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Bengal Merchant

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7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Bengal Merchant mostly but found it a little noisy on our visit. The food was tasty and a good selection of dishes with even lower calorie dishes pointed out which is helpful if needing to be mindful of that. It offers an interesting range of foods and for something different it is a good... More 

1 Thank evie20162016
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in Barney all my life and this is the first time in the restaurant. The food was really nice , We had the chicken tikka biryani and the chicken korma. The nan bread was very light and delicious. The price was also very reasonable,and the staff are friendly and polite. Will go back again.

2 Thank David H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere Delicious food Reasonable prices Staff are really friendly and helpful One of our family favourites

2 Thank Kirsty2503
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We visit so often- its the best Indian, the quality is brilliant and the staff are amazing. Brilliant for the family. Menus are great and they will cater for specific requirements. Take Away is as good as restaurant quality too!!!

3 Thank Andrew C
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

A restaurant I have visited many times, the food is always delicious with a large menu offering something for everyone. The food is equally good either in the restaurant or to take away, and the staff are always courteous and friendly, and can't do enough to help the customers.

3 Thank William S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, fresh & very tasty. I'm only in town overnight on business and chose this restaurant as it was No1 on here and I can see why, thoroughly recommend it and friendly staff too.

2 Thank GARETH G
County Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My wife and I eat here regularly, the food is always good the staff very pleasant and we always have a laugh and joke. Can't praise this restaurant enough - if you enjoy a good meal with excellent service, look no further.

4 Thank chris c
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Visited for meal Service very slow,staff certainly didn't like being told we thought it slow. Food bland and generally felt it was overpriced

Thank janet n
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We ate here on a recent visit to Barnard Castle and were very glad we did. I am not a fan of spicy food but the chef at the Bengal Merchant prepared an extra mild dish for me which was just perfect. My husband's choices were much ore spicy and he said, delicious. A free side dish of bombay potatoes... More 

3 Thank Waitknowe
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, authentic Indian food which is consistently good! I usually go for the chicken or lamb salan and my partner likes the chicken balti. Both are excellent and there are many other choices on the menu. Staff are all lovely whether you eat in or takeaway and go out of their way to make the experience special. Would 100% recommend.

1 Thank Charlotte Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options, Halal
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?