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

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seaton, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Interesting restaurant, looks a bit like an Italian Restaurant from outside, but inside 'old world charm' meets Indian charm. Food excellent, prices good, waiter strange.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visit Beer three or four times a year and a visit here is always a must. This is some of the best traditional Indian restaurant food we have eaten anywhere in England. Our favorites are their pickles, prawn puris and special anything. We have always had good friendly service weather we are here in the height of the season... 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?