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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: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous Annversary Meal

Went here for our first anniversary whilst on holiday . Staff were friendly and efficient, food came quickly even though it was a very busy Saturday night. The menu had lots of interesting dishes as well as the more traditional ones. The fish balti I had was to die for , the complimentary side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
helen c
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Went here for our first anniversary whilst on holiday . Staff were friendly and efficient, food came quickly even though it was a very busy Saturday night. The menu had lots of interesting dishes as well as the more traditional ones. The fish balti I had was to die for , the complimentary side dish was a nice surprise too.... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The food is good, no service charge, free Bombay aloo, what's not to like? The restaurant is homely and is kept up to the mark by its competitor Spice Island.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We ordered a range of dishes from chicken, lamb and vegetable and they were all great. Our starters were equally as good as the mains. The seating arrangement are good and we got to choose where we wanted to sit! Staff are pleasant and helpful. prices are reasonable.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very well run restaurant, food well presented as well as a nice setting. Would encourage anyone visiting to order a range of dishes to make the most of the expertise of the kitchen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Enjoyed the last visit so much I decided to invite my parents. My mother actually made the booking online, which she found really easy and when we arrived we were pointed to a very nice secluded table with just enough space for us all to seat comfortably. Despite being busy both in the restaurant and takeaway the service was prompt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very good family run restaurant.Fresh ingredients well prepared and served.Service is very friendly.Take away available.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Another good Indian restaurant in Barnard Castle...and they made us mango lassi upon request even if it wasn't in the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. Check out the chicken hariali, green and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This wont take long. If there is an Indian Restaurant/takeaway that sells better food than this in England I want to eat there.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have been a number of times with family and never been let down yet. The staff are very friendly and always make you feel welcome no matter when you come. This is one of the best places for Indian cuisine I have ever been too (and that's a lot) and I have never had a bad meal even when I... More 

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Additional Information about Bengal Merchant

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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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: Romantic, 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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