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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: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Southsea

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  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
A Perfect Welcome Home Curry

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Andrew W
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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brayford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Extensive fish choice plus all the usual stuff us brits require from a curry house. good service able to advise on menu.This place is a cut above the average and i will return.My wife not a curry fan so chose the whole lobster and they made a good job of it.The rice dishes very good,better than normal.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Was taken to this restaurant by one of my work colleagues within a party of 4. A mega menu which included a Yorkshire pudding on the starters - an experience which I will savour on my next visit. We all shared the ubiquitous poppadoms and pickles, and had a varied range of main dishes and sides that were all consumed... More 

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent food at this Indian Restaurant. The food is superb quality for both eating in at the restaurant and also for take away. The service is excellent with very attentive friendly professional staff. Would definitely recommend.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

If you want a decent curry in Portsmouth this the place to come to. They had such a huge selection of dishes I didn't know what to choose. In the end I ordered a starter, a few sides and a medium spiced curry. All the food was really good and full of flavour. Also the staff were really friendly.

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Lyngdal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Quite simply incredible! Have been twice now, once as a couple and once as a family group. Both times we have not needed to look any further than the fish and seafood section of the menu- so much choice! Bengal fish and Coconut Chilli Halibut particularly impressive and can also recommend Crab Puri as a starter. Service was really warm,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My friends and I had a great time in this restaurant, the food is very tasty and not expensive at all !! I recommend it to every person who wants to taste some real Indian food in a quiet place ! The only negative point, is maybe the long time we waited between each meal. Nevertheless the waiters are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Came here with my partner for a last minute meal on bank holiday. We were seen to straight away by a very friendly man. Our order was taken for drinks very quickly which we didn't have to wait for to arrive. All staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Both meals were delicious and very... More 

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Additional Information about Spice Merchants

Address: 44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9282 8900
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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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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