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Meraz Cafe

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#1,514 of 18,395 Restaurants in London
£Indian, Asian,
56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
+44 20 7247 6999
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“curry” (29 reviews)
“lamb” (17 reviews)
“boiled rice” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came with friends because we wanted to eat Indian. We came back the next day because it was really good, and not expensive (we are students) We did not wait long for our food, waiters are polite and friendly. It is a really nice...More

Thank Zoé S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in last night for pre-gig Biryanis and they were delicious. I had the Chicken Tikka and wife had Veg. Perfect heat and spice. Good chat with the house too.

Thank Garysevern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first we were attracted to the very cool and modern restaurant, decorated unlike the common Indian Places on Brick Lane. On the menue, few dishes, carefully chosen. We loved the food, fresh, made for order. No thick sauces that fill you up, but smaller...More

Thank carlottakat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great value, great atmosphere and a really friendly staff! Really enjoyed the range of food here and the laid back friendly feel of the restaurant.

Thank Tommy F
shamim40, General Manager at Meraz Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit this lovely little cafe with groups of friends after taking them on guided walks around the area. Jaded by the food and service in Brick Lane I discovered this little gem a few years ago. It has been in the same hands for...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Meraz Cafe is a great find, off the main drag, unpretentious, with great food and friendly staff. I’d recommend it if you want an authentic meal away from the hustle of the guys in Brick Lane

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Meraz for over 2 years now and simply can't find a better eat-in or take-away restaurant serving this type of food! Staff are always friendly, the food is consistently outstanding and the overall experience provides great value for money, especially...More

Thank Shimbag
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We regularly come to Meraz (every couple of months) and are always impressed by the quality and service. We were a bit concerned that the food might change after the recent renovation but it is better than ever, and the decor is now more modern...More

Thank stegosaurus
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Been to this place and the curry is really good so decided to order a takeaway. Ordered a chicken Bhuna, Sag Paneer, Rice, 2 x Takar Dhal starters and a Naan bread which came to £28. When we opened the containers when we got home...More

7  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I cannot believe all the glowing reviews about this place, it was my worst eating experience of 2017. The food was bland, but not only that it was cold. It was served by a really unpleasant person, who I believe was the owner. He didn’t...More

11  Thank SandyShandy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 6999
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The Meraz philosophy has not changed since 1974, it remains one of respect for cooking tradition, from which is born a consistency and an aversion to fads that is greatly appreciated by all. A respect for the patron's palate and comfort, innovating and striving to bring the best in service, atmosphere and presentation, and a passion for introducing Handi Cooked Foods to an ever growing audience.Unusual for Brick Lane, Meraz encourages BYOB.
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