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Meraz Cafe

#2,313 of 17,928 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Halal
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56 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL, England
+44 20 7247 6999
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't normally do reviews unless it's really warranted whether it's good, bad or ugly...since its make over Meraz Cafe not only looks good, the atmosphere feels really light with a Zen like look to the place. The staff as always are pleasant and attentive to every need and even store my wine in the fridge to keep cool. The... More 

Thank Zan S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meraz has been my favourite haunt for some time now and I've eaten at this place a number of times but they'd recently been closed for refurbishment and I was eager to get back and see the changes. I have to admit meraz looks amazing, fresh new look with ample space but it hasn't lost its intimacy. Food as usual... More 

Thank AzadSha
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant, light and modern take on an "Indian" restaurant. Simple tongue and groove walls, light wood tables and stools. We visited on a busy Saturday evening but soon had a table. Very relaxed environment. Service a little haphazard but such a pleasant atmosphere that you didn't mind. Short delay before ordering - the chef saw us waiting and sent... More 

Thank Griersons
shamim40, Manager at Meraz Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind word of acceptance. We are humbled that our food was to your taste and atmosphere to your liking. We will address the issue for waiting to order As it was our only the secound day of soft launch. Your valuable comment means a lot and we shall do what we have to do... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place has a limited menu. but what they do, they do well. one of the better indian restaurants in and around Brick Lane. well priced. and a freindly atmosphere

Thank juliet2501
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We come back time and time again to Cafe Meraz. We love the food, waiting staff are great, it's good value with BYOB and there's always a brilliant atmosphere. Without doubt our most visited London restaurant - that's how much we enjoy it.

1 Thank AliceElizabeth1992
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I used to come to Meraz Cafe a lot with Kendo chums after our Monday night practice in Hanbury Street. More than 20 years on, and after having moved out to Surrey; Meraz Cafe is the only place I will eat when visiting Spitalfields area. Visited last night after a visit to Dennis Severs house for 'Silentnight'. The crockery and... More 

Thank SurreyBunty
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Hands down this has been the best Indian in brick lane, trying many other in that area. It doesn't look it but the food was great!

Thank Darren L
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

intimate setting with fantastic food and very pleasant staff, unlicensed but there is an off-license for drink just around the corner in Brick Lane. Really excellent food, well done!

1 Thank Paul S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

There is a curry here that is genuinely great and should be ordered by all. My Second review and 5 stars. Thx to the cooks

Thank cmart72
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Meraz cafe serves authentic Indian and Banglesdeshi curry zinging with flavour. The menu consists largely of dishes you won't find in your standard curry house - no korma, no vindaloo - this is real curry presented in a totally unpretentious setting by lovely staff that never pressure you, unlike many of the rivals on the main strip of Brick Lane.... More 

Thank Will L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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