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Spice Merchant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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The Spice Merchant Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JF, England
+44 1297 22203
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a surprise, we fancied a Saturday night curry, and to be honest in a small village like Beer we didn't have high expectations, but how wrong we were, the food and staff were brilliant, we will return

Thank Paul L
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is decent and the service OK. A number of the staff have been airlifted back to Bangladesh for being illegals but then they can get some the food and decor is surprisingly goo.

Thank JonathanHWoking
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited last Tuesday with daughter and grandchildren. Our drinks order was taken as soon as we arrived. Following the arrival of drinks we were ignored to the point of rudeness. The restaurant was not busy. After our orders were taken the length of time the food took to arrive seemed interminable. We came very close to leaving. The food itself... More 

Thank sylvester W
Lancashire. England
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

After a long days walking along the SW Coastal Path, we decided on a lazy night in, so ordered a takeaway from the Spice Merchant, which was just around the corner from our apartment. As with most indian restaurants the choice was extensive and good value. The food was very enjoyable, plenty of it, hot and tasty. Popadums and chutney... More 

Thank kt55
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Have just been reading very mixed reviews about this restaurant. Sadly cannot comment on the quality of the food. Can however comment on the service - non existent! We called in for a meal, not very busy, only a couple of tables occupied, seated immediately at a table for 2, then waited and waited! After 20 minutes of being totally... More 

Thank Amyand
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a meal here on a Friday night whilst staying in Beer for the weekend. We were not expecting the meal to be as good as it was! From the outside, the restaurant looks a bit tired and worn, so we were really surprised when our meal arrived - it was all absolutely delicious, and the waiters were really... More 

1 Thank lisadrian41
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Beer for a week for my birthday. Went to this indian twice and both meals where very good quality and reasonably priced, staff very nice too, especially as it us the only indian in the town. I have found to my distaste that often a lone indian in a small town can let quality slip. Keep up.the good... More 

Thank givemegoodfoodplease
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Spent a break in Barscombe during my birthday week and decided we would try the Indian in Beer.Well we certainly werent disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious and obviously all freshly prepared.We have not enjoyed an Indian meal as much as in here.The staff were very friendly and attentive also.We actually went for a second night and were worried incase... More 

Thank 966sarahw966
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

After a walk to Branscombe and back we collapsed on the sofa and ordered a takeaway curry. Good speed of service and a totally acceptable curry but don't expect to have your socks blown off (unless you order a Vindaloo...). Tasty and comforting.

Thank Steven L
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Great meal, service excellent although had to buy large bottle of sparkling water as they didn't sell small bottles, which for one person is just too much.

Thank peacockWorcester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Spice Merchant Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Seaton  >  Beer
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 22203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?