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Bengal Merchant

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, British, Halal
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best indian food around, friendly staff. only thing is you have you to collect or eat in as they dont deliver. but its sooooo worth the journey :)

2 Thank Annie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing curry great services recommend to anyone served with a smile food was delicious lovely decor

2 Thank Devon L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful food friendly staff what more could you want I would recommend this restaurant it is gorgeous!!

2 Thank Joyce P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with another couple, we all had starters which as usual were very good, they are large portions. Again main meals very good. I would certainly recommend and we will definitely go back.

2 Thank Tracy H
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful night great service as always food excellent a great atmosphere very pleasant staff worth a visit a good night out not expensive.

2 Thank linda g
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply excellent! Arrived on the recommendation of a friend and we were thoroughly impressed. I had the Chicken Korma (as i can't handle my spice haha) and it was thick, creamy and lived up to my expectations. My partner had the Fish Hara Massala (think that is how it's spelt) and he spoke quite openly of his satisfaction for the... More 

1 Thank Adele-Ing12342
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Me, my wife and my brother went here for the first time. Although the interior of the restaurant wasn't exactly flattering, it had friendly staff and served excellent authentic curry. I live in Leicester and I struggle to find curry this good. For poppadoms and mains for three with alcoholic drinks it was £50, so very reasonably priced. I recommend... More 

3 Thank Patelrah
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I've given this restaurant four stars due to the attentive staff and fairly low cost of the meal, but I feel that the food was more deserving of just three stars. We had poppadoms and pickle tray to start. The chutneys were quite sugary and plain, and I would have liked mint yoghurt to go with the spicier pickle. Our... More 

Thank Caroline_Miles
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Bengal Merchant for quite a few years now, and it's certainly 5 star quality. I brought my husband Dan here for his birthday along with family, as usual the staff were friendly and very attentive. The service is amazing and the food arrived very quickly. The starters and mains that we enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Emily Rose B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Ate out here on a weekend, very friendly staff, and served quickly. Was very impressed with my food, unfortunately the Dansak was a little too spicy for my partner, but the Dansak can be a bit unpredictable at different places I've found, so not really their fault. Only had chance to visit one of the Indian restaurants in Barnard Castle,... More 

1 Thank DanG23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, British, Halal
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?