Spiced Roots

4.9
201 reviews
£26 to £40
Caribbean
Two things we hold dear at Spiced Roots are the quality and authenticity of our offering. Our expertly crafted food menu showcases a bold take on classic dishes from across the Caribbean region, whilst introducing new and innovative plates. These are put together in an authentic Caribbean Style, using the highest quality, fresh, locally and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Our cocktails reflect the best in Rum, taking influence from long held West Indian drinking traditions. For the discerning Rum drinker, our constantly evolving Sipping Rum selection of well over 100 rums highlights the best the Caribbean has to offer.

The restaurant is cozy and has a fun and vibrant atmosphere with a soundtrack to match.

Support Spiced Roots during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 201 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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LJC0385
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to eat, would highly recommend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Incredible service and fantastic food. Love it!

AM
AnneM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all really enjoyed our meal at Spiced Roots and will definitely be going back!

CS
CyrilS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good and nicely arranged dishes (had the vegan jerk), cool reggae music

CW
CharlotteW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Rum cocktails were delicious

CC
CarrieC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good service and really yummy food.

PJ
PaulJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Will go definitely go again.

AM
AndrewM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Oxford, booked this place after reading good reviews. Food is delicious, the menu is interesting and portions are wholesome. Would recommend and return.

R
Roryb
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good, so much flavour. Jerk chicken spring rolls & the ital roti were highlights. Service was friendly, quick & helpful

MH
MarkH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb and the small menu means everything is cooked to perfection. The wine is quite pricey, but we were there for the dining! I would definitely recommend a visit.

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sarahb
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and amazing rum cocktails.

J
Jaxx
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fab evening, food great, service exceptional, wonderful evening overall.

RM
RoderickM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, from the incredible cocktails, knowledgeable staff, depth of flavour and texture across the menu coupled with clean, beautiful presentation and just the general buzz and atmosphere in a sophisticated but really friendly and unfussy environment. Highly recommended for a night out.

KM
KaraM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Caribbean food, not too hot. Excellent roti and choice of side dishes too! Xx

JM
JamesM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. It’s always a joy to come back.

RB
RichardB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere cool little place with
Excellent service recommend the trini doubles

j
jimglas
Glasgow
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in Oxford for a wee trip away.

So glad we visited this restaurant.

The food is fantastic.

We had the croquettes and squid salad followed by goat curry and jerk chicken.

Every mouthful of the food was lovely and the accompanying roti was a revaluation.

The jerk chicken is to die for with umpteen flavour levels going on.

Excellent value too given the quality here.

DJ
DanJ
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well presented Modern take on Caribbean food,
Good friendly service,
Cocktail I tried was superb (Trinidad sour)
Food was very tasty and fairly priced.
Huge selection of Rum
Will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Oxford for the weekend and booked a table at spiced roots. Food was outstanding and service was great!

JF
vipJohnF
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience , the food was exceptional, the staff are great and happy to explain anything and great value for money , can’t recommend this place highly enough

m
mayurkara
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from start to finish, food was incredible drinks were tropical and the staff were attentive and friendly. They were very accommodating and knew what we needed when we needed it.

If you can buy the chilly sauce from there, it's amazing!

LR
LuciaR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lots of vegan choices! Cannot wait to eat here again 😊

AM
AnnetteM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasty food, and lovely ambience. Excellent choices for both vegans and carnivores.

LR
LynnR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by very helpful and pleasant staff, couldn’t recommend it highly enough

MW
MeganW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and nutritious. Great service, even better cocktails!

SW
SamW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally delicious food, offering something unparalleled in the area with a killer music playlist to go with it.

MW
MaraW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. The four of us tasted as many dishes from the menu as we could manage, include lots of sides, and each one was so intense in flavour and perfectly executed, . My son thought the 15 spice goat curry was the most amazing, my daughter thought the grilled octopus salad with the pineapple chow was over the moon with all the flavours and textures and freshness singing together. The rum cake and ice cream and blue mountain coffee left us with a happy, grateful vibe at the end of a memorable day. What a warm, friendly team run this place. Thank you.

CH
ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of rums with knowledgeable - polite bar staff - contemporary twist on Caribbean/West Indian food - bold flavours with a stepping into tomorrow approach. Amenable - courteous -friendly front of house staff. I will be returning and spreading the word a gem of a restaurant.

JM
JonM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Jerk Chicken I have ever had by far, the smokiness of the chicken was so good. Great lunch in Oxford.

TC
TC20
London
23 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, arrived a bit early, made very welcome. Cocktails excellent. Food very good and presentation on slates was nice…..a tight fit on the small table!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and brilliant service. Best dark and stormy cocktail ever!

LA
LeannA
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and fabulous food. Just wish I lived closer as I would like to sample everything on the menu

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EveF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant - the food was delicious, the staff lovely and the atmosphere perfect. We had a great evening. Highly recommened.

PM
PennyM
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and loved the cocktails and vegetarian food.

JC
JaneC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to see Spiced Roots up and running once again! We had a delicious supper there. Many thanks!

TM
TheMotive
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Coming from London , tried calling day before numerous times no answer and when got stuck in traffic in Oxford to say we was going to be late rang numerous times no answer coming from far and wide it hard because of the £15 charge and you don’t want to loose you spot
The overall service and food was next to none as was recommended by a family friend
Would I go again? Yes would I recommend it to friends and family yes
Should spice roots come to London 💯
Thanks again and see you all soon
One love big robs and crew ❤️

JL
JanetL
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely authentic Caribbean food and great friendly service! Not to forget the rum punches!

VS
VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved it, nice having the owners serving and circulating among guests to see how the food is. As a Trinidadian, thumbs up to the roti, doubles and choka. Nice to be able to take my half-British family to a good West Indian meal in a friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go again next time I'm in Oxford, and also recommend if you're after nice well-made West Indian food.

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AlexT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid food, the best Caribbean food in town! Definitely a must when visiting Oxford :)

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adriant
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic cocktails that are carefully designed to complement food. Excellent taste experience and great laid back service.

FAQs

Spiced Roots offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 249888.

Spiced Roots is rated 4.9 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Spiced Roots does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/efa1adfb-5931-4ca0-beab-4ca1c234f134?platform=Hosted.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.