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“Superb food and excellent service”
Review of Spice Merchants

Spice Merchants
Ranked #28 of 651 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Superb food and excellent service”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We were so well looked after though the staff never seemed intrusive. A really good range of dishes meaning we could all have something different from one another and from previous visits to other Indian restaurants. All the food was prepared to a very high standard and we had a wonderful evening out. Thank you!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best curry in Southsea”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Have been before and will certainly go again. Superb service in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Good sized portions of delicious curry brimming with flavour ensure this restaurant is highly recommended.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Curry, Excellent Service”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Went here for a family birthday meal for 7... Asked for suggestions or recommendations from the staff for a couple who were unsure what to have. The waiter was great asked what type of ingredients they liked and strength of curry and matched them perfectly to a dish. They are very aptly named as I think they use a variety of spices and flavourings in their dishes, and you could tell that their chicken & meat had actually been marinated and not just chucked into a random curry sauce.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you like a choice of curries with a lot of flavour. Price is very reasonable too. Only slight down point was that where we were sat on a table at the back of the restaurant, this was a little cramped for the people sat near a table to the back of them.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ATHTPOMPEY
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and a really varied menu”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I visited on a Tuesday night with a work colleague and have to say outstanding Indian food.

The restaurant itself is clean and pleasant but won't be winning any design awards in the near future.

The waiters were pleasant, friendly and engaging without being overbearing. I always ask for a recommendation where curries are concerned and based upon my preferences the waiters suggested main course I had was exceptional. The rest of the food lived up to this standard and I will definitely be returning on my next visit to Portsmouth.

The price was very reasonable and the portion sizes good, alongside good food this was a really pleasant choice.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Navydiver77
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent Curry”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This is a top restaurant for fish curry & very pleasant staff with nice ambience.
well worth a visit

Visited May 2014
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Thank Rob H
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