Last Friday, my friend and were lucky enough to be invited to Warwick Spice, and let me tell you, it was a delightful experience from start to finish.
The service deserves a special mention. Despite our early arrival at 6 pm on a bustling Friday evening, the staff was incredibly attentive. The restaurant was already buzzing with activity, creating a vibrant atmosphere. As a small restaurant, that also does takeaway service, it was packed!
To kick off our feast, we indulged in some poppadoms paired with an assortment of dips while we made our menu selections.
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For starters, we opted for the paneer tikka and the aam chicken. The aam chicken, bathed in a spicy mango sauce, stole the spotlight because it was super tender. It was a unanimous highlight for both of us. The paneer tikka was also fab, spicey, punchy, and beautifully presented.
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Moving on to the mains, I chose the classic chicken tikka masala, while my companion went for the chicken tikka sagwalla. The sagwalla, featuring spinach, coriander, and a fresh lemon garnish, emerged as the winner. Its rich and flavourful profile was a real treat for our taste buds.
Though the chicken tikka masala was delicious, its sweetness, especially when paired with pilau rice and peshwari naan, leaned a bit towards the sugary side for my liking. Nevertheless, it was a dish we thoroughly enjoyed.
To complement our meal, we shared a bottle of house red, which was a definite treat too.
As a pleasant surprise, the team treated us to a delightful dessert, adding an extra layer of sweetness to our evening.
I would highly recommend Warwick Spice, whether you're looking for a takeaway or a dine-in experience. The service was top-notch, and the restaurant, celebrating its 23rd birthday this year, has rightfully earned its place as a multi-award-winning establishment.
Owner Hosoun Miah's commitment to individually cooked meals is reflected in the diverse and flavorful menu, showcasing Indian and Bangladeshi cuisines. The warm and authentic Bangladeshi atmosphere, complemented by live sitar music, adds to the overall charm of the place.
Hosoun Miah shared, “Every Warwick Spice meal is individually cooked to order so that it accurately captures the flavours and aromas of the food from our own home region. Our experienced chefs are always willing to create a special dish for our diners using quality ingredients.”
Warwick Spice's impressive collection of culinary awards, including being named a Top 10 Indian Restaurant in the UK for two consecutive years (2017 & 2018), speaks volumes about its culinary prowess.
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Open 365 days a year, the restaurant still has spots available for its popular Christmas Day Menu, promising a festive celebration infused with the essence of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisines. If you haven't experienced Warwick Spice yet, it's time to treat your taste buds to a memorable journey of flavours and aromas.
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Chatting Food Contributor: Alice Hargreaves
For Alice, the thrill isn’t just in the eating but also in the creating, cooking, baking, pickling, and preparing of food. Having lived in Sydney, Australia and London, UK for several years, Alice is now based in the West Midlands.
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