Located above a pet shop, with a narrow door leading up steep stairs to the first floor dining room (lift available), arrival at Indie Spice may not seem promising - but, once you have walked past the open kitchen to your table, it quickly becomes obvious that the warm and stylish interior promises something a little special.
The room is large, with striking contemporary décor, but divided into smaller sections and with low lighting giving a sense of intimacy. Service at this county Dublin restaurants prompt and courteous, with poppadoms and dips brought to your table right away.
With a long and interesting menu, offering a wide variety of dishes in familiar styles (Tandoor, Biriyani etc), the chef's specialities are recommended, especially for first time visitors not familiar with the menu.
Recommended dishes include a well-flavoured starter of Salmon Gulnar, (fresh salmon rolled in ground herbs then baked with ginger and honey) and a main course of Moghlai Lamb with Sultana, a delicate yet richly flavoured dish with spices of cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, cardamom and cinnamon, served with excellent Peshwaree Naan and Pilau Rice.
This is a pleasing restaurant and, given the long opening hours, may be a useful place for travellers using the airport to know about.