Welcome to The Spice Lounge

AWARD WINNING
INDIAN RESTAURANT

The Spice Lounge is located in Durham City Centre at St. Nicholas Cottage, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ. To eat in or take away please call 0191 383 0927 to make a reservation or book online now.

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT
NORTH EAST 2022

Spice Lounge unveiled as the best Indian restaurant in the North East!

Thank you to all our lovely customers and friends who have supported us throughout the years, we feel honoured and overwhelmed to be crowned as the Best Asian Restaurant in the North East.

AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE

At Spice Lounge, we have brought you all the culinary delights from every corner of India and we hope you enjoy your visit to our restaurant and may it be the start of many more visits in the future.

Customer Favourites

  • Masala

    Nations most popular dish. Mild and creamy with ground almond, coconut and fresh cream.

  • Madras

    An authentic Indian dish with a hot and spicy sauce.

  • Molee Chicken Tikka

    With fried garlic, cooked with onions, almonds, fresh cream, fresh coriander bhuna style.

  • Rogan Josh

    Lightly spiced and cooked to a distinctive hue with the use of onion and plenty of tomatoes.

  • Zhal Roshun

    Cooked in a medium bhuna sauce, with garlic and fresh chillies.

  • Shashilick

    Marinated in tandoori spices, and barbecued on a skewer with tomato, onion and peppers. Served with salad.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

You can find more reviews on our Facebook page and Trip Advisor.
Come and see why everyone is raving about our cusine!
5/5
Caroline Smith

Lovely dinner tonight. Our food was fantastic. I had the vegetarian Thali everything was cooked to perfection . The lamb Bhuna was gorgeous as well. Lovely owner and staff all friendly and happy to chat. Highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

5/5
Andrea Patchett

Fabulous food and staff. We’ve been coming here for at least 12 years and they always remember us, see you next time x

5/5
Hazel Ivey

The whole experience of the spice lounge is fabulous. Wouldn’t go anywhere else xx

5/5
Rita Routledge

Superb food always! Served by an excellent team headed by Taz. We’ve been dining here for at least 25 years and never had a bad meal

5/5
Marie Miller

First time here tonight and very impressed. Arrived without a reservation and yet we were seated straight away. Food was amazing and service was very friendly. Will definitely be returning!

5/5
Lindsay Wilson

Have no idea why we haven’t found this place sooner … fabulous meal tonight … lovely staff .. we will definitely be back on a regular basis

EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY

Of course for the best experience and a wonderful night out we recommend dining at our restaurant but if you want to experience our food at home then we will bring it to your door.

book a table

Spaces fill up fast so try and book in advance where possible

takeaway

You can find us on Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Collection orders are discounted by 20% of menu price.

FIND US ON

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MEET THE DURHAM CURRY CHEF WHO IS WINNING FANS ACROSS INDIA!

From Durham city centre to an international festival in India, these chefs have created curry which is praised throughout the world. Top cooks from popular Durham restaurants The Capital, on Claypath, and the Spice Lounge at nearby St. Nicholas Cottage were invited to travel across the globe to show off their best dishes in the country where their cuisine was born.

Syed Noor Hussain was one of just five British chefs chosen to show what the UK has to offer at an international curry festival held in Bangalore last month, which celebrated the best of British-style curries. The Taste of Britain Curry Festival was held at the luxury ITC Windsor hotel in the city, which is modelled after the Windsor Castle.

BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW

Please use the form below to enquire about a booking. We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking. If you prefer to call us you can on 0191 383 0927