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“standard fare”
Review of The Spice Merchant

The Spice Merchant
Ranked #29 of 74 Restaurants in Knaresborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“standard fare”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have eaten in on several occasions and had numerous takeaways from here on evenings where lack of imagination and laziness over-rode the need to eat something exciting. The staff are friendly, restaurant clean and bright. Food is totally unmemorable.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“value for money with voucher”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

used living social voucher, good service, good atmosphere, food good but not spicy enough for us ,quite sweet tasting, all in all good value, would return but would ask for chef to make spicier for us.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank firebobby44
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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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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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