Spice of Hampstead

About Spice of Hampstead

The Spice of Hampstead opened back in 1995 following the success of the still popular Cinnamon Spice near Baker Street. Like its sister restaurant, it’s a rather lovely neighbourhood-feel space with bright, light and modern white walls and wooden floors. Plain cutlery and elegant wooden chairs nod to the traditional. Specialties include a hot chicken haryali and lamb chop tandoori (a dry dish), accompanied by a glass of the house white or a nice pinotage from an interesting international list of 11 whites and 11 reds. Friendly waiters are dressed in a shirt and tie, while the waitress wears a traditional shalwar kameez. Best tables are either by the window or near the bar.

Full a la carte


Assorted Indian snacks (assortment of mixed tandoori platter) - £6.25
Chicken or lamb tikka nawabi(boneless pieces of chicken or lamb grilled in tandoor. Served with salad) - £3.25
Shahi Sheek kebab - £3.25
King prawn suka (specially spiced king prawn grilled in clay oven then stir fried in butter) - £4.95
King prawn butterfly (king prawn, egg, bread crumb, mint sauce fried in butter. Served with salad) - £4.95
Prawn moni puree - £4.25
King prawn puree (delicately spiced king prawn served on puree bread) - £4.95
Bombay chat - £2.95
malai palak pakora - £2.95

Main Course

Tandoori king prawn (specially marinated king prawn grilled in clay oven, served with fresh salad) - £9.75
Tandoori spring lamb (specially marinated in a special sauce & spice grilled in a tandoor) - £7.45
Tandoori trout (marinated in special spice then grilled in tandoor) - £7.95
Chicken or lamb tikka (boneless pieces of marinated chicken or lamb grilled in tandoor, served with salad) - £6.25
Murg afgani (two pieces of chicken marinated with spices & herbs, yoghurt & grilled in a tandoor, served with salad) - £7.25
Chicken or lamb tikka massala (delicately flavoured & cooked in chef's special
recipe sauce. Fairly mild, very popular dish) - £7.25
Chicken or lamb jalfrezi (cooked with fresh spices, fresh green chillies & herbs in a fairly hot sauce) - £6.95
Machi massala (fillets of fresh water fish marinated in spices & herbs, then cooked with tomatoes & a hint of garlic) - £7.95
Samunder mahi massala (whole pomfret fish marinated in spices, herbs & grilled in a tandoor, cooked in massala sauce) - £7.95
Chicken makhnee (pieces of chicken breast stuffed with minced lamb cooked with egg & massala sauce. Mild) - £7.45
Chicken pasanda (tender slices of chicken breast marinated & cooked
in special sauce, almonds & mild spices. Very mild) - £6.95
Butter chicken (tender slices of chicken breast cooked in butter & mild sauce) - £6.95
Muglai chicken (tender slices of chicken breast cooked with mild spices and in creamy sauce) - £7.25
King prawn bhuna (delicately spiced king prawns in medium-dry sauce) - £8.95
Vegetable dhansak (vegetables cooked with lentils in a hot, sweet & slightly sour sauce) - £4.95


Additional Information


448 Finchley Road, Child’s Hill, NW2 2HY

Nearest tube:

Golders Green

Average Price:

Under £24/€34

Opening times:

Mon - Sun 6pm - 11.30pm

Dress Code: