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Spice Merchants

44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
02392 828 900
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Ranked #13 of 458 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea
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  • English first
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good range of traditional curries and some other lighter/more unusual options, all equally well-cooked and so good to have curry sauces that have been made with fresh spices - you can really taste the difference.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good, well cooked Indian food with excellent, courteous waiters anxious to please. A little noisy due to a large party of guys having a reunion. It was a Saturday night though. Would go again on a quieter night.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This is the 2nd visit in as many years and it is as good as we remembered. The staff are attentive without being overbearing and the food is amazing. We had the spicy crab purée and monkfish tikka to start and OMG they were stunning. Main was chicken tikka madras and chilli garlic king prawns....again stunning. Cannot recommend this enough.... More

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Portsmouth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This is the ONLY restaurant that I return to again and again and again! Great quality, great value food with good atmosphere and quietly attentive front of house team......perfect combination! I travel 20 miles each way to get there. Just wish they would expand towards Titchfield. Well done boys, keep up the fantastic food and service :)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Booked after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Very attentive waiters that helped us to go through the comprehensive menu. We received very good portions of what I can only describe as the best curry we've had in a number of years. I would recommend everyone to sample this restaurant when in or around the Portsmouth and southsea areas. You... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Eaten here a few times over the years. Latest was in May 2014 while visiting friends (group of 5). Despite being a Friday evening and busy the staff found us a table. Food is consistently excellent and the staff and friendly. Service is prompt and staff are attentive are quick to refill your drink. All in all, a consistently very... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were so well looked after though the staff never seemed intrusive. A really good range of dishes meaning we could all have something different from one another and from previous visits to other Indian restaurants. All the food was prepared to a very high standard and we had a wonderful evening out. Thank you!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been before and will certainly go again. Superb service in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Good sized portions of delicious curry brimming with flavour ensure this restaurant is highly recommended.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went here for a family birthday meal for 7... Asked for suggestions or recommendations from the staff for a couple who were unsure what to have. The waiter was great asked what type of ingredients they liked and strength of curry and matched them perfectly to a dish. They are very aptly named as I think they use a variety... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I visited on a Tuesday night with a work colleague and have to say outstanding Indian food. The restaurant itself is clean and pleasant but won't be winning any design awards in the near future. The waiters were pleasant, friendly and engaging without being overbearing. I always ask for a recommendation where curries are concerned and based upon my preferences... More

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