Spice Trader



2 reviews

9-10 Philpot Lane , London, EC3M 8AQ

SquareMeal Review of Spice Trader



Cheap & largely cheerful, this basement curry house delivers a standard list of high-street staples in reassuringly presentable surroundings. It’s as handy for a relaxed curry fix as for smart-suited business entertaining. Don’t expect any shocks or surprises on the menu, which covers seekh kebabs, onion bhajis & samosas, before alighting on chicken dopiaza, lamb pasanda & a host of tandoori specialities. Duck shashlik with grilled tomato, onions & green pepper is about as interesting as it gets. Vegetarians should be able to put together a meal from the various side dishes.

Spice Trader Location

9-10 Philpot Lane , London EC3M 8AQ

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm 5.30-11pm

Spice Trader's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.0


Service: 6.0


Atmosphere: 6.5


Value: 8.0


Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

16 June 2010

This place is awesome. Standard menu, but that's what you want really. If you want “slow roasted guinea fowl with a curry jus over a compote of rice and…” this isn't the place for you. if you want healthy sized portions, cold beer, good efficient service, in a non fancy (underground) place, then this is for you. Get involved. The last review gave it 5/10 for the worst curry ever. Not a bad score for such a bad event. I love it and go there frequently. Loving the sag paneer and the pesh.


Food + drink: 2

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 3

11 October 2009

Quite possibly the worst Indian I have come across. The menu can be described as boring and the food is plain bog-standard Indian fare cooked to a rather mediocore standard.