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The Merchants of Spice

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

PRICE RANGE
US$26 - US$66
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here last Friday evening, great welcome and lovely atmosphere. The place is lovely and a real restaurant feel. Food was fresh and very tasty - good value too! Very impressed

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Norwich100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has issues especially the guy behind the reception. Got a chip on his shoulder. Food is overrated and restaurant is like a shoe box. Terrible experience and maybe you should look after your guests than worrying about your looks!! Shocking and won’t be...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 544kah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have heard about this resturant so thought we would give it a try ,first impression is of a great looking building and impressive welcome,very nice decor , seating is a bit tight but once settled in good , the food menu is not as large...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank fishfaceNorfolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite simply one of the best curry houses in England (I go to a lot). Our party of 4 all enjoyed the meal, my Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi was top notch. Looking forward to our next UK trip already. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Traveler544162
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real fusion of the Indian subcontinent tastes and styles seved here. Potions are on the large side and the only disappoint in our eyes is the lack of takeawy from here; it's a bums on seats only resturant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cargocycles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit and I was impressed, service is excellent, friendly and as a solo diner didn’t feel pressurised to leave once I’d eaten. The food is up there with the very best Indian restaurants anywhere, dishes are nicely spiced without being so...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hector7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please avoid if you are veggie - shockingly limited options and terrible veg food. The chef do not give any off the menu options either.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Monikadajatti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would not recommend for vegan/vegetarian. Had the rogon josh made vegan, and it appeared as bits of cauliflower in red/brown sauce (I could not see it very well as it’s so dark in the restaurant). The person next to me had the lamb rogon Josh...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 152carminah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chicken Rezala I had there was absolutely delicious. Very fiery, plenty of Chillies, the sauce was full of flavour. The chicken was very tender. The service was very friendly and attentive. Despite being very busy, and a large table of us. Will definitely return.

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Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 11 February 2019

A group of us decided to try the Merchants of Spice as part of a night out in the City. We phoned the restaurant to see if they had a table for 5 of us as reviews had indicated they can be fully booked. Upon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Moose221
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.
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Olimccoan
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 judeo642 | Reviewed this property |
If you want vegan Indian food, go to Namaste on Opie Street.
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