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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (35 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Whenever we come through to Barney from Newcastle, the Bengal is always on the menu. There may be other pretenders to the crown of best curry in town but the Bengal Merchant is the real deal. First class service and first class food. Particularly enjoy...More

4  Thank Treebelle
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I was not particularly hungry so ordered a starter, some popadoms and a beer. A waitress took my order and brought me the beer. A short time later a waiter marched up to the table and asked me whether that was all I was ordering....More

6  Thank ajc988
Reviewed June 22, 2017

From arriving we felt at ease and the staff were brilliant excellent service and the food very tasty always a pleasureable experience every time we visit Good value for money well worth a visit

5  Thank linda g
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Whether we eat in or collect take away the food is amazing Staff so friendly Always little extras Non greasy poppadoms and curries the Goan Crab curry its stunning The only Indian we will now use in the Teesdale area Don't get there enough

2  Thank TeesdaleMudpies
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

great service. tasty food. you cant ask for anymore. well done bengal merchant. will be back soon. ........................................................

1  Thank Stephen N
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

As someone who lives 5 miles from the international curry belt in Leeds We know the difference beteeen a mediocre curry to one that is a genuine resemblance to the region the chef wants to portray. This was a taste sensation from start to finish..started...More

5  Thank TrevK437
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Visited with family - king prawn biryanis was dried out and like rubber - at £11.95 was dreadful - think it was reheated food however the other items were fine tikka masala was good - There are far better Indian Restaurants in Barnard Castle

1  Thank JulesH2606
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Looking at all the lovely reviews, we decided to try this one over the one down the road. It looked empty from the outside the staff took us round the back where there were a few people. I ordered a traditional chicken kharrai, I'm sorry...More

Thank andy b
Reviewed May 21, 2017

We had a superb meal, with very friendly attentive service. We had a dog so took it as a takeaway. Lovely complimentary extras.

4  Thank SueDK
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We have tried a few other restaurants in the area so decided to give this one a try. The premises were clean and welcoming. The food was excellent value with very large portions and was tasty and well presented. We will definitely be visiting again...More

3  Thank William S
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February 25, 2017|
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Response from gsw9982015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but food is very good
Shorna B
September 4, 2016|
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Response from geoffdixon | Property representative |
Hi, There is gluten in our rice, nans, chapattis and other items on our menu as with many Indian restaurants. We take allergies seriously and have an extensive menu, so for each allergy we have a printed list of menu items... More
April 28, 2016|
Response from geoffdixon | Property representative |
Hi Gaby, Thank you for your query. Sorry we do not offer a delivery service apart from a one off group delivery to customers in Middleton in Teesdale on Sunday evenings. Our takeaway and restaurant menus are both on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, 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
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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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