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“Very good value and quality, Indian meal”
Review of The Spice Merchant

The Spice Merchant
Ranked #29 of 75 Restaurants in Knaresborough
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
newcastle upon tyne
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good value and quality, Indian meal”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

After reading the good reviews we booked a table for 8PM. On arrival we were glad as the restaurant was busy with a good atmosphere. We ordered our food and were very impressed by the quality of the food. We had Lamb chops and prawn on puri to start, both of which were very good. For mains we had chicken tikka and chicken tikka bhuna with various sundries. Again they were both very good. The service was impeccable with all people that served us being very polite and efficient. My only negative comment would be that the meal did take an hour to arrive which is quite some time, however I would say that this did not spoil our enjoyment of the meal. The thing that they seem to have perfect is portion size, I sometime find that Indian meals have huge portions of rice and Naan bread etc, however Spice Merchanct seem to have this perfect as we left full but not too full!

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank hyndlegs
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English first
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Banquet night is a must.”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Thursday nights are banquet night at spice merchant, where you get a starter, main, side and rice or nan for a set price.
Spice Merchant is good value, great service and delicious food.
We are regulars!

Visited June 2013
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4 Thank greatyorkshirelass
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Evening meal”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We arrived without booking straight froma day out in York. The service was excellent and the food well presented and copious. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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6 Thank scirpaceus
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“An old haunt”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Have been visiting for some years now. Good service and friendly staff. Food good and prices reasonable. Have been as a family, in a group and as a couple and have never been disappointed. Only down is that the decor is in need od some tidying .

  • Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Keith B
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent service”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

food taste amazing. the staff is extremely friendly. Used to be my one time favourite places whenever i wanted to Savour Indian food.

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5 Thank Uv0402
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