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Spice Merchants

44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
02392 828 900
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Ranked #16 of 465 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Came here with a friend last Friday arriving at 7.45. We were greeted pleasantly enough and lead to a table. Drinks and the customary poppadums and chutneys were ordered. A while later our orders for starters and main courses were taken. After 45 or so minutes we asked the waiter when our food would arrive...he thought we meant main course... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been going to Spice Merchants for years, and every time I am greeted in a personal way, with outstanding service, wonderful food and excellent overall conditions. Great value for money, I will keep going back for years to come!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a table for 8.30pm at the Spice Merchants for a family curry night out, we arrived on time & were shown to outr table ( I have to say at this point that the restaurant was busy ) After about 10 minuites we wre asked if we would like to order drinks whick we did & Menus were... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

went here last week with a group of work colleagues food was good, didn't wait too long and overall very pleasant, could have been a bit spiceier though

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12 restaurant reviews
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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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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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 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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