Guide MICHELIN 2020

Cafe Spice Namaste

(151 Reviews)
16 Prescot St., London, London, E1 8AZ
Indian, Gourmet
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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:15 - 22:30
Saturday: 18:30 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

From TV chef Cyrus Todiwala and his wife Pervin, Café Spice Namasté is a family-run Indian restaurant in historic East London, and proud holder of a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Committed to using fresh ingredients and local British produce wherever possible, classic and contemporary Indian dishes are joined by cocktails, wines and beers from the bar.

Signature dishes on the Café Spice Namasté menu include venison tikka flavoured with star anise and fennel, ostrich bhuna with saffron rice, and roasted pulled pork in Goan masala. Inventive seasonal specials may include the likes of chilli risotto with scallops in honey, soy and ginger, stuffed grouse with curry and rice, and chicken wings in a hot garlic sauce.

Dishes at Café Spice Namasté are joined by an excellent drinks list. Try exotic cocktails like mojito with chilli and lemongrass, or choose from a selection of Indian beers and wines from around the world.

Café Spice Namasté London is a short walk from Tower Hill, Aldgate and Aldgate East Tube stations.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Cafe Spice Namaste
(based on 151 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • al fresco (2)
  • business (44)
  • child friendly (18)
  • dinner (131)
  • entertainment (13)
  • large parties (43)
  • lunch (64)
  • luxury (14)
  • private dining (20)
  • romantic (29)
  • trendy (16)
  • value (32)
  • By Mandy H from London
    30 January 2020

    An excellent evening in a relaxed atmosphere. All the staff were extremely friendly and professional and couldn’t have been more helpful. The vegetarian platter was lovely as a starter with some poppadoms and delicious homemade pickles. With the help of a lovely lady we chose a selection of small plates for our main meal, all of which were yummy and complimented one another really well. Sadly we were too full for desserts - all of which sounded lovely. A great evening.

  • By Ian D from Cardiff
    23 November 2019

    Great food and great service

  • By Jonathan Hubbard-Ford H from London
    28 August 2019

    delightful restaurant - clean, bright, cheerful and original decor - excellent service - delicious food with very varied menu and many original recipes. No 'universal' sauce so each dish has its own special flavour. We all really enjoyed it and will definitely return.

  • By Krina P from Surrey
    17 July 2019

    Expected a lot more from a Michelin star restaurant. We arrived and waited. No one came to seat us though we had a reservation. Service was slow even though the restaurant was half empty. I would of expected a little bit of explanation of the menu but nothing. Portions of the starters were so small but tasty. The thali was very disappointing. The dhal was not flavoursome at all. I expected more and was let down.

  • By Ivone N. N from Frankfurt
    16 July 2019

    Great food, friendly staff and very attentive. Totally worth it!

  • By Chris W from York
    9 April 2019

    the food is not your ordinary curry... it is creative, original, and of a very high quality. Fantastic service, great atmoshere and quirky surroundings

  • By Pauline Tredgett L from CHELMSFORD
    7 March 2019

    very lovely lunch again, although we did not have the lunch time special as the offer was not available. lunch was great i had the vegetarian tali which was fantastic and so much food fantastic service

  • By Catherine S from London
    2 March 2019

    A disappointing visit in that, although the food was good, a late booking meant that we were made to feel that we were just about sneaking in at the tail end of service. Given that this is not the cheapest of restaurants, we were left feeling that we had not really had value for money and also that they were doing Is a favour. However, it does have to be said that the duck tikka and the duck special with tamarind were delicious, as were the dal, the spinach and the aubergine dishes. All in all, five star food but two star welcome and service. If a restaurant is clearing up and re laying every other table at 10.30, it shouldn't be taking bookings for 10.15.

  • By Kieran M from London
    6 February 2019


  • By Joe C from LONDON
    26 January 2019

    Great food

Restaurant Location Map
Cafe Spice Namaste
16 Prescot St., London, London, E1 8AZ

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