had to flag down another staff member for our bill. She promptly returned and we paid out and left.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food...friendly service...lovely setting ..all round pleasant experience

JW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would recommend the Spice Lodge to friends and we have every intention of returning when next visiting Cheltenham. The menu was extensive, the food delicious and the staff welcoming, helpful and discrete.

BS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent...and yes, we DID fuse the Indian and Thai menus. It's a little expensive but you do actually pay for quality. Highly recommended and we WILL visit again when we return to Cheltenham.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely, a little bit more expensive than your normal Indian restaurant but this is not a normal Indian restaurant.

Really enjoyed it

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the spice lodge Seems very smart that you almost feel under dressed. But the waitstaff and friendly, the atmosphere is great and the food delicious. Highly recommended. Thank you for a great experience. Not run of the mill.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luxury Dining in a comfortable restaurant at reasonable prices.

CR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’d made my reservation several weeks ago and when we arrived we were greeted and led to our table. Service was friendly and fairly prompt. Food was presented well and tasted very good. The four of us each had a different main course of lamb, beef and chickenc and we shared the rice and naan bread. Dessert was kolfi an Indian ice cream. We drank Cobra beer, Indian food doesn’t complement wine. The final bill for the four of us was around £146 which was ok.
However, over the next three days each one of us has suffered from what is best described as Delhi Belly, if it had just been one of us I’d not have mentioned it but all four of us were affected. I traveled to France on Tuesday and am therefore eating from a different diet from the others. This was our third trio to the Spice Lodge but I’m afraid it may have been our last.

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marvellous from start to finish, shame there was no fraught beer option but that is a small thing really.

GW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to Spice Lodge for a Sunday lunch time, which meant the restaurant was a little quiet. However the service was still very good. What stood out was the unique dishes on the menu, therefore making a choice became a dilemma, and based on our choices means we will be going back to try some other of the other dishes to see if they are as good. There were several of the regular choices of course, but the individual style of the signature dishes were an enticement to try something new. Glad we did!!!

EL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always receive wonderful food at Spice Lodge with attentive service

TH
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, staff very helpful ref menu choices etc

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Very poor value for money
Won’t be going again
Food tasted ok but a real lack of it
Tandoori didn’t have one bit of salad or lemon, made meal dry
No salad with starter either
Expensive food, expensive drink
Wouldn’t recommend anyone going here, far better around

N
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Nice poppadoms and dips to start, but then had an hours wait for the main course by that point although the meal was very good,we had gone beyond the point of appreciating it and we were not kept informed that it would be such a long wait. A shame because it has put us off returning.

EC
Peeblesshire
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

as usual service good, food almost very good except for very poor main dish of beef which was tough as old boots. The restaurant did not charge for this dish and gave us complimentary dessert. The rest of the meal was up to its usual high standard.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On my 3rd visit to Spice Lodge I was once again very pleased with the service and great food. Our server “Abbe” was very helpful with our first time guests and very knowledgeable of the menu. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty curries, very nice staff, a lovely evening.

DJ
Warwickshire
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok but nothing special - wouldn’t rush back

JB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We booked a table for a Sunday evening, but when we arrived it seemed there was no record of it so we were ushered into the very warm bar but not offered any drinks. After around twenty minutes we were taken to out table and given menus, following this the wait staff seemed to disappear for about half an hour. We finally asked for our order to be taken but were told only drink first, once these arrived our food order was taken. It took around an hour for the food to arrive, and considering it was a quiet Sunday evening this was quite surprising. The food was not of the quality usually served here, sauces were greasy and meat tough. All in all a poor experience so I'll make the journey out of town to Koloshi in future food good quality Indian food.

C
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was lovely here tonight really enjoyed it. Last time we went it was so busy that the service wasn’t too great and mistakes were made with the orders.

BK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. We ate Thai. Service was very friendly.

EC
Peeblesshire
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service,food of highest quality.The possibility to choose Thai or Indian cuisine. There is an ongoing tendency in some resraurant s to hack up wine prices .The Spice Lodge is not one of these,their wine prices are very reasonable.

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sat next to party table whose noise ruined our night! Left before finishing meal as Wife very upset. Asked for lamb dansak but given a dish that wasn’t what I asked for and terrible in taste. Horrible experience in truth

a
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A good but mixed visit. The service was sadly very slow, with a long wait before our starters and another long wait before the mains arrived. On the plus side, the mains and sides were very nicely spiced with a great depth of flavour. Most of the starters were also good. However, my Chicken Tikka starter was small, very bland, with an almost non-existent amount of salad on the side. Finally, we were given the incorrect bill at the end, though they made up for that by giving us about a dozen chocolates instead of the expected four.

MS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service, good food, nice ambiance...………………………………………………………………………………………………...

AB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is attractively decorated, the space consists of several spacious rooms in a large period property. The staff were attentive and informative. The food was tasty, nicely presented and interesting. Not your average Indian restaurant.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Spice Lodge to celebrate my husband's birthday . They catered for 3 vegetarians and a coeliac with aplomb. The food here is amazing, authentic spicing and each dish had individual qualities. The building itself is very beautiful and a great setting for a special occasion. All the staff are very friendly and the service is attentive yet unobtrusive. Another little bonus is that they have a car park. We will certainly return.

KS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and the service was superb. Thoroughly recommend it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my sons 25th birthday. The staff were very attentive and helpful. I would recommend the spice lodge to anybody who is looking to experience good food

JR
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal, great service as always. Was a week night so quite quiet in there but we had a fab evening, Thank you

C
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice place to meet up, But not good enough for "foodies" No Wow factor, Just good average fare

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

SB
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best pan-asian restaurant in Cheltenham. We have been eating there regularly for well over 10 years and the food and service is consistently excellent. I cannot recommend the Spice Lodge highly enough. Love the place.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service and delicious food. We'll definitely be back

K
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit to Spice Lodge. Most enjoyable meal made even better by the attentive service from Raj. Food exceptional..

MR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and friendly service.
The best Indian in Cheltenham
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