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5.5 /6 Wonderful 12 Reviews

Spice Empire

City Centre Indian £££ +100
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About Spice Empire

Just next to Sunderland Minster and steps from Sunderland Empire Theatre and the University of Sunderland city campus, Spice Empire is dishing out some seriously delicious South Indian eats. In addition to the Indian subcontinent’s most popular dishes, Spice Empire also features an extensive wine selection with fine wines from all over the Mediterranean and even further afield. When dining at Spice Empire, it’s always a good idea to start off your meal with one of their amazing appetisers including the oregano chicken, the Apna-style tikka or the onion bhaji, or dive headfirst into tandoori specialities like chicken tikka shashlik or chef specials such as the chingri shim, mirchi piazza or the zafran served with pilau rice. Found along Church Lane in the city centre, Spice Empire is a must-visit for fans of great Indian cuisine.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 16:30 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 16:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 16:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 16:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 16:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 16:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 16:30 - 23:00
Spice Empire, 3 Church Lane, SR1 3PT Sunderland

CHEF'S CHOICE

12 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 12 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
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2 reviews so far 6
11.08.2017 09:04

Great venue, especially for a pre-theatre meal. Menu choice and quality is excellent and staff are invariably friendly and smiling. It is very reasonably priced too.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 08:38

Brilliant evening,the food was delicious,the service was great,they even made a special mild curry for my 7 year old grandson and I have never seen him eat so much. We will definitely make this our restuarant of choice from now on. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 13:59

Exceptional food and service as usual. This was our third visit and certainly won't be our last. Round onion Bhajis are the best I have ever had and the lamb vindaloo was fresh and hot hot hot so a freezing cold pint of Cobra went down well.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 10:27

Could not fault anything food was mouth watering staff were pleasant and service was spot on this is our fourth time at this restaurant with no complaints

1 review so far 5
24.03.2017 12:58

Fabulous meal. Had the set meal for 2, but there were happy to change one of the dishes for us. The timing was excellent for us to then go on to the theatre. Only criticism was the waiting staff seemed to loiter a little and we were aware of this. I like to be left in peace to eat!

1 review so far 5
21.04.2017 11:43

Once again it was Theatre time so where better then to go before the show then Spice Empire lovely friendly service can't wait till the next time

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 19:54

I visit with my husband, prior to going to the theatre. We both had starters and main meals, and shared bread and rice. Good size portions, and we were pleased we had not ordered a rice each. Food very tasty, to its usual good standard and service.Fab meal, will visit again

1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 12:50

Staff were very friendly and chatted quite happily to us. The service was good and everyone enjoyed the meal. We would all go again. First time for some but won't be the last.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 09:00

lovely food, great service. Interesting dishes, some unusual and not the normal ones usually found. Excellent. Will return. Four of us went, and all agreed this was great curry.

1 review so far 5
19.01.2017 14:38

The food was lovely, atmosphere lovely, staff were great. I took a mark off for the coke being as flat as a pancake. Over all, very good.

2 reviews so far 5
15.02.2017 08:07

The food was excellent, you're well looked after by the staff with a nice relaxed atmosphere, the bill wasn't bad either. Will be calling again.

1 review so far 5
10.05.2017 15:43

The service was good, the only disappointing thing for us was we had to leave straight after eating due to going to theatre at 8.30p.m