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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
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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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to this restaurant - and to this area.The food was delicious and the staff welcoming, helpful and efficient. Couldn't really fault it and will definitely return on our next visit to County Durham.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My first trip here and the food was well presented by efficient service staff. Always there when needed and not constantly badgering, in my view the ideal way to be. The food was well cooked and a variety of Indian dishes and specialities. The portions were a fair size and worth the prices charged. Everything was clean and tidy and... More

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What can I say? Our experience at this restaurant has been outstanding every time we have visited. Staff so very accommodating, helpful, nothing too much trouble. The food is superb and I think very reasonably priced. High standard of cleanliness. We have visited maybe a dozen times in all and occasionally collect a take away from there too. Well done... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had a lovely indian takeaway whilst staying in the area on our holiday. Very good quality food cooked to perfection delicious sauces and accompaniments. Would highly recommend

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped here for an impromptu Indian meal, no reservation. The service was quick and attentive. The food was very tasty, large portions and well presented. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently stayed near Barnard Castle and decided to go to the Bengal Merchant after reading the reviews and I'm so glad we did! The staff are welcoming and very friendly and the food was excellent, had the best Chicken Tikka Balti I've ever tasted! Would definitely recommend a visit if you're ever in Barnard Castle!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great food, great value and great service! There is always a good atmosphere at the Bengal Merchant. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, they recommend some great dishes allowing you to be a little more adventurous without running the risk of ordering something too hot! I highly recommend a meal at the Bengal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Arrived around 10:30PM. This was about the only restaurant still serving food. Had a delicious chicken curry that was spiced just right for me. Rice and nan were also good. They even gave me a complimentary potato dish to try that was yum! Staff was nice. Definitely on my list for another meal.

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Troon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Bengal Merchant after reading the reviews and can honestly say it was first class. On arrival, the staff were immediately very friendly and helpful and gave us plenty time to look through the menu, which was comprehensive to say the least. We had a mixture of starters which arrived at the table very quickly, it was quiet... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This has been my favourite Indian restaurant for a while now and each time the quality and standards of the food has been getting better.Yesterday I ate in and the atmosphere inside the restaurant is fantastic. Overall a great experience.

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