Restaurant Reviews

The Spice Merchant Henley-on-Thames

I have a confession to make. When it comes to Indian food I’m stuck in somewhat of a culinary rut. Bhuna, Jalfezi, or Biryani, naan, saag and occasionally an onion bhajee to start – I know what I like and I tend to stick to the same familiar dishes every time. So when I settled down in the modern, light, high-ceilinged rear room of The Spice Merchant, on the picturesque…

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