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Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JF, England
0129722203
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A bit Fawlty Towers but good food !

Very good curry but it is true the service is a little odd ! Friendly but slightly Basil Fawlty, I definitely wouldn't be brave enough to complain, but we didn't have to as the meal was very good !

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
roseh395
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London, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I love Indian food, indeed trying food from anyway in the world so can be a bit fussy. I could fault this restaurant at all over two visits. The different curry's we had were spot on, tasty and plentiful. The staff were helpful, generous and knowledgeable. Absolutely no complaints at all and can't see how it could be better.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very good curry but it is true the service is a little odd ! Friendly but slightly Basil Fawlty, I definitely wouldn't be brave enough to complain, but we didn't have to as the meal was very good !

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Quite a nice curry. Full of fresh chillies, garlic nan good as was the popadoms and chutneys. Service good, friendly staff.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really beautifully cooked food, great service and very friendly. We went on a Monday slightly out of season but we're none the less very happy.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited while holidaying in Beer on Fri 10th April with my 9yr old son. A lovely warm welcome and the guys were grt with my son even giving him extra chocolates. I ordered Chicken Korma with rice and a garlic nam and my son had the sirloin steak. We ate the lot and it was delicious. We will return in... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Being from the midlands I like to think I know a thing or two about curry, and tend to think anything outside of Birmingham or Bradford as not having a chance. Tonight's curry was absolutely gorgeous, blew anything out of the water I've had at home. The special lamb jalfrezi was perfectly spiced and just the right hot whilst the... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Once again a visit to the Spice Merchant in Beer has proved to be well worth it. The Owner, who remembered what we have eaten there in the past, recommended some dishes he thought we would like, and he was right. I like to taste the different flavours in Indian food rather than the heat and this meal was perfect.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We are regular visitors to the Spice Merchant, we have been to Indian restaurants right across the UK and can honestly say this is the best food we have ever had. The owner is a nice young man who is keen to please and will even make you a special dish if requested. The waiters are polite and courteous, one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As a regular to the Spice Merchant over the past 7 years I would recommend the food and service to anyone. The Owner is a kind and good humoured young man who will help you in any way he can, including making a special dish if asked. The staff are helpful, one young man in particular who has learning difficulties... More 

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Like many other reviewers we found the staff strange, sinister is not the word. The food was very good and they went out of their way to make food enticing for our grandkids, the only problem was that the restaurant was very cold. I got the distinct impression that if we went again the staff would treat us like long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Seaton  >  Beer
  • Phone Number: 0129722203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?