West Yorkshire is a hotbed of superb Indian dining, and Westbourne Spice in Otley, on the outskirts of Leeds, is up there with the best. From their location on Bradford Road they offer a menu that will delight both novices and connoisseurs, featuring all of the Indian favourites that one would expect to see, as well as a huge list of chef’s specials that require repeat visits to truly appreciate.
Sandwiched between the major two cities of West Yorkshire – Leeds and Bradford – is the town of Otley. Usually a quiet and uneventful residential community, there is a corner of exotic eating on Bradford Road in the village, in the form of Westbourne Spice. Open from 5pm every day, they provide the Indian food experts of Yorkshire with a culinary experience that goes beyond the curry house classics, with a menu stacked with specials and authentic subcontinental dishes.
The specials at Westbourne Spice are, well, a little bit special. Their starters include boti dishes, lamb and chicken marinated and chargrilled, and variations on chicken tikka, in this case using chicken livers. Mains at this Bradford Road Indian restaurant are equally as unique: chicken or lamb can be cooked Parsi-style (with chana daal and lemon juice) or murgh Malay-style (with pineapple and poppy seeds). There are other specialities, such as makaika sewata, lamb and chicken with coriander, and tavwa tarka, with beans and cherry tomatoes. If you take a trip out of Leeds to this part of Otley for a curry, you will be sure of finding something you haven’t had before: so book a table now and head on over.
Absolutely fantastic we were made to feel so welcome nice touch chef who cooked food brought to table The food was great definitely will be back to sample more
First time visiting Westbourne Spice after moving here a few weeks ago. Lovely meal and efficient staff. A nice way to spend new years eve.
Excellent food, wide choice, clean, friendly staff and ample parking. Top notch restaurant. I like Indian food and Westbourne never disappoints. Recommend the Chicken Liver Tika - very few places specialise in this dish - here they cook it to perfection. Recommend you starve yourself for at least 24 hours before going, as otherwise the mind is willing but the stomach cannot cram in.
As always the food was excellent. The staff welcoming, helpful and efficient. This is a top class restaurant, well managed with friendly staff. I can thoroughly recommend it.
On entering the Westbourne Spice, we were greeted by smart friendly staff, our booking was confirmed. We had the choice of either having a drink in the bar area and perusing the menu, or going straight into the immaculate restaurant. We chose to go into the restaurant, and were given a choice of several tables, Once seated drinks & poppadoms were ordered & quickly arrived, while we choose starter & main. All courses arrived freshly cooked without having a long wait. The attentive waiters seamed to have a good balance, between leaving you alone to enjoy the food and replenish the glass when required. A slight downside in the restaurant can be large noisy parties, so choosing the table worked well. Best of all the food was superb...
Have yet to find a friendlier or more salubrious place for an evening out. The welcome was amazing, not just from one staff but every one of them and there were plenty of them.The whole atmosphere was one of happiness. The decor was really classy and hit the right notes for a calm and pleasant environment. We only had one course and poppadoms to start with. the pickle tray had seven different dips to try, never seen that before. The main course was delicious and, again, unusual choices on the menu which was very varied and would suit all tastes. The service was second to none, every little thing was catered for, I dropped my napkin on the floor and no sooner had I picked it up than it was taken away and a new one put in place for me. That is exceptional service indeed. Through conversation with the staff, they discovered that it was our first visit and after the meal, we were treated to complimentary coffee, because it was our first visit. It definitely will not be our last, we will be back.
great meal last Friday. we had booked our table and the restaurant was very busy. we were in quite a rush as my friend had a train to catch ,and when we explained everyone was so helpful and pulled out all the stops to get our meal served quickly, despite there being so many customers. as usual the food was delicious, the portions generous and the bill very modest. many thanks-we'll be back , and look forward to a more leisurely visit next time
Always great at Westbourne Spice. Just had a face lift and looks great. We have been going as a family for years (now with 16 and 12 yr olds). Always a buzzing atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff. Strongly recommend.
This visit to The Westbourne Spice was not our first but we have always found the service, the food and the atmosphere excellent and we were not at all disappointed this time either. We shall be going again!
Great welcome , food always excellent the service @ the Westbourne Spice is always good . The food hear is the best Indian food around Yorkshire. We eat hear often.