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

Spiced Roots

4.8
4.8
272 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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Booked 4 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 272 people are saying

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

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  1. TP

    TomP

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!

  2. P

    Polar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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

  3. CF

    CFos

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!

  4. RW

    RossW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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..

  11. 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!!

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. NB

    NadiaB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, drinks and service. 100% recommend!

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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 🙏

  25. 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!

  26. JS

    JSmith

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and drinks. Everything we tried we loved

  27. CS

    CraigSmith

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, great food, great service! 100% recommend, utterly brilliant. Darrion was very attentive and focused

  28. BG

    BirthdayGirl

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chilled out laid back atmosphere. Great music, food and rum. It's a small place but great vibes. 100% would go back.

  29. LH

    LauraH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was fantastic. We were let down by our order being lost so we waited over an hour to eat and never got our starters (which we were charged for). We were given a free drink for the problems.

  30. CJ

    CathieJo

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We were running late but the phone was never answered, however the restaurant, despite being busy, found us a table after five minutes. The ambience was great ( Desmond Dekker tunes), the service was very good and friendly. The food was good and would definitely visit again.

  31. GP

    GenevieveP

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent ! Wonderfull cocktail 🍸 and foods. .....

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Great service.

  33. AL

    AlvaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was fantastic, the cocktails very good and we loved the atmosphere

  34. NN

    NickN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food lovely staff and a nice atmosphere. Really enjoyed our evening

  35. C

    Claire

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely to go somewhere for a different dining experience. Great food and hospitality.

  36. SA

    StuartA

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Helpful server explained the dishes. Food was excellent and good value for money

  37. s

    sarahl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this little gem. Beautiful food, drinks and great staff. A must visit.

  38. LW

    LucyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely delicious. Booked for my husband’s birthday and I was so thrilled to see so many vegetarian options. We both loved the food. When back in Oxford, I would definitely go back.

  39. AS

    AliceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is phenomenal, and I really enjoyed the vegan options they had, The rum punch is also amazing

  40. LJ

    LinseyJ

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely authentic Caribbean food and rum cocktails. Great vibe and friendly service. Recommend the curried goat, salt fish croquette and Trinni doubles…all delicious!

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 272 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

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Booked 4 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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