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The Spice Merchant

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Indian, Asian, Balti
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14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AR, England
+44 1423 861777
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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 if his advice had been useful. Food was excellent and service second to none. Will... More 

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1 Thank Trudy L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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 that there are different meal choices that ive never heard of before,such as my starter... More 

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1 Thank big_rog1
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 a counter near to us, no offer of a drink refill, no offer of dessert... More 

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1 Thank Elephantintheroom22
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

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 chapattis. The food was excellenthe. We will definitely return again soon

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1 Thank hammill1
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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 dishes to try for the main, all really tasty and piping hot It was pretty... More 

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1 Thank John K
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 a mild meal and it was unbearably hot, so much that had to throw it... More 

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3 Thank maas1986
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 tried the same dish a few times and it's frankly going downhill a bit in... More 

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4 Thank Michele R
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Decent friendly staff, amazing tasting food, what more could you want?! This is the only place we go if we want Indian food! Definitely the best!

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2 Thank TJ1510
Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Been a while since I visited spice merchant but was really impressed. The waiter was very knowledgable and gave us advice on which dish to order. The food was superb. At the end of the meal we were given2 complimentary baileys, and 2 brandies. A nice touch to finish off the meal.

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2 Thank Trudy L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always very welcoming. Will tailor the heat to your personal taste. We had popadoms and chutney.Onion Bhajis next. Main tikka Masala Pashwari Nan and chipatis.All excellent

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?