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Bengal Merchant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time here tonight with the family. The food as always was lovely. The staff cannot be faulted nothing is too much trouble for them. We had the grandchildren with us ages 2 And just under 1 both were welcomed and catered for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank TracyF316
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Visited here with 15 friends, we'd pre booked and were given a room to ourselves which was great. Everyone ordered a variety of dishes and they also gave us some extra sides which was very good of them, the curries all had different flavours and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
4  Thank sandynorrie73
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Excellent meal in Bengal Merchant. Just as good as the famous Glasgow curries. Friendly and attentive service. Enjoyed the Lamb Bindi.

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank einsteinjrp
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I cannot believe some of the reviews. I have eaten here before and it was somewhat better. However, I have been in the West Midlands for some years now and know what can be achieved. The menu was way over-priced for what was produced. The...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank BaxterWright
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I have been to a LOT of Indian restaurants, around various parts of the country, but this was hands down the best one I have been to. The food was delicious, so fresh and melt in the mouth yummy that I'm hungry just thinking about...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank SandieMe
Reviewed 16 June 2018

My partner and I visited the Bengal Merchant on the recommendation of our butcher. This becomes important later. We have been to a couple of Indian restaurants in the county but, so far, have struggled to find one we actually liked. We decided to eat...More

Date of visit: June 2018
4  Thank thomasm1964
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Nice food, nice staff, nice price, nice atmosphere. Swift, but not rushed service. Chad particularly helpful.

Date of visit: May 2018
6  Thank MD100000
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It is often very hard to find really good, authentic Indian/Bangladeshi food when traveling in Britain, but this is certainly one of the greats! We were, of course, tempted to order more than we could eat and had not registered that there would also be...More

Date of visit: May 2018
6  Thank Travellers-K
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Last time I gave this restaurant 5* and had excellent service. This time we were shown to our table by a young man sort of grunting in our direction to show us to our table the menus were just dumped on the table in front...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank loubaz
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Lovely curry takeaway! We moved to the area hoping to find a curry that could live up to the high standards we were used to from our last local. So we weren't disappointed when we found this place... Lovely quality meats are used (I'm extra...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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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
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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