Spice Restaurant

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Monck Street
Wexford TownWexford
Ireland

Overview

A transformation has happened in Wexford town since 2009. Spice Restaurant was born. For Emma and Richard Lett, its conception came as a happy coincidence in appointing a chef from Southern India to work in their original daytime bistro in a different location in town. Manoj arrived and applied for a job as chef. During the years the bistro was open, he asked if he could make some of his traditional dishes from home as specials. The Letts’ said yes. Very soon his food became more popular than the choices they were already offering. When the opportunity to relocate to this upstairs premises in Monck Street came, it was a no brainer to decide to go Indian completely.  

Spice is an intimate space, with contemporary style.  Its muted spice colours and photographs add atmosphere and warm ambience. This is a smart restaurant with gracious good looks. Emma runs front of house with professional hostess service and generous Irish hospitality. Head Chef Manoj and brother Shijo run the kitchen meticulously. Here is a true marriage of Irish and Indian cultures. The two boys make everything  from scratch. Dishes are cooked to order. Preparation is all to these guys. Both have five star hotel chef training and lengthy experience from their home in Southern India. Spices are whole and ground as needed. Pastes are made fresh daily.  Meats are gently simmered in spices to tenderise and infuse flavour. All meats come from a butcher in town. Fish is fresh as can be from a Wexford fishmonger,  and added at the last minute to the pan so it retains texture and freshness. Manoj says it’s exactly how it’s done at home.  Southern Indian dishes are a speciality, though the menu has some familiar curry choices also. Watching Manoj in the kithen making a fresh Southern Indian fish curry is watching poetry in motion. Colourful spices,  fragrant fresh herbs, lime, lemon, ginger and chilli, intensely flavoured fresh curry pastes, all ready and waiting to conjure magic. In the meantime, Shijo sets about making Naan bread.  Dough is prepared just before service. He takes a ball of it, works it gently in his hands to form the familiar flat shape, then pops it on a special padded tool to stick it to the side of the Tandoori oven. Minutes later out it comes, to be brushed with butter and sprinkled with fresh herbs. The curry is ready also. Enjoy the feast. Follow the main with a house dessert – Europe meets India here and both chefs are well able dessert cooks. You won’t find any of those typical dessert menu cards with photographs of what you hope to get. Just well constructed house desserts that have a twist of the exotic about them. 

Spice is a super spot for dinner.  Elegant and friendly and right for any occasion, intimate or group gathering. Wines complement the food. Customers are generally a happy bunch.  If you can’t eat in, grab a takeaway. Phone beforehand, and it will be ready when you want it. Freshly cooked to order like all the dishes served in the restaurant.  Spice. It’s nice.   

Visiting Information

Michelin Star: 

No

Head Chef: 

Head Chef Manoj and brother Shijo

Opening Hours: 

Monday: 17:30-23:45
Tuesday: 17:30-23:45
Wednesday: 17:30-23:45
Thursday: 17:30-23:45
Friday: 17:00-23:45
Saturday: 17:00-23:45
Sunday: 17:00-23:45

Menu

Starter

Prawn and Cod Fishcake
Minced prawn and fresh cod fishcake’s with green peas, shallots and green chillies, served with coconut and coriander chutney
€9.50
Onion Bhajis
Fresh diced onion deep fried with Indian spice’s served with shredded lettuce, mango chutney
€7.50
Chicken Tikka Samosas
Filo pastry samosas filled with chicken tikka, potato, peas, Indian spices, fresh coriander and mint
€7.95
Beef Kebab
Tandoori roasted minced beef kebab, chilli & garlic sauce
€7.95
Aloo Bonda
Pakora battered spinach & chickpea potato cakes, lightly spiced, tamarind & date chutney
€7.50
Chilli Fried Squid
Stir fried squid rings, red & green chillies, fresh ginger, garlic, lime juice and Indian spices
€8.50
Paneer and Pineapple Mini Wraps
Mini chappathi wraps filled with tandoori grill paneer, pineapple, peppers and onions served with pineapple and red onion salsa
€8.95
Indian Style Pork Spare Rib’s
Marinated in Indian spices, oven roasted in a fresh ginger, garlic & shallot sauce
€8.95
House Platter (for two sharing)
Chicken tikka, onion bhajis, prawn amritsari and pork spare ribs
€17.50

Specialities

Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori roasted marinated leg of chicken, served with pilau rice and tikka masala sauce
€17.95
South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken
Cooked with chopped fresh garlic, chillies and spices ~ slightly hot.
€15.95
Chicken Tikka Masala
Marinated chicken pieces, cooked in a tomato based sauce with Indian spices.
€15.95
Piri Piri King Prawn
King prawns marinated in Goan style spice chilli masala paste, cooked with onion, star anisse, fresh curry leaves and coconut flakes. Very Hot!
€17.95
Goan Fish Curry
Fresh sole, clams and king prawns cooked with onion, fresh ginger and green chillies, finished with coconut.
€18.50
Kerela Style ‘Roast Beef’
Kerela style stir fried beef medallions flavoured with black pepper and garam masala, finished with coconut milk
€16.95
10oz Sirloin Steak
Cooked to your liking with sauteed mushrooms & onion, baked potato or french fries, garlic butter or peppercorn sauce
€22.95
Lentil & Vegetable Dhansak
Mixed vegetable curry with lentils, Indian spices & pineapple
€14.95

Main Course

Traditional South Indian Curries
Traditional South Indian Curry, cooked with onion, ginger and green chilli, finished with coconut milk – Mild, medium or hot.

Chicken Curry
€15.50
King Prawn Curry
€17.95
King Prawn Mango Curry
€17.95
Beef Curry
€16.50
Lamb Curry
€16.50
Vegetable Curry
€13.95

Jalfrezzi Dishes
Cooked with ginger, garlic, tomato, onion and peppers to form a delicious hot & sour sauce.

Chicken Jalfrezzi
€15.50
King Prawn Jalfrezzi
€17.95
Beef Jalfrezzi
€16.50
Lamb Jalfrezzi
€16.50
Vegetable Jalfrezzi
€13.95

Madras Dishes
Cooked with tomato, lemon and almond to form a delicious sauce.

Chicken Madras
€15.50
King Prawn Madras
€17.95
Beef Madras
€16.50
Lamb Madras
€16.50
Vegetable Madras
€13.95

Vindaloo Dishes
Cooked in a hot tomato based gravy with Indian spices – Very Hot!

Chicken Vindaloo
€15.50
King Prawn Vindaloo
€17.95
Beef Vindaloo
€16.50
Lamb Vindaloo
€16.50
Vegetable Vindaloo
€13.95

Bhuna Dishes
A rich thick sauce cooked with onion, tomatoes and fresh mint leaves – Mild, medium or hot.

Chicken Bhuna
€15.50
King Prawn Bhuna
€17.95
Lamb Bhuna
€16.50
Vegetable Bhuna
€13.95

Kolhapuri Dishes
Cooked with tamarind & cashew nuts in a sweet and sour tomato based gravy.

Chicken Kolhapuri
€15.50
King Prawn Kolhapuri
€17.95
Lamb Kolhapuri
€16.50
Vegetable Kolhapuri
€13.95

Korma Dishes
These dishes are prepared with mild spices and rich cashew based cream sauce.

Chicken Korma
€15.50
King Prawn Korma
€17.50
Beef Korma
€16.50
Lamb Korma
€16.50
Vegetable Korma
€13.95

Saagwala Dishes
Spinach curry with fresh ginger, garlic and Indian spices.

Chicken Saagwala
€15.50
King Prawn Saagwala
€17.95
Lamb Saagwala
€16.50
Vegetable Saagwala
€13.95

Rogan Josh Dishes
Cooked in a tomato based sauce with coriander, chilli oil, fresh ginger & natural yoghurt.

Chicken Rogan Josh
€15.50
King Prawn Rogan Josh
€17.95
Beef Rogan Josh
€16.50
Lamb Rogan Josh
€16.50
Vegetable Rogan Josh
€13.95

Balti Pasanda Dishes
Cooked in a sauce of cashew nuts, saffron, cardamom and natural yoghurt.

Chicken Pasanda
€15.50
King Prawn Pasanda
€17.95
Beef Pasanda
€16.50
Lamb Pasanda
€16.50
Vegetable Pasanda
€13.95

Dopiaza Dishes
Cooked with red and spring onion, fresh ginger and green chillies.

Chicken Dopiaza
€15.50
King Prawn Dopiaza
€17.95
Beef Dopiaza
€16.50
Lamb Dopiaza
€16.50
Vegetable Dopiaza
€13.95

Biryani Dishes
All lightly spiced, fried with basmati rice, Indian spices, sultanas and cashew nuts. Served with vegetable curry sauce, raita and poppodom.

Chicken Biryani
€16.50
King Prawn Biryani
€17.50
Lamb Biryani
€17.50
Vegetable Biryani
€14.95

***** Our beef is 100% Irish origin. *****
***** 10% service charge on parties of 6 or more *****

Children’s Menu

€9.95
Curry – Chicken, Beef or Lamb Curry Served with Rice or Chips

Korma -Chicken Beef or Lamb Korma Served with Rice or Chips

Chicken Tikka Masala Served with Rice or Chips

Fresh Boneless Fish Goujons, Served with Chips

Breaded Chicken Goujons, Served with Chips

Fresh Fruit Salad & Ice-Cream

Ice-Cream & Chocolate Sauce

Accompaniments

Basmati Rice
€2.75
Pilau Rice
€2.95
Brown Rice
€2.95
Naan Bread
€2.95
Garlic Naan Bread
€3.50
Cheese Naan Bread
€3.50
Peshwari Naan Bread (prepared with almonds, sultanas & coconut)
€3.50
Keema Naan Bread (prepared with fragrantly spiced minced meat)
€3.95
Chappathi
€2.95
Aloo Gobhi
€4.00
Aloo Jeera
€4.00
Aloo Saag
€4.00
Dhal Fry
€5.00
Raita
€2.50
Poppodom (1) Inc. Dips
€1.00
French Fries
€2.95
Tossed Mixed Salad
€3.75
Our beef is 100% Irish origin.
10% service charge on parties of 6 or more

DESSERT SELECTION

Carrot Halwa
Traditional Indian dessert of grated carrot, saffron, cardamom, sultanas and cashew nuts – Served with vanilla ice-cream
€6.50
Individual Apple and Almond Tartlet, Creme Anglaise & Vanilla Ice-Cream
€6.50
Citrus Lemon Tart Served with Fresh Cream
€6.50
Warm Chocolate & Walnut Brownie Served with Vanilla Ice-Cream
€6.50
Fresh Fruit Salad, Natural Yoghurt & Poppy Seeds
€6.50
Selection of Ice-Cream
€6.50

AFTER DINNER BEVERAGES

COFFEE
€2.50
CAPPUCCINO
€2.50
CAFE MOCHA
€2.75
CAFE LATTE
€2.75
TEA
€2.50
HERBAL TEAS
€2.50
IRISH COFFEE / FRENCH COFFEE / BAILEY’S COFFEE
€6.50

BEVERAGES

Cobra Beer – 330ml
€3.95
Cobra Beer – 600ml
€6.50
Heineken – 330ml
€3.95
Budweiser – 330ml
€3.95
Bulmers – 330ml
€3.95
Sparkling / Still Water 300ml
€2.75
Sparkling / Still Water 750ml
€3.75
Soft Drinks
€2.50
Lassi – Sweet / Salt / Masala
- See more at: http://www.spicerestaurant.net/spice-menu/#sthash.H69qv1GV.dpuf

Cuisine: 

  • Indian

Facilities: 

  • All major credit cards accepted / Early Bird / Takeaway - Delivery Service