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The Spice Merchant

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) #1 of 19 Restaurants in Watchet ££ - £££ Indian, Asian,
14A Market Street, Watchet TA23 0AN, England
+44 1984 633010
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (24 reviews)
“poppadoms” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
14A Market Street, Watchet TA23 0AN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here on Saturday evening whilst staying in Watchet... Got a table straight away around 8oc.. Lovely young waiter served us and the food we choose was delicious! Washed down with a kingfisher beer it was delicious. Highly recommend:)

1  Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading the reviews we had very high hopes about this restaurant. We only had a take away but have to say we found the food all very bland and compared to the places we normally visit I have had to give a low 3...More

Thank BuilthFoodie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Decided to have a bit of a different Sunday lunch as they were open and i wasn't disappointed. The waiters were very informative of their food and drink menu and the food was of a very good standard and the portion was about right as...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We eat here regularly & it just gets better & better the flavours are amazing it is a clean modern restaurant & the staff are very friendly.. It is simply the best

1  Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stayed at the Doniford park haven site and as Watchet was only a couple of miles away booked a table for two for the Saturday evening. On arrival we said we had a booking and were told to wait while our table was prepared....More

Thank TamworthSpidey
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Bank Holiday Monday open for lunch 12 till 2 but we were turned away at 1:20 ! Too late for lunch enen though only two tables occupied. Have eaten here before but won't bother again...

Thank nigel-carol
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Watchet does have too many eating places but The Spice merchant is one of high quality. The staff are most welcoming and the service is quick. The food is very good with a good selection of flavoured food dishes. One other comment on TripAdvisor was...More

Thank barnwood
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Taken here by my brother who lives in Watchet & is a fairly regular visitor, especially for takeaways. Very helpful staff gave meal suggestions, prompt service & excellent food. Recommended.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Thank goodness we have found a decent Indian restaurant near us! Took my brother and his wife, my son and husband for a Wednesday curry to try this restaurant and very glad we did. Food excellent, stafff friendly and accommodating and we all thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Buzzing of a Friday night in March, this unpretentious restaurant on the edge of town did everything for us very nicely, from service, poppadums, to main meals all at a decent price. Recommended.

Thank David232
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
can you do a vegan option
5 September 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but the staff were very accommodating. Probably worth giving them a call.
John D
Do You have a gleuten free menu
29 July 2015|
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Response from David Y | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but they have said they will cook orders as you would like. So maybe it is worth asking them.
Monica H
Are they open Monday evenings??
24 April 2015|
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Response from suitcasetogo | Reviewed this property |
Hi I've just looked at their on line take away menu, and it says that ' they're open every day including Bank Holidays'. Hope this helps, if not give them a ring to double check, they're too good to miss!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14A Market Street, Watchet TA23 0AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Watchet
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 633010
  • E-mail
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