Burghfield Spices

4.2
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38 reviews
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£25 and under
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Burghfield Spices is a favourite local Indian restaurant situated in the teeny tiny Burghfield Village with its sweet central green and surrounding common land. Though on the main road, it would be easy to miss the restaurant, not because it’s small, but simply because the bucolic old white painted Hatchgate Inn is probably the last place you’d expect to find Indian food. But somehow, the pub has effortlessly accommodated a completely new direction, morphing in to a pleasantly modern fine dining establishment where service is impeccably polite and formal and food is firmly of the Asian persuasion. With the knowledge gained through years of experience and pure talent too, the Burghfield Spices kitchen produces typically Indian dishes using only authentic ingredients. The extensive menu includes a number of Tandoori specialties alongside dishes unique to the Burghfield Spices team and, of course, all the trimmings one expects of an Indian feast.
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SC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Very nice and helpful staff. Not expensive.

S
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Liked the food but one of the waiter was quite rude and condescending

We were charged for more than what we had asked for and what was served .

I am not sure I will be able to convince my family to go back there despite the fact that the food was reasonably good.

I hope this visit was an exception and all others get a better service.

GM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food at a good price , staff friendly and welcoming. Always a pleasure to visit

RM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Services was very poor, decor poor and not very clean overall, food was bland with not much flavour.
I am not a food snob or anything, I just appreciate a clean place to eat, good food and good service this is not the case with this place, i would strongly advice anyone to keep your hard earned money in your pocket and look elsewhere

SB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food well always go there again.
Friendly service clean area lovely food cold beer.

LW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food, very attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Only criticism - decor is very tired could with an update but doesn’t spoil the taste of the food though

GB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great Sunday Indian buffet at reasonable prices, plenty to choose from. Go back for more if you are hungry. Help yourself, but service friendly.

JM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Buffet - great choice of dishes, piping hot, freshly cooked and delicious. Excellent value for money and very friendly staff.

NB
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with good vegetarian options. (Lots of vegetable side dishes). My husband had the chicken tikka kebabs and commented on how succulent the meat was. Service was excellent- staff made us feel special. We were even offered a drink on the house at the end of our meal along with chocolates etc. What's not to love. Would highly recommend

DC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was very bad. On two occasions I asked for a drink which did not come. As such, I was unable to have a drink with my meal.
With respect to the food, the meat dish was dry as there was not enough sauce dished up with the meal.
Altogether a very unleasant experience.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic I so am is one, great service, we will be back

KS
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time we had visited Burghfield Spices as we had previously visited ones in Tadley and had become disappointed with them. The food here was excellent, the service was very attentive and polite, and the price of the meal and drinks was very reasonable. We will definitely be returning to Burghfield Spices. One thing to note though is to go in the right hand door as you enter the pub - It is not clear that you need to do this. The left door is for the Pub. All in all, a very pleasurable meal.

J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is a Country Pub and Indian Restaurant combination with no obvious demarkation between the two. It lacked ambiance and the decor is tired. Our table was booked for 1930 on a Monday and, apart from the bar, the restaurant was deserted. The main dishes needed reheating, though the food was tasty. Staff were very polite and maybe the experience would be better on busier nights.

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious as always, we have never had a bad meal here. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. A lovely evening.

K
Berkshire
72 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Whilst the staff seemed less than fully switched on and very busy the food was very well cooked and we enjoyed the meal. There was a rather noisy table nearby which somewhat spoiled the restaurant's ambiance but not enough to ruin the evening.

A
Hertfordshire
44 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Yeah, knew I was passing through later that day so booked a table through Open Table. Needless to say the Indian restaurant was empty at 6.30pm on a Tuesday but it's a nice enough place to have dinner. Can't believe other pubs haven't teamed up with Indian restaurants in a similar fashion. Certainly saves a long walk in the rain at the end of the night in a search for food! The curry itself was plentiful and very tasty, if perhaps a little greasy, especially the naan. Jal Frezi was nice and spicy - just how I like it - fair play! Other than that, a very authentic, above average curry house and that's high praise indeed from someone who's has visited many hundreds if not thousands before. My only other gripe, and it's not just this place - if I want poppadums and vegetable side dishes I will order them from the menu along with everything else. Please stop asking, as if I'd not forgotten about them. Curry, rice and a naan is plenty to fill a ravenous man like myself.

B
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This place even has it's own bus stop and late buses run into Reading or towards Mortimer. Has an English pub to one side ideal for a pre dinner drink then go into the spice restaurant

A
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Meal , food was very nice highly recommended would definately eat their again.

j
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for our daughters birthday, all I can say is the food was fab, service excellent, nothing was to much trouble. Would i recommend Burghfield spices, We most certainly would. cannot rate this place enough

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Burghfield Spices and we weren't disappointed! We went for the Sunday evening Indian buffet which was great value. There was a good selection of starters and mains and we were full to the brim when we left. The service was very good and there was a nice atmosphere as it was busy but was very relaxed at the same time. We will definitely be returning!

T
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food very tasty but not enough of a selection on the Sunday buffet very limited. Staff very helpful

M
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend invited me once to this restaurant - which serves on one part of the restaurant English food, and on the other (separate) part of the restaurant, Indian food.
Since then, i have invited in turns all my neighbours, family and friends! Nothing fancy, but a nice little place to have a good time in good company, with good food...
The service is attentive and friendly, the food is colourful and tasty, and I will be back soon, for sure!

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Bar service was slow to start but the welcome and food quality was excellent. By the end the whole family definitely want to go back soon and they are fussy!

a
London
66 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little difficult to find but it is actually in the pub the Hatch Gate. The service was outstanding and the flavour and quality of the curry was excellent. They made me a special curry customised to how I like it.

T
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Looks like a tradtional village pub but within is an excellent Indian restaurant - great servce, friendly but not intrusive; food excellent and varied, relaxed surroundings , we'll be back for sure, the nicest Indian restaurant we've yet found in the area.
Service was swift and the timing good. Some unusual dishes like tamarind duck, and we recommend the mixed tandoori grill. Good coffee too!

l
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We used the Toptable 25%off offer - and were very pleased. Great food - great price :)

C
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to do something different for our Valentine's evening dinner and although we live close by we had never tried the restaurant before. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly, courteous and attentive whilst the meal was excellent. Good flavours and plenty to eat. This will certainly not be the last time we pay a visit.

f
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening with friends. We had varied options from the menu - excellent vegetarian options and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food which is as ever fresh, tasty and authentic! Served by friendly happy, tentative staff throughout - which is why we go back all the time and in between times use the take away service too!!
Thoroughly recommend it.
Jane F

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were heartily welcomed at Burghfield Spices last Saturday despite arriving at 10 pm. We were impressed with the food quality of our curries, so different from the 'mulch' of the average curry. The ingredients were fresh and our meals were appetising and nicely served.

S
Berkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2012
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We keep returning time and again to Burghfield Spice. Very friendly, great service and excellent value.
I always ask for a Lassi which is not on the menu, and they willingly make one for me.
Frequently offer complimentary drinks at the end of the meal.
The menu is fairly extensive with plenty of choice. Recommend the Padwan Fish Curry and the Tandoori Lamb Cutlets.

S
Berkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Top service and good food. Made the mistake of ordering the Tamarin Duck but they replaced for another dish without a fuss.

S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there, first time was fantastic, second even better. Superb food, best Indian restaurant I've eaten at. Best thing was the service, polite, really friendly and very attentive.

OT
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friends and I dined at Burghfield Spice in Burghfield Village recently. I really enjoyed my meal, the service and atmosphere was good. The staff were very attentive and friendly and gave us extra ferrero rochers when asked. The food was tasty and I would definitely recommend.

S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best curry ever! A real find, great food, excellent service. Highly recommended.

OT
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burghfield Spices, Burghfield Village, Nr Reading deserves to go from strength to strength very enjoyabel meal with excellent flavours and delicious nann bread, best we have ever had.. if you like indian food this is a place to definitely go to

PT
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burghfield spices in Reading was really nice. The food and service was excellent and really good value. Really liked the onion bhaji and paneer tikka. Would definitely go again.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious and satisfying meal at Burghfield Spices! We took a couple of friends tonight and a baby and the staff were really accomodating! Nothing was too much trouble! Can't wait for our next visit already, by far the best curry I have had! :-)

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal at Burghfield Spices, in between Reading and Tadley last night, we dined at 6pm and the food was swiftly presented to us, we had popodums, Chicken Korai, Chicken Shashlik, veg curry and Pilau Rice! What a great combination! Compliments to the chef! Will definitly be back! Thank you!