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Merchant Spice

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
9 Fairfield Road, Braintree CM7 3HA, England
+44 1376 346300
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
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“poppadoms” (12 reviews)
“best indian” (10 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
9 Fairfield Road, Braintree CM7 3HA, England
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Came here for dinner (a la carte menu), family of four. All very much enjoyed the meal and are keen to go again. Atmosphere was very relaxing and welcoming. Staff very friendly and attentive. All food was tasty and nobody was disappointed with a single...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matt S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

First visit, ambience and welcome was good, nice comfortable layout, food was good, not rushed, you get little placard thingies on the table to turn around so that staff know when you have finished your course, but they haven't got one for the I need...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank virgil5015
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Certainty too expensive for what you get. Pickles with the poppadoms were lovely. Sag panir was weird, chana masala nice, lamb royal something was good. Awful Indian muzak all evening. Good service. A complimentary Baileys served in two halves in a laboratory beaker over a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank creature2013
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I visited with my family today for the Sunday Buffet. I call it the New Sunday Buffet because on my last visit for a Sunday Buffet we were allowed to order off the main menu and everything was freshly cooked and perfect. Today was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Allan J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We normally have breakfast together, but for a change and as our wives were away, we decided to have a trip to this restaurant. The welcome was warm and genuine. We started by having a couple of poppadoms each with the usual selection of chutneys...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kosher22
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I found the Merchant spice by accident, I was wandering round Braintree looking for a place to eat and stumbled across it. Food generally ok, couldn’t fault the service, price reasonable but the Cobra beer tasted funny (not enough to stop me drinking it though).

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RugbyBobby123
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Order from here every weekend for me and my boyfriend and have never been disappointed! Every week they excel and the food just keeps getting better! Perfect end to the working week every week! Couldn’t fault their service and flavours whatsoever! Beautiful!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Samy M
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We always get our Indian take away from Merchant Spice. Their food is authentic, plentiful and delicious. There is lots of choice and we always enjoy our meal. We have our take away delivered and their delivery drivers are polite and arrive in good time....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank debbie222018
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I recently came here for dinner with friends on a Thursday evening. I loved the popadoms with all the different dips and the food was really good. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Loved also at the end when you get a little brandy...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank KatyF_13
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t been here for years & now know why! It was the worst Indian food EVER! AND the price was a total rip off! We had frozen veg in what could only be described as a soup sauce, flavourless & to be overcharged! I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Funkychick4
jubayh69, Manager at Merchant Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Good evening. we are extremely sorry about the meal you had in our restaurant its not normally up to our standards. we would like to make it up to you so please do give us a call when ever you can on 01376553040 & ask...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Fairfield Road, Braintree CM7 3HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +44 1376 346300
  • E-mail
Where the most beautiful cooking of Indian cuisine takes place. Merchant spice, the fine and first class contemporary Indian restaurant in Braintree is now open with pride. our aim is to serve the very highest quality of Indian food made with the freshest and best ingredients, the finest blends of herbs and spices, served to very highest standards of service and presentation which is second to none. This contemporary modern establishment of Merchant Spice where we provide our dinners, will give you a truly 5 star experience. The most beautiful cooking of Indian cuisine and its true tastes are getting popular and growing faster each and every day here in UK. So we decided to introduce some dishes from almost every part of the sub-continent, with a wide variety of dishes in our extensive and exciting menu.
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