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“Excellent!”
Review of Spice Merchants

Spice Merchants
Ranked #31 of 684 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We were greeted warmly by Naz and nothing was too much trouble. We love Indian food and were blown away by the diffent choices available and the quality of what we ordered. The food was the simply the best quality we have ever had in an Indian restaurant. The King Prawn dishes were amazing. We will certainly be regular diners here. Go!

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2  Thank Leanne L
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I can say this restaurant is top in so many ways.We booked after reading there reviews and was very pleased from the moment we entered the restaurant.The Staff was very welcoming and the decor was very smart and spotlessly clean.The menu was so unlike most Indian restaurants in the way that there are a lot of fish and alternative meals that are away from the traditional Indian meals,even though they were available.The prices of drinks and food was very good.The food was excellent and the Chef's presentation was way above what the price warranted.After our starters we was even asked when we would like our main course which we prefer than being rushed to leave your table.In summary the Spice Merchant ticked all the boxes and we eat out at least twice a week and would recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Tony F
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

As always we were greeted with big smiles from Raz and the other guys on Friday evening and quickly supplied with water, drinks and poppodoms. Menus are not really needed as we all know what we like to eat (so does Raz!) I always choose Flamboy which is a fairly hot dish with king prawns, absolutely delicious. The waiters are attentive and will explain the various dishes and suggest what to try, which is how I came to have Flamboy, having never heard of it before.

We have been going to this restaurant for several years and always recommend it to other people not just for the food which is always consistently good, but the ambience and cleanliness of the restauant too.

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1  Thank 915JDB
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have used this restaurant many times over the past few years and it is a firm favourite in Portsmouth. We visited on Satuday having just driven a non-stop 740 mile drive from the French Alps and had fantasized about indian food throughout the whole 13 hours drive!! We were not disappointed. I had the king prawn balti, and my husband had garlic chilli chicken. Both perfect. What is great about this place is everything - the service - always with a smile, the presentation of the food is always wonderful and the dishes served in lovely copper bowls with lids to keep the curry hot, the table is set with proper wine glasses and candles, the chairs are nice and comfy and the prices are very reasonable. The guys that run the place know our little quirks and so never forget that I like a glass of ice with the wine, very impressive! We have also used the restauarant for take-away and always found the service prompt, the food hot and delicious and again very reaonably priced.

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1  Thank ClaireQPortsmouth
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

A wonderful restaurant where a warm welcome is always extended by Raz. The food never disappoints, whatever your taste in Indian food I am sure you will enjoy the variety on offer here. I like lamb dishes but am usually wary of ordering them as the meat can be tough, but I know I can order a traditional Rogan Josh at the Spice Merchants with confidence. In addition to great food the restauratn is always spotless and all the staff friendly and attentive.

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Thank Lynda C
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