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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

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Strange, but very good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Richard D
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 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.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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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!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Me and my friends have been coming to this place for quite a few years now, and until now both the food and service have been very good. After we'd been seated in the relatively quiet restaurant we were instantly asked what we wanted to drink, 10 minutes later several flat and sour tasting beers arrived , served with hate... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I often eat Indian food several times a week, both at restaurants and home-cooked. I've been to the Spice Merchant in Beer a few times over the years, and have stopped short of writing a review until now. Unfortunately the last couple of visits have been very mediocre and have prompted a negative write up. In short, the food was... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food was really really good but a little expensive, however you get what you pay for. Very clean, service very good, actually had a good dry white wine!!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Have eaten in here and had take always and both are always excellent. There is a very good selection of food to choose from, and very good value with huge portions.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Spice Merchant is a fantastic Indian restaurant, the selection is superb and the food is brilliant, both eating in or taking away. There is only one problem, and unfortunately it is problem enough that we will never eat in again. The majority of the staff are great, friendly, polite and quick with your order. However there is one member... 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
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?