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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bengal Merchant

Bengal Merchant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Caen, France
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I've eaten here a few times and have always been impressed with its consistently high quality. The food really is excellent, with complex flavours and as spicy (or not) as you want it. The service is attentive and friendly. Even the overall design of the restaurant is clean, modern and inviting. If you like spicy, I really recommend the prawn vindaloo.

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Thank Sean M
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Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It just keeps giving us the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Because we are locals we didn't really think to review this restaurant because we go so often. Think that says it all, the food service and welcome are all excellent, and we are just about to go there again.

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Kent UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Dinner was just amazing again tonight
.Food and service was just superb
Top draw one of the best curries I've ever had !

Thank you
Paul Ing

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A pretty good Indian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Very friendly service and good food. Nearly five stars. We got a complimentary Bombay potato dish, which was nice. The music was maybe a bit loud.

Visited May 2014
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Lovely food and served hot. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Would eat here again if passing in the area.

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Thank deborah050
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