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.
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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Food and service were very good but we preferred the old menu.
Delighted with the experience. Brilliant food, ambience and service.
An old favourite which I haven't visited for over 20 years but which is largely unchanged in terms of quirky decor. The menu has moved in the direction of small plates but we enjoyed all those we sampled.
A cut above your bog standard curry house.
Excellent food and service.
We will return!
Fabulous food but the place is very cold. If your back is against the windows you will need to wear a jacket. Some heating would have helped.
Wonderful food! We let the waiter select the food and it was quite the experience. Good humored staff with a great ambiance!
Just the best place to have a curry in the uk
Great food, very nice staff
This is a popular high end Indian restaurant which serves excellent food. I had venison tikka followed by beef xacutie and a side order of Bombay potatoes, I started with popadoms and had 2 bottles of kingfisher. The meal was excellent with great flavours sand service was good. My only issue is that at £55, even with the quality of food, this seemed overpriced. However I will probably go back, just because the food is so good.
Although the food was good I felt that it could have been better spicing . Menu also bit dated need to take a look at lassan menu (Birmingham) to improve .
Absolutely awesome food and staff made the whole experience very enjoyable. It was lovely to meet our hosts Mr and Mrs Todiwala who took time out of their busy night to talk to us which was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again and would recommend to anyone!
Very special, not your every day restaurant.
Great flavors, nice food.
Best irish coffee in a long time :)
We had the tasting menu. It was excellent and just kept on coming. Had I known this was the route we were to go, I'd had fasted beforehand to do it justice.
Great dinner with friends, food was fantastic. Chef Todiwala even came out for a chat and photos!
Excellent venue, food, service. Our third annual visit and great fun. Loved the chutneys with the excellent papadams.
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Really enjoyed our visit. The food was really tasty and there was far more than we could eat. Sadly we couldn’t take the left overs with us because staying in hotel for weekend.
I ordered the set taster menu for my friends, but as I am vegetarian I asked what was available for me. They custom made a vegetarian taster menu for me, which was outstanding. Can’t thank them enough. Highly recommend to all.
Excellent service and great food
Excellent. Une cuisine très délicate où les parfums et arômes se révèlent, sans excès. Un vrai plaisir.
Awesome all round - but then it always is. Cyrus was there too and always willing to chat.
Fantastic food with a friendly service
Lovely building but seating was a bit 'school room'
Staff were great, with lots of advice and on hand service
We were charged for too many drinks - nice wine though!
Food was really interesting and tasty
Lovely food. A little bit pricey.
Incredibly tasty food, great service, aromatic and generous portion sizes
Great food, brilliant service and good value for money. You always have an excellent dinning experience. Couldn't ask for more, unless they could move a little closer to where we live that is.
Really underwhelming, food lacks flavour and it’s completely over priced. There are many much more better value restaurants in London. 2 courses and 2 drinks each - £95.
Service okay, decor very mid 90’s.
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Always superb food it is the best Indian meal I have ever eaten and it is always this good
Amazing love it can't wait to re visit 😊😊😊😊😊😊😚
We had the most fabulous time on Saturday. Great atmosphere, attentive staff and of course the food was excellent. The whole evening was topped of by Mr and Mrs T both spending time talking to us, which for some of our party who were first time visitors, really was an unexpected bonus!
Can’t wait to return.
Never fails to disappoint, food is outstanding and away from the normal Indian menu of Chikken Tikka Masala and Onion Bhajis, authentic spicing, if you like Indian food you will love this place
Really disappointing considering the reputation and the Owner No atmosphere, indifferent service - the place feels like somewhere from the 50s' The food was awful especially the squid which was inedible and the mains were just gloop
Have been coming here now for a number of years. Food is always stunning and Cyrus and Pervin always make you feel welcome. One of may favourite places to eat.
The food was excellent and the service was great. Would definitely recommend the good but it was very pricey!
Service was quick and friendly. Thali was excellent with choice of dishes. Prawn curry and naan bread were really fantastic.
Exceptional as always. Food diverse and a delight to the palate
This is a delightful restaurant with an intriguing menu, comfortable surroundings and great service. This is like no other "Indian restaurant" and definitely worth a visit.
The food never falls below a very high standard. And the staff have been here for years and are wonderfully welcoming. What other restaurant attracts so many loyal customers in such an out- of- the-way location ?
Very average Indian not what we were expecting.
I've been wanting to visit Cafe Spice Namaste for a number of years now and finally got to go this week. I've been to Cyrus Todiwala's restaurant in the the Hilton near Heathrow Airport and found the food there fine, but wanted to visit the original restaurant. Unfortunately, the experience was disappointing. It's not that it was bad - it just wasn't as good as the Heathrow Hilton restaurant or the press and reviews I'd read.
Starters were fine, but not that different from any other Indian restaurant. Mains were uninspiring - my Beef Xacutti was described as one of 'the most exotic and aromatic Curries of the world', but it was overcooked and dried-up; my girlfriend's Malabar Chicken Curry was described as "rolled boned leg of chicken simmered in a rich red curry enhanced with toasted coconut", but looked like pieces of chicken breast in a dark brown gravy with no taste of coconut. The range of vegetable sides and breads were all very limiting e.g. no Parathas, only one Daal (Tadhka) etc.
My girlfriend and I are both fortunate enough to travel regularly to India, and often to Mumbai, so we were expecting to eat a meal similar to one we could find there i.e. a true taste of Indian cuisine, not the version that gets served on the British High Street. This isn't it unfortunately.
That disappointment aside, the staff were all pleasant enough, and the venue is fine but in need of a revamp as the room looks really dated.
We wouldn't go back.
This fabulous place is a regular go-to for us. Inventive Parsee cuisine; well sourced produce from reputed suppliers. Love the variety of the Tikkas! We are all low-carbers (like Paleo but without any sugar or high carb veg) thoroughly enjoyed!