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“Best Indian in Barnard Castle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bengal Merchant

Bengal Merchant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Blyth
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“Best Indian in Barnard Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Food from the Bengal Merchant is always top quality, the staff are really friendly and chatty, always our first choice for Indian food in Barnard Castle, can't fault it.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

My husband and I travel from Newton Aycliffe quite often to eat here, even midwinter when the weather can be rather difficult in this part of the country. Atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, service is excellent and the food really enjoyable, (we both had never eaten Indian food before our first visit). It is always an enjoyable experience when we visit. Thank you to all the staff.

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1 Thank missie14
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Nottinghamshire
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“Really Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We are caravanners who visit Barnard Castle once a year, and we've been to this restaurant a couple of times now and had a take away. The food is extremely flavoursome with a good and discernable balance of herbs and spices coming through; in short, none of that bitter taste you get in so many Indian restaurants where they clearly think chucking plenty of chilli or something hot in there will do! The staff are friendly, attentive, and you can have a bit of a laugh with them. We have never been disappointed, so do go there if you're in Barney.

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Thank DoubleDutch6
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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“Delicious food time & time again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We have been eating at this fantastic Indian Restaurant since it opened & it doesn't fail to satisfy every time! Great food, great friendly service, in a great setting, what more could you ask for! Make a day of it by visiting Barnard Castle for the afternoon & then finish off the day with a delicious meal!

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Thank Simone H
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

i vist this place alot and enjoy my food everytime i go for a meal fantastic staff and the food is outstanding would recommend to anyone who would love an indian meal this is the best place in barnard castle to eat in or take away

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Thank paddy w
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