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“Merchants of good curries!”

The Merchants of Spice
Ranked #48 of 876 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $70
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Ive been to the Merchants several times now and always enjoyed the meal. Very good range of curries and the staff are very efficent in the main, however on our most recent visit they forgot our drinks as a table of 30 had just shown up who were all hanging around the bar. (Incidentaly they were sat right behind us and very noisy, was a little annoying but not really the restaurants fault) All in all though this is the best curry restaurant in Norwich in my opinion. Give it a try you will not regret it!

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Thank Imhungry122
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Having visited Norwich a number of times, my wife and I have tried a number of other Indian restaurants (or in the case of the awful nearby spice lounge, Indian fast food conveyor belt!) but at last, we've finally found somewhere we will definitely return to again and again.

Good food, nice decor, relaxed ambience and extremely good service - this place is SO much better than anywhere else in Norwich by a long, long, long way. You will need to book, but believe me it's well worth it.

Thank Jamesinleeds
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We arranged three weeks in advance to have a table for six people booked for 8.30pm on Friday 29th November 2013. When we arrived the Restaurant was over flowing with prospective diners crowded round the bar very close to diners creating the noise and ambience of a mainline train station - it would not have ben a pleasant dining experience - but we need not have worried about that as we found out that the very friendly and helpful waiter we spoke to informed us that his colleague had given our table to someone else only ten minutes before. We had not been late we had arrived on time. The Restaurant has an excellent local reputation which is why us out of towners decided to dine there with our friends - but you really do need to be able to rely on your table being available at the time you booked it.

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Thank Karl S
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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Having booked several weeks in advance we were looking forward to taking some visiting family to one of our favourite Indians in Norwich. Unfortunately, it was such a disappointing experience that we won't be going back again.

Arriving on time we were greeted by a full restaurant and around 20 people milling around the small bar waiting to be seated. The staff were unable to tell us when, or even if, our table would be ready. No drinks were offered to us whilst we waited, nor did we receive an apology or explanation, and after waiting a further 20 minutes it became clear that even if we were seated, it wouldn't be a pleasant experience, such was the noise and lack of space. One poor couple were seated practically in the middle of the waiting crowd and were attempting to eat as people milled all around them.

Eventually, after complaining to the head waiter, we were told that our table had been given to another waiting party by one of his colleagues, and that they'd try to 'squeeze us in' if we continued to wait an unspecified amount of time.

We didn't.


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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Came here with Friends, a modern and contemporary setting with good service, food was again very good standard. In all a good evening was had by all

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Thank Mark W
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