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Spice Merchant

33 London End, Beaconsfield HP9 2HW, England
+44 1494 675474
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (22 reviews)
“onion bhaji” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
33 London End, Beaconsfield HP9 2HW, England
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1 - 10 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit and we will be back. The menu was varied and there was a wide selection of unusual dishes. What we had was excellent and we will be back to try some other dishes. The service was excellent and the staff...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday 5th Nov. 6 of us with 2 baby's staff extremely helpful nothing a problem table moved to help accommodate two baby chairs, food served via a buffet was first class with a good offering of starters salads sauces and finger food, main...More

Thank joe b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is so fatty and rich there that we actually found it a struggle to finish our dinner. Hardly the feeling that you want when you are out on a date!

Thank Barnaby M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for my daughters birthday. A little more up market than other Indian restaurants and the prices reflect that. Food is good and so is service. Try the onion bhaji.

Thank Alan C
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alan C, We really like hosting celebratory meals and are thrilled to read that your experience was enjoyed by all. Our onion bhaji is quite famous amongst the locals too! Kind regards, Spice Merchant Group

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant last year and said never again as the manager was rude. Against our better judgment, we thought we would give them another go and that maybe we caught them on a bad day - BIG MISTAKE. We ordered a takeaway to...More

Thank Jetsetclarks
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jetsetclarks, We have been trading for over 25 years and wouldn’t still be here if we treated our customers in the terrible way you have suggested. Readers really shouldn’t take your recommendations seriously if you find our food ‘bland’ and prefer a ready meal...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We eat here a few times a year. Great food. Good service in the restaurant and the best Indian takeaway in the area. Highly recommended and good value for money.

Thank Goodtaste73
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Goodtaste73, Thanks for your great comments. We hope to see you in the next few festive months! Kind regards, Spice Merchant Group

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We are local and have eaten here quite often before. They usually stand out from the Indian cuisine competition. Not only in price, they are about 30% more expensive, but also in quality. Today it was a different experience, some dishes were clearly reheated and...More

Thank Wimuk1
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wimuk1, All feedback is taken seriously so it is disappointing to read that you felt yours wasn’t addressed appropriately. Unfortunately we aren’t able to track customer details from here to discuss your experience in more detail. We can reassure you however that none of...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Have been eating here for many years and most people do think it is overpriced, but it is NOT your typical "local" Indian restaurant and the food has a twist. We haven't been here since the refurb but we do have a takeaway at least...More

Thank Dena E
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dena E, Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We hope you pay our newly refurbished restaurant a visit very soon. Our fantastic new bar area promises an array of exquisite cocktails too! Kind regards, Spice Merchant Group

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here previously before the refurbishment and decided to have another visit to look at the changes. An impressive interior and also an excellent outdoor seating area with a bridge and a pond for added interest. We were surprised that Sunday lunch was now...More

Thank MrQuiet1949
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

MrQuiet1949, Thanks for your excellent review! We hope you give our daily Happy Hour (5-7pm) a try as all cocktails are half price! If you like our buffet then you'll really enjoy our Indian Summer Garden party which runs every Saturday - all your Spice...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

The restaurant has had a recent makeover and looks very good. Tables a bit crowded. Food good and service ok, but v overpriced. Paid £55 for would have cost £30 in our very good local Indian. However, they have a lovely outdoor garden eating area...More

Thank danos1
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear danos1, Thanks for your feedback - both positive and negative - it is much appreciated and will be passed on to the managerial team. Apologies for the oversight with your cocktail and happy to hear the mistake was quickly rectified. Kind regards, Spice Merchant...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$53
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 London End, Beaconsfield HP9 2HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Beaconsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 675474
  • E-mail
Description
This chic restaurant in Bucks is one of a small chain of classy Indian restaurants across the south east founded by Bashir Islam. Bashir has been part of the industry for over 30 years and wants you to enjoy yourself. Well, if he insists... This is where the Spice Merchant Group Chef, Vijay Anand, is based, so you get to savour dishes made with his own highly-experienced hands. You can't go wrong if you start with his bataki nazrana - tender tandoori duck and potatoes encased in filo pastry, served with a sweet n' spicy red onion and mango chutney. For a refreshingly different main course order the mirchi ka kekda - peppers stuffed with kerala-style flaked crab meat served with a fabulous febugreek flavoured sauce. Plenty of veggie options and tandoori specials too. The Spice Merchant has won various awards, the latest being an award for the best and innovative restaurant in the South.
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