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Spice Merchants

$$ - $$$, Indian,
44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
+44 23 9282 8900
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whether you have eaten Indian cuisine before or first time The Spice Merchants has to be the perfect restaurant. The staff are so informative; I eat Indian food weekly yet they find dishes to try that never disappoint. Tonight we tried Lamb Nihari, just superb...More

Thank narcodave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu which generally fell short of expectations. Purée like a wet chapati...Oh sorry, we buy those in, prolly the onion bahjees also.

Thank TrevorGillott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for one with about half hours notice. Even though it was relatively early the place was quite busy. Always a good start The first thing you notice is that it is well lit. To me that shows some confidence by the resteraunt...More

Thank alan1540
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I have tried here has been good, and I've been quite a few times now. The staff are such good fun and professional at the same time. Great food, fun times. This is a great Indian restaurant in Portsmouth!

Thank pointsslave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited here on several occasions both work and social. Food has always been great, service good. Lots of variety on the menu especially if you like seafood.

Thank Beano Chairman C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi here I am again, a group of us went out at the weekend for drinks and a meal. We went to the Spice Merchants, and it was spot on. The staff are lovely and friendly, and the food was great, one of the best...More

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great Indian restaurant. Friendly and efficient service from good staff. The food is consistently good, always fresh and well presented.

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Went here after recommendation from a work mate and we were not disappointed as it was very good. Lot's to choose from on the menu .

Thank Burt H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This Indian restaurant has an extensive menu with lots of fish dishes. The food was delicious and tasted very different from other Indian restaurants. The service was professional and courteous . Would highly recommend this place

Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Sally and I meet up when she is back from Lanzarote and go for a curry in Portsmouth. Spice Merchants was recommended by a friend as a good place to go. The menu is extensive, huge range of Indian food and some trad English dishes....More

Thank Alder11
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Questions & Answers
Lewis J
13 September 2017|
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Response from Ripon R | Property representative |
There are 2 car parks nearby or you have off-street parking.
Joy S
12 April 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, the front door was quite narrow and had a small step - they might have a back door though (although not ideal obviously).
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9282 8900
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