We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spice Merchant

$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JF, England
0129722203
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 138 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Quite nice.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Alison C
,
San Diego, California
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seaton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

As regular consumers of Indian food, this was our first visit here. We found the service very friendly and the staff have a sense of humour. The food was plentiful and very, very good. The bill for two of us was around £35 with drinks so standard prices. All in all, a good experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food wasn't good, disappointng they couldn't make a decent curry, staff arre a bit odd, didn't understand the humour, but they were trying- I think!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Spice Merchant also viewed

 

Been to Spice Merchant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Spice Merchant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?