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Spice Merchant

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
18 West Street, Lewes BN7 2NZ, England
+44 1273 470707
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (19 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
“naan” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
18 West Street, Lewes BN7 2NZ, England
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

1st visit for special birthday but wasn't very special just average. food was ok but overpriced for quality. Papadam basket clearly wasn't cleaned as it had old sauce smudges in it also service cloth was dirty. Reluctant to pay service change this should be optional

1  Thank Rukon k
Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is a place I've been to several times to meet up with friends who live near Lewes. I always really enjoy it. In particular, the paneer shaslick is very pleasant (massive as well - a friend and I shared it as a main). I...More

Thank iwc2ufan99
Reviewed 28 February 2015

I went out for a meal with my wife & her friend on 26th Feb 2015 at this restaurant. The food was not bad but I've had better in other Indian restaurants. My friend had ordered onion Bhaji's with her meal which were more like...More

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 21 February 2015

A friends son recommended trying this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Attentive staff and good food made this an enjoyable meal followed by a complimentary drink to finish. Nice touch. Nice atmosphere and surroundings. Just be aware that service charge is already added to...More

Thank jeanGenieXX
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The food was excellent and the service was very good. Staff were very polite and professional. The service they provided was top class. A really enjoyable meal in pleasant surroundings.

Thank 5usanTony
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Since coming here with some friends as part of a Stag-do last May, I have been back to Spice Merchant three times. Although I live 10-15 miles away, it is worth the drive over to Lewes to have a curry here. With a very individual...More

Thank JoeMc999
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Bland, over-priced food. My dish was described as exotic, 12 different spices etc. but was a pretty tasteless sauce with some tasteless bits of chicken.The waiter who kept (literally) circling our table was very distracting.

1  Thank Seaviewtreeview
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We were a family of 6 with 2 children. Pappadoms were good and fresh and pickles were OK but not very exciting. All main courses were very good, the breads could not have been better and portion sizes are generous. The tarka dall was also...More

Thank Jacko070
Reviewed 21 December 2014

First time I had been here. Parking is fairly easy around the several car parks close to the restaurant. Centrally located in Lewes. Quite a grand entrance to the restaurant that does not disappoint inside. Nice decor and attentive and pleasant staff. On paying the...More

Thank gsxrEastSussex
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I went here to try something outside of the city. It was reccomended by a local and I have to admit I wasnt disapointed. Really friendly staff. Fussed over people in a genuine fashion. Food was smashing and tasty.

1  Thank Bigal1701
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Questions & Answers
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.
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, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, 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.
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