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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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A cold wet winter evening in Barney; 4 of us decided on a good meal and we must have realised how inclement the weather was going to be as Bengal Merchant was the perfect antidote to all that nature could throw at us (ok, a bit of hyperbole but it was cold and wet....) Warm welcoming smiles and just as... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The menu was extensive and the guys working there were very knowledgeable and would have cooked whatever style you required as well as offering advice. A really good choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great staff, menu very good, I had lamb madras which was delicious, will use this establishment again in the future.

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Pethshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

REALLY not sure how this gets to be #1 in Barney!! Have eaten here half a dozen times in late 2014 and it always feels, well, just ... ordinary. The staff are attentive and often amusing*. The food is sensibly priced, but is def "curry house" rather than "Indian restaurant" in standard - sauces and meat mixed together at last... More 

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Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First time dining in Barnard Castle,restaurant recommended by local people,and we were thoroughly pleased with their view.The food was superb,as was the fast service,the atmosphere,and the geniality of the efficient staff.Prices were very reasonable considering the high quality of the food.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fantastic food and speedy service. Lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly and helpful. Cant fault it at all

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Durham
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went fo friends birthday. Portions ideal, freshly prepared food, delivered by friendly staff and very tasty. Lovely evening, and not rushed

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Having frequented the curry house on numerous occasions, its clear the food is simply exceptional. The service is always second to none and the menu is always updated and exciting. I would eat the Chicken Sagrana dish they serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the rest of my life if i could. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Barnard... More 

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county durham
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely staff, great atmosphere and beautiful food and good value for money, will definitely recommend and return again soon, big thanks to all at the Bengal merchant

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a quality Indian cuisine. The service was absolutely top notch, the lads were really helpful (especially Chad) who recommended a dish called the lamb badsha, it is my favorite curry. Cheers for the great night, i will be definitely be returning.

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Address: 7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
Phone Number: +44 1833 695857
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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