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The Spice Merchant

) #27 of 56 Restaurants in Knaresborough €€ - €€€ Indian, , Asian
14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AR, England
+44 1423 861777
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (14 reviews)
“mixed kebab” (3 reviews)
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05:30 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Balti, Asian
€€ - €€€
14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We used to eat here regularly and after not visiting for a while we tried the Sunday buffet again. The whole experience was disappointing. The buffet wasn't half as good as it used to be (onion rings instead of bhajis - what's that about?), with...More

Thank Mighty-Red
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for our wedding anniversary meal .Good food served by pleasant efficient staff in nice surroundings.Would dfinitely go again next time in area

Thank lovemyhols48
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Called in mid-week; first time for about three years. The Good; The food was excellent. The service was very good. Prices very reasonable. The Bad; Place could do with a makeover and the toilets are awful. They really need a refurb. So all in all...More

2  Thank JT53
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday and yet again, excellent service and food. The owner explained the difference between a chicken naga dish and a garlic chilli chicken dish to help us choose the dish we wanted. He was very helpful and then returned after we ate to see...More

3  Thank Trudy L
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I Have been coming here to Spice Merchant for approx 10 years Usually on a Sunday night for the Buffet which is Very good.Had a meal here tonight off the menu with my Son.Used my Taster card for added Value! Very tasty Spicy food.I like...More

3  Thank big_rog1
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good enough today but if we had wanted service with a smile we came to the wrong place. No service no care no one broke a smile no one asked if our food was ok (it was thankfully) staff washing up on...More

2  Thank Elephantintheroom22
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I paid this restaurant a long overdue visit yesterday and we were not disappointed. We got the sizzling mix to share for a starter. For main course I had garlic chilli chicken and wife had chicken tikka sag. We shared rice and...More

2  Thank hammill1
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here in the past and it's always been good. We decided to try the Sunday banquet, have tried others locally and have been disappointed. This time we were more than happy, the starter was chicken wings and mini nans. There was several different...More

2  Thank John K
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going here for 8 years and always said the food was great but restaurant appearance was old, dated and unappealing. Recently the food has taken a dive and maybe it's lost the only remaining aspect it had. Got a takeaway and ordered...More

3  Thank maas1986
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Since my partner moved to the area a few months ago we've been here a few times yet they don't seem to recognise us at all. The first time we went I had the best lamb dish I'd had anywhere in years. Since then we've...More

4  Thank Michele R
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8 March 2015|
Response from D0llie | Reviewed this property |
Don't know live in London only go to restaurant when visiting in Knaresborough!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Balti, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 861777
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