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The Spice Merchant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, , Asian
14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
+44 7851 767286
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Balti, Asian
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14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Been before 2 years ago. Good menu. Good selection of draught beer. Four main courses chosen and not a bad one among them. My tandoori king prawns were fantastic, just enough spice so it did not blow your head off. Was told by the waiter...More

1  Thank caroline v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent that's why I have given it 5 *. The restaurant staff just talk and laugh with each other rather than serve. The restaurant is looking tired.

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

3 adults and our young toddler had an early evening dinner and found it enjoyable. Some different choices on the menu, along with the usual stalwarts. Service was friendly, I would imagine if it was busy there might be a wait. Food was excellent. Will...More

1  Thank ningaloo25
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Food was nice but sadly let down by very slow service. Time between starter and main course 55 minutes, waited a long time for drinks to arrive after ordering and even getting the bill was a challenge. I took the easier option of going to...More

1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Once again another great meal at this restaurant, food, service and drinks were spot on. Give them a try you won’t be disappointed

4  Thank danny402
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my family went last night for the first time in years and we were not disappointed. The standard has improved greatly and we all cleared our plates. We each had a starter and a main, the food was well presented, piping hot and...More

3  Thank LauraDora24
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Have been coming here (as well as other local restaurants) for years but in the past 12 months or so the quality has very definitely gone down. The kebabs are lacking in any seasoning & flavour when they should be fresh and tangy from the...More

1  Thank T P
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have been to the Spice Merchant many times over the last 10 years or so and never had a terrible meal but it had become a bit 'average' . After a break of about 6 months we visited with friends last week. I have...More

2  Thank NY777
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We have not been to the Spice merchant indian in Knaresborough for a long time so we thought we would give it a try What a suler night the atmosphere was brilliant nice background music the staff were excerlent and the food and presentation was...More

4  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We have been here several times over the years, the latest time was this week. Always good value, well cooked and friendly.

3  Thank tobyYorkshireEngland
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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 7851 767286
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