York may have its fair share of curry houses, but nothing else compares to Bombay Spice, an award-winning restaurant – they’ve already taken home the title of Best Restaurant of the Year in Yorkshire & England 2016 and Best Team & Service of the Year 2015 in the English Curry Awards – in the city centre. Located on Goodramgate just steps from York Minster and all the major sights, the restaurant provides the ideal location to fuel up before setting out to see all that the city has to offer. Adorned in red, black and white, Bombay Spice’s dining space is sophisticated and chic, the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic evening out with that special someone. Recommended dishes include the vegetable jalfrezi, the duck tikka masala and our favourite, the pangash machli masala, a Bangladeshi fish speciality cooked in a creamy coconut and almond sauce. The restaurant’s incredible location and food means it’s known to pack in a crowd, so be sure to reserve ahead for a tantalising Indian feast.
Had a fabulous meal the other night, we had a large table and we had a great selection of food and wine. We were well looked after and would recommend it to lovers of Indian food.
The food was excellent and there was a good variety to choose from. The service was great. Very convenient location.I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting York.
Good quality food with friendly efficient staff made for a great night out & location of restaurant was in the heart of York meaning plenty to do before & after our meal.
Very tasty food, table set out lovely for us for special occasion. The Service was a little fast but not a real problem. Definitely recommend
We arrived for our meal at 17.30. The restaurant had just opened, however we were attended to straight away. We were given a table. Had a waiter present us with menus and asked if we wanted complementary poppadoms. These arrived straight away and we were asked what we wanted to drink. Drinks arrived quickly and food was ordered. When our food arrived it was served to us in a polite and attentive manner. We were asked at appropriate times if everything was alright with our dinner and if we wanted anything else. This was done despite the restaurant being full and very busy. Attention to customers was spot on. The food was fantastic, probably one of the best curries I had. I am a vegetarian and there was a good range of meals even a separate section on the menu. I would definitely like to return when I am next in York. Thank you
We had a very enjoyable time. The restaurant is attractive and clean. The staff are extremely friendly, polite and attentive. We visited on Saturday night, booking in advance: it was busy but not overcrowded and our dishes were served promptly, with an opportunity to delay our main course if we wanted to. Our Kingfisher was ice cold and our dishes hot. The menu was extensive with good vegetarian choices. We were offered a complimentary spirit or liqueur and a chocolate. The food was tasty and well presented. My lamb jalfrezi was tender. My only criticism is that though it was described as 'fairly hot' it seemed only mildly spicy to me, though it had a pleasant warmth. As a bit of a chilli addict, next time I would choose something hotter, or perhaps ask if chef would adjust the heat for me. But service was first rate, we were well looked after and had a sociable, comfortable and relaxing evening.
Had an excellent meal with friends at Bombay Spice, with excellent service. One of our diners has a nut allergy and the staff ensured that her meal was nut free (providing a safe alternative). Smiling faces and good attention. Thank you. A most enjoyable evening.
The food was excellent and it's no surprise that this award winning restaurant will be going for three-in-a-row this August. The service was good, with the staff all being welcoming, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. One thing: if you are ordering the side vegetable dishes be warned. They are full sized plates so be prepared to order some and share. Looking forward to returning during my next visit to York.
I can't fault the food at all, it was lovely. My issue (and reason for the low rating) is because the waiters just did not seem bothered at all. They left us waiting at the narrow doorway for 10 minutes without acknowledgement. We then received an apology so I was happy to let that slide but the waiters were still very unhappy and blunt during service. It was difficult to get their attention, it felt like you were putting them out by asking for additional drinks etc.. OK it was a Saturday night and busy but most restaurants seem to manage busy times with a smile and great service. We were not in any rush so happy to wait, just wanted more friendly and pleasant servers.
Bombay Spice is a great restaurant, the food and service is exemplorary. Nothing was too much trouble and everything is freshly prepared. Always first choice for Indian food in York.