Spiced Roots

4.9
168 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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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 168 People Are Saying
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EveF
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and loved the cocktails and vegetarian food.

JC
JaneC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

TM
TheMotive
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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KayS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Caribbean atmosphere and good authentic and well priced food. Loved the bar.

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Andy
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Oxford. Excellent food and great rum cocktails!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing and the staff were really nice and professional. I would definitely go back again.

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SammyC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was banging as always 10/10 will always recommend for Caribbean food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. First time having genuine Caribbean food and it won’t be the last. Staff were helpful and attentive. Can’t wait to come back to Oxford to have again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visiting Spiced Roots , and we will definitely be back . My husband is still talking about the Trinidad Sour cocktail he had . Food was amazing . Highly recommend.

HN
HannahN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, delicious, delicious! Will be back definitely

JR
JamieR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!
Couldn’t fault it, the rum collection is on point and the food was delicious

GM
GypsyMan
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good ambience, great staff, nice dishes, serious rum punches

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing atmosphere with such lovely people who know what they are talking about with the ingredients of their food and drinks. The food is so tasty; the most authentic and inspiring Caribbean restaurant we have been to in the UK.
If you go there any time soon, please go and try the clarified pineapple and papaya milk punch, it is the smoothest drink you’ll have (don’t be put off by the word milk!). Thank you to everyone at Spiced Roots!

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TeeTee
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Cosy restaurant with friendly and accommodating staff, and exceptional food! Service a little slower than I'm used to, not sure if they were staffed. Overall I would definitely visit again.

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NeilW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very helpful with allergies and help with menu. Excellent authentic Caribbean dishes and Caribbean drinks. enjoyed a Carib beer, Mauby & Old Fashioned Rum and Goat Curry, brilliant. My wife is a Trini and was impressed with it all. Parked nearly by in St Clements Car Park. Definitely recommend!

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AlexT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food that is hearty and authentic. The oxtail stew is particularly amazing! My one negative was that we were sort of rushed off our table as the bookings are back to back and I think the next table had been booked a tad too early.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours and the drinks were great too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food and atmosphere. My partner had the Jerk Lamb and said it was the best meal he’d ever had!! I had the Green PawPaw Curry which was so full of flavour. Great and friendly service, never left waiting and they were really welcoming. Really recommend for a fantastic flavourful dinner (and don’t forget to order the rum punch !!)

JF
JodieF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink, music and lovely people, favourite place in Oxford.

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Argus2603
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing flavours.

Really friendly, enthusiastic and helpful staff.

Great relaxed vibe

Can’t wait to have the chance to come again

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RumTheShow
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with Spiced Roots and my recent visit was no exception, I'm sure it's got even better since the last time I was there.

They've nailed the food (Oxtail was amazing) and have the best authentic and creative cocktail menu in oxford; Mauby Old Fashioned is a must, Classic Rum Punch and the El Presendente were perfect. It's a true representation of what the Caribbean has to offer.

KH
KarenH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice- lovely people serving- just a tad overpriced.

VS
VickyS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, very chill! Service and quality of food amazing. Really relaxed and easy atmosphere.

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sara
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing cocktails! Just amazing all round

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RandR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan options, with real style and imagination. Great atmosphere - fun and lively, but easy to chat and relax. We love it here!

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nicolew
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at Spiced Roots on a Saturday night, the restaurant was full but still comfortable, we had booked and this is probably recommended. Service is laid back but attentive, the food all came out quickly. each dish we tried was absolutely delicious, piping hot and very generous portions beautifully presented. The meat in both the jerk chicken and jerk lamb was so tender it literally fell apart. We will be back, highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Authentic, friendly and really tasty food. Highly recommend

LP
LeighP
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very friendly and efficient service - will definitely book again

BD
BarbaraD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, very well presented. Very friendly and welcoming. Cocktails although £10 each were very good. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a lovely evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Cocktails a little on the expensive side but everything was delicious

RB
RobertB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service from all the staff. A real family feeling, very friendly.
The food was top quality and spiced just right.
The home made ginger beer went down a treat along with the Devine spicy rum cake and ice cream.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners were very friendly and stopped by for a chat. I am from the Caribbean and this was the best tasting food I’ve had. A really good reminder of home, but with a new twist. The grilled octopus with mango chow was outstanding. We were offered a free drink and dessert, but I paid for them because I wanted to support this excellent Restuarant. Thank you for the experience Sophie and partner. As an extra surprise, I found a cookbook published by my High School on their bookshelf. A wonderful surprise !

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DeniseS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre & overpriced. Has a good reputation as it doesn't have local competition. It's very small, more of a bar with tables than a restaurant

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jack
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Incredible dishes! We're vegetarian and the 3 mains on offer for us all looked really great and varied. Really different flavours and all delicious and fresh.

Only thing we found was the place was packed in and small (not necessarily anyone's fault) and we were right by a loud speaker but that honestly didn't matter when the food was so yummy.

CT
CraigT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic flavours, and a very chilled atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable service made for a perfect meal. Highly recommend the jerk spring rolls and octopus superfood salad. And you've just got to have a rum cocktail!! Just go, you won't regret it

FAQs

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

Spiced Roots is rated 4.9 stars by 168 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.