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Spice Oven

2-4 Church StreetCavershamReadingBerkshireRG4 8AT
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Category: Indian Restaurants
 
 
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Posted:
11:30 PM 06-12-2008
 
Updated:
11:32 PM 06-12-2008
Not recommended
  1 / 10
Having informed the restaurant we were vegan when booking and, on arrival, felt re-assured when our dietary requirements were confirmed by the waiter seeing us to our table. We ordered our meal from a dedicated vegan menu. There were lots of vegan options, and the ones we went for were delicous, and we were very pleased with our choice of restaurant. However... ...towards the end of the night, a waiter came over to us, expressing his sincere apologies that some of the dishes we were served were not vegan after all (as they contained butter), assuring us that we would only have to pay for our three drinks - a compromise which we accepted. The drinks were only £13, but he returned later asking for £26, totally retracting his previous promise! What ensued was a good 30 minutes of arguing between us and various members of staff, whilst we stuck to our principle that if you tell them you're vegan, they serve you non-vegan food, they apologise profusely then they say you don't have to pay for any of the food... then we expect not to have to pay for any of the food! Not, to end up having the same laborious argument with 3 members of staff. We ended up feeling sorry for the guy who mistook our order: his mistake was unintentional but he had the decency to admit to us what had happened. But we were really disappointed by the management, who evidently lacked that decency, behaved quite aggressive towards us, and seemed only to care about their bottom line.
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3:48 PM 14-05-2008
Saturday night 10th May 2008
  7 / 10
Went to the Spice Oven on Saturday night. The food was excellent but the service left a lot to be desired. We had 2/3 waiters/waitresses. One Indian (with a turban) who was excellent and another Chinese (which seems strange in an Indian restaurant). The Chinese waiter could have done with washing his hair and tidying himself up.

The service was very slow and we had to ask three times for our drinks which had been ordered sometime earlier. All in all though an excellent meal and a very good price but service not good.
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