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Spice Merchant

33 London End, Beaconsfield HP9 2HW, England
+44 1494 675474
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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Open Now
12:30 pm - 4:00 pmAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33 London End, Beaconsfield HP9 2HW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
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
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

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Never recommend this restaurant to anybody. There are hidden prices and is misleading. I ordered mixed grill platter and was charged £28 for a small portion. It was written £14 per platter minimum for two people. Staff didn't clarify when order was placed but yes...More

1  Thank Ajay G
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Ajay G, Comments like this are very rare as the sharing platter portions are large. There is the option however of ordering two sharing platters if one isn't enough. It is also very clear from the menu (having written it myself) that the price...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I paid a return visit to Spice Merchant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Since we were last there the restaurant has been extensively refurbished. The new decor is very tasteful. Once we were shown to our table we were offered popadoms but...More

Thank gussiegoose
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Simply the best in every way especially the bar and their services, moreover the cocktail "FLAMES OF PASSION" was unremarkable what we have, super cool place to hangout with friends,splendid experience,deserve more then 5 stars.

2  Thank peterbenjamin295
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear peterbenjamin295, Thanks for your great review. Our mixologist will be pleased to read your comments. Don't forget all cocktails are half price every day between 5 and 7pm. Kind regards Spice Merchant Group

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Last night I had ordered a take away and went into the restaurant to collect it, whilst waiting my partner and I thought we would try a cocktail (as we had just had a massive exam). Their is a new cocktail connoisseur who advised the...More

Thank Caz219
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear Caz219, Thanks for your splendid review. Our new mixologist is the best in town and has blown us away with his new menu :) Don't forget our Daily Happy Hour... all cocktails are half priced between 5-7pm should you be passing! We've also got...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Enjoyed one of the best Indian meals ever in this glamorous Indian restaurant in Beaconsfield old town. The front of the restaurant has plenty of space to wait for friends over a drink or cocktail and the back is the contemporary restaurant space - and...More

Thank fooderella
Spice M, Marketing Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear fooderella, Thanks for your 5* review and detailed comments. We are pleased to read that your food was enjoyed and can recommend some new dishes for you to try on your return. Kind regards, Spice Merchant Group

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 40 - USD 53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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
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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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