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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bombay potatoes” (21 reviews)
“curry” (46 reviews)
“chicken” (28 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
££ - £££
7 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Always an excellent meal or takeaway - been coming to the Bengal Merchant since it opened - the new chef coupled with the new menu are a big hit - try the Bengal Merchant, you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank maisymouse20
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Visted for a catch up with friends, all of us really enjoyed our meal and drinks. Had the butter chicken and it just melted in my mouth. Fantastic. Keep it up! We shall be back!

2  Thank holliejayne
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Exceptional service by a very friendly staff,the starters and main courses where excellent.To full to try a dessert. We have been going there since it opened,travelling from newton aycliffe because we think it is the best.Really good friendly atmosphere and the staff always find time...More

Thank john r
geoffdixon, frequent customer at Bengal Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Ian. I note you have written a number of indian restaurant reviews and said another was "lacking in flavour". As you will appreciate as you are obviously a curry lover, the amount of spices and other...More

Reviewed 7 March 2012

I can highly recommend the food and service at the Bengal merchant . The friendliness of the staff makes for a very enjoyable evening!

Thank Doylam1234
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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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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Bank, 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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