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44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
02392 828 900
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Absolutely wonderful

Went here for a family meal last night and I could fault it. The menu has a great selection and there were lots of different things to try nor just your standard Indian menu. The waiters were great, all happy and very helpful. The food itself was amazing! Best meal out I have had in a long time. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Grace E
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went here for a family meal last night and I could fault it. The menu has a great selection and there were lots of different things to try nor just your standard Indian menu. The waiters were great, all happy and very helpful. The food itself was amazing! Best meal out I have had in a long time. I will... More 

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north east uk
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The menu was great. Not just the old favourites,but the chefs specials were good. Fresh ingredients,and so tasty. Kingfisher and cobra on draught.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoy coming here every time we visit!! Always trying new items off the menu. Loved the Goan tonight Brill, Naz - keep up the good work - thanks

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spice Merchants is an absolute gem. The serving staff are so polite and helpful, and the food is the best curry I've tasted and to top it off, its very reasonably priced. Its our local:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Amazing went there on Valentine's with my boyfriend we aren't from Portsmouth and I looked at the reviews before going and everyone was right! This place was one of the best Indians I have been to! The food was so tasty and the service was brilliant everyone was so nice! If we ever go back to Portsmouth we would defo... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went here on the recommendation of a friend and it was superb. I can't speak highly enough of this place everything was really really good. The atmosphere, the food, the service everything. We didn't think we would find an Indian restaurant of this calibre coming here from Birmingham last year but here it is.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good clean modern restaurant but the food is simply bland & insipid. Not like having a tasty curry. No spice, nothing zingy, nothing to excite the tastebuds at all - in truth we were all a bit bewildered at how salt free, pale and uninteresting the food was? Presented in beautiful little pots with lids and the service ethic was... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Hi all. tried the restaurant for the first time on Friday .Nice clean place inc toilets which is always a plus for indian restuarants. Bindi baji was bland. Goan chick was not up the our usual standards. I had a chicken Jalfrazi and it was just like the goan with a few chilies in it. I have been eating curries... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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: 02392 828 900

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?