Spice Trader 1

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.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Monument Tube Station 174m

Fenchurch Street Station 253m


Address: 9-10 Philpot Lane , London EC3M 8AQ

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

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

Nearby Landmarks

The Walkie Talkie 42m

Leadenhall Market 120m


Telephone: 020 7929 2229


Cuisine: Indian


Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 6.5

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Matt W. 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: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Kiran S. 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.