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Bengal Merchant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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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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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the set meal for two as it contained some things we had not tried before. It was a lovely mix of flavours. Staff were friendly and attentive and the amount of takeaway orders being collected indicated that it has a good local reputation. Meal quality very good and more than ample portion size.

Thank Sue S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled 25mins to this takeaway as we were on holiday. It has to be one of the very best takeaways we have tried and we have tried hundreds believe me, we live near Ocean Road, South Shields and have travelled the length and breadth of England, so by far we have to say this is one of the very... More 

3 Thank Michele R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times and every visit has been good. We chose the banquet this time which was £36. Very good value and probably too much food for us but it was all delicious. Poppadums crisp and very dry to start then starters. We were able to swop the starters on the original menu for onion... More 

2 Thank gsw9982015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We travelled into Barnard Castle from our near by campsite to have a few drinks and a meal and boy was it worth it fantastic food and very friendly staff, clean and comfortable all round top night.

3 Thank Oughton80
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Order a takeaway as had a busy weekend, love butter chicken & prawn karma ready as soon as I walked in as always. Finished off a lovely weekend....

3 Thank 4polly
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We have been going for many years now. We travel 12 miles from Spennymoor. Why? If you want good quality indian dishes served in clean comfortable surroundings by pleasant staff who have an interest in their customers you will not find better. Thats why we will continue to eat there.

3 Thank geoffreyp696
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Just popped in on speck and was more than happy with the warm welcome! Pleasant, friendly service and good food. It was like sitting in a friends dining room - very relaxed. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Complementary side dish was a nice touch! Will definitely return next time I'm over to see my brother again.

1 Thank MrBen66
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We were holidaying in the area and had eaten out most nights, so decided on a take away. The guys were so friendly from the moment I entered, taking an interest in where we were from, how the holiday was going, what we'd done, and we may have got around to football teams to, Grimsby v Darlington, there's a match.... More 

2 Thank Giles H
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This was easily in the top 5 Indian restaurants I've ever visited. If you want the generally bland ho-hum usual Indian fare, then don't come here. If you want to experience some original dishes that delight your taste buds then this is the place. Warning: it's all too easy to over-order, especially as we were given a complimentary side dish.

2 Thank Deezzaa
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Best korma I have ever had!! Very friendly staff taking the order (I was waiting outside and my other half was having a long conversation inside!). Would have liked to have eaten inside but we had dogs in tow having said that we really enjoyed our takeaway.

3 Thank Zoe B

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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, Bangladeshi, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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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