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£15 - £25
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews naan take away great indian food well presented and tasty nice meal
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Takaway ordered online, tasty fresh flavours, we have had takeaways from here before but not anymore! Sadly we didn’t have a single piece of lamb which wasn’t chewy or gristly very disappointing! Also they were 20 minutes after the estimated delivery time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Quality Restaurant. Very friendly staff from the moment you walk in. The food was exceptional and the decor inside is of high standard. Would defiantly recommend and will go back.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

First time in several years and very pleased with the food, service and price. We treated a friend to dinner on a Wednesday night. They offer a deal Starter, main, side and rice or naan for about £17. Although slightly spicier than I'm accustomed to,...the food was fabulous. The portions were more than we could manage, although we tried our best. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

Absolute rubbish. Food was 45 minutes late and cold. Butter chicken was tandoori chicken in a korma sauce. Terrible food and really bad delivery. The Taj Mahal in Braintree is 1000x better. Don’t waste your money or time. Will never use again or recommend ,...not Eve to my worst enemy! No one deserves that!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

It's a shame as the food was lovely but not one member of staff had a smile in them! All male and I found them all quite rude. If they put some effort into being a bit more happy then I would say the place...would be lovely. Such a shame to pay for a service and the humans ruin it!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Tasty food and nice service. Never disappoints. Reason for 4/5 simply because we had to wait too long for getting drinks at one point which was frustrating.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

I am a regular at merchant spice for both dine in and take away. Visited last night was not disappointed. Food was fresh, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. Service was great, made to feel welcome and will definitely be returning soon !

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

We were seeking a curry and came across the restaurant by surprise.The food was fresh and well presented. The vegetables such as sagg and bhindi was well presented and tasty. Staff were polite .

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

Really interesting menu and the food was tasty , clearly freshly cooked and interesting. The chutnies with the pappadoms were lovely and my main was superb. Staff were excellent and the freshly decorated modern ambiance works very well.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022

Meal was nearly an hour late, we had to phone to find out where is was to be told it would be another 25 minutes because the driver was out, why not phone and let you know. Food was not as hot as it could...be. The mango chutney tasted awful. Not many king prawns in the curry. We were disappointed as we have had many several good meals in the past.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Beautifully done refurbishment, I felt excited to be there the moment I walked in. It only got better when we tasted the food! It was so fresh and not oily as some Indian restaurants can be. I really liked the smoky flavour of the chicken....The service was also excellent and the waiters ensured we were well attended to and recommended some delicious dishes. I intend to return regularly.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

My partner and I have been visiting this restaurant for about 18 months now. They have recently reopened after refurbishment and we decided to pop in there this evening. The restaurant looks stunning! Very modern and spotlessly clean. My partner had a dish recommended to...him, the lamb korahi, and he thought it was delicious and incredibly tender. I tried a bit and thought it was really nice, and I’m not a big fan of lamb. I had the chilli chicken garlic masala. It was quite hot, and absolutely beautiful. There was a lovely smokey taste to the dish, which the waiter explained was because the meat is cooked on a bbq. We had keema and garlic naan and keema rice. All were fantastic. The service here is warm and friendly and food comes out from the kitchen promptly. This is the best curry house in this area of Essex and I 100% recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

This is our go-to Indian restaurant every time, even though we live out of town. The staff are lovely, helpful, and very attentive, the menu has some great choices, and the food is amazing! The bright contemporary decor is lovely with giant fish in glass...tanks that you can see right through. The toilets are always a good indication of how clean a place, is and the ones in Merchant Spice are spotless!! Thank you all so much for a memorable family birthday get-together.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

The food was amazing the customer service was excellent I would recommend it to the queen of England x I will be coming back very soon and will be making a return regularly

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021

I had a bad meal in the restaurant a while ago that I won't go into... but I chose the Merchant Spice for a takeaway as I noticed they do hariyali chicken. Unfortunately, although prompt, the chicken was dry and flavourless. I also ordered poppadoms...with all the sauces; I got all the sauces, but no poppadoms. I phoned to mention that they were missing and the gentleman on the phone said he would get some sent back out to me, but alas, they never arrived. I guess the saying goes, once bitten, twice shy... I should have taken heed. Never again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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MERCHANT SPICE, Braintree - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Merchant Spice offers takeaway services.

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Merchant Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5