City Spice

Restaurants, Indian Brick Lane
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City Spice

Brick Lane curry joint that’s a cut above.

Sensible Londoners do not usually go for a curry on Brick Lane. If you like the idea of putting yourself at the mercy of the street’s unnecessarily forceful jalfrezi hawkers, you are either someone who enjoys the taste of gritty slurry or you are an unfortunate tourist, led astray by lazy guidebook writers. Unless, that is, you’re heading to City Spice, which has won a series of food industry awards since a change of management in 2015.

The ‘award winning dishes’ section of their website offers the likes of a rich, creamy chana makhoni – like a korma that’s been punched up with lemongrass. A fish thali came packed with more beautiful marine life than ‘Finding Dory’: full of fragrant, intensely savoury curries. It’s not all phenomenal, though: lamb chops arrived blackened to the point of chewiness; and their failure to debone a portion of fried, battered fish made eating it so painful that I gave up halfway through. Overall, though, it’s a lot better than you’d usually expect from a Brick Lane spice merchant.

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City Spice says
About us - why we are the king of Brick Lane.

Located on the street renowned for its exquisite Indian food - City Spice has to do a lot of work to live up to its claim of being the king of Brick Lane. And boy, does it do that. Located at the heart of Brick Lane, City Spice's’ newly-refurbished, grandiose decor shows that this restaurant deserves its plethora of unique awards. From being listed on the Cobra Good Curry Guide to winning Excellence Awards from TripAdvisor, City Spice is outstanding in every aspect: the food is divine, the service is infallible and the atmosphere inside the restaurant epitomises the classic Brick Lane vibe - full of vigour and jubilation.

City Spice is the perfect restaurant for world-class food. Our specialities have been highly recommended by curry guides and critiques all over the UK, so it’s no wonder we have a big list of celebrity clientele that love dining at City Spice as much as they can. From Premier League footballers to acclaimed fashion designers and TV personalities, you might be lucky to spot a celebrity dining at City Spice almost every day of any week. They know the food is magnificent and do as much as they can to enjoy it!

The menu, exclusively created by our award winning chef, is derived from the Indian food served to the Mughal emperors at the time of British India - but with a little Bengali twist to ensure that City Spice can set itself apart from other restaurants due to its unique food.
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By: Alexi Duggins


Venue name: City Spice
Address: 138 Brick Ln
E1 6RU
Transport: Tube: Aldgate East
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £60.
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