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7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Nestled in Barnard Castle's beautiful ancient artisan quarter, below the...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Spot on!

As a regular visitor to The Bengal Merchant its about time i got around to doing a review so here goes, fabulous food, excellent value for money and the staff are lovely with superb customer relation skills, what more do you want from the local Indian.............perfect! :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Viv D
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

As a regular visitor to The Bengal Merchant its about time i got around to doing a review so here goes, fabulous food, excellent value for money and the staff are lovely with superb customer relation skills, what more do you want from the local Indian.............perfect! :-)

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

From entering the restaurant, to leaving, you are treat like royalty by Mufti and his staff. They are so attentive to everyone who enters the restaurant. The food is beautifully cooked and can be altered if you have any allergies. The restaurant is clean and tidy and tables are cleared away as soon as people have finished eating. I can... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its been awhile since I've visited this restaurant. But when I did, the customer service was great! The food is lovely. (Especially those curry's) I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves their curry's.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff are really helpfull in explaining the types of curry's (as I am useless). Very friendly and welcoming. The food is well worth the money and will change your mind about your regular Indian takeaway/resurant. ~Angel~

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wow as usual a fabulous dinner 2nite at the Bengal , all 5 of us ate as part of my husbands birthday , all 3 kids were offered starters and poppadoms, the waiter was extremely attentive and the food was amazing as always , by far the best restaurant in Barney snd left with a ample doggy bag , see... More 

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co durham
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Bengal is a great Indian in a town with a lot of competition! Food is fresh and tasty with good portion sizes and represents good value for money. Having dined in both restaurant and takeaway the food quality is equally as good in both and thoughtful service makes it a pleasant dining experience.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bengal Merchant is the best indian around. Food fantastic, never had a bad meal. Great menu choices. Staff are brilliant and couldnt be nicer, also take the time to chat with you giving a personal touch. Definitely 5*!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Food is always excellent and top notch! Staff are really friendly with excellent customer service, a great place to eat.

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durham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Been there last year and all good. Wife and daughter were there two weeks previous and again all good. Saturday night gone (21/03/15) was such a disappointment. It took over an hour and ten minutes between entering the place and having a starter and being served our main course. We ordered a bottle of house red, but it was well... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I always look forward to a visit to The Bengal Merchant because I know we will receive a warm welcome and beautifully prepared food. A male member of staff always helps me negotiate my husband's wheelchair up the 2 small steps at the entrance. This time we really studied the menu .. The selection of dishes available is huge. True... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 695857

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?