The Spice of Life, Curry House

The Spice of Life Curry House, Lee High Road, Lewisham

So, much like The Dacre Arms, The Spice of Life is a lovely place, just outside Blackheath. I had to investigate, after seeing so many positive comments about the place, on this blog, and on loads of other web sites. Comments along the lines of “this is my favourite Indian restaurant, I’ve been going there for fifteen years, etc etc”.

So off we went on Thursday evening. And it wasn’t empty, but it was quiet. It was smaller than I expected, but very welcoming and friendly looking.. To be honest, the decor looked as though it hadn’t changed since the mid eighties, (which matched the music nicely). But who cares, because the food was absolutely first rate.

Delicious and light, not too fiery, a really nice blend of flavours. We’re not meat eaters, so can’t comment on that, but the saag paneer, and vegetable dopiaza were lovely, along with some pilau rice, a chipati, and some yoghurt. Great stuff.

They also had a very mysterious looking orange sauce with the poppadoms. When we asked, we were told that it was the chef’s own invention, and that it was based on carrots. And the whole lot came to £25.60 including drinks for two people. The only downside is that they don’t deliver (but you can pick up a take-away).

260 Lee High Rd
London, SE13 5PL
020 82444770

Google map here.

3 Comments

Filed under food, Not Blackheath but nearby, restaurants

3 responses to “The Spice of Life, Curry House

  1. Timbo

    Glad you liked the Spice of Life – it’s an all time favourite of mine. In fact nothing beats an evening starting with a few beers in the Dacre Arms followed by a stroll down to the Spice for a good blow-out. Priceless!

  2. david

    what we really need is a comparative review of the several Indian and Nepalese restaurants now operating in Blackheath

  3. I’ll second David’s suggestion. The Bugle’s comparison of estate agents (which number even more than Indian restaurants) was excellent, so would love to read a restaurant comparison. For what it’s worth, I think Taste of the Raj is excellent. We use it so often I should put it on BT Friends and Family.

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