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Fire & Spice - Bar & Kitchen

4.1
111 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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  • Quiet Conversation
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  • Authentic
“Unique old time kiosk style cooking of India” Have a selection of seafood, meat, poultry and vegetable from the bazaar list, choose one of our delectable curry sauces and our master chef will do the rest – No matter what you choose, all the ingredients will be freshly pan cooked .Not only does this cooking method retain the natural goodness of the food and taste, but it is also heavenly and healthy

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Sunday - 6pm to 9.30pm
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020 7487 0678
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nikhil Patil
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Additional
Beer, Wine

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What 111 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.4
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3.8
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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Food very good and authentic.
Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Fantastic food delicious masala lamb chops 10/10 excellent service and value for money we shall be back

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4.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Excellent food. Very poor service. Had to wait more than 45 mins to get my dinner. Restaurant wasn’t busy either.

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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

The restaurant is in the basement which I don't like. The service was quite slow but that could have been due to lack of staff.

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3.0Dined on 14 November 2017

Be aware the Fire & Spice is a hotel restaurant in a basement and therefore no windows. They could do so much more with the space and the décor to make it less like a staff canteen.

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4.0Dined on 24 September 2017

Good food and solid service. Unexceptional.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2017

Really nice staff, and quiet atmosphere. Very good Indian food.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2017

Outstanding. Simply outstanding. Ate here as a party of 6. Cocktails and curry. Freshly prepared, very tasty and attentive service. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2017

This restaurant is in the basement of the Doubletree Hotel, something I didn't know when I made my reservation. My husband and I went on a Friday night and we were the only people in the restaurant. As we were getting ready to leave, a man came in to dine alone (presumably a hotel guest). The food is okay, except for my lentils that had a horrible burnt taste, but its overpriced given the total lack of atmosphere and the quality and quantity of food served. The only reason I can think of that anyone would want to dine here is if you've just arrived to London from some far off destination and are too jet-lagged to leave your hotel.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2017

Great food and great service. Ana Maria was friendly and helpful

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2017

Tasty food and good service. Nice quiet space, enjoyed it.

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2017

Food was very tasty, staff very pleasant but took a little long for the food to arrive. Good if you are not in a hurry.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2017

A friend of mine booked it for a get together. Restaurant is located in the basement of a hotel. Small place but quite and cosy.
Had some good food, wines were of good selection as well.
Very attentive service as I went with the waiters recommendation and enjoyed the lamb madras and lentils with rice.
Starters were pretty ok as I felt portion were a little less, but then that keeps you well balanced once you have your mains.
A nice place with a quite ambiance.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2017

Nice place, great food.
We had a good time dining here, food was of great taste . Very authentic Indian food with choices to create your own Curries.

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2017

Super Curries and Excellent service.
We are vegetarians and they had loads to offer.
Mutter Paneer, mushroom palak, dal makni (the black one) chilli naan and cumin flavoured rice is what we shared. Food was served quick and was piping hot and delicious, full of flavours.
Tried chocolate kulfi for dessert which was a treat!!!
Gave 3 on ambiance as there were only two more tables besides ours, this might be for the fact that they are located in the basement of a Hilton hotel. But don't let that stop you to go and visit this place once.
Will go back soon for sure.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2017

Tried first time and had an awesome experience. Best Indian food I have had in recent times.
Great food, fantastic service by both Anna Maria & Elena. Ambiance was cosy and not too loud.
Chicken tikka Masala & Lamb Roganjosh were made to perfection and their hot and crispy garlic & coriander naan was freshly baked and out of the world!!
Never tried the dessert, but will be back soon. Thank you to the entire team for looking after us.
Keep up the good work guys...

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2017

Love this place when I am in town.

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2017

Every dish was made to perfection and the flavours completely amazing. Chicken tikka masala in one of the best in the city. Great atmosphere and very friendly staffs.
No complaints nicest place !!
Definitely recommended !!

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5.0Dined on 16 December 2016

Great food! Services could have been quicker but it was worth the wait

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1.0Dined on 8 December 2016

DO NOT eat here!!

The reviews are clearly doctored and Open Table let us down on this one.

Service was horrendous. Waited 25 mins for our starters that were tiny and pre cooked chicken with some hot and sour sauce poured on it. Then waited 40 mins for our main course of 'authentic Indian cuisine' when we were the only four people in there.

It was clearly four tins of tomato soup with some different spices added to each. The meat was non existent and what there was was clearly pre cooked and some chopped up vegetables thrown into each.

When the bill came for almost £180 without alcohol it was shocking.

Worst meal I've eaten in London in 15 years!!! Genuinely surprised this place even still exists.

Worst Indian food I have EVER HAD!!

I LEAVE VERY FEW REVIEWS BUT IF THIS STOPS ONE PERSON EATING HERE ITS WORTH IT.

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2.0Dined on 24 November 2016

Great food - but no people - so zero atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 22 October 2016

Food and service were good. Dishes including rice were very expensive. No atmosphere - pretty empty so no atmosphere. Also no indication on open table or website that this is hilton hotel restaurant and not anindependent.

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2.0Dined on 23 September 2016

The food was OK but the restaurant had no atmosphere at all - essentially it is located in the breakfast buffet room in the basement of a hotel.

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3.0Dined on 23 September 2016

It's not real Indian food it's toned down for visitors from countries not used to curry. Bar and kitchen is misleading as the bar is upstairs in the hotel. Service was fantastic though it helped we were the only ones in the place. The wine was expensive.

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5.0Dined on 22 September 2016

Food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. Word of caution though unless you like very spicy food go for the mild curry. I would definitely go back and recommend this place. A nice little hidden gem of London.

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3.0Dined on 22 August 2016

Great food and service but dead atmospherically

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4.0Dined on 20 August 2016

Food really good!! and our Waiter Tudor really professional and kind!

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2.0Dined on 20 July 2016

Very average food. Wasn't very exciting.

Booked here because they had a 4+ rating on open table & were serving beer & food as early as 6pm. Won't make that mistake again.

Staff was polite & friendly, but service was slow. It was good for us that we were there to catch up with friends & chat. It was quiet & So it's a great place to have long catch up conversations.

But the food was just average. I'd never go back if this was a restaurant in India. Actually I won't go back here either.

The dhal, roti & rice were fine, but the meats were cooked very generically. While they claim to have an Indian chef, the food tasted like what you'd get in a Bangladeshi curry house.

The only dish that is worth a mention is the fish, which wasn't even on the menu & was recommended by the manager.

Even with the 50% discount on food via open table, I wouldn't go back though.

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2016

The waiters were very attentive as soon as we arrived but I suspect that was partly due to the absence of other customers. We ordered starters which were each delicious in their different ways. My sweet and sour chilli chicken completely fulfilled its description whilst my friend's Tortilla Chaat Twist was a delightful surprise. Taking advantage of the OpenTable deal we both went for the Flash Pan Bazaar and were not disappointed. The freshly cooked dishes burst with flavour and made the lack of custom even more puzzling.
This was my second visit to Fire and Spice. It won't be my last, so long as it gets enough customers to stay open.

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2016

The food was great the service first class very helpful explaining the dishes I would definitely recommend the fire and spice to anyone we will be back next time we come to London

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2016

My husband and I popped into Fire & Spice - Bar & Kitchen for dinner one night in London. We were attracted by the reasonable prices and made a reservation. The restaurant is at the bottom of the Hilton Double Tree, no windows but a cozy space. On the Friday night we went in there were probably 3 more tables, but the service was outstanding. For using OpenTable there was special deal going on so we got half off our meal. Overall, a good pick for a bite to eat when craving some curry.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2016

In the Doubletree hotel but service and food excellent. Small but extremely welcoming with great menu selection and personable service. Good value. Don't be dissuaded by hotel location

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2016

The first thing that struck me was that the other diners were all of Indian heritage. The is the first thing that recommends an ethnic restaurant to me. The food was very tasty. The value was excellent. The setting(hotel downstairs) leaves a bit to be desired, but the staff is very nice. The portions are small for an Indian restaurant, but again, it is more than you will find at your local establishment.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2016

The Indian food was superlative and will be going back.

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5.0Dined on 16 April 2016

We had dinner before a film and we had a deal through OpenTable. The food was delicious and the service attentive overall. It is a hotel restaurant so it does have that feeling but it's a nice quiet restaurant which is great when you want to relax.

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2016

Great flavours, decent proportions... will definitely visit again.

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3.0Dined on 4 December 2015

The restaurant is part of a hotel (which I did not expect) and located in the basement. There is no natural light and it very much feels like a hotel canteen served by hotel staff. That evening, there were not that many customers and the atmosphere was very quiet. That said, food was excellent and well priced. To have a quiet catch up with friends, this is good enough.

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4.0Dined on 10 November 2015

I arrived at the Fire & Spice - Bar & Kitchen to a warm reception fromvtge staff. After offering tap water our waitress handed out menus and offered drinks. We all selected dishes from the Flash Pan Bazaar which were supposed to be freshly prepared. They certainly tasted better than the majority of Indian meals I've had and justify a return trip.

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3.0Dined on 29 May 2015

The food was not bad, but the atmosphere in the restaurant was not great.
When we arrived (19:30) the restaurant was almost empty, but after awhile a couple of tables were filled.
The room itself was cold during our dinner, waiters were told about this but this did not help.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2015

The manager Vickrant was incredibly helpful and friendly, as was our waiter. We enjoyed the food and with 50% off it was an absolute bargain. Had a great evening, well recommended.

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