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Meraz Cafe

#1,400 of 17,565 Restaurants in London
#1,505 of 18,489 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
Great authentic food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Turned up, 20:30 on a Saturday night after having booked much earlier in the week and also confirming the booking, to find someone scratching their head trying to work out how to fit 9 people around a table for 4, and then showing.me an empty diary for that night. Needless to say we left very shortly afterwards and found somewhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Post mothers day meal and such a find. Off of the tourist trail this place is a find. Plain & simple decor, looked so clean & with food that delights at a price that beggars belief. Strong flavours, delicious. Great service, even the poppadums were that bit nicer. Can't wait to go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very simple decor but the food was extremely tasty. The menu is very limited I guess its quality over quantity.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We, like others, read the rave TA reviews and gave this place a go. We should have taken heed from the empty cafe on a prime Sunday lunchtime bustling with punters around brick lane. I ordered the mixed grill after being told it included a lamb chop, seekh kebabs, tandoori chicken and chicken tikka. It came with all those apart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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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>  > Spitalfields
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 to $24
Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Bangladeshi

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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 to $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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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