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Spice Merchant

18 West Street, Lewes BN7 2NZ, England
+44 1273 470707
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (16 reviews)
“naan bread” (6 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
18 West Street, Lewes BN7 2NZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely local Indian with good portions and tasty food, fit us in late and service was excellent - looked after us well. Would def visit again

Thank AAD742
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I ate here last night for the first time after it was recommended to us. All the food was above average in taste and presentation. The staff seemed really friendly and helpful. The seating arrangements allowed more privacy than other local Indian...More

Thank denisegranville2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I regularly eat in, and order takeaway food from this restaurant, the quality is consistently high, I've never had anything but excellent dishes served by by extremely attentive and friendly staff, Iove this place. The menu is pretty standard but the food is always really...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

As the title of this review suggests the food is good, overpriced but good. The establishment is tucked away from the town centre on one of the through routes and is easily overlooked. The biggest disappointment was the service. It felt like we were doing...More

Thank rickydodah
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Two of us ate dinner here on a Saturday night. We hadn't booked, it was quite busy but it was no trouble for the very friendly staff to make us up a table for two. Each dish was very good and the atmosphere was relaxed,...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

The dishes were watery, runny and a bland. They announced card machine had "packed up" so had to leave to find cash machine and return. Not very friendly....major disappointment.

Thank southdownman2017
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant a few years ago and it was really nice..the food was really great..so recently we decided to revisit the restaurant but we were very disappointed..the decore was sad and bland just like the food...I was so sad...More

2  Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Take away for 3 yesterday evening 'Dave' - Staff are polite & friendly but sadly the food was bland - heat but no taste / flavour - there was also no complimentary bottle of plonk which may have been a blessing.

Thank kathynagsdave
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I have. Visited the place several times to find it always buzzing and the food top notch. A Friday evening found it deserted except for our party. The dishes were runny and a little bland compared to usual. I was more disappointed with the experience...More

Thank PeterCP
Reviewed 18 January 2017

my pet hate is service charge included. The meal we had was very good but the service was very poor even with hardly any customers in at 6.30 we waited ages for our meal to arrive and when a meal did come it was for...More

Thank Tim P
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Hi there. We saw the great reviews and wanted to visit. I am gluten free so wanted to know if you had gluten free options available. Thanks again
25 May 2016|
Response from sublime-james | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes we do serve Gluten Free options. Please advise the waiter when you place your order.
When are you open? Your website does not tell me. Also it would be helpful if someone would answer the phone. Please help me to visit your restaurant!
1 January 2015|
Response from sublime-james | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
12 noon till 2pm for lunch and again from 5.30pm till 11pm 7 days a week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 West Street, Lewes BN7 2NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 470707
  • E-mail
Spice Merchant serves timeless Indian cuisine to dine in or takeaway. We procure the finest and freshest ingredients as it is the only way to ensure the food we serve is the best we can produce.

In addition to dining in and takeaways, we offer a full outdoor catering service that can be tailored to suit any occasion and budget.