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“Very good value and quality, Indian meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Spice Merchant

The Spice Merchant
14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AR, England
01423 861777
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Ranked #25 of 50 Restaurants in Knaresborough
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
newcastle upon tyne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very good value and quality, Indian meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

After reading the good reviews we booked a table for 8PM. On arrival we were glad as the restaurant was busy with a good atmosphere. We ordered our food and were very impressed by the quality of the food. We had Lamb chops and prawn on puri to start, both of which were very good. For mains we had chicken tikka and chicken tikka bhuna with various sundries. Again they were both very good. The service was impeccable with all people that served us being very polite and efficient. My only negative comment would be that the meal did take an hour to arrive which is quite some time, however I would say that this did not spoil our enjoyment of the meal. The thing that they seem to have perfect is portion size, I sometime find that Indian meals have huge portions of rice and Naan bread etc, however Spice Merchanct seem to have this perfect as we left full but not too full!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Banquet night is a must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Thursday nights are banquet night at spice merchant, where you get a starter, main, side and rice or nan for a set price.
Spice Merchant is good value, great service and delicious food.
We are regulars!

Visited June 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Evening meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We arrived without booking straight froma day out in York. The service was excellent and the food well presented and copious. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“An old haunt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Have been visiting for some years now. Good service and friendly staff. Food good and prices reasonable. Have been as a family, in a group and as a couple and have never been disappointed. Only down is that the decor is in need od some tidying .

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

food taste amazing. the staff is extremely friendly. Used to be my one time favourite places whenever i wanted to Savour Indian food.

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