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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
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
Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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2 reviews
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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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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Once again what can i say the foods great and the staff are to great customer service, very friendly i highly rate it and recommend it to everyone who loves Indian food

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Bengal Merchant was recommended by our family who live in the area. Craig(known as Chris in the restaurant) & Tracy We had a takeaway which was excellent, we can't wait to visit again to sample even more of this delicious food

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited the Bengal Merchant while staying at the Caravan Club Site in Barnard Castle. Food was excellent - full of flavour without being excessively hot. Staff were helpful, friendly and efficient - and even took us back to the Caravan Site afterwards. This was our second visit and hope there will be many more.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed over on business in Barnard Castle and having seen the reviews decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed. Very professional and friendly service that was accompanied by a fantastic, aromatic starter and equally tasty main course. It seemed clear from the staff that they were passionate about their restaurant and the food they served. Would definitely... More

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