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“Delicious Meal with Top-Notch Service”
Review of The Spice Room

The Spice Room
Ranked #29 of 297 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We offer, melt in your mouth authentic Indian cuisine, including fresh salads, delicate kebabs and delicious curries and naan breads. Also soak in the view from our restaurant on the 1st floor, offering the remarkables and Walter peak. Perfect for bigger groups (Large separate dinning area), intimate dinning and takeaways.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was a hidden-gem in my recent trip to Queenstown. I've dined at Indian restaurants previously with Michelin stars (Tamarind in London), so I had very high expectations. The meal began with garlic naan and rice, which paired well together. The bread had a perfect amount of garlic, and had a great savory flavor. For the main entree, I split the mango chicken and biryani with a friend. We were both impressed by the richness of the mango seasoning in the chicken (tasted like dessert). As well, we thought the yogurt side paired perfectly with the biryani. Each serving size was plenty, and nobody left the meal still feeling hungry. One of the best parts of the meal was the service. We were constantly checked up on to make sure the food was up to our standards. When checking out, we were asked for our feedback on the meal, and the staff was genuinely interested in our comments. Another interesting part of the experience was the restaurant's decor and music. Both provided a great setting for the meal. Overall, the pricing of the meal was very fair (cost around ~30 NZD per person for food and drink). Plain and simple, this restaurant had supreme service and delicious food. If I visit Queenstown again, I will surely go back and attend The Spice Room!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank dobamunch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews on TripAdviser about the grotty venue are absolutely right, the place is in major need of a facelift however the food was the best Indian we have tasted in New Zealand and we have tried quite a few. The lamb Madras in particular was very good and the service was really helpful and friendly with the team regularly checking everything was OK.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kp1608
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

We chanced up on the place by accident when we were looking around for Indian food. the ambiance was nothing great to write home about, but they more than made up for it with the service and the quality of food. We ordered a mix of vegetarian in non-vegetarian dishes and they were tasty and had the authentic flavour. The vindaloo was especially nice retaining the spicy flavour.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Tullster69
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I feel this place is under rated. While the atmosphere isn't anything to write home about the food is great and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank SusanMM50
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Very unassuming ...tucked away upstairs at the upper end of the main drag.
Food requested was made to PERFECTION. helpful wait staff... family friendly environment. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ke1man
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