Spiced Roots

4.9
124 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 highlights the best the Caribbean has to offer. Our Wine List consists entirely of New World wines, perfectly pairing with our menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 124 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MonikaB
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best vegetarian curry I have had in years. Friendly service, a chilled vibe. Will definitely come again.

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GeorgieH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional authentic Caribbean food, great atmosphere, brilliant service, can highly recommend!

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Aliya
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and tasty food.Definitely recommend.

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BerniW
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were both awesome, highly recommend

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KatieG
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfectly cooked. And eve cocktails were a treat too!
Really good, relaxed atmosphere and great service.
Will 100% be going back.

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Phil
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great people. Best dark n stormy I’ve ever had, and that’s coming from a bermudian.

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SueB
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a weekend break in Oxford and did the normal trip advisor check to pick somewhere for dinner. Spiced Roots was one of the top picks and we love Caribbean food so thought we’d give it a go. Really pleased we did, starters of jerk chicken spring rolls and salt fish croquettes were delicious. My main course of goat curry was amazingly tender. Also had the cocktail of the day which was a watermelon cooler. Loved it all. Reggae music in the background, excellent service - really chilled evening.

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Nathan
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Food is excellent, staff are a delight and the menu is varied and vegan friendly.

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Irish
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and overall experience. Will definitely be coming back

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JulieK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !
Great atmosphere!
Great service !
Thanks

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GemmaG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed our evening at spiced roots. The food was incredible and we would highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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SabrenaD
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my Fiancé have been wanting to try this place out for a while and we are really glad we did!! Perfect cooking, couldn’t fault anything. Thanks for making us feel so welcome, we will DEFINITELY be coming back!!!!

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simonnb
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent in every way. I have eaten in many Michelin star restaurants where the food and service wasn't nearly as good as in Spiced Root. All of the food was delicious with excellent balance of spices and depth of flavour, well presented. The rum cocktails were phenomenal. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu the rum and the processes that gave us such a good evening.

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MissNini
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner went last night after being recommended by family! So glad we found this place.. the food was AMAZING 10/10 and their RUM PUNCH 20/20 definitely going back! The flavours in the food were mouth watering!

Staff were all so friendly and the vibes were just right!

Thank you!

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EdenC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was fantastic, food portions were big and definitely worth paying for. Such nice people who run spiced roots and the vibe is always good too!

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vipJaneB
Oxford
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The food was extremely good and beautifully presented.

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laurah
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible vegan food, the most delicious meal I've ever eaten. Great atmosphere and wow strong delicious cocktails

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Lynnd
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous experience..fun and upbeat!
Thoroughly recommended

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SarahP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and rum cocktails with warm and welcoming staff.
A fabulous evening thank you

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Latitia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presented the food really well and very tasty.

I will definitely be visiting again

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JohnH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely friendly venue, amazing staff. Would definitely recommend

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DeborahE
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit to Spiced Roots (only because lockdown has kept me away) and it was just as delicious and friendly as my first. I live in Banbury and took friends from Leamington Spa so it was a 2hr round trip for us but so worth it. This is a gem of a restaurant, authentic flavours with a modern vibe. We had saltfish croquettes-delicious, smoked baigan-amazing, trini doubles-delicious, octopus salad-amazing, oxtail-amazing, ital roti-delicious, green pawpaw curry bodi-delicious. The staff were also amazing, thank guys for a lovely time. I’ll be back!

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seany
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve written a review and I don’t eat out food I can cook. But this place right here!
1. my feet and hips couldn’t stop moving because of the music
2. Staff are authentic nice
3. It’s actual jerk! Smoked, barrel and wood! Not just sauce! I repeat…” Di som’em real jerk “
4. It’s not just Jamaican or trini food..the whole ah islands yuh guh yam!
5. The day after will make you play Dennis brown and Gregory issac
6. I wasn’t sure how many points I was going to make but I’m here now…but RUM! Make sure you drink all the rums and don’t miss any out
7. In south London we don’t have this! Let that one boil
8……if your reading this review and you haven’t booked already go sit in the corner with dunce hat cah we nuh hav time fi show unu tings and pattern yah! Cha

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food; great, friendly staff, and a fantastic atmosphere! Definitely try jerk chicken!

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HeidiC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit experience. Everything about this place is fab. Great atmosphere, background tunes, friendly staff. The food is delicious and omg the rum cocktails … you are guaranteed to leave this place smiling and looking forward to coming back.

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RobbH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, staff were very helpful to explain what’s on offer. Would recommend to anyone who loves Caribbean food or wants to try it.

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LindaC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small but lovely atmospheric restaurant. If you enjoy caribbean food you should love this. Jerk Lamb with mac n cheese was fabulous as was the goat curry. If we lived in Oxford we would visit regularly.

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AliW
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service.
Booked ahead even though we went on a Monday evening, so glad I did!
Best mojito I’ve had in a long long time and banana bread to die for!

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MCArt
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, beautifully presented, great cocktails and really great service. Friendly, relaxed and all round super.

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FraserS
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, will be coming back as soon as I can. Food is 10/10, really authentic and delicious. Service is great, all the staff were polite and helpful. Their selection of rum drinks are all really good, could even go just for cocktails! Ambiance is well balanced, music loud enough to appreciate but doesn't drown out conversation.

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DavidB
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe

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AnnaJ
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely happy with the service and food of course. Highly recommended

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LauraF
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Caribbean food I have experience. Curried goat was A+, with a great atmosphere with a wide selection of Caribbean drinks. Would recommend spiced roots for anyone wanted to experience a true Caribbean cuisine.

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KimeshaB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service , treated me and friends well , food was amazing !!

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M63479
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely thought out food and cocktails, very friendly waiters!

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the atmosphere of the place, the staff were so polite and offered a unique service felt very serene, they got it just right! The food was delicious, beautifully presented, plus there was a great selection of different foods on the menu, both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Same for the drinks which were absolutely delicious! We ordered from the rum bar. We had such a great evening.

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Nick
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and ambience. Very interesting menu and the dishes we ate were all outstanding: tasty and well presented. Good cocktails, short but decent wine list. The restaurant is a gem, will be returning shortly.

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DawnB
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious! The portion was quite big, but the staff were happy to give my a box to take some of it home.
The service was friendly and polite.
Would definitely recommend and return

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YahelG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus salad is so delicious! The lamb jerk super soft, plus with the fried plantain, to die for!

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KenW
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Spiced Roots was exceptional.This is my second visit and each time has been a pleasurable experience.The service,food and drinks are truly brilliant.I’ll be visiting again soon.Thanks Spiced Roots.

FAQs

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

Spiced Roots is rated 4.9 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.