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Spice Merchants

44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
02392 828 900
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Ranked #13 of 449 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Sometimes, it's the little things that matter. The eagerness of staff to open the door for you as you leave. The rose they brought at my request during a Valentine's Day booking as the cherry on the cake of a dinner date. And, of course, the all-important food itself — which is sublime.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I rarely eat outside Indian food as I'm from Pakistani Origin so I can cook it easily at home, however my partner is a pure English Geordie and he loves a good curry. So we ordered from here after reading the reviews. Food took 16 mins to arrive after putting the phone down(super fast!); delivery guy was so smartly dressed... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Visited after reading previous reports. Had to make a return visit because I really wasn't sure what to say after my first meal. No doubt the food is nicely spiced, the service superb and the prices are average. A nice cosy atmosphere all makes for a good experience. My second meal there was well above average - chosen from the... More

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newport
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Visited the spice merchant on the bank holiday weekend with family...really nice meal and attentive service...if we are in the area again we will not hesitate to revisit....

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Bucks, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Visited on a Saturday evening with my wife and 7 yr old son . Found the restaurant through trip advisor and it was research well done . Friendly welcome and prompt drinks and poppadoms ,Starters were tasty ( king prawn puree asked for spicy and got it) well presented and again promptly served , 3 empty plates ! Main course... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Visited here for my 30th birthday and it was fantastic. There were around 30 of us and we were very well catered for. Food and service were great. Everyone commented on how good it was.

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Birmingham
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7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great food and friendly attentive staff. Delicious deserts, rare in an Indian restaurant. Very extensive menu, hard to choose, so will have to visit again to try something different!

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

On our last night of three we finally found somewhere good to eat! very friendly and attentive but unobtrusive service from all the staff and the selection of food we ordered was excellent. Many thanks to all.

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Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Tried this out on the basis of other reviews. Excellent meal with a very varied menu featuring some very different Indian dishes. My wife had a starter of Mussels and I had Garlic mushroom Tika. For mains we both had the chef's special lamb shank - excellent spiced food and not too hot. A recommended place to eat.

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Ross on Wye
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Judging by previous reviews I was expecting an exceptional Indian meal but it really didn't live up to the hype of previous reviews. Perhaps it was just an off night. To be fair if there was an overall rating between average and very good I'd have awarded that. The menu is so extensive you wonder just how they can offer... More

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