Cafe Spice Namaste
Indeed, for twenty-three years, Cyrus & Pervin Todiwala and the team have enjoyed recognition from critics and customers alike for Café Spice Namasté’s fine food and service. We are also the recognised pioneers in sustainability, winning the award for Leadership in Sustainability and Sustainable Food from the Corporation of London. We enjoy a Three-Star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Our extensive menus offer a contemporary, some would say extraordinary, twist on traditional dishes from Goa, North India, Hyderabad, Kashmir and other Indian sub-continents.
Dinner: Monday-Friday 6:15PM-10:30PM,
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Great as always - food is above the standard of the typical Indian and suitably interesting.
Friendly service with a good price to match.
Had tasting menu for lunch, very nice food served at a reasonable pace. Restaurant was quiet so good for conversation.
Will definitely visit again.
I make it a point to eat here every time I am in London. Fantastic food and the warmest host you will find.
See you soon. I can’t wait to try recipes fans spices I bought.
Great service, excellent food and a good all round experience. Would recommend highly.
This is possibly the best Indian restaurant I have visited. Food is a unique experience with vibrant spices based on the regional dishes of the owner but with a British seasonal nod. Will definitely be back.
Ok- but expected more. Reasonable price for the city ‘suppose. Odd atmosphere- like dining in a community center
Delicious, authentic Bombay Parsee and Goan food! I took my mom who grew up in Bombay, and we are originally from Goa so we are familiar with the real dishes and flavors. The service was also excellent, the atmosphere comfortable and we are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!
Good curry and services! I would like to go back again
I found this restaurant while searching on Opentable. My boyfriend and I loved it! We had the tasting menu and it was amazing. So much food for such great value!
There are several other great Indian restaurants in London that would offer better value and quality. The service was very good and the staff try to give a pleasant experience but the food was just bland and very underwhelming. I would not go back, nor would I recommend it.
The atmosphere and ambiance is still very good at this restaurant as is the service. A big plus is no music if you want to have some good conversation over dinner. However, the food has become somewhat bland. We had the mixed grill which used to comprise of lamb chops and sheek kebabs with a good level of spicing. It now comes like a tasting dish with bite size pieces of meat and fish and very underspiced. So food sadly was disappointing compared to when we last went several years ago.
Can’t have anything but a good meal here with amazing service.
Always well looked after when I come here. Food quality is fantastic and good value.
A very enjoyable evening. My nephew was most impressed to see Cyrus walking around the tables, added to his birthday treat.
I promise you this is unlike any curry house you have been to before. Using traditional techniques to local ingredients. For example one of our group had an amazing tandoori Poussin. If you're not sure what you want there is a platter option for the table which is a great way to try a wide range of the food on offer.
I can’t imagine being in London and and having a meal here. The service is special— warm and friendly staff who want to be sure you have a good experience. I hope to take a cooking class here one day!!!
Really lovely food, would recommend to friends and work colleagues 😀
Quite outstanding, the best Indian meal I have had for a very long time. We will definitely be returning the next time we are in Town
I really enjoyed Cafe Namaste Spice, the flavour combinations were great and the food was creative and different to your standard Indian restaurant. I thought the menu was a bit overly long and would benefit from being shorter. I was surprised by many of the dishes, they have an authentic Indian taste but using ingredients we don't normally associate with Indian cuisine, like game and squid. The restaurant itself could do with a facelift decor wise if they want to compete with the trendy modern Indian restaurants like Dishoom or Kricket. But as far as the food was concerned it was absolutely top notch and I would definitely recommend and go back again.
Very high standard of interesting food as usual. The waiters could smile a bit though!
Very good Indian menu options including for vegetarians.
Great service. Took the chef's kitchen option (@40ps). Amuse bouche, three appetizer samples, small soup sample, three mains (fish, chicken, beef) with sides of lentils and mixed vegetables, and three dessert samples. More than enough food and all excellent. Beautifully decorated dining room and well spaced tables.
We had been planning to go to Cafe Spice Namaste for quite some time, so we used my wife's birthday as an excuse for our family to celebrate there. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and authentic and good value for money - so much better than other Indian restaurants we have been to in London. The hosts Mr & Mrs Todiwala made it all the better by being with the customers and giving personalised attention to everyone. Unusual and most welcome. We will definitely be going back.
Good food, service a little slow and limited options for vegetarian
Fabulous Friday night dinner
As ever all the food beautifully spiced -Blackpudding bon boms exeptional
in the past have had the fixed price tasting menu which is excellent value this time had a la carte the price was about the same £50 per head including drinks , great service too
A pity Cyrus was away would have been nice to say hello
Very interesting menu options, not at all your standard menu. It has a bright decor, but the room is a bit cavernous, so loud. When we arrived, I was surprised that they tried to seat us right be the Ladies room even though there were many tables available. After that the service was great.
Another excellent meal at Cafe Spice Namaste. We had the set menu which included an interesting selection of game as well as some fish and meat-free options. We love the way the waiter always asks if there is anything from the menu we would like included in the set menu. We chose the haggis Bon bons, a hare curry and a guinea fowl dish that wasn't even on the menu. All absolutely delicious.
Excellent food in pleasant surroundings. The set lunch menu represents excellent value. Efficient, unobtrusive service.
We really enjoyed the whole experience. It was an exceptional meal which all four of us loved. The staff were friendly and attentive and I would heartily recommend it. It wasn't cheap but they used very good cuts of meat so worth the money.
This was our fourth visit to this restaurant and it wasn't quite as enjoyable as on past occasions. I had phoned to change our booking from three to four the day before, only to be told, on arrival, that I had two bookings, one for three and one for four. I explained the situation, but there was no suggestion that this might have been their mistake and not mine! We were first shown to a huge, round table, which would have made conversation impossible so requested a smaller table that had just become available, which was readily acceded to. I have always found the food exciting and unusual on past visits. My prawn puri is starter was excellent, but I was rather disappointed by my venison tikka, which lacked the succulence of the duck tikka I have had before. To be fair, this may have been due to the nature of venison, obviously leaner in nature than duck but I didn't really feel it lent itself to the tandoor cooking style. Two of my companions chose respectively, a chicken dish and a partridge dish from the seasonal specials. When they arrived, they were virtually identical, the only difference being slices of different meat. Even the waiter commented. As ever, the atmosphere here was lovely for a friends' gathering but on this occasion, maybe through poor choices on our part from the menu, the food failed to sparkle for us. The service, after the initial misunderstanding, was efficient, helpful and friendly.
A perfect place to enjoy good food in a beautiful setting. The cuisine is creative and uses imaginative fusions of local cuisine and Asian dishes. It is delicious and delightful.
Excellent experience from start to finish
Have been going here for years, but food just isn't as tasty as it used to be. They have cards on the tables saying they've reduced salt which is great. But I found basic Indian spices to be lacking.
Prices have also gone up substantially the past couple years. In all rather disappointing given how good it used to be.
Another excellent meal, Cafe Spice is ideal for quality Indian food with a menu that stays interesting with seasonal changes.
Really nice Indian food with a few twists. This is not a normal “curry” but so much more.
The food was excellent and the staff made our group feel very welcome. The food was served at a good pace and we were never rushed. I will definitely be returning.
A fabulous tasty meal. Service warm and friendly with just the right amount of attention. Don't miss the wonderful icecreams and Kulfi.
always love this classy Indian restaurant and this was no exception. 2 of us started with patridge titka just because we have never had partridge tikka before - really good. I had a Goan prawn curry for main course, which was 3 chilli spicy but tasty. Cobra beer, popadoms and a relaxed atmosphere for a chat with friends - what more do you want from a restaurant.
This is my neighborhood Indian restaurant. They always have interesting specials and have dishes you don’t find everywhere I highly recommend this restaurant.