Spice Merchant Cookham
Ancient 15th century coach house, which offers a historic setting that has been tastefully modernised to ensure a fantastic dining experience. With its wonderful low ceilings, three separate rooms and restaurant upstairs or private dining, which are the original design of the building, has a unique intimate and cosy atmosphere.
The menu here is very traditional, with pot cooking and flame grilling as the main cooking methods. This restaurant is for those who are looking for something new!
Goan Fish Curry
Monk-fish pieces cooked in coconut milk and traditional Goan spices
Malabar Fish Curry
Monkfish cooked in a traditional Harialy sauce
Basmati rice cooked with lemon
Excellent food. Catered really well for the vegan in our party.
Staff, service and food was excellent as always, haven’t visited since lockdown started sadly so this was a lovely anniversary treat for myself and GF !!
Everything about this restaurant is great. The food, decor and service is first class. So friendly. Lots of laughs with the staff.
Excellent modern Indian food
Even though we weren’t particularly hungry we very much enjoyed the Malabar fish curry, and the tandoori salmon.
First visit in a long time and did not disappoint outstanding food and service as it was before lockdown.
Unbelievable quality and amazing staff. The Bhaji was unlike anything I have ever seen or tasted!
Wonderful food, service and ambience. We have a super evening. Thank you
Very happy with the experience and my children loved it
So good to be able to go again , food fantastic as usual
Our favourite Indian xx
Service was excellent and food was outstanding. Lovely ambience.
Bit quiet - late Sunday lunch - which was fine for us
The restaurant knew we were there for a special occasion to celebrate our sons graduation, they offered us a free round of celebratory drinks and were very nice in congratulating him. All round a lovely evening of lovely food and great service. Thank you.
Wonderful food - great service and felt very welcome. Left alone just enough and waited on just enough to be comfortable!
Took friends there because we knew the food was fantastic. Our friends said it’s the best Indian food they’ve ever tasted. My friends are both 60+. The food really is outstanding you'd be very hard pressed not to be completely overwhelmed. If you could award six stars then that would be the case
Lovely food, ambience not as good as other Spice Merchant group restaurants though. Service good although disappointed that my choice from the menu was unavailable and the coffee machine was broken.
Exceptional in Indian, great atmosphere, lovely service
Amazing food and service in a stunning location. We will be back!!!!
Excellent service and food as always. Our favourite place to eat in Cookham
If you're looking for superior Indian food made with good ingredients and offering fresh flavours, this is the place!
Great food & great service. Would definitely recommend
Top marks 10/10
A bit pricey but we’ll worth it !!
The food was amazing!! Best Indian cuisine for miles. The team are so friendly and attentive. Lovely to finally sit inside. Lovely relaxing music. We'll be back very soon!!!
Delicious food and great service
Great food, staff
Food excellent. Service friendly.
Wonderful meal! Great cosy restaurant with wonderful atmosphere. Lucky I managed to get a booking before lockdown #3
Excellent food and drink with great Covid free procedures and particularly service.
Great quality & service. Very good evening with attention to detail second to none!
We have eaten at Spice Merchant Cookham several times before, but this time was truly amazing, the best meal we have had there, lots of new menu dishes and the presentation of everything was fabulous. The flavours were spot on, deep and rich. I urge you to try something new, they have clearly put a lot of thought and energy in to creating the new dishes and they are very very good! Also very Covid aware and secure.
Very efficient service combined with fantastic food . Good customer experience
I had heard about this restaurant via a close friend and as usual went to Google maps to read the reviews...
It was our 10th wedding anniversary and I had mentioned this on the booking; we were meted and greeted (firstly with a temperature check!) with congratulations...
The restaurant had a very old but modern feel (think wood like a pub not red fabric like an old Indian restaurant).
We had a table near the bar area but it felt very cosy.
I like curry, actually I love curry and before Covid 19 I got to travel quite a bit up and down the country always having a curry, so I am more than qualifying judge...
This curry was amazing, my wife is Vegan (but doesn’t make a big deal of it) and I got to sample her meal - you wouldn’t miss the meat.
Portions were perfect, the naan bread was cut into quarters, the bottle of wine was kept on ice and discreetly served by a waiter in gloves.
We shared vegetarian starters and I had a chicken dish - spicy but not gloopy.
We noticed the couple next to us got a doggy bag and for the first time ever I asked for one (Sunday morning warmed up curry and naan is an experience!)
At the end of the meal we were offered a complimentary drink which was a really nice touch and I had my first ever ‘Indian Irish Coffee’ lol.
It was pouring with rain as we left and the staff made sure we had a taxi booked.
I would love to come here again, I might even try the Indian afternoon tea.
Thank you for making our anniversary so special.
Really delicious food and friendly staff I would highly recommend the Spice Merchant
Greeted on arrival with a quick temperature check and then shown to our table. The service is excellent, efficient but not obtrusive or rushed. The food was very tasty and plentiful. We thought the meal was very good value for money. The restaurant must be doing something right because it was very busy and I recommend booking in advance.
Second visit to Spice Merchant Cookham was lovely, staff are wonderful and the food is delicious. First time the chicken lollipops were outstanding, this time they were still great. Will definitely return
Service always good here. Food very nice and hot . Recommend keema naans as cut for you which is much easier, and very tasty. We would be back .
Absolutely wonderful restaurant.
From start to finish the service was friendly relaxed and attentive.
The menu is very modern with superb flavours and has the traditional curry favourites included.
Splendid drinks selection including great beers & wine
Excellent chef and manager.
Food not as good as previous visits. Value was Surprising as they have increased their Prices in spite of the low VAT that they are enjoying. We are happy to support local business but it must work both ways. We will not book the Spice Merchant again until we feel that we can enjoy value for money. Everyone is struggling but restaurants need our support so this restaurant must remember that too. Ripping customers off in not a good plan for any hospitality outlets.
Always had nice food here - super tasty and enjoyable :-)
We had a wonderful meal on Monday night for my husband's birthday! The seafood platter was amazing and we got given scallops as an extra just because we wanted to try them. My vegetable byriani came enclosed like a pie but in what looked like an indian bread which was fantastic and something I had never seen before. Very enjoyable experience and we even had cognac on the house!
Always a friendly welcome and the food is excellent!
Spice Merchant Cookham does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Spice Merchant Cookham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01628 522584.
Spice Merchant Cookham is rated 4.8 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.