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Namaste! More than a restaurant, a culinary institution, Café Spice Namaste is Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s celebrated landmark Indian restaurant, a short stroll from the Tower of London. For over seventeen years, they’ve been welcoming guests from all over the world who come to enjoy Chef Cyrus’ delightfully original cooking and our warm, personable service in this pocket of historic London.

Their extensive menus offer a contemporary, some would say extraordinary, twist on traditional dishes from Goa, North India, Hyderabad and Kashmir. Using only the best of local British produce wherever possible, and always the freshest seasonal ingredients, they cook and serve you with pride and integrity.

Constant innovation is their hallmark, and they continue to take the lead in reinventing the rich tastes and experiences of India and the Sub-Continent for their discriminating customers. A visit to their colourful, comfortable premises, which includes a vibrant outdoor Ginger Garden (for private parties only of 15 people or more) will be a lesson in what true Indian dining is about.

They invite you to discover what many good food lovers already know. Café Spice Namaste is more than a restaurant. For Cyrus, Pervin and the team, it is a way of life.

Café Spice Namasté is open Monday to Friday for lunch (12pm-3pm) and dinner (6.15pm-10.30pm) and Saturdays for dinner only – Closed on Sundays and all Bank Holidays. 0207 4889242. Home of the monthly Khaadraas Club Dinners, feasts of Parsee heritage cuisine.

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Sharon said "A Wonderful Evening
My partner and I have just spent a wonderful evening at Cafe Spice Namaste .
We took my..."
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Scott said "Interesting selection of dishes
I had the mixed tikka and the pork vindaloo. Both were wonderful. The interior is a bit nineties..."
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Lee said "Not Your Standard Asian Food
The outside of this restaurant is unimpressive and reminded me of an old school or library..."
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Lauriane said "Midweek Dinner...
Lovely food, pleasant atmosphere... My duck breast tikka was amazingly tender although not medium..."
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Jason said "Stunning
I struggle to understand the bad reviews against this restaurant. The food, service and..."
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Ella said "Terrible
Awful food, I think their pork dish was lamb, certainly was not pork.

Terrible..."
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Chris said
" Original, and very good quality Indian food - much better than Brick lane."
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Ash said
" Avoid, avoid, avoid!
Went to this restaurant and was so surprised at how bad the food..."
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  • Sharon said: "A Wonderful Evening
    My partner and I have just spent a wonderful evening at Cafe Spice Namaste .
    We took my partners son Oliver and he had a really magnificent evening .
    The food was superb , with Cyrus guiding Sharon (my partner), through the Intricacies of Indian cuisine and sitting and listening to olivers likes and dislikes and greeting a magnificent meal for him.
    The atmosphere was superb and the staff friendly and attentive to a fault.
    The food was also first class and priced very sensibly which should suit all pockets.
    Well.... we can’t wait to return and will very soon .
    Oh..... the Tandoori mixed grill , was absolutely FABULOUS
    Well done Pervin & Cyrus and a great big
    Thank you "
    Posted 7 months, 25 days ago...
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  • Scott said: "Interesting selection of dishes
    I had the mixed tikka and the pork vindaloo. Both were wonderful. The interior is a bit nineties but the service prompt and polite. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Lee said: "Not Your Standard Asian Food
    The outside of this restaurant is unimpressive and reminded me of an old school or library building. However, inside the decor is colourful and quirky with a nod to Colonnial days. Comfy seating and tables not to close together. There was only one empty table so it was quite noisy. Service was excellent. Food portions are very generous. Unusual food on the menu which made it an exciting visit. I can't tolerate too spicy a meal so my choice was a little limited ( the menu helpfully indicates the degree of heat for each dish and there aren't many with no or 1 stars). My beet root samosa to start was tasty enough, but not as interesting as I'd hope as I couldn't detect the coconut that was meant to be in it. However, the pastry case was crisp and piping hot. My main of ostrich buns was deliciously tender but the star on the menu for me was the heritage tomatoes and cashew nut side dish. The potato and okra side dish was also excellent. We managed to share an ice cream for dessert which was good, although we played safe with vanilla. I had a delicious pot of white tea with elderflower and apricot which was refreshing and subtly flavoured so that the apricot just came through at the end of each sip. Would highly recommend and with the 241 deal it was excellent value. "
    Posted 3 years, 11 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Lauriane said: "Midweek Dinner...
    Lovely food, pleasant atmosphere... My duck breast tikka was amazingly tender although not medium rare as billed, more medium well done... Same for my partners lamb..aubergine side, rice and nan cooked to perfection.. "
    Posted 4 years, 19 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Jason said: "Stunning
    I struggle to understand the bad reviews against this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful. Inventive menu, quality ingredients, attentive service. Not your usual fast food Indian and no Chicken Tikka Massala in sight... "
    Posted 4 years, 9 months, 6 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Ella said: "Terrible
    Awful food, I think their pork dish was lamb, certainly was not pork.

    Terrible dishes, given a free appetizer of soup, tasted like cuppa soup. Never again.

    And also really pricey for such awful quality food. Not authentic at all, incredibly disappointed. "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Chris said:
    " Original, and very good quality Indian food - much better than Brick lane. "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Ash said:
    " Avoid, avoid, avoid!
    Went to this restaurant and was so surprised at how bad the food was.
    I'm Indian myself so I think I know a thing or two about what Indian food should taste like....and this really was poor.
    The starters of dosa and vada just tasted wrong. The main was a thali and every dish was under spiced and tasted like someone was experimenting making Indian food for the first time!
    It also didn't taste fresh. For more authentic Indian food I would recommend Masala zone, Anokha, The India, The Punjab, etc "
    Posted 4 years, 11 months, 23 days ago...
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  • Sharon said: "A Wonderful Evening
    My partner and I have just spent a wonderful evening at Cafe Spice Namaste .
    We took my partners son Oliver and he had a really magnificent evening .
    The food was superb , with Cyrus guiding Sharon (my partner), through the Intricacies of Indian cuisine and sitting and listening to olivers likes and dislikes and greeting a magnificent meal for him.
    The atmosphere was superb and the staff friendly and attentive to a fault.
    The food was also first class and priced very sensibly which should suit all pockets.
    Well.... we can’t wait to return and will very soon .
    Oh..... the Tandoori mixed grill , was absolutely FABULOUS
    Well done Pervin & Cyrus and a great big
    Thank you "
    Posted 7 months, 25 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Scott said: "Interesting selection of dishes
    I had the mixed tikka and the pork vindaloo. Both were wonderful. The interior is a bit nineties but the service prompt and polite. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Lee said: "Not Your Standard Asian Food
    The outside of this restaurant is unimpressive and reminded me of an old school or library building. However, inside the decor is colourful and quirky with a nod to Colonnial days. Comfy seating and tables not to close together. There was only one empty table so it was quite noisy. Service was excellent. Food portions are very generous. Unusual food on the menu which made it an exciting visit. I can't tolerate too spicy a meal so my choice was a little limited ( the menu helpfully indicates the degree of heat for each dish and there aren't many with no or 1 stars). My beet root samosa to start was tasty enough, but not as interesting as I'd hope as I couldn't detect the coconut that was meant to be in it. However, the pastry case was crisp and piping hot. My main of ostrich buns was deliciously tender but the star on the menu for me was the heritage tomatoes and cashew nut side dish. The potato and okra side dish was also excellent. We managed to share an ice cream for dessert which was good, although we played safe with vanilla. I had a delicious pot of white tea with elderflower and apricot which was refreshing and subtly flavoured so that the apricot just came through at the end of each sip. Would highly recommend and with the 241 deal it was excellent value. "
    Posted 3 years, 11 months, 14 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Lauriane said: "Midweek Dinner...
    Lovely food, pleasant atmosphere... My duck breast tikka was amazingly tender although not medium rare as billed, more medium well done... Same for my partners lamb..aubergine side, rice and nan cooked to perfection.. "
    Posted 4 years, 19 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Jason said: "Stunning
    I struggle to understand the bad reviews against this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful. Inventive menu, quality ingredients, attentive service. Not your usual fast food Indian and no Chicken Tikka Massala in sight... "
    Posted 4 years, 9 months, 6 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Ella said: "Terrible
    Awful food, I think their pork dish was lamb, certainly was not pork.

    Terrible dishes, given a free appetizer of soup, tasted like cuppa soup. Never again.

    And also really pricey for such awful quality food. Not authentic at all, incredibly disappointed. "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 19 days ago...
    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Chris said:
    " Original, and very good quality Indian food - much better than Brick lane. "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 26 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Ash said:
    " Avoid, avoid, avoid!
    Went to this restaurant and was so surprised at how bad the food was.
    I'm Indian myself so I think I know a thing or two about what Indian food should taste like....and this really was poor.
    The starters of dosa and vada just tasted wrong. The main was a thali and every dish was under spiced and tasted like someone was experimenting making Indian food for the first time!
    It also didn't taste fresh. For more authentic Indian food I would recommend Masala zone, Anokha, The India, The Punjab, etc "
    Posted 4 years, 11 months, 23 days ago...
    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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