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Cafe Spice Namaste, E1 8AZ

  • 16 Prescot Street, E1 8AZ

Cafe Spice Namaste was a restaurant in Whitechapel specialising in Parsi and Goan food. It has now closed at this location, but reopened at the east end of the Royal Docks in early 2022.

The information below is retained for historical purposes.

Restaurant in Whitechapel specialising in Parsi and Goan food, in the 2007 Good Curry Guide. They have a tasting menu.

They also do takeaway, but as of early 2014 they no longer offer delivery.

Kake and bob had a delivery in January 2009. It worked out quite expensive — £60 for the two of us, plus a £2.50 delivery fee, though we could have knocked a fiver off the total if we'd realised that the main courses automatically come with rice.

We started with the Cafe Spice platter for two (£13); this wasn't bad, and seemed reasonable value. It's worth noting that it doesn't have two pieces of everything, though this does mean there's a greater variety. Kake particularly liked the tandoori salmon.

Moving on to mains, beef curry a la Dada (£15.25 including rice) was all eaten by bob, so he'll have to comment on that. Cornish lamb cutlets Husseini (£16.75 including rice) weren't bad, but suffered from the takeaway process; they'd be better eaten in. Maa di daal (£5) was quite rich, as it should be; though Kake will get bob to order the tadka daal (£4.75) next time. Khara bheeda nay papeto (okra with potato, £5.25) was fine, and Kake would happily order it again. Rice (£2.25/portion, or free with a main course) was fine.

The packaging was annoying; rather than using recloseable and reusable tubs like every other restaurant in London, they use lidless tubs heat-sealed with sheets of thick clear plastic.

Kake's verdict: I'd be happy to try eat-in.

Accessibility: Half a dozen steps to get in; no lift. Bell at bottom of steps to ring for staff who will carry or assist mobility-impaired people into the building — see photo of notice explaining this. Accessible toilet available. Interior steps not yet checked.

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Food last sampled by Kake and bob, January 2009.
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