Bengal Spice

51-55 Waterhouse Street, Hemel hempstead, HP1 1EA

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51-55 Waterhouse Street,
Hemel Hempstead,
HP1 1EA.



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chicken vindaloo
very nice
- marc davies


excellent food
Vey enjoyable meal
- Hazel Sharpley


Very fast delivery
Good food
- Ellie Naidoo


The best indian in Hemel
I have just recently discovered this Indian Restaurant and I can sincerely say that it is one of the best in Hemel
- Hazel Sharpley


Great food!
Great food and very fast delivery again.
- Neil Weymouth


Cancelled my order
They won't deliver to grovehill what a joke
- darren waite


Bengal spice
lovely food, arrived exactly on time as stated. Would order again
- Debbie


Bengal spice hemel hempstead
Due to commitments, i had my first curry takeaway from above, ordered on line ready when went to collect excellent service and great food.nSee you agannSM
- S


Great food,
Always great food at the bengal spice. Very fast delivery.
- Neil Weymouth


Great food!
Delivery was a bit slow. 1hour 15min.
- Neil Weymouth


Nice food
Collected within 25 minutes - tasty and enjoyable
- David Gill


Great food & very fast delivery
Great takeaway
- Neil Weymouth


Very Good Standard
Great Taste & Generous helpings.
- John Worts


Lovely food
we placed an order for collection, and the whole thing was so easy to do. Within a couple of minutes we had an email giving us our collection time & order number. This was our 1st time using the online ordering and 1st time using the guru.nFood smelt really good as my hubby carried it through the house and we weren't disappointed! I ordered lamb shashlik which can sometimes be a bit dry by the end of the meal but the last piece was as tender as the first piece I ate. Nice flavours in everything, chunky pieces of meat, tomatoes & potatoes in all of our dishes. Would definitely use again and recommend.
- Trudi


Brilliant
Fast delivery very good food
- Ellie Naidoo


Tasty food, great service
2nd time we have ordered and have been online to book. Hassle free and the food is very good quality. Will order again:)
- Claire


Great food!
Very good food. Great chicken pathia.
- Neil Weymouth


very nice
first time using Bengal spice as the Guru are no longer with curries online, very nice curries and portion sizes ok.
- Kevin Oneill


Good quality curry
Lots of meat in thick sauce, varied menu, extremely polite and attentive staff even on delivery. Only 30 mins to our door
- Alex


Great food
Great food and very fast delivery!
- Neil Weymouth


Amazing food
Amazing food
- Karina Rogers


Great delivery service
The food arrived at exactly the specified time and was all piping hot. Generally all very nice food, madras could have been hotter but nice just the same. Would recommend this restraint and the curries online app as both worked exceptionally well
- Dan Evans


Will order again.
A bit dear but very tasty and good sized portions
- G


No heat
Ordered two different medium hot curries but but both very mild. not giong to them again.
- Stephen


Not very hot
it was only slightly warm when delivered and my husbands lamb rogan josh was very chewy. Normally very good from here but very disappointed this time.
- Maria Sear


excellent meal
would order from here again, couldn't fault the meal
- Hazel Sharpley


Amazing
Best curry in Hemel
- C


chicken vindaloo
very happy with my Indian meal, really enjoyed it
- Hazel Sharpley


Poppadoms missing
We ordered and paid for poppadoms and dips, however no poppadoms were delivered. Called Bengal Spice directly and they delivered the poppadoms, however the overall experience was marred by this and would put us off ordering again.nnThe food itself was excellent.
- Ellie


nice meal
Another nice meal
- joann luxton


Good delivery, average food
Delivery time was quick and prompt but the food was nearly cold which ruined the enjoyment for me
- Ian Bignall


Great food
great food and ready to pick up at the time given
- Barbara


nice meal
Nice meal arrived on time
- joann luxton


Excellent
Great food and excellent service
- Hayley


excellent
Very fast delivery food lovely and hot enjoyed the meal would recommend.
- joann luxton


lovely meal
Quick Service food hot and tasted lovely
- joann luxton


good
good
- Lawrence Cole


Quality at no expense
Great food as always
- Gavin Cox


Great Tasting Curry!
The order arrived on time and still hot. The curries were tasty and the family enjoyed them.
- Marcus Lim


Great Food as ALWAYS from Bengal Spice
Great service, great food, good prices. Never disappointed
- Gavin Cox


Was a bit cold, had to warm in microwave.
Had to microwave to warm up.
- Lawrence Cole


fantastic fresh clean flavours
Clean taste with hidden depths. Quality ingredients. Worth waiting for:)
- Alison


very good
as always very good food and service.
- Rebecca Osborne


Bengal spice
Really nice food and value for money. We collected and the only thing was it was not ready on time so we had to wait a while.
- Mark


Great Service
Great food and excellent service as always!
- Gavin Cox


Will never use this again!
This was my first time to use this service and I will not use it again.The curry was late by half an hour so I called Bengal Spice to check where it was, they told me 5 minutes and it would arrive, there was no apology.10 minutes later still no curry so called again, I was told they couldn't find my order or the driver! Was placed on hold with no apology.5 minutes later the curry arrived but my main dish was incorrect! They said they would take it back but as it was over 45 minutes late and I was hungry I just ate the wrong dish. Again no apology!I do not feel I should pay for this terrible service.
- Serena Hawkins


Happy eaters
Surprised and delighted at the taste. Good portion size. Good priceWill definitely get takeaway from Bengal Spice again. The restaurant looked very nice also.
- Oliver Diamond


punlic if you want a good curry forget the rest and take yourselfs to bengali spice
i ordered online at 7.45 a.m so i could surprise my wife for her birthday i got the a text back saying that the order would be ready for 18.00 p.m and i went down to pick it up and it was ready the curry was out of this world best i have tasted in many of years highly recomend bengali spice really friendly people and value for money fantasticccccco
- antimo ditri


1hr 40mins Delivery, Cold Food, Not Great!
The delivery took well over 1.5hours and the food was cold in parts, some of the food tasted wonderful but should not have to wait so long and it obviously was out in the delivery car for a long time seeing as some of the food was hot and some cold. I worry that these delays were the online ordering so wont be doing that again, real shame!
- Paul Warren


Not as Good as Expected
The food was delivered slightly later than expected - however, am willing to accept it was a Saturday night so was probably busy.The food arrived hot, but some of the sauce had spilled in the bag - covering everything from the trays to the poppadoms.The Chicken Jalfrezzi was not spicy at all - in fact, both my wife and I thought it was pretty bland and plain tasting. The Chicken Malaya - for the kids - seemed more watery than we have had from other restaurants. The lamb Bhuna was OK.All in all reasonable - would be nice if a curry marked as spicy was actually spicy and tasted like it!
- Marcus Lim


Very good
Delivery was quick and food was excellent,good portion size overall very good this time!
- Tim Hockin


second order with Bengal spice - really impressed
I was a bit dubious at first. The thought of ordering my curry through a portal service had me wondering if I was doing the right thing.I needent have worried. it's brilliant. Easy to use web site and the food was delivered on time, exactly when they said it would be and still piping hot.The portion sizes from Bengal spice are very good and the taste was superb.All in all a good experience which has now seen me order again from them and it won't be my last
- Simon Gibbon


Reasonable
Not bad as a takeaway.
- yan kit chan


my order
the lamb dish was great but the chicken dish was a little dry and not much taste so a little bit disappointing as all dishes are great when we eat in
- Alison Gower


On Line order and collection
Decent food and plenty of it. Good quality and reasonably priced
- Mark Winfield


excellent
The food is brilliant, and the restaurant is spotless. I would highly recommend this restaurant for sit in meal or take away. Patricia Hemel Hempstead
- Roddy McGinley


The food was nice but a little late.
The delivery turned up around 20 mins late and so was also not particularly warm. It did, however, taste very nice and the portion size was fair. The only thing I would improve would be the peshwari naan which did not have enough coconut filling.
- Natalie Cook


good food
good food
- hugh hinshelwood


Great quality
Another superb couple of curries from Bengal, even the pappadum dips were very good, very much recommended.
- paul berwick


Best take away for a long time.
First time using this service , and I only picked Bengal spice as it was the first one I found but I have to say one of the best curries I've ever had. Will definitely be using them again!!!
- dave corke


Easier than phoning through the order
We got the right food at the right time. Same service as phoning through the order but no confusion over what we've asked for as we clicked what we wanted and reviewed our order before submitting it. Handy section for making requests before submitting order too, we requested and recieved a pickle that wasn't listed on the menu.
- W Moore


Ok but not great
I got a tikka masala and it had a lot of water in, I literally had a puddle of red water on the plate.. Otherwise it was ok
- Billy Merriman


Bengal Spice
Lovely food, as usual. Only negative comment is they delivered the wrong curries. Once I contacted them they delivered the correct one. All was good in the end.
- jane edwards


what a service
Good value for money on top quality food, I love a bit of bengal spice and curriesonline made it easy to order and with the confirmation detailed confirming the order made it trustworthy. The food arrived before the time eestimated and was delivered HOT. Its a shame they don't deliver the banquest nights they do as that would be ideal. On twitter @critic4food
- terri hogan


Superb couple if curries
Ordered a lamb tikka - rogan josh and a lamb tikka - pathia, both were very very good, perfectly spiced
- paul berwick


Bengal Spice
As usual good food. Would of liked a small green or onion salad with the onion bhajai though.
- jane edwards


Great service!!
Fast delivery and food still very hot. Great service will use again
- Neil Weymouth


A great Indian takeaway
Lovely meal as usual delivered promptly
- Steven Kirk


Fantastic
Fantastic food and fantastic first rate service as always. We try other restaurants every so often but not many come remotely close to matching Bengal Spice.
- Andrew Ellingham


Lovely Lamb!
Great food, the lamb was so tender and the sauce full of flavour. Very pleased.
- James Hewitt


New place
First time we tried Bengal Spice. Not the best we have evr eaten but very nice and arrived early!
- Sheila Daly


Lovely meal
Would definitely use again.The food was really nice,good and hot and arrived on time.It's really handy being able to order and pay online.
- Deborah Hoskins


On time and tasty
Delivered on time. Great tasting. Excellent vfm. Easy to choose and book.
- Jeff Smith


Lovely
Lovely food and arrived on time
- Alison Heredia


Wrong order
Meant to be delivered at 7:30 arrived 8:10. Ordered a chicken dish
- Yvonne Richards


Very nice!
We always receive perfect food and service when ordering from Bengal spice :)
- Vicki Austin


good food for a good price
although the food was slightly late the quality was just as good as always :)
- Fiona Stevenson


Took 1 1/2 hrs to arrive
Sauce was really runny
- Chris Munday


Yummy as always
Lovely flavours and nice quality chicken breasts and lamb pieces.
- Kristina Theodorou


Excellent Curry
Always the best in Hemel Hempstead. Probably the only genuine Indian food you can buy in this area
- Matthew Durrant


friendly bengal spice
as usual,very good and friendly service.placed my order,drove to restaurant (7 minutes)waited about 5 minutes and food was ready.food as usual was delicious and hot
- brian morgan


Quick, Hot and Tasty Food
Have never ordered from Bengal spice before but I was impressed by the food and service I received. Comparing the Tandori mixed grill from the Bengal spice to the same dish from another award winning restaurant in Hemel Hempstead...I have to say that the Bengal Spice beat the competition! It was also slightly cheaper too, so very pleased. My husband wasn't keen on his chicken malaya though...maybe the addition of fresh pineapple as opposed to tinned pineapple would do a lot to improve this dish. Overall, 9.5 out of 10. Would definitely order again!
- Carrie Stanworth


Good curry
excellent curry and quick delivery
- Steven Kirk


Very tasty!
Lovely meal and quick delivery.
- Amy Bailey


expensive long wait
I have ordered many times before but generally like to come in and have the buffet menu.Surprised that what I order online is actually more expensive than having the buffet with starter and side dish. £33.30 got 3 people I think is expensive and lucky my son wasn't home as I would not have ordered. £11.10 per person for main side and naan is a lot and not a good price for a takeaway. The food was a good portion and tasty. The delivery I ordered at 6.42 and it arrived at 7.47 and I am 5 mins by car, so quoted delivery was 7.27 to 7.42 so just a little late, seemed a long time to wait.
- Maria Sear


Nice but only warm
Food was nice but what spoilt it was some of it was cold and some of it was just warm. Wouldnt order from again.
- Billy Gewitzke


Bengal spice hemel
Great service, great tasting food and really good value will sertainly use this service again
- justin hosier


better in restaurant
I found that the food is much tastier in the restaurant than as a takeawy
- Alison Gower


food
food was supposed 2 get here at 7 15 turned up at quater to eight barely warm wont be ordering another one
- douglas abbott


Great Food
Best curry we've had. Food was delivered on time and was absolutely great. Can't fault service or quality.
- Dawn Walker


excellent food
Food has been great every time we've ordered from here and been delivered on time! Would definately recommend.
- Rebecca Howes


Nice
Not sure if this is the first time i used them or not, however would go back there because the quality of the food was great.. and the dog liked it too :D
- Lisa Fieldsend


Good food again
Never disappoints...
- Jeremy Keeley


A nice takeaway
Lovely meal - thanks
- Jeremy Keeley


Delicious as usual
4th time ordering and delicious every time.
- Kristina Theodorou


On time Reasonably Priced But Bland
Was disappointed with the curry this time it was very greasy and bland however we have eaten there before and it was lovely then. Will try them once more before I decide whether to take them off my list or not.
- Haley Cox


A great treat
Great choice, decent value and good quality delivered on time. The starters are a bit on the mean side though
- helen Gough


Nice meal
Good quality food, timely service, a little expensive.
- sarah lovell


As good as always!
3x in a row, food was cooked perfect, good quality meat and lamb dishes, lovely flavours and very good service. Highly recommend!
- Kristina Theodorou


Not to bad
NO problems as usual.
- Rachelle Carnell


Bengal spice - not hsppy
I placed my order at around 8.15 and my food turned up finally at 9.45. I had already called to find out the status if my order and was given a half hearted apology with the excuse that they were very busy. I don't think they should be accepting online orders for delivery if they cannot commit to a reasonable delivery time. Overall I felt that they couldn't care less. After a long day at work, i do not want to eat my dinner at nearly 10 o'clock. By the time my food arrived I was past hungry and totally fed up. I will never order from this restaurant again.
- Fiona Kinnear


A lovely meal
A lovely meal as usual from Bengal Spice.
- Veronica Jones


Good food
Good food delivered shortly before the estimated delivery time.
- Ross Taylor


Poppadom
This was ok, but nothing special. The poppadom was really poor value, i say poppadom, cause there was only one and it was all smashed up like someone had stood on it. 60p each and 50p per dip, these things are usually free, I hate getting ripped off!
- clark tracey


Great food! Terrible Service!
Ordered at 19.45... still nothing by 20.45... rang up to complain and they obviously hadn't even checked the online orders and tried to fob me off that it was on the way.... 20 minutes later it arrived..... had to ring them up again as they had forgotten our meat samosas. They tried to tell me that we hadn't ordered any despite me having the order email confirmation in from of me! The samosas arrived 15 minutes later! APPALLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Tom Hodgkinson


Often a first choice
We love to try curries from different regions of India, and this is a restaurant that has always served delicious food, provided excellent service and never disappointed us over the years! We always come back for more.
- Anne


Good apart from the sag paneer
We love the curries from Bengal Spice. We had korma, makhani and dupiaza and they were all excellent. However we were extremely disappointed in the sag paneer. There was no paneer (cottage cheese) in it! It was just cooked spinach with grated cheddar on top. We love proper paneer and were not pleased with this dish.
- Christine Woodhams


Another great curry
Thank you - fresh, fast and delicious
- Keri Glennon


Best curry in Hemel on curriesonline!
Another great meal thank you!
- Keri Glennon


Is now our curry house of choice...
The food was very nice and good quality, I never had one bit of grisle or fat in my lamb or chicken curry and the meat was very tender.The flavours was lovely, and the chicken tikka masala was just right (not too sweet) as I usually have to ask my local curry house not to add sugar, this time I forgot and I am glad I did as it was perfect.The Portion size was enough and most probably very fair, roughly 8 decent size cubes of meat per curry. From the point of ordering it roughly took an hour to deliver, but I thought this was good for a Friday night and it was obvious the food was all freshly cooked. Price I feel was around the average for an Indian Takeaway, and we all know its unlikely to be affordable every week, Bengal Spice is now going to be my one of choice whenever me and my partner want a Friday night treat, as least your getting quality for your money.
- Kristina Theodorou


Food was good but missing food
The food that we got was good but this is the second time where we have collected our order only to find something missing when we got home last time it was the pilau rice and this time it was the onion salad both of which i paid for. so not happy about this.
- C Edgar


Friday night not so great
Normal great value for money, delivered in great timing but the food quality not as good as usual
- dawn rooney


Food we had
Took a while for food to arrive but was very nice
- Darren Slattery


Very tasty
Good food, very tasty.
- Julie Page


Best in Hemel
Excellent food as always, staff always friendly and polite. This is our favourite restaurant, we try others from time to time but always come back here
- Andrew Ellingham


Good food
Good food
- Mark Allison


best curry available from this site
yum (again)
- Keri Glennon


Curry was great - as always
C
- Rachelle Carnell


A very nice curry
the special was very nice but not what I was expecting in a good way
- Tim Hockin


perfect as always
the food arrived much quicker than the website suggested. as always it was amazing but then I have never had a bead meal or service from them.
- Alison Gower


A lovely meal
Delicious as always
- Veronica Jones


Happy Punter
Great food as always!
- Jeremy Keeley


2 hours later and we are still waiting
We have ordered from here several times and the food has always been great! However 2 hours after ordering we are still waiting for our food!!! We have rung the restaurant and they promised us that the food would be here in 5 minutes as it was on its way (that was half an hour ago) The food here is good, but its not good enough to warrant a 2 hour wait. Very dissapointing
- Kate Mckinstry


perfect service
the food arrived before the website suggested and it was ultra-tasty. No comp0ainst whatsoever
- Graeme Creffield


Delicious Food
A really tasty Indian (minus the greasy feel you get from some Indian takeaways) with a good selection of meals to choose from on the menu. Our only disappointment was not receiving the onion bahjees that we ordered.
- Victoria Goodyear


An excellent meal
We have eaten at the restaurant a few times and we have always found it an enjoyable expeirence, and ordering online is just the same. The food arrived on time and piping hot, the portions are a great size for sharing and its good value for money! We will definatley order here again.
- Kate Mckinstry


Great service
We normally order from a different restaurant - but when I saw that you could order on line - we tried Bengal spice, and havent been anywhere since the food is good - best tasting parathas - and you can pick your delivery time, which they have always been spot on. I would highly recommend Bengal Spice - we have also eaten there since superb service.
- Yvonne Richards


very pleased
food was excellent and very quick delivery very pleased with the service thankyou
- Tim Hockin


Was ok

- Alison Woodstock


Curry was great - as always

- Jeremy Keeley


Our Curry
Our meal was fantastic! It arrived hot and on time, The portions were the same as in the restaurant. Ths side salad was fresh and the bread perfect.All in all good value for money.
- Amanda Cranmer


a fan
a great meal - it was hot on arrival and really hit the spot
- Graeme Creffield


Lamb Biriyani
Absolutely delicious, fresh and promptly delivered. Not over-seasoned, as one sometimes finds with certain restaurants. I did find the lovely rice a little on the dry side. But would definitely order again!
- Anne Britz


This IS the best curry house in Hemel Hempstead
I have eaten at most of the curry houses in Hemel Hempstead, including the other big name, and Bengal Spice tops them all. The food is delicious, the meat is never tough, the chicken is always succulent. Good flavours across the range of meat, vegetable and side dishes. Not the cheapest curry house but neither is it the most expensive and the quality of the food is excellent. The chef is happy to make a mild or fiery version of a dish according to palate and the staff and friendly and helpful. The on-line service is great. Arrived absolutely on time and was hot. Give Bengal Spice a go and you won't be disappointed.
- Julie Stevenson


Bengal Spice Hemel
Best of the delivery curry houses we have tried in Hemel Hempstead. Took slightly longer than I expected to be delivered, almost an hour, but was hot and good quality when it did turn up.
- Nicolas Pain


The best curry house in Hemel

- Amy Bailey


Great Service
Arrived on the dot, hot and tasty
- Jeff Atkinson


Impressed
Was far and away the best curry we have had delivered. The food was hot and good quality - will be ordering again online very soon.
- James King


Bengal Spice
Addition to previous review. My wife would be happy for me to order a curry far more often if only they offered some sort of chocolate desert! Even a bar of Cadburys would do the trick.
- Wendy Ratcliffe


Bengal Spice
Great service - but they don't seem to deliver before 18:15. A little earlier would be good - or competition may have us looking for a vendor that delivers earlier.
- Wendy Ratcliffe


Good service
The food was hot on arrival and tasty. Being honest, its not the best curry in Hemel, but having a delivery service is a HUGE bonus.
- Amanda Goldthorpe-hall


gawjus
i have always said bengal hemel hempstead is the best curry house and now my partner agrees,great food and great service every time,thank you.
- Janine Cowd


First Order
I arrived on time to collect our meal, but unfortunately had to wait another 30mins for the meal. The staff were really nice though and included a free bottle of wine for the inconvenience. Food was lovely and plenty of it. Will definitely go back
- Mandy Coe


exellent service by curriesonline and bengal spice
its the second time we have booked online for our delivery from bengal spice. Again excellent.delivery came exactly on time and the food was delicious-a very high standard of food. What vwe like most is you dan clearly see your order and know the cost so can have the correct money for the delivery man without any unpleasant prices increases being disputed on the door step!!
- Lesley Worthington


Excellent
Great food, great service, and I love the online ordering facility! Bengal Spice has been recommended to me several times but this is the first time we have tried it - we'll be back!
- Jan Maddern


Mrs Sear
Arrived about 10 minutes later than requested which as Friday night and busy night I thought was good. Food was delicous and plenty.
- Maria Sear


First taste of Bengal Spice
As my headline suggests this was the first time i had tried food from Bengal spice and i wasn't disappointed. I have just moved and my regular curry house of choice was too far away to venture out in the snowy conditions. Despite the conditions on the roads my food was delivered on time and the quality of food was very good. I will definitely be using this service again.
- PaulMiles


First Time
The order was correct and arrived much quicker than the estimated time. I was a bit apprehensive as this was my first time using this service, however everything was great!
- MeaghanLloyd


Late
I ordered this for 7.30 and did it online so that there would be no excuse about going to the wrong address as i knew i had to go out again at 8.30 so needed to eat before going out and still had to chase it up it did eventually turned up at just past 8pm the excuse being that driver went to the wrong address, food was ok Just wish delivery would be on the time requested as i had to rush eating it.
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Good service
Food arrived 10 minutes earlier than estimated and was very tasty
- Graeme Creffield


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