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Meraz Cafe

#1,120 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#1,207 of 18,677 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Spitalfields
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
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56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
0207 247 6999
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Meraz philosophy has not changed since 1974, it remains one of respect...
The Meraz philosophy has not changed since 1974, it remains one of respect for cooking tradition, from which is born a consistency and an aversion to fads that is greatly appreciated by all. A respect for the patron's palate and comfort, innovating and striving to bring the best in service, atmosphere and presentation, and a passion for introducing Handi Cooked Foods to an ever growing audience.Unusual for Brick Lane, Meraz encourages BYOB.
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  • 72
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Brick Lane Eatery!

Favorite restaurant on (technically just off) Brick Lane! We ate there regularly when we lived in the area. The owner/manager is super friendly, and always found a way to work with us when we brought large groups. All of the food is excellent! Can't go wrong. Awesome that it is BYOB. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Favorite restaurant on (technically just off) Brick Lane! We ate there regularly when we lived in the area. The owner/manager is super friendly, and always found a way to work with us when we brought large groups. All of the food is excellent! Can't go wrong. Awesome that it is BYOB. Great for takeout too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious food here and friendly service at competitive prices. I had a mixed grill starter which I shared with my fellow diner followed by a chicken bhuna and roti. Perfect. If you are in the mood for a curry and a relaxed atmosphere then Meraz Cafe is for you. This restaurant is just off the main street of Brick Lane.

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boogiebeebie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had read about this place online and we were not disappointed. It's nit a big place but the food is amazing and the service is superb. The guy who runs the place has a fantastic attitude and makes you feel really at home. All the food has that fantastic home cooked taste and doesn't have all the unnecessary additions... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having been to Brick Lane before and being confused by each and every restaurant boasting the 'best curry' and award winning accolades I did some research first and this restaurant had good reviews. The eating space is limited (more a cafe than a restaurant in size) but good for couples and small groups. I was not disappointed in my choice... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great dinner, good prices, lovely environment and marvelous staff. I'm almost temped to eat there again tomorrow night, my last night in London!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Small place on a small street; big flavor none the less. Was extremely surprised at how affordable this was, especially for London. They even let you bring your own alcohol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The place does not look like much, somewhat hidden in a side street. It was empty when we entered so got served fast. More people arrived soon, and the single waiter was very busy at times, but still ok. The food was tasty and filling, very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a very goood Indian restaurant in the Bricklane area. Probably because it is on a side road, it actually has a much quieter and pleasant atmosphere. Courteous service and very good quality food all comes for a good price. I've been there with parents and friends on multiple occasion and several of my friends have hence gone back.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Meraz is my favourite place to eat on (well, off) Brick Lane. It's different than many of the others since it's small and more like a neighbourhood 'caff' but that's why I like it. The portions are smaller and cheaper (great if there's just you or one other or you want to try a lot of things). My favourite dishes... More 

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Devon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Just off Brick Lane, in Hanbury Street, is this unpretentious small cafe serving simple but well cooked Indian food - lamb was tender and juicy, the sauce was well balanced, complex and tasty without being overspiced. the tarka dall was great, peshwari naan was light and tasty without being either dry or greasy. Service was friendly but unintrusive. Take your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighborhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: 0207 247 6999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Bangladeshi

Description

The Meraz philosophy has not changed since 1974, it remains one of respect for cooking tradition, from which is born a consistency and an aversion to fads that is greatly appreciated by all. A respect for the patron's palate and comfort, innovating and striving to bring the best in service, atmosphere and presentation, and a passion for introducing Handi Cooked Foods to an ever growing audience.Unusual for Brick Lane, Meraz encourages BYOB.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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

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