Spice Market

Restaurants, Pan-Asian Leicester Square
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Please note, Spice Market is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, March 2016.

There's an interesting contrast at play at this W Hotel restaurant. As you might expect from a venue within the slick environs of this swanky Leicester Square hotel, it certainly looks the part, with dark wood, low lighting and – more often than not – a bit of glamour to the crowd. The food, though, takes its cue from the streets of south-east Asia.

Well, almost. Although tom yum soups, Vietnamese curries, spring rolls, crispy squid and cod with a Malaysian chilli sauce might be hawker food fare, the sushi, sashimi and grilled rib eye with garlic, coriander and sesame are more aligned with the sleek surrounds. 

Sake leads a drinks list featuring cocktails, premium spirits and a selection of wines with a nose for heights. A decent number are available by the glass, though.


Venue name: Spice Market
Address: W London
10 Wardour Street
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7-11am Mon-Fri; 8-11.30am Sat, Sun. Lunch served noon-2.45pm, dinner served 5-10.45pm daily
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square tube
Price: Main courses £26-£40. Set lunch £15-£20. Set dinner £48 tasting menu
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Not the cheapest of places but it's glamorous, high quality and a lot of fun. The food is different from my first visit when it initially opened but it's still incredibly good. Thanks Time Out for the tip! 

I went to Spice Market for a birthday party and it was very buzzing, lovely atmosphere and the deco lovely.The waiters were nice and professional and the food didn't take too long to arrive once ordered. We had too choose from a set menu and that is where the experience fell down unfortunately. I spotted some great options on their standard menu, which I am sure are very tasty, but I wouldn't recommend going as a big group because you have to choose from the set menu which isn't very good. We had some lamb which was overcooked, as well as some other identifiable dish. The best thing about the meal was the 'homemade' apple and cinnamon cookie at the end. I would recommend as a night out for a couple but never for a big group.

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Spice Market is ideal for a business meal/ large group.  It's sharing plates and a buzzy atmosphere but it wouldn't be my choice for a small group.  It does feel a little 'bridge & tunnel' but it's a good mid range night out and works well for a group night out. 

We went there on a Monday night, so it wasn't very busy. I found the bar and restaurant very well furnished. The atmosphere is really close to the one you can find in Thailand. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. Never ate an asian food so tasty and well done. We had 3 starters and 3 main course in 4 and we shared everything. The portions don't look very big but at the end we couldn't finish everything. The desserts are amazing! Excellent wine and very good service. Quite expensive, but it worth it!! I will certainly go back there at some point.