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Spice of India and Little India, Paquis


Being English, one of few things I used to miss about living in Geneva is a good curry. Not any more…

Over the last six years I have been a regular at Little India and Spice of India (the newer sister restaurant).

Spice of India1Spice of India is located on the busy Rue de Lausanne in the Paquis area whilst Little India is tucked away on a quieter side street on Rue de Prieure (in the same area).

The food and welcoming service is pretty much identical in both restaurants although the decor and ambiance is slightly different. The cuisine is from Northern India, the Punjab region.

Personally, I prefer the warmer traditional decor in Little India and the quieter outdoor terrace in the summer months. However, Spice of India is the one which is open for lunch (including Sundays).

The service is friendly and welcoming (it always helps if you are a regular!). When they first opened, one of the things that I didn’t like initially was that they didn’t serve poppadums (now they do!).

Spice of India 2The curries are freshly prepared and the menu is excellent with classic curry dishes plus specials including Chicken Punjabi, with a blend of sauces and the milder Butter Chicken with almonds (which my wife loves).

I also am partial to the spicier Chicken Jalfrezi (they can make the curries spicy according to taste). The quality of the meat is very good with large pieces of chicken and the sauces tasty without being oily or overpowering.

Today, we visited for lunch – I had the menu of the day which looked good value at 18 CHF. It comprised of Lamb Madras and Rice with Naan bread and yoghurt and mint sauce. The portion of lamb was small but it was very tasty and ideal for lunch. To accompany I took a Kingfisher beer.

Spice of India 3In total for lunch we spent around 40 CHF per person (including drinks, coffee but without wine).

For dinner, you are usually served a complimentary welcome drink and poppadom. Occasionally you may also be served a complimentary digestif.

As is often the case in Geneva, it’s always more expensive than other major cities but I always leave Little India or Spice of India having enjoyed my dinner.

As ever, I will return (probably next week).



Rue de Lausanne 29
1201 Genève
022 732 71 81




Rue de Prieure 20


About the Author

Originally from the UK, I have a legal background. I have been in the Geneva area since 2005 and love the mountains, the lake and the quality of life here. The Winter snow sports are fantastic and the Summer season is full of festivals, outdoor sports, picnics and barbecues. I have met some great people here from all of the world. Geneva is a cosmopolitan city with lots of cultural events and good restaurants and bars and I hope that through Biskotti I can share a few hidden places I have discovered…