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“top food and top service”
Review of The Spice Merchant

The Spice Merchant
Ranked #29 of 75 Restaurants in Knaresborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“top food and top service”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

had a meal at this restaurant about 2 weeks ago, the food was perfect, the staff all very polite and helpful,it also has a small bar so you can have a nice drink with or after your meal,a very welcoming place,

  • Visited October 2012
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6 Thank jewels1971
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English first
Leominster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good food but poor service”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

we ate here whilst up for a weekend in Knaresborough. It came highly recommended by the staff in the Blind Jack (fantastic old fashioned ale house) so were very much looking forward to it.
The food was ok and was not badly priced although my wifes Biryani was somewhat dry my Balti was excellent. The breads were very good too.
The service left a lot to be desired though. Whilst the food came quickly it was delivered to the table by a waiter who for all the World looked like he would have rather been anywhere other than serving. The food was plonked down and we were left to get on with it. It may well be the best in Knaresborough but it was far from excellent.

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Ian G
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best in Knaresborough?”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I've eaten here dozens of times over the last 15 years and have never been let down yet. The staff are attentive and friendly and the selection and quality of food is always great. Large restaurant with great atmosphere right at the heart of the town. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone. A firm favourite.

Visited September 2012
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5 Thank Dave H
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best Indian Restaurant in North Yorkshire!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

My parents come to this restaurant regularly and tell me how fantastic it is.
I had the pleasure of dining there with them this evening, it was so nice I had to come and place a review straight away.

I live in Solihull, Birmingham and there are some lovely Indian restaurants there, but I have to admit this one is better.

Food was very tasty! Atmosphere was lovely, it was busy and buzzing. Most of all the staff are so friendly and attentive.

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5 Thank nicola120785
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sunderland
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Love there food”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

We go to this restaurant regulary and have never had a bad meal yet . We do not live in the area but have a caravan nearby and rate the food better than any of our local indian restaurants in sunderland or south shields.The staff are very friendly and service is excellant, My husband mostly eats the lamb staff curry (off the bone) which he reckons is one of the best curries he's tasted and thats quite a few, as this is his favourite food. The restaurant is always clean and nicely presented.

  • Visited August 2012
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5 Thank judmad
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