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“I had to go to the kitchen to instruct the chef on Bombay Aloo.”
Review of Spice Merchant - CLOSED

Spice Merchant
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
cornwall
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I had to go to the kitchen to instruct the chef on Bombay Aloo.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the worst takeaway in the area and the value is non existent. Avoid until they sort it out. Truly dreadful, empty, cold, dirty and overpriced. The locals swerve it, you should too.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank dorians35
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
404 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Good takeaway and easy on time but a little pricey”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Called in to this restaurant and placed an order for a takeaway for 12 people. Told to come back in 40 minutes when it would be ready. Returned in roughly that time and it was being packed up. Tasty food, well cooked but a little pricey. I think they would trim the prices down if another Indian restaurant opened in the port.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gary F
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Give it a miss”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Overpriced, bereft of any atmosphere at all, and poor quality food. My 17 quid prawn vindaloo consisted of four shrivelled prawns in a thin (but at least hot) curry sauce. The slightly aggressive reaction when querying the justification of the prices when paying the bill put the verdict beyond doubt. Don't bother.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Bennelong
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England
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Room for improvement......but not that bad......”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Enjoyed an early-bird meal...........starter very good, main meal, prawns, very small, but loads of them and cooked nicely and tasty too. Veg curry side dish was made with frozen veg with a bit of cabbage added to it........but the sauce was nice and spicy and thick. Naan bread was very large and soft and delicious. Waiter helpful, but not too over-attentive.(which I hate).... The restaurant was quiet, but on a wet midweek day was not unexpected. Good value for money, would go back again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank CornishCacher
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wadebridge
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Had read the previous reviews and were unsure weather to go or not!
However we were presently suprised, opted for the £9.99 early evening special, good food and plenty of it, as well as good service. Suggest you give it a go and make up your own mind.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank stuart t
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