About Spice One

Bringing the heat to South Avenue, Spice One is a trusted choice for great Indian cuisine in South Shields. A sophisticated dining establishment complete with stunning furnishings and beautiful chandeliers, Spice One provides a romantic ambience that's hard to top. Established back in 2003, this Indian restaurant has been a consistent favourite among locals, and always manages to surprise visitors from all across the Newcastle area with their commitment to great service and delicious food. The a la carte menu features everything from gourmet starters like tandoori scallops to hearty specialities like Jaipuri beef, chicken jot pot and the lamb saag. Seafood is done especially well at Spice One, so make sure to try the Bangla prawns, the lal nariyal scallops and the machli mirchi jhul, monkfish cooked in a tasty sauce. As always with Indian cuisine, there’s plenty of amazing meat-free dishes to choose from, so bring along that lovable herbivore in your life and feast at Spice One

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Spice One
1 South Avenue, South Shields
Newcastle NE34 6QZ

Menu Highlights



Onion Bhaji

Deep fried spicy onion balls. Served with fresh green salad and a mint dressing.

Sheek Kebab

Succulent minced lamb rolls, blended with special herbs and spices, marinated over night then skewered and cooked in the tandoor. Served with fresh green salad and a mint dressing.

Lamb Mishti Mirchi

Pulled Lamb prepared in a sweet chilli sauce, onions, corriander and served with fresh green salad.


Special Chicken Karahi

Succulent pieces of chicken cooked with red onions, green peppers, fresh green chillies, coriander and a very special blend of spices. This truly is a very special and traditional dish which is madras hot.

Naga Chicken

Chicken cooked with fresh green chillies, naga chilli (the hottest available asian chilli) and garnished with fried garlic and roasted chillies. This dish is vindaloo hot.

Tandoori Methi Massala

Chicken tikka cooked in a delicious spicy red sauce made with a generous amount of garlic, ginger, fenugreek, coriander and fresh green chillies. This dish is slightly hot but watch out for those chillies!

39 Spice One Reviews

39 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Maxine M.9 days ago · 1 review

Lovely food and excellent service. Clean and modern interior. Food presentation was lovely and all the staff friendly and attentive. Will definitely eat here again.

Stephen P.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Another very nice evening at Spice One. Great food and very friendly service. A lovely specials menu, with plenty of choice and plenty to eat.

Avril M.3 months ago · 3 reviews

Delicious food. Friendly staff. And last night was no different. The food is consistent and it is well worth the 30 mile round drive to get there.

Jon O.3 months ago · 1 review

Haven’t been for a while and was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, staff were attentive but not overbearing. Reasonably priced. Won’t leave it so long until the next visit

David M.8 months ago · 5 reviews

Great food and service as usual. You never feel rushed at Spice One as there is a good delay between courses which I like, as it gives you time to talk with friends and have a rest before your next course. Well worth a visit. Thank you. ++++

David M.a year ago · 5 reviews

The staff are always very friendly and happy to look after you. What I like about Spice One is the fact that the food is kept traditional and always of an exceptional standard. Tonight was no exception, great service and wonderful food. Thank you.

Alison C.2 years ago · 1 review

What a little gem Spice One is! Lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Staff were very attentive. Food was piping hot and the portions were good value for money. We will be back!

Avril M.a year ago · 3 reviews

Another excellent meal at Spice One. Lovely friendly staff and consistently good food. The tikka jalfrazi is the best I have ever had. Well worth the 30 mile round trip.

Lee S.a year ago · 1 review

Always get amazing food and great service! Love Spice One so much! Our local place to go for curry and wouldn't go anywhere else! Thank you spice one.

Avril M.9 months ago · 3 reviews

The food is always good at spice one but there are times when it is out of this world and last night was one of these. The food was tasty, flavoursome and gorgeous. Makes our long travel well worth it. The staff are lovely and welcoming without been over bearing. We love this place.