Fire & Spice - Bar & Kitchen

3.6
117 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
“Unique old time kiosk style cooking of India” Have a selection of seafood, meat, poultry and vegetable from the bazaar list, choose one of our delectable curry sauces and our master chef will do the rest – No matter what you choose, all the ingredients will be freshly pan cooked .Not only does this cooking method retain the natural goodness of the food and taste, but it is also heavenly and healthy

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Sunday - 6pm to 9.30pm
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Phone number
020 7487 0678
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nikhil Patil
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Additional
Beer, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 6:00PM - 9:00PM

What 117 People Are Saying
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SR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We had a disappointing experience in Fire and Spice. Upon arrival they didn't have a booking and were adamant that they don't take online bookings! Not a great start. It then took 90 mins for the main course to arrive despite the restaurant being virtually empty - they did come to apologise for this and said it was because they were very busy with Deliveroo orders that night. We were a party of 6, two of which needed to get trains home at 10pm so they had to leave early (our booking was at 8pm). We asked if perhaps they might consider offering us a discount from the bill to compensate us to which they said that they couldn't do this as it would be docked from their wages.
The food, to be fair, wasn't bad at all, which I guess explains why they are so popular with Deliveroo, but they really aren't set up operationally to deal with restaurant guests. My advice would be to avoid at all costs, but worth considering if you are having a Deliveroo home delivery.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

the stuff was not very friendly - when we came on 05.10 with an reservation. So next time we will try another indian restaurant.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Restaurant couldn’t find reservation, seated us anyway only to be told kitchen was not ready at 8pm (our reservation)

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DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Nice people but amateur service.

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Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Although we loved the food, we recommend table cloths, candles, flowers and a little music, as it was deathly quiet. Nonetheless, the waiters were excellent ht and honored our birthday girl.

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AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I was expecting hot curry and I got hot curry. I asked for a hot Virgin Mary and I got it. Nice waiters. Room a bit too dark.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food very good and authentic.
Will definitely go again.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food delicious masala lamb chops 10/10 excellent service and value for money we shall be back

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Excellent food. Very poor service. Had to wait more than 45 mins to get my dinner. Restaurant wasn’t busy either.

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G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The restaurant is in the basement which I don't like. The service was quite slow but that could have been due to lack of staff.

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p
London
152 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Be aware the Fire & Spice is a hotel restaurant in a basement and therefore no windows. They could do so much more with the space and the décor to make it less like a staff canteen.

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GB
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and solid service. Unexceptional.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice staff, and quiet atmosphere. Very good Indian food.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Simply outstanding. Ate here as a party of 6. Cocktails and curry. Freshly prepared, very tasty and attentive service. Highly recommended.

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H
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

This restaurant is in the basement of the Doubletree Hotel, something I didn't know when I made my reservation. My husband and I went on a Friday night and we were the only people in the restaurant. As we were getting ready to leave, a man came in to dine alone (presumably a hotel guest). The food is okay, except for my lentils that had a horrible burnt taste, but its overpriced given the total lack of atmosphere and the quality and quantity of food served. The only reason I can think of that anyone would want to dine here is if you've just arrived to London from some far off destination and are too jet-lagged to leave your hotel.

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MA
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Ana Maria was friendly and helpful

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DI
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and good service. Nice quiet space, enjoyed it.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very tasty, staff very pleasant but took a little long for the food to arrive. Good if you are not in a hurry.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A friend of mine booked it for a get together. Restaurant is located in the basement of a hotel. Small place but quite and cosy.
Had some good food, wines were of good selection as well.
Very attentive service as I went with the waiters recommendation and enjoyed the lamb madras and lentils with rice.
Starters were pretty ok as I felt portion were a little less, but then that keeps you well balanced once you have your mains.
A nice place with a quite ambiance.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, great food.
We had a good time dining here, food was of great taste . Very authentic Indian food with choices to create your own Curries.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super Curries and Excellent service.
We are vegetarians and they had loads to offer.
Mutter Paneer, mushroom palak, dal makni (the black one) chilli naan and cumin flavoured rice is what we shared. Food was served quick and was piping hot and delicious, full of flavours.
Tried chocolate kulfi for dessert which was a treat!!!
Gave 3 on ambiance as there were only two more tables besides ours, this might be for the fact that they are located in the basement of a Hilton hotel. But don't let that stop you to go and visit this place once.
Will go back soon for sure.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried first time and had an awesome experience. Best Indian food I have had in recent times.
Great food, fantastic service by both Anna Maria & Elena. Ambiance was cosy and not too loud.
Chicken tikka Masala & Lamb Roganjosh were made to perfection and their hot and crispy garlic & coriander naan was freshly baked and out of the world!!
Never tried the dessert, but will be back soon. Thank you to the entire team for looking after us.
Keep up the good work guys...

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A
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place when I am in town.

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was made to perfection and the flavours completely amazing. Chicken tikka masala in one of the best in the city. Great atmosphere and very friendly staffs.
No complaints nicest place !!
Definitely recommended !!

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food! Services could have been quicker but it was worth the wait

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

DO NOT eat here!!

The reviews are clearly doctored and Open Table let us down on this one.

Service was horrendous. Waited 25 mins for our starters that were tiny and pre cooked chicken with some hot and sour sauce poured on it. Then waited 40 mins for our main course of 'authentic Indian cuisine' when we were the only four people in there.

It was clearly four tins of tomato soup with some different spices added to each. The meat was non existent and what there was was clearly pre cooked and some chopped up vegetables thrown into each.

When the bill came for almost £180 without alcohol it was shocking.

Worst meal I've eaten in London in 15 years!!! Genuinely surprised this place even still exists.

Worst Indian food I have EVER HAD!!

I LEAVE VERY FEW REVIEWS BUT IF THIS STOPS ONE PERSON EATING HERE ITS WORTH IT.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2016
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Great food - but no people - so zero atmosphere

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Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service were good. Dishes including rice were very expensive. No atmosphere - pretty empty so no atmosphere. Also no indication on open table or website that this is hilton hotel restaurant and not anindependent.

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GM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was OK but the restaurant had no atmosphere at all - essentially it is located in the breakfast buffet room in the basement of a hotel.

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V
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

It's not real Indian food it's toned down for visitors from countries not used to curry. Bar and kitchen is misleading as the bar is upstairs in the hotel. Service was fantastic though it helped we were the only ones in the place. The wine was expensive.

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London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. Word of caution though unless you like very spicy food go for the mild curry. I would definitely go back and recommend this place. A nice little hidden gem of London.

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e
London
254 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Great food and service but dead atmospherically

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food really good!! and our Waiter Tudor really professional and kind!

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KP
London
38 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very average food. Wasn't very exciting.

Booked here because they had a 4+ rating on open table & were serving beer & food as early as 6pm. Won't make that mistake again.

Staff was polite & friendly, but service was slow. It was good for us that we were there to catch up with friends & chat. It was quiet & So it's a great place to have long catch up conversations.

But the food was just average. I'd never go back if this was a restaurant in India. Actually I won't go back here either.

The dhal, roti & rice were fine, but the meats were cooked very generically. While they claim to have an Indian chef, the food tasted like what you'd get in a Bangladeshi curry house.

The only dish that is worth a mention is the fish, which wasn't even on the menu & was recommended by the manager.

Even with the 50% discount on food via open table, I wouldn't go back though.

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K
Berkshire
70 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The waiters were very attentive as soon as we arrived but I suspect that was partly due to the absence of other customers. We ordered starters which were each delicious in their different ways. My sweet and sour chilli chicken completely fulfilled its description whilst my friend's Tortilla Chaat Twist was a delightful surprise. Taking advantage of the OpenTable deal we both went for the Flash Pan Bazaar and were not disappointed. The freshly cooked dishes burst with flavour and made the lack of custom even more puzzling.
This was my second visit to Fire and Spice. It won't be my last, so long as it gets enough customers to stay open.

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AE
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great the service first class very helpful explaining the dishes I would definitely recommend the fire and spice to anyone we will be back next time we come to London

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AL
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

My husband and I popped into Fire & Spice - Bar & Kitchen for dinner one night in London. We were attracted by the reasonable prices and made a reservation. The restaurant is at the bottom of the Hilton Double Tree, no windows but a cozy space. On the Friday night we went in there were probably 3 more tables, but the service was outstanding. For using OpenTable there was special deal going on so we got half off our meal. Overall, a good pick for a bite to eat when craving some curry.

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LJ
Las Vegas
55 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

In the Doubletree hotel but service and food excellent. Small but extremely welcoming with great menu selection and personable service. Good value. Don't be dissuaded by hotel location

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RK
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The first thing that struck me was that the other diners were all of Indian heritage. The is the first thing that recommends an ethnic restaurant to me. The food was very tasty. The value was excellent. The setting(hotel downstairs) leaves a bit to be desired, but the staff is very nice. The portions are small for an Indian restaurant, but again, it is more than you will find at your local establishment.

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p
London
39 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The Indian food was superlative and will be going back.

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