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Curry Crab, Caribbean Food, Trinidad - Spiced Roots, Oxford,

Spiced Roots

4.8
4.8
312 Reviews
£26 to £40
Caribbean
Two things we hold dear at Spiced Roots are the quality and authenticity of our offering. Our expertly crafted food menu showcases a bold take on classic dishes from across the Caribbean region, whilst introducing new and innovative plates. These are put together in an authentic Caribbean Style, using the highest quality, fresh, locally and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Our cocktails reflect the best in Rum, taking influence from long held West Indian drinking traditions. For the discerning Rum drinker, our constantly evolving Sipping Rum selection of well over 100 rums highlights the best the Caribbean has to offer.

The restaurant is cozy and has a fun and vibrant atmosphere with a soundtrack to match.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01865 249888

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Neighborhood Gem

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romantic

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambiance

  • Oxford

    Best Value

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  1. A

    Adrian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely cocktails. And on and on and on
  2. e

    emalrola

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  3. CB

    ChrisB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time back, just as good, great food and drinks, and great service, will be back.
  4. D

    Daniel

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Great experience.
  5. SD

    SandraD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food including vegan options! Great service, welcoming, warm and friendly without being intrusive.
  6. ID

    ID67

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, which was all cooked to perfection and tasty, would highly recommend the lamb chops!
  7. G

    Gemmab

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing authentic food with amazing cocktails..always a favourite of ours down the cowley Rd
  8. SD

    SDuBois

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s not even been 24 hours and I want to come back.
  9. JJ

    JustJane

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit & I will definitely be going back & so should you! Amazing food full of flavour & great presentation. Service was excellent & good value for money.
  10. R

    Rumpunchlover

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good cocktails, we had a great time
  11. R

    Reats

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing food. Very yummy. Loved the jerk chicken especially.
  12. D

    Drea

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    **Delicious food and drink, fabulous staff and super service all for an unbelievable price...!** An avid Caribbean cook myself; my partner and I made the journey from London to find this little gem…. and oh what a joy it was!! The restaurant was ‘small but mighty’ and easy to find with an abundance of parking close by. The service was friendly, prompt and efficient; the food was beautifully presented and generously portioned as was the alcohol content of the delicious drinks from the rum bar! If pushed really REALLY hard, the only complaint I could possibly make would be… your restaurant is over an hour’s drive away.. can’t you move closer..?! We took a handful of business cards and have already spread the word of this delectable experience with our friends and family (we’ll be expecting commission..!). The whole experience was just perfect from start to finish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…! 😊
  13. AD

    AvrilD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Suffice looked after us amazingly and made us feel very welcome, we will be back
  14. o

    oxfordgirl

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous, as always! We went to Spiced Roots to celebrate my graduation and it was a lovely atmosphere, great food and great service
  15. AE

    AliceE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible and we'll be coming back soon
  16. CB

    ChrisB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic good rum cocktails, nice little restaurant it’s a must book, will definitely be back
  17. E

    Elena

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Definitely the best restaurant in Oxford, hands down!
  18. PM

    PaulM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really lovely - as usual. Delicious food and very friendly staff. A great evening! Thank you.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is outstanding and food is amazing! We went twice during our stay in Oxford
  20. LP

    LindaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, very helpful and friendly staff, overall wonderful experience, thank you.
  21. SC

    SuzyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening at the Spiced Roots, staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Good range of choice of menus, as we had a party of meat /fish and veggie lovers!! Too full to all have the temping desserts so did a share - the rum cake and ice cream was really good. many thanks
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a special little place with a delightful, hardworking staff that serves up immensely satisfying food and drink. Our only complaint is the same one we have had with every small dinner venue we’ve been to in Oxford: they seem to want you to leave almost as soon as you’ve sat down and ordered. Now, I don’t need to linger for hours, but I would have enjoyed being able to have a cocktail and appetizer prior to ordering my second cocktail and main course. As it was, they asked us to order everything all together (something to do with the kitchen needing to keep sides and mains sorted). They did let us wait until our rum drinks (gorgeous) and starter were served to order our main courses. Still, the fantastic goat curry was on the table before our first drink was halfway consumed. Some places will tell you ahead of time that you can’t have the table longer than 60 or 90 minutes, and that’s fine because I know ahead of time what to expect. Here at Spiced Roots we were in and out in 45 minutes or less (it cost about 1.25 pounds per minute for the two of us). It was such a disappointment because it was the place I was most looking forward to dining at during the whole of our three weeks in the UK. I booked early on a Friday, but perhaps another night would have been better. BTW- although the place started to fill up around 5:45-6, there were at least two free tables and four counter seats empty when we left at 6:15 or so. I highly recommend the place for its tasty dishes and fun drinks, but come prepared to be in and out fairly quickly.
  23. BA

    BabulAli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at the restaurant. I ordered the Curried goat which was very nice. I definitely would recommend.
  24. r

    roggybloggy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very small restaurant with big flavours and portions. The staff are delightful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wanted some good food and discovered this amazing Caribbean place! We’ll be back before we leave Oxford!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wow! Spiced Roots was one of the better dining experiences I’ve had recently. For starters I had the aubergine dish, which was arguably the best starter I’ve EVER had. The depth of flavour was intense. I had the goat curry for the mains. I hadn’t previously tried goat so seeing it on the menu, there was no other choice! Revolutionary. Up there with the best curries I’ve had. The rum cake for dessert was sublime and the rum punch I had has really awakened me to the joys of good rum cocktails. Overall, I would heartedly recommend Spiced Roots to anyone visiting Oxford. Well priced and food up there with the best in the city.
  27. TE

    TanE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was tasty and filling, great Trini Doubles and Rum Punch. Good selection on the menu, I also ordered to take away. Service was attentive. Would definitely recommend.
  28. C

    Cheska

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A party of 7 of us, some veggie, all had a brilliant evening here. Everyone loved their food and drinks, and the staff were great, and very helpful. It was a nice, friendly atmosphere, where we could easily chat. Highly recommend. Thank you!
  29. j

    jtreviews

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Out experience was really good. The food was amazing if a bit on the tame side, service was attentive and the atmosphere was great.
  30. MB

    MarinaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place, nice atmosphere, good food: we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
  31. CG

    CristinaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super good food, jerck chicken was delicious, and good cocktail too
  32. SW

    SophieW

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and drinks. Great atmosphere and music and lovely staff! ❤️
  33. SW

    SomeoneWasHere

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Good value for money.
  34. A

    Anne

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Oxford! 5 of us went and managed to try almost all the starters and mains - each one more delicious than the next! And beautifully presented too. Also - the cocktails are divine.
  35. CG

    ChiaraG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Oxford. I just love their food and cocktails
  36. FF

    FloraF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great vibe, lovely staff. Definitely an Oxford must !
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food, character and drinks is lovely.The menu has truest tasty food. I would happily go again.
  38. LM

    LauraM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! I look forward to visiting again soon.
  39. S

    Stoblets

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely evening. Very relaxed ambiance with delicious food. Would def recommend…
  40. SS

    SaraS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the chilled atmosphere and service, made for a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Fab Bob Marley soundtrack. Would recommend the jerk chicken, it was so tender!! Definitely a must visit whilst in Oxford!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spiced Roots offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 249888.

Spiced Roots is rated 4.8 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Spiced Roots does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Spiced Roots

64 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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