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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (38 reviews)
“chicken” (27 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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Reviewed 2 days 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

3  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

2  Thank mrsdRedcar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank maryhughes1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Lee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are really nice and the food very fresh with excellent flavours and choice. Quick service even though they seemed busy with takeaway orders as it was Friday night. Great place to eat.

2  Thank pjags
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had previously eaten in The Bengal Merchant and were impressed so decided to go again. We were not disappointed. The food was as good as I remember and everything came freshly prepared and piping hot. My husband said his dish had a unique and...More

2  Thank Waitknowe
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Tasty fresh and filling My favourite Indian in my area Staff friendly and make you feel at home lovely

2  Thank Annie W
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Been quite a few times. Food is always good, the staff go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable.

3  Thank Cabma7
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Questions & Answers
25 August 2017|
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Response from joesco | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning the restaurant is your best bet. Telephone 01833 695857.
25 February 2017|
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Response from gsw9982015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but food is very good
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
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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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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