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High ceilings, Victorian brass lamps and swagged curtains in spicy shades create a blend of east and west that's as seamless as the fusion in Cyrus Todiwala's "lovely, unusual Indian food". The high-profile chef is also a renowned champion of British produce, which appears in everything from the homemade pickles and chutneys to the prime fillet from the Duke of Buccleuch's estate that goes into a fiery beef tikka. Elsewhere, Goan flavours are to the fore in dishes such as a classic 'white' king prawn curry with organic red rice or spicy Chiltern pork vindalho, although regional riffs range from a luxurious Parsee-style chicken curry with puréed nuts and coconut to tamarind-marinated duck tikka from Kerala. Café Spice Namasté has long championed the pairing of wine with spicy food and there are helpful tasting notes on the list, which includes a Soul Tree Shiraz from India's Nasik Valley.

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Available: 11 September 2017

Max: 8 people

Expires: 30 November 2017

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Café Spice Namasté
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Café Spice Namasté

16 Prescot Street ,London E1 8AZ

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Fantastic Indian

by   silver reviewer (25)

Mar 2017

A fantastic Indian meal in east London and so different to your local restaurant here we experienced such an amazing array of stunning Indian flavours and spices that enhanced each dish. On arrival you get a nice friendly greeting then you get to see the menu and believe me you want to order everything as it all sounds fantastic. We in the end decided to go for the Tasting Menu which includes 3 glasses of wine and was also told that it is actually unlimited food so when you say stop they will then...

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Lloyd S.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Café Spice Namasté

16 Prescot Street ,London E1 8AZ

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Appalling, no better than your local takeaway

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Oct 2013

I have Cyrus's recipe book, I have cooked his lamb dhansak recipe many times, it is amazing, one of my favourite curries. I was looking forward to comparing the lamb dhansak in his book to the restaurant and I was hugely disappointed. It tasted like a generic curry gravy, it was watery and the texture was not right, even worse than your bog standard takeaway. I then tasted the other curries my family ordered (Goan pawn, beef curry a' la dada and murghi ni curry nay papato) and they all had the...

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james m.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 2

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16 Prescot Street ,London E1 8AZ

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An average night

by   platinum reviewer (84)

Apr 2013

I've seen Cyrus Todiwala cook up some magical dishes as various food events across London and so it was with great anticipation that we booked our meal at Cafe Spice Namaste. I must add this review is of a meal going some time back now, but the memory is fresh and unfortunately I still remember the disappointment with which my fellow diners and I left the restaurant with. Whilst the food was fresh, the flavours lacked the depth and variety I was expecting and this was a common theme across the...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 5

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Café Spice Namasté

16 Prescot Street ,London E1 8AZ

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by   bronze reviewer (11)

Dec 2012

First time I have visited the restaurant and it was really very good. Pleasant, relaxed but attentive service put my lunch guests and me at ease. The menu was diverse and really descriptive; we were all spoilt for choice with the great sounding dishes on offer. Scallops and tandoori duck followed by pork, chicken and mutton main courses in various guises were superb. A special mention has to go out to the selection of chutneys on offer, they were delicious. Overall a great restaurant, I would not...

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mark d.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Jul 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Ordered a takeaway and were told 50 minutes to deliver. Called the restaurant to chase our order 1 hour 25 minutes after ordering, and was told the food was just leaving. It eventually arrived 30 minutes later. We live 5 minutes from the restaurant. Very disappointed! The food, thankfully, was good.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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    I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Indian food at Spice Namaste. Spice Namaste is located a stone's throw away from the Tower Hill tube station and is run by celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala who I think I have seen on Saturday kitchen a couple of times. You know that show on Saturday mornings with James Martin. I thought this would be a worthy entry for my London round the world foodie tour.

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