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“Relaxing and welcoming ”
Review of Bengal Merchant

Bengal Merchant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic
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 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great food brilliant staff what’s not to like. Could do with ground floor loo for us old birds after a few gins.

4  Thank essexgal2015
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

First night out when visiting Barnard Castle and were lucky enough to have spotted The Bengal Merchant. Food choice was superb with some unusual dishes. High quality ingredients and very tasty. Staff delightful.

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4  Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing meal the best hariali I’ve ever had absolutely stuffed as I didn’t want to leave any as it was so good...husband had chicken jalfrezi and once again amazing....staff as usual were fantastic...top Indian restaurant in Barnard Castle x

3  Thank berlianne
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Unusual menu, with the old standards on but also some delicious house specials. Our waiter and waitress were lovely, attentive but not intrusive and the food was excellent. The peshwari naan was so light and fluffy, and my prawn puree was delicious. The lamb in our biriyani was perfectly tender. Really great curry house, well worth a visit. Good value for money too.

1  Thank 941BrendanD
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited this evening, a quiet night for them, and enjoyed a super meal
Staff pleasant & helpful, but not overly intrusive.
Decor a little tired, but upgrading in the near future.
Many thanks for a great meal.

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2  Thank jgm667
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