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The food is traditional, authentic and delicious; the setting is elegant and contemporary; and the service is first-rate. Spices on Butts Green Road is not your standard Indian restaurant, but it’s as homely and satisfying as any you’ll find in Hornchurch. Just minutes from Emerson Park station, Spices is easy to find and well worth a visit for connoisseurs of the subtle intricacies of South Asian cooking. Forget bland chicken tikka and dry tandoori, because Spices dish up an impressive array of specialties that may give you a new angle on Indian cuisine. To start, there is garlic and chilli marinated-whitebait or baked aubergine stuffed with paneer and sesame seeds, the special spicy and slightly tangy lamb adraki chaam is one of many memorable main courses and there are more exquisite vegetarian dishes than you could get through in half a lifetime. Don’t spend the other half of that lifetime waiting for a table, though – Spices is always humming and bookings are strongly advised!
Had to pay by cash on the night as their card reader was down - or had no wifi or something like that! We had a large table and this was a real inconvenience. The food was not as good as it has been on previous visits and I did not feel well the next day.
Disappointed with our recent visit. Our table was booked for 7pm & food did not arrive until 8.15pm. Some dishes were cold & others missing.
The restaurant was an ice box no heating because there was 'a problem' that they could not fix and there were not electricians available, really? There was an industrial bar heater between all the guests but that made no difference. Manager had scampered off to leave the harassed staff to deal with all the grumpy frozen customers. Food average will never go back.