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Curry Crab, Caribbean Food, Trinidad - Spiced Roots, Oxford,

Spiced Roots

4.8
4.8
287 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 13:00–16:30 Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 17:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    01865 249888

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Best Overall

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wow! Spiced Roots was one of the better dining experiences I’ve had recently. For starters I had the aubergine dish, which was arguably the best starter I’ve EVER had. The depth of flavour was intense. I had the goat curry for the mains. I hadn’t previously tried goat so seeing it on the menu, there was no other choice! Revolutionary. Up there with the best curries I’ve had. The rum cake for dessert was sublime and the rum punch I had has really awakened me to the joys of good rum cocktails. Overall, I would heartedly recommend Spiced Roots to anyone visiting Oxford. Well priced and food up there with the best in the city.
  2. TE

    TanE

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was tasty and filling, great Trini Doubles and Rum Punch. Good selection on the menu, I also ordered to take away. Service was attentive. Would definitely recommend.
  3. C

    Cheska

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A party of 7 of us, some veggie, all had a brilliant evening here. Everyone loved their food and drinks, and the staff were great, and very helpful. It was a nice, friendly atmosphere, where we could easily chat. Highly recommend. Thank you!
  4. j

    jtreviews

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Out experience was really good. The food was amazing if a bit on the tame side, service was attentive and the atmosphere was great.
  5. MB

    MarinaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place, nice atmosphere, good food: we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
  6. CG

    CristinaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super good food, jerck chicken was delicious, and good cocktail too
  7. SW

    SophieW

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and drinks. Great atmosphere and music and lovely staff! ❤️
  8. SW

    SomeoneWasHere

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Good value for money.
  9. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Oxford! 5 of us went and managed to try almost all the starters and mains - each one more delicious than the next! And beautifully presented too. Also - the cocktails are divine.
  10. CG

    ChiaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Oxford. I just love their food and cocktails
  11. FF

    FloraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great vibe, lovely staff. Definitely an Oxford must !
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food, character and drinks is lovely.The menu has truest tasty food. I would happily go again.
  13. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! I look forward to visiting again soon.
  14. S

    Stoblets

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely evening. Very relaxed ambiance with delicious food. Would def recommend…
  15. SS

    SaraS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the chilled atmosphere and service, made for a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Fab Bob Marley soundtrack. Would recommend the jerk chicken, it was so tender!! Definitely a must visit whilst in Oxford!
  16. TP

    TomP

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Been here a couple of times & the food is always amazing. The presentation is on point, and the flavours are definitely something special. Can recommend any of the on-menu cocktails too!
  17. P

    Polar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was great if a little less varied than what I have had here before. The jerk chicken was excellent but the veggie options a bit samey and fewer of them too. Loved the cocktails
  18. CF

    CFos

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, wonderful food and lovely atmosphere. We had run lunch cocktails and the yellow tail snapper. Highest of compliments to the chef - delightful food!
  19. RW

    RossW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great cocktails, good value for money, attentive and timely service, would return in a second
  20. JH

    JudyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed place to eat, delicious food, friendly professional staff, consistently high standards of food, customer care.
  21. DM

    DaveM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I think since we last visited Spiced Roots they have changed owner and / or chef. This was evident as the menu choice was more limited and the portions were significantly smaller. All in all we weren’t as impressed with the food / cocktails or value for money as we had been previously which is a shame as this was one of our favourite restaurants in Oxford.
  22. T

    Tomsk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Spiced Roots is always really delicious - traditional West Indian dishes but done with a kind of fine-dining innovation and attention to detail. I had the prawn curry with chickpeas and potatoes, which was delicious although perhaps not quite as spectacular as the curry goat which is my usual choice and never disappoints. They are always very friendly and welcoming as well, and there's a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Highly recommended for anyone in Oxford who's looking for an unusual and tasty meal.
  23. KA

    KevinA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great, fresh tasty food and some fabulous cocktails
  24. s

    samb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing venue, amazing food, and amazing service. Would 100% visit again
  25. AM

    AshM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Love the food, the octopus starter was amazing with the right level of spice. Jerk chicken was good, but not much meat on the chicken - great taste though, wife had the lamb chops - oh my that was brilliant..
  26. JM

    JoyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleased with everything. Friendly service, lovely flavours in the food, a welcome change to British cooking. authentic way to serve fish but had to watch out for bones - we've been spoilt by fish always being filleted I guess. Great music - thanks for turning it down when asked -although some people will prefer it louder I know. Easy parking in at Clements carpark just 3 minutes walk away. Finally the rum and raisin icecream!! Fabulous!!
  27. G

    Greentea

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The jerk chicken was nice but curry goat was a little mild in flavour
  28. MM

    MeganMT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed it. The range of cocktails was amazing and super well made. I definitely would come here again.
  29. i

    isisjem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails. Lovely vibe and laid back service. Perfect date night and would recommend to anyone. If I could give 6 stars I would.
  30. NB

    NadiaB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service. 100% recommend!
  31. DT

    DanielaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Special and beautiful food worth trying! Come with extra time to spare for the evening.
  32. JM

    JacquelineM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Supeb little place, the service was a bit too slow, but the food was excellent and was a discovery of a cuisine we were not familiar with. Excellent cocktails. We will go bacl
  33. j

    jd417

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sort of flavours that make you giggle with happiness. Thank you!
  34. NP

    NP2014

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ate there at 6.30 on a Friday evening. There were a couple of other tables occupied at that time but it soon filled up after 7. Nice cosy space. Service was prompt and attentive. The food came very quickly (same for all tables) and was excellent. Overall a great experience.
  35. I

    Isaac

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Was super tasty food, the menu probably would be appreciated more by someone who eats meet
  36. LM

    LisaM

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    that is the best jerk chicken that i have ever tasted
  37. DS

    DeezSocFood

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I won't dine at Spiced Roots Oxford again. The food portions were ridiculously small; the main dish was lukewarm and bland; and the starter tasted as if it was reheated in a microwave rather than freshly prepared. The only non-alcoholic beverages were water and soda - despite boasting about their bar, there isn't enough consideration for teetotals to offer 'mocktails'. Overall, the experience was not special enough to return and it wasn't value for money.
  38. HS

    HSfoodie

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, will definately return! The goat curry is spectacular
  39. SD

    StephanDurant

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 Caribbean restaurant best one so far Thank you for a lovely meal, me n my wife loved it 🙏
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for high quality Caribbean food. Every dish we had was bursting with flavour and the cocktails were also excellent. Great atmosphere, I would definitely recommend and I can’t wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Spiced Roots is rated 4.8 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Spiced Roots does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Spiced Roots

64 Cowley Road Oxford, OX4 1JB

Additional information

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 13:00–16:30 Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 17:30–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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