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“Great new addition to Norwich”

The Merchants of Spice
Ranked #24 of 835 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $58
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Brundall, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great new addition to Norwich”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

A great new addition to the city with quality food and great décor. A few modern and new additions to an Indian menu and i have visited 3 times now and never been disappointed like some other places.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Geoff D
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Big Disappointment”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited this Indian with a group of 10 to celebrate a friends birthday. The location and decor was promising and we had a drink at the bar on arrival before being shown to our table. The location of the table was very close to the kitchen entry/exit so was not ideal. Sadly the experience went down hill rapidly from the moment we sat down, the staff were very aggressive and surly when taking the order and when serving the order, the starters were premium price but the standard very low with bhajis that looked they could have been bought from a Supermarket. All the starters were accompanied by limp lettuce leaves and thinly cut tomatoes, none of the attention to detail with presentation you expect at a restaurant described as 'Fine Indian Dining'. The main courses were mainly sauce with 'quartered' whole tomatoes and onions which again was very,very poor. Quality, value for money and service the worst I have experienced in a long time.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank hotpink67
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Team Business Night”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Merchants is tucked out of the way in the Colegate area of Norwich, previously an established drinking house it is now a very well decor'd Indian Cuisine restaurant.
6 of us arrived without a booking and we were sat almost immediately.
Although it was a wednesday evening it was surprisingly busy with a steady flow of traffic through the door.
The food was great and reasonably priced, swift service but never the impression that the staff were hanging around the table waiting for you to finish.
We all ordered a different dish and all arrived at the same time and spot on the order, taste was fantastic and potions were very good too.
One of the best Indian restaurants in Norwich at the moment

Thanks to all the Staff and Chef's at the Merchants for a great meal

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Tim K
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant with very good food”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We chanced upon this restaurant when we couldn't get in to the Last Wine Bar. Service was a bit awkward, with a bit of a language problem, but the food was very good. They fit us in without a reservation on a Saturday night, and we did enjoy ourselves.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Valerie F
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Düsseldorf
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great indian food”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Food was delicius and the decoration is well above average. Only the waiters were a bit arrogant. But it didn´t spoil our evening.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ladybird003
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