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Bengal Merchant

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bombay potatoes” (20 reviews)
“curry” (45 reviews)
“chicken” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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1 - 10 of 474 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never written a review before but feel that in this case I must if only to let everyone know just how great this place is .It's run by 4 brothers who are a nice bunch of lads, friendly but very professional . The...More

4  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have sat in once with extended family and had two takeaways and the food has been superb each time. Traditional curry dishes and an interesting specialist menu. Staff couldn’t do more for you.....thoroughly recommend.

4  Thank Glencraggan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would you believe that we arrived at approx 21:15 to find that at this time in the evening that they were only doing take-aways. Who ever heard of an Indian restaurant who did not remain open for a relatively full evening, massive disappointment!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great takeaway, convenient and it didn’t take too long to make it, will definitely return. Perfect location

4  Thank Kyl13T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in last night for an Indian the staff were brilliant and the curry was great never been let down and each time I go in highly recommend

5  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visiting the town we came across this Indian restaurant, The staff were so welcoming and made us feel special. All of the food served was of the same high standard .It was nice that we were asked if we wanted a rest between the courses.

4  Thank mrsdRedcar
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Yet another great night really enjoy the atmosphere created by the staff always friendly always happy to help couldn't ask for a better bunch of people. The food as always was excellent. I am a regular here and all of the above it is the...More

4  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband were unsure of trying out The Bengal Merchant the other day after reading the review above, however when we arrived we were greeted by a very pleasant young girl and a lovely man who were both very friendly and helpful when...More

3  Thank maryhughes1964
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Service was amazing disregard the previous review guys... This was the first time I've ate at the Bengal merchant. We came for my 25th Birthday my fiance booked through facebook to "mufti". So we arrive after paddling through a foot of snow to get in...More

3  Thank Lee H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here as we were staying in the town & the reviews looked positive. Not sure if we just visited on an off night but both myself & partner found the food to be extremely bland and tasteless, neither being able to finish the food....More

2  Thank melaniemoomoo
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june4mbs
24 August 2017|
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Response from joesco | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning the restaurant is your best bet. Telephone 01833 695857.
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REDJT
25 February 2017|
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Response from gsw9982015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but food is very good
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Shorna B
4 September 2016|
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Response from geoffdixon | Property representative |
Hi, There is gluten in our rice, nans, chapattis and other items on our menu as with many Indian restaurants. We take allergies seriously and have an extensive menu, so for each allergy we have a printed list of menu items... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 695857
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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.
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