A Culinary Journey at Cafe Spice Namaste

Cafe Spice Namaste

Cafe Spice Namaste Address: 1-2 Lower Dock Walk, London, E16 2GT
Nearest Station: Gallions Reach (DLR)
Tel:020 7488 9242

Cafe Spice Namaste is a family-oriented restaurant that serves Indian food with a European twist. Based in Royal Albert Wharf, close to City Airport. You have a stunning river view and docks to dine on. This restaurant is a colourful tapestry weaved with a variety of flavours and cultural influences. Nestled inside this colourful mosaic is Cafe Spice Namaste, a culinary gem that captivates customers with its unique take on Indian cuisine and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Chef Cyrus draws inspiration from his Indian and Parsi roots to create dishes that tantalise the taste buds and awaken the senses.

Cafe Spice Namaste Experience

I was kindly invited to this restaurant to dine with a plus one and was given a shared plate to taste different dishes. The drive here was quick because it was close to my house. When I entered the restaurant, I asked for the owners, but they were upstairs, so the staff directed us to our seat instead.

As I browsed the menu, the chef, Cyrus Todiwala, and his wife, Pervin, approached us to greet us and assured us that they would look after us. This made it easier to pick which foods to prepare because everything was done according to their expectations. I had a brief talk with Pervin, during which we discovered that we were both from India and lived near where my parents were raised.

The restaurant's vivid decor and excellent service provide an intimate yet lively atmosphere that is ideal for everything from informal parties to memorable events.Cafe Spice Namaste also serves a variety of tantalising mains, ranging from juicy tandoori meals to aromatic curries. Each dish is masterfully made using the best ingredients, resulting in a symphony of flavours with each taste.

Interiors of Namaste Spice Cafe
Interiors of Namaste Spice Cafe


What we had Bite size of at Cafe Spice Namaste:

  • Lamb Cutlets (£12)
  • Halloumi Shaslik (£9)
  • Bombay Cheese Chilli Toast (£9)
  • Roast Chicken Cafreal Zambeziana (£9)
  • Mango Lassi
  • Beetroot Samosa (£9)
  • Keralan Chicken Biryani (£16)
  • Bebinca (£9)
  • Zafrani Creme Brulee (£8)
  • Masala Tea (£5)

All of the meals listed above came on a sharing plate, so we had four items on one plate.


The drink options here were pretty restricted. However, Mango Lassi were a good choice. We were given one Strawberry Mocktail and Lassi to start while the dinner was being cooked. I preferred the mango lassi over the mocktail, but my wife thought the opposite.

Mango Lassi and Mocktail

Sharing Plates at Cafe Spice Namaste

This was a plate filled with various starters that offered a sample of the menu. Halloumi Shashlik cubes, Lamb Samosa, and Mango Salad are all on display here. All three meals were great, and I especially enjoyed the presentation of the halloumi shashlik and samosa.

The Halloumi was a classic tandoor marinated halloumi, grilled with cubes of onion and peppers.

The Samosa was served with chutneys and chickpeas vermicelli.

Starter Sharing


Our mains arrived in a similar fashion to the starters, in a little piece on a platter.

First, we tried the Bombay's Cheese Chilli Toast, which was created with five different cheeses and a kick of spice.

Second, we got the Lamb Cutlets, which were the lamb chops. We enjoyed the juicy bite size. Marinated with ginger essence and spices.

The Ginger Prawn Balls were the third item, which were frittered diced King prawns with minced garlic, chilli, and ginger and tossed in an Indo-Chinese hot garlic sauce.

The final item was the Roast Chicken Cafreal Zambeziana. A garlic and fresh herb marinated chicken is grilled and served on pressed potatoes with herb dressing.
Mains in a Bitesize Plate
Mains in a Bitesize Plate

Kerala Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani was on my list of things to eat here, we had the option of ordering a full pot or a bite portion because we were already stuffed from the previous dishes. We chose the smaller version to accommodate desserts. This was also a wonderful presentation, with excellent delivery.

Chicken is cooked with entire spices, shallots, and yoghurt, then combined with basmati rice and steamed. Served with mixed raita and ginger-tomato chutney.

Kerala Chicken Biryani


The sweets were decent; I especially enjoyed the Bombay Creme Caramel with Ice Cream. The soft pancake with ice cream was sweet and delicious. Again, the presentation was excellent!

Multi-layered Portuguese inspired Goan coconut pancake warmed and served with Vanilla Ice-cream.

Bombay Creme Caramel
Bombay Creme Caramel.

This dish was okay, there weren't many dessert options on the menu, so we decided to try it, but I wasn't particularly fond of it.

Creme brûlée flavoured with saffron, ginger and cardamom.

Zafrani Creme Brulee
Zafrani Creme Brulee

Masala Tea

Finally, after eating all of the food, I needed some refreshment, so I ordered Masala Tea similar to what we have at home. When you purchase this, it comes in a teapot that may be shared by two people.

Masala Tea


Food: 9 out of 10
Service: 10 out of 10
Price: 7 out of 10
Experience: 10 out of 10
Presentation: 10 out of 10

Overall: I’ve given Cafe Namaste Spice a 9.2 out of 10.

To summarise, Cafe Spice Namaste is more than just a restaurant. It's a culinary trip that highlights the diversity and depth of Indian cuisine. With its inventive meals, genuine hospitality, and commitment to sustainability, it's no surprise that Cafe Spice Namaste is still a popular destination for foodies in London and beyond. I thought the meal, service, and presentation were excellent. The idea of sharing was fantastic, and the presentation of each dish showed that they had made an effort to make it seem attractive.

If you're shopping in Beckton or searching for a night out to eat, look no further than Cafe Namaste Spice.

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Adil Musa
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