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Spice Merchants

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44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
+44 23 9282 8900
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5:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Southsea

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  • 14
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Revisited last week. Still nice food, service and reasonably priced. The kids had chicken tikka which wasn't as flavoured as it could've been but my lamb shank certainly made up for that!! Overall another nice visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Vilamoura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Revisited last week. Still nice food, service and reasonably priced. The kids had chicken tikka which wasn't as flavoured as it could've been but my lamb shank certainly made up for that!! Overall another nice visit

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

So after a lazy afternoon and a raked evening we had a few drinks and met with friends. After we walked along the road and got a table on the Spce Merchant restaurant. As always the atmosphere was as you would expect, happy diners, the usual lovers having a romantic dinner and friends enjoying a night out. We ordered our... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have visited Spice Merchants over the years when we've stayed at Queens Hotel in Southsea. It's only a few hundred yards walk away down Osborne Road. I am pleased to say it is as good as ever. We went on a quiet Tuesday night. A friendly welcome to a clean restaurant. My wife is vegetarian so Indian food is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We wandered into Spice Merchants late on a rainy night and were very pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent. The food was very good. Everyone in our party agreed the samosas were the best we have ever encountered. This restaurant is on our list for a return next time we visit Portsmouth.

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Angers, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a lovely tandoori. We asked for pakoras which were not on the menu and got some, really nice and fresh and priced like any other starter.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Based on the reviews decided to try this restaurant instead of our usual but was very disappointed. Both dishes lacked flavour, which is the last thing you expect from an Indian meal.

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Sunny Southsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Just ordered one of the best Indian takeaways I've had in a very long time. We had friends staying with us who were visiting the uk for the first time in years, and they were craving an Indian. They weren't disappointed! The service was great too - I would definitely recommend!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After being away from the country for a while I was dying for a good curry. This hit the mark perfectly! Top taste, atmosphere and service. You won't be let down by this curry house. I will defiantly visit again when I am in town!

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

For the celebration of my daughter's graduation we were looking for something "extra nice" for dinner, and the Spice Merchants did not disappoint. The phone reservation of a table for five was easy, no fuss. We got a lovely table by the window, beautifully set. We experienced efficient, polite, attentive service from the moment we entered to the moment we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am not one to complain, but was absolutely disgusted with the customer service me and my friends had received that night. The attitude of the so called 'boss' and the staff was ridiculous and surprising. When we were refused service even thought they had earlier confirmed on the phone that they would serve us, they had a very unprofessional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9282 8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Southsea
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?