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Meraz Cafe

56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England (East End / East London)
0207 247 6999
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Ranked #683 of 17,214 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

In a nut shell, they do some epic kebabs, epic biriyaani's & epic currys. This little cafe hut delivers on taste greatly, their food is simply delicious & a cheap!!! A must must try in this Aladdin's cave on Hanbury street jus off brick lane...

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

They don't sell beer- so bring your own. Then be prepared to have some really tasty South Asian food at this delightful curry house on a side street off Brick Lane. The place isn't fancy at all; a rather spartan interior. And, thankfully, they don't have hawkers out front like the joints over on Brick Lane. The focus is really... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ok - I confess I am not an expert of Indian cuisine after all, but I have had my fair share of this kind of food... Well you need to know This restaurant definitely surpasses all by miles! I couldn't believe how good the good was. Don't let you trick by the appearance of the place. Go and try it... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Came all the way from Richmond to dine here. Excellent service, good food, highly recommended! Bring your favourite bottle of wine and enjoy.

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Hamilton, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I stopped by here because of TA reviews. It is very clean and simple and there is no one outside bothering you to come in. I was the only person when I came in. One of the family members greeted me and offered loads of help and suggestions. I decided to leave it in hands and said that I like... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is one of my regular restaurants because the food is great and it always has a good atmosphere. I've never been served something that I haven't loved (I dine here regularly), the specials should get a special mention especially the lamb shand. The service is superb and best of all, the prices are so reasonable and it is bring... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Over the years the food in the Brick Lane area has become less and less authentic. I was surprised to find Meraz just off Brick Lane was still serving really delicious and inexpensive food. Dinner for two was less than €25 and the service was charming. As a Muslim run cafe you have to bring your own beer or whatever... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just off Brick lane this is a real treat, friendly service, great food freshly cooked and easy on the wallet. BYO, they will gladly supply bottle opener

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having lived in the Brick Lane area for nearly 10 years, it didn't take long to discover that the best Indian food lays off the main drag. Hanbury Street is a Brick Lane side street and the quality of cooking can not be surpassed. Fantastic service and always a warm welcome. No frills food, just great cooking. You're looking at... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

No frills, inexpensive and all about the food and the company. The hospitality here is always warm and welcoming. BYOB. Order the sun-dried spinach for sure.

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