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Bengal Merchant

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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, Late Night, 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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  • 53
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Good food

We had a takeaway. Good selection on the menu and the food was great and very generous portions! Staff friendly while we waited and had a drink. Would use again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mark P
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Faversham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Faversham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a takeaway. Good selection on the menu and the food was great and very generous portions! Staff friendly while we waited and had a drink. Would use again.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Been coming here regularly since it first opened. Never disappointed, food and service from friendly staff is always excellent. We travel through from Darlington, which isn't short on its own Indian restaurants, because the quality is that good! Would always recommend.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

A great place to eat with very friendly staff and great food would I recommend this place we will be going back very soon

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Barningham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

my local Indian have been there a number of times and the service and food is always excellent, The guys are friendly and chatty and the place has a good atmosphere.

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mildenhall
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited here with my Brother and Sister in Law. We never usually hold out much hope that Indian meals will be as good as our local Indian. But got to say this place was clean, pleasant and the Staff were attentive, we were not rushed through our meal, the food arrived well cooked and was indeed very tasty, the bill... More 

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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