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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle dl12 8ph, England
01833 630700
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Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Nestled in Barnard Castle's beautiful ancient artisan quarter, below the Market Cross is a charming, inviting, comfortable restaurant offering sophisticated, vibrantly flavoured, subcontinental cuisine of real style and taste. The menu features authentic, traditional favourites as well as creative dishes all made with the freshest ingredients. For those with an eye towards light, healthier eating we also offer our famous low calorie (yet authentic Indian) option of all our curries.The Merchant attracts a knowledgeable and loyal clientele who come back time and again for the fine food with exceptional friendly service. The Bengal Merchant is one of Barnard Castle's treasures and a perfect choice for exotic meals with friends & loved ones in a warm, cosy and romantic setting.For those with something to celebrate we also have a separate, newly refurbished function room too.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Nestled in Barnard Castle's beautiful ancient artisan quarter, below the Market Cross is a charming, inviting, comfortable restaurant offering sophisticated, vibrantly flavoured, subcontinental cuisine of real style and taste. The menu features authentic, traditional favourites as well as creative dishes all made with the freshest ingredients. For those with an eye towards light, healthier eating we also offer our famous low calorie (yet authentic Indian) option of all our curries.The Merchant attracts a knowledgeable and loyal clientele who come back time and again for the fine food with exceptional friendly service. The Bengal Merchant is one of Barnard Castle's treasures and a perfect choice for exotic meals with friends & loved ones in a warm, cosy and romantic setting.For those with something to celebrate we also have a separate, newly refurbished function room too.
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west yorkshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Coming from Bradford, we know a good curry when we eat one - and this was a GOOD curry. The service was excellent - friendly and welcoming; the atmosphere was good; the food was freshly cooked and deliciious. If you're in Barnard Castle, and you like curry, eat here - I would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

In three years we've always had a great experience. Warm. Friendly. Tasty. Professional. Lovely restaurant. Can't say more. We've visited countless restaurants over the years and this is the probably the best.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Visited here whilst on a short break in Barnard Castle. We hadn't booked a table but managed to get one even though the place was busy. Staff friendly and food was delicious with a complimentary dish given. Relaxing atmosphere and though it was busy we had the food in a timely manner with the staff asking if we were ready... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

i had chicken tikka masala with my family the dish was exquisite enjoyed by all the family a service score of 10 for us , they couldn't do enough to please us recommended for all

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Barnard Castle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Pleasant atmosphere made welcome. Reasonably priced. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed what we selected from a good menu

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The meal was for a group of us and we'd pre-booked, but on our arrival. staff seemed unaware of the booking and had to shuffle tables together. Service was not particularly welcoming, accomplished or swift - but it was generally willing. Food was very acceptable on a cold Friday night, and some dishes were actually very well prepared, and then... More

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Stockton
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We ate here a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night. There were 2 adults and 2 kids in our party. The food was very good but they did not have anything for kids and they wouldn't do half portions of the main meals which was disappointing. The service was a bit slow, I asked 3 times for a... More

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workington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Excellent food and brilliant service. I would recommend to anyone and will definitely come back to this restaurant

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant many times, the welcome is great and the food is wonderful. Take a ways are excellent value.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Superb authentic food without all that ghee! Very friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble for them. The staff listened to our curry preferences and happily tailored the food to suit our palates. A very enjoyable family dining out treat.

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