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“Excellent food and service”
Review of Bengal Merchant

Bengal Merchant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
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 for a good chat.The new menu is very good with a lot of variety,we can thoroughly recommend it.

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Thank john r
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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 ingredients used in dishes varies with each chef and therefore each restaurant. Customers on that basis get used to their local restaurants recipes. You can see the vast majority of our customers in the other TA reviews love the food at the Merchant, but next time you are in the area we can look to amend your dish if you so wish.

As regards our prices, if anyone compares website menus they can see the prices are the same as the other Indian restaurants in the area. I would expect pricing is keener in Sunderland which has thirty times the population of Barnard Castle to generate all year custom for restaurants to offset their costs. We hope to see you again soon!

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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!

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