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Bengal Merchant

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7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (45 reviews)
“chicken” (27 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
££ - £££
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

We have had many lovely meals here but this was special. Restaurant meal for ourselves and two close friends to celebrate our Silver Wedding. Excellent starters for vegetarian and meat eaters. Had the banquet for two with several other main and side dishes. Staff also...More

Thank June W
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

The food here is amazing and the staff are very professional and make you feel very welcome. So good that I'm booking in for next weekend

Thank Yorkshire1971
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Go here nearly every weekend for my curry takeaway fix and is simply hard to beat. Food cooked to perfection and always great service. Long may it continue !

2  Thank nick b
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The Bengal Merchant is consistently very good, the food and service can't be faulted. The staff are always helpful and pick out some very good dishes which I wouldn't risk trying! Last nights medium fish curry was fantastic - fresh, tasty and just the right...More

1  Thank Jenniestafford
Reviewed 3 April 2015

This is my favourite place to eat, I have food intorollences and they always make sure they cater for my needs! Such friendly welcoming staff always a lovely experiences visiting for a sit in meal or take out! Would recommend them to everyone!!

2  Thank Leah0709
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Always consistent and the curries are beautiful. We eat here regularly and it is one of the few places that I am brave enough to try something new !

1  Thank Kerrie P
Reviewed 28 March 2015

From entering the restaurant, to leaving, you are treat like royalty by Mufti and his staff. They are so attentive to everyone who enters the restaurant. The food is beautifully cooked and can be altered if you have any allergies. The restaurant is clean and...More

2  Thank Julia L
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Wow as usual a fabulous dinner 2nite at the Bengal , all 5 of us ate as part of my husbands birthday , all 3 kids were offered starters and poppadoms, the waiter was extremely attentive and the food was amazing as always , by...More

2  Thank Jen B
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The Bengal is a great Indian in a town with a lot of competition! Food is fresh and tasty with good portion sizes and represents good value for money. Having dined in both restaurant and takeaway the food quality is equally as good in both...More

1  Thank travellingmonkeyshow
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Bengal Merchant is the best indian around. Food fantastic, never had a bad meal. Great menu choices. Staff are brilliant and couldnt be nicer, also take the time to chat with you giving a personal touch. Definitely 5*!

2  Thank LW89185
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Questions & Answers
24 August 2017|
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Response from joesco | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning the restaurant is your best bet. Telephone 01833 695857.
25 February 2017|
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Response from gsw9982015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but food is very good
Shorna B
4 September 2016|
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Response from geoffdixon | Property representative |
Hi, There is gluten in our rice, nans, chapattis and other items on our menu as with many Indian restaurants. We take allergies seriously and have an extensive menu, so for each allergy we have a printed list of menu items... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 695857
  • E-mail
Nestled in Barnard Castle's beautiful ancient artisan quarter, below the Market Cross is a charming, inviting, comfortable restaurant offering sophisticated, vibrantly flavoured, subcontinental cuisine of real style and taste. The menu features authentic, traditional favourites as well as creative dishes all made with the freshest ingredients. For those with an eye towards light, healthier eating we also offer our famous low calorie (yet authentic Indian) option of all our curries.The Merchant attracts a knowledgeable and loyal clientele who come back time and again for the fine food with exceptional friendly service. The Bengal Merchant is one of Barnard Castle's treasures and a perfect choice for exotic meals with friends & loved ones in a warm, cosy and romantic setting.For those with something to celebrate we also have a separate, newly refurbished function room too.
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