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Spice – The Indian Kitchen

3 Reviews
Indian, Strictly Halaal
Phone Number 0123480859 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm

Menu

Menu - Spice - The Indian Kitchen - Menu - Updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R110 avg main meal
Food
Indian, Strictly Halaal
Corkage
R70 (white); R80 (red)
Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Special occasions
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Child friendly, Dinner, Food, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Smoking, Takeaways, WiFi

Location and contact

Lynnridge Mall, 1 Jacobson Drive, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria East

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Diane de Beer

This is a neighbourhood Indian restaurant set in a mall which is easy to access, with parking in abundance and a menu that is both adventurous and traditional.

Food
It’s the kind of cuisine that encourages you to share, getting a group of friends together, all of who enjoy food in all its flavours and textures. It’s about including a few dishes as starters and mains that everyone dips into so that the palate broadens and enriches the experience. Indian bread is always the one that is difficult to resist and could spoil the rest of the meal because you cannot help but indulge. For a table of four, two or three different options is enough and here the best are the Kashmiri flatbread stuffed with cheddar cheese, cashew nuts and raisins for that unexpected sweetness and the Keema paratha richly filled with lamb mince and spiced potatoes. That’s a meal right there. Combine it with paneer chilli; cheese with red, green and yellow peppers, vinegar and soya panfried and fish pakoda which almost reminds of upmarket fish fingers. For mains you could go the curry route with chicken Madras and a lamb curry, but if you want some bite, aim a bit stronger than mild which is just that. You can’t do Indian without at least one daal and the paneer palak (Indian version of creamy cheese spinach). It’s a generous and tasty meal which allows each diner to pick their best while sampling something new each time.

Drinks
The selection of wine is balanced yet conservative and perfectly matches the spiciness of Indian food but the choices not hugely creative.

Service
It’s quite an intimate space with no place to hide which also means that the patrons are well looked after.

Ambience
It has a muted Indian feel in colour and texture and is unexpectedly warm and cosy in a mall setting. It has a stand-alone feel rather than being part of a mall with its large windows, a view of the outside world that gives that impression.

Best for...
A good selection of quality Indian dishes and breads with a few innovative picks not found on every menu of its kind.

(2018)

 

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User reviews

3 Reviews
    This little place serves up really good Indian, no doubt, because it is unassuming and surprises you. It is however overpriced and the venue (the restaurant itself and more importantly, the mall) will be its downfall. It'll be sad, because these ingredients and talent in the kitchen, deserve bigger.
    We had a fantastic experience at Spice The Indian Kitchen located in Lynnridge Mall. The Chicken Korma was prepared to perfection and every bite asked for more. Portion size was perfect and the Gulam Jamun as desert just as sensational. The extensive menu will have to be tried over the months to come.

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