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“Could Do Better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spice Merchants

Spice Merchants
44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
02392 828 900
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Ranked #17 of 483 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southsea
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Could Do Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a table for 8.30pm at the Spice Merchants for a family curry night out, we arrived on time & were shown to outr table ( I have to say at this point that the restaurant was busy ) After about 10 minuites we wre asked if we would like to order drinks whick we did & Menus were presented, After what seamed ages our drinks arrived & our order were taken for the starter & main course, after an hour our starter still had not arrived although there were plenty of takeaway order going out, by this time at nearly 10pm we complained to a member of staff & were told that we were next on the list for service, another 10 miniute passed before we got our starter from that point things got better & the main meal came swiftly after, We were given a free round of drinks for our wait but i would have prefered better service from the staff.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“spicey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

went here last week with a group of work colleagues

food was good, didn't wait too long and overall very pleasant, could have been a bit spiceier though

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Highly recommended - will return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good range of traditional curries and some other lighter/more unusual options, all equally well-cooked and so good to have curry sauces that have been made with fresh spices - you can really taste the difference.

Visited July 2014
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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Popular Indian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good, well cooked Indian food with excellent, courteous waiters anxious to please. A little noisy due to a large party of guys having a reunion. It was a Saturday night though.
Would go again on a quieter night.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This is the 2nd visit in as many years and it is as good as we remembered. The staff are attentive without being overbearing and the food is amazing. We had the spicy crab purée and monkfish tikka to start and OMG they were stunning. Main was chicken tikka madras and chilli garlic king prawns....again stunning. Cannot recommend this enough. The menu is huge and caters for all tastes. If you are in Southsea you really must give it a try!

Visited June 2014
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