Founded by brothers Nasir and Suleman, Spice Village is a versatile restaurant in Southall where diners can enjoy truly authentic Pakistani comfort food. Here, dishes are prepared in the traditional way, using hot stones, charcoal grills and tandoor ovens. Dishes are inspired by Nasir and Suleman’s mother, whose homemade, desi-style recipes balance spices perfectly for a winning end result. Having started in Tooting, Spice Village has expanded into an award-winning chain that offers catering, events and even weddings.
In terms of features, this restaurant has it all, boasting free parking, a 180-seat banquet hall and even a prayer room. While takeaway is available, we strongly recommend you eat in to get the full experience. There is a huge amount of choice at Spice Village. After the obligatory poppadoms, there are veggie delights like chilli paneer, meaty starters like spicy lamb tikka or seafood first courses like tandoori king prawns. Those who can’t decide on a starter should go for the village special mixed grill, which is great for sharing.
There is even more choice when it comes to main courses. With a dedicated page for chicken, lamb and vegetable-based dishes, everyone is well cared for here. Familiar classics like chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh and daal makhani sit alongside the more unusual specials. Said specials, however, are not to be missed. Try the Lahori paya, a Pakistani staple consisting of goat trotters slow-cooked for hours, served with freshly-baked naan or the achaari prawn Karahi, a curry that combines sweet and pickled ingredients for an exciting combo. All of the above can be accompanied by one of the many bread options, including roti, naan and parathas.
While Spice Village doesn’t serve alcohol, you can choose from some colourful mocktails like virgin mojitos or lycee martinis. Don’t miss the authentic desserts like kulfi, kheer or Lahori falooda to complete the experience.