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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 69857
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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
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The pub we were staying at recommended this Indian & It really was one of the best i have ever had! Absolutely delicious!!! We loved it!! The service was outstanding, they could not do enough for us. The decor was lovely & the food was piping got & just so so tasty! Really can't say enough good about this place.... More

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Otley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The pub we were staying at recommended this restaurant and it is certainly worth a visit. Along with the usual suspects it also served a crab curry which I had to sample and very nice it was too. Pleasant and relaxes atmosphere and staff who were happy to leave us alone unlike some places where you are being asked if... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent service, when asked to recommend suggested a new dish not yet on the menu, no attempt to push extras, or keep offering more drinks. Most importantly very nice home cooked food.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Takeaway always good from here. Plenty meat in the dishes; spicy but not overly so (unless extra hot requested); good range of starters, breads and curries. Very reliable

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Caen, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've eaten here a few times and have always been impressed with its consistently high quality. The food really is excellent, with complex flavours and as spicy (or not) as you want it. The service is attentive and friendly. Even the overall design of the restaurant is clean, modern and inviting. If you like spicy, I really recommend the prawn... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Because we are locals we didn't really think to review this restaurant because we go so often. Think that says it all, the food service and welcome are all excellent, and we are just about to go there again.

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