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44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
02392 828 900
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Ranked #19 of 488 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went here on a Thursday evening. It was pretty empty with lots of empty tables but don't be put off by this. We ordered the following: 1) Bengal prawns (in shell) curry; 2) lamb Biryani; 3) bhindi bhaji; and 4) mixed tandoori grill. The prawns were amazing! Not over-cooked like most places where the prawns take on a rubber-like... More 

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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visit southsea often and have eaten here a couple of times. Both times we have enjoyed our food. On the second visit the the waiter made a few suggestions of different dishes (as i usually stick to what i like) i tried it and it was really lovey and i throughly enjoyed it. I am not a great "curry"... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been to Portsmouth for a romantic escape with my boyfriend and, on the 17th January 2015 we have been at "Spice Merchants" When we walked in we have been impressed by the romantic and elegant atmosphere but, it was only the beginning. The service had been delightful very attentive and caring, specially if you consider I asked many... More 

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portsmouth- england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Me and my partner regularly visit spice merchants. This is by far the most tastiest Indian restraunt there is around. The menu is far from boring, with many tasty seafood options. The staff provide the highest of standards with service and friendless and nothing is ever to much trouble. By far the best restraunt in Portsmouth down to quality of... More 

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Farnham
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260 reviews 260 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visited with 2 work colleagues. We had a large selection of different meals, side dishes and breads, all tasted great and every plate was cleared. Quantities was just right, service was good and service was friendly and welcoming. Definitely a good curry house with a good and different menu. Recommended and we will visit again if in Portsmouth.

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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a large selection of curries and side dishes; all tasted superb. The quantities were reasonable and the value for money good. The dishes they serve the items in add a visual splendour to the meal. Service was friendly and welcoming. Definitely one of the better places for a curry in Portsmouth. Recommended and we would all go again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was a spur of the moment curry and it was great. Food was nice and the service was very good. I look forward to going back soon!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Hi we visited this restaurant on Boxing Day for dinner, we had a great meal although it was real quiet that evening, the food was really very authentic, full of rich spices and full of flavours. I would recommend the Goan prawn dish, Which was superb. My partner also enjoyed his chicken dish.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

visited with a friend, find that we always end up here despite the many other restaurants in the same road/area. Jazz and other staff always so welcoming and recall your preferences and we do not eat there that often! This time we had a prawn starter ( lashuni jhanga) and followed by chicken tikka and king prawn jalpari. Excellent and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Been many times and never had a bad meal. Always good, staff recognise you and always give great advice on the different dishes. Can get quite liveley at the weekends and very busy. But always good fun. Love it.

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Additional Information about Spice Merchants

Address: 44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
Phone Number: 02392 828 900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Indian

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