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Spice Merchant

Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JF, England
0129722203
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Ranked #10 of 13 Restaurants in Beer
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had the misfortune of eating at the restaurant & I strongly recommend that you avoid it at ALL costs! The staff have no concept of good service which was apparent when it took them over 15 minutes just to take our drinks order. The poppadoms were served without plates & were finally brought to us after the third request.... More

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Worcestershire, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went on a particularly busy evening, excellent meal and pleasant surroundings. Because it was busy the service was a little slow, but apologies given.

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Measham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a relaxed Sunday evening. Good food and friendly service. Although restaurant was busy bank holiday weekend the service was good and food was very good.

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Bexleyheath Kent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a very good meal in this restaurant at a reasonable price. The service was warm and welcoming. Decor is in need of an update - I thought it could have been a bit more plush but the food made up for this

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

To be honest, I'm never a fan of the lone Indian/Chinese restaurant in a seaside town; not enough competition, drab flavours because the locals "can't take the heat" etc. has, more than a couple of times, ended in poor experiences for us. However, given that we were up against the Beer Regatta Week crowd (who swamped every other eatery in... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our table was filthy and covered in stains. I counted at least four flys buzzing around, one of which ended up landing in my coke. When I politely asked for a new drink the waiter asked "Why - is it flat?" I told him to look in the glass at which point he saw the fly and loudly swore (in... More

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have been visiting Beer for many years and always had to travel to Seaton for a curry, then along came the Spice Merchant replacing the traditional Smugglers Haunt restaurant. The food here is tasty, reasonable priced and I would recommend.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hello again Folks, If you find the review of help, please click the helpful green button at the end of the review. Ta. We dined here on the evening of Friday 1st August, 2014. I pre booked the table via e mail and everything worked just fine. I spoke to a local in a bar before setting off for the... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a great meal, food tasty and plentiful , staff friendly and price reasonable . Nice atmosphere. Easy parking and if you arrive after 6pm and park in the yellow bays it's free until 8am otherwise it's 50p for 30 minutes .

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Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to Beer for nearly 20 years now and with the lack of quality Indian food in the immediate vicinity, as a Brummie it was quite frustrating!! Then came the Spice Merchant. I have been going here since the restaurant opened and I feel now is the time to review on here because the food and atmosphere... More

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