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56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England (East End / East London)
0207 247 6999
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Ranked #763 of 17,929 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $24
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went for lunch with two friends who had been going to the Meraz for many years. The focus of the Meraz is food there is not an extensive menu and it does not serve alcohol but what we had was fresh and delicious. With the hundreds of other restaurants in Brick Lane touting for your custom... More 

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Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is a simple, unpretentious restaurant/cafe. The food is delicious and very good value. As others have said, it is more a cafe than a restaurant. There are not many tables, so be prepared to not get in! I was there on a (late) Friday lunch time and there seemed to be a constant flow of people (many of them... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Really tasty, well priced food. More a cafe than restaurant. Get there early to avoid disappointment as the limited number of tables fill up very quickly. Can't fault it for taste and quality. Highly recommended.

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London UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Don't expect anything fancy - just be reassured it's very tasty and very well priced. We came here based on the TA rating and weren't disappointed. A customer put his head out the door to tell us it was actually that good - and it is!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Banir Aloo, Chicken Tikka Bhuna, Pilau Rice & Peshwari Naan all for £14.60 and excellent quality can't be faulted. No alcohol but you can take your own. Simple café style but friendly and clean. Better than anything I've had on brick lane.

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Dolgellau - Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Specially went there following TA reviews. The staff were friendly and the food relatively inexpensive but that is about all the positives I can come up with. Popadoms ok, but the accompanying sauces were so thin and runny that they were practically tasteless. Everything had chilli as the main spice, biryani was spicy hot, but rice was dry and the... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small, unpretentious and just what was needed. Really friendly welcome really nice food and thoroughly enjoyable. Would repeat tge expwrience willingly! 😃

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On this trip to London I set out to find an Indian restaurant that had great food and wasn't overpriced like most London Indian restaurants that have tables covered with white cloths. I found the answer with The Meraz Cafe. Every bite from the several plates of vegatarian and lamb food was outstanding. The perfect balance of spicy food with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Tried to house special lunch which was lamb on the bone, rice, vegetable curry and a salad. All for £6.99! I was pretty hungry and couldn't quite finish it all so more that adequate for a lunch or dinner. Lamb was tender and flavoursome and overall was very impressed. Next time I am going to go for a proper dinner... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The high rating of this indian restaurant was what prompted our visit, and it was worth every "excellent" rating on tripadvisor. Wow! The chicken tikka masala was unbelievable, service excellent, all the food was simply fantastic.

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Additional Information about Meraz Cafe

Address: 56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
Phone Number: 0207 247 6999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi

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