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The Merchants of Spice

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
32 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BG, England
+44 1603 660128
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“curry” (94 reviews)
“poppadoms” (43 reviews)
“rabbit” (26 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
32 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

its clean, you can book online but it didnt work for us. inadvertantly we booked coinciding with an england match and it was pretty empty but they still wanted to stick us up the back in one of the small tables, we then get pushed...More

Thank Saint J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever me and my boyfriend fancy a curry that's our go to place. Never fails to dissapoint. Amazing food, friendly service, nice atmosphere.

Thank charmingukr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked a meal up whilst staying locally. Looked very nice inside although we had takeaway. Food was average but hot and prompt. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank tbestall61
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was so good last year we decided to revisit. Staff good. Air con and very clean toilets but the curry was far to hot and tasted exactly the same as my brothers. Mine was mainly sauce and was definitely not a medium curry....More

Thank 820Wendy_P820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling to Norwich fairly late in the evening we called in here for a meal. The waiters were polite and showed us to a table even though we had not booked. We were given plenty of time to view the menu before ordering the...More

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Merchants of Spice on a Wednesday evening, around 7.30pm. Unfortunately I'm unable to provide a review of their food. After being kept waiting in the doorway for a number of minutes the waiter hesitantly informed me that they were fully booked. This was...More

Thank Cestrian52
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Turned up early on Saturday evening on the off chance that we would get a table, they were very helpful and managed to find us one. The restaurant is in a beautiful location and the interior is upmarket. The service was very good and attentive....More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

First and definitely not my last visit. Great food, service and value in an excellent location. The quality of food is fantastic and the staff were very attentive and helpful. All in all a wonderful experience

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A few of us got held over in Norwich en-route to work. Indian was the choice of cuisine. I had wanted to visit this place for many years so out with maps and this is where we went. We were not disappointed, we were early...More

Thank GeordieJB
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I would highly reccomend The Merchdnts of Spice. In summary - tasty food, quality cooking, inovotive menu, top class decor, clean, great service, deserts to die for, customer focused management, respect for heritage of building, great atmosphere. I had the beef of bangal and was...More

Thank mike t
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Cole D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so either but there are plenty of shops on Magdalen Street who sell halal.
Oliver M
25 October 2016|
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Response from MartaGKG | Reviewed this property |
There is not a parking associated with the restaurant
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29 September 2016|
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Response from Jude O | Reviewed this property |
If you want vegan Indian food, go to Namaste on Opie Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$66
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 660128
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