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Bengal Merchant

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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“bombay potatoes” (20 reviews)
“curry” (45 reviews)
“chicken” (27 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a really good curry at The Bengal Merchant whilst holidaying near to Barnard Castle. The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a good experience, and the complementary side dish was a bonus. We recommend this restaurant.

2  Thank Tracy1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by Jade from the betting shop up the road,very friendly staff,quality food. Would definately come back again.

2  Thank OnionJacket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bengal Merchant came highly recommended by the locals as somewhere that serves great food and was open late. My colleagues and I were working till just before the restaurant closed, but the staff agreed to stay open just so we could get some dinner...More

2  Thank William D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in whilst doing Coast to Coast cycle ride. Great staff very friendly, interesting and original art work on walls. Had Lamb with spinach cooked just as I like it with couple nice glasses of Red wine. Recommend a visit.

2  Thank 334grahamf
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have never written a review before but feel that in this case I must if only to let everyone know just how great this place is .It's run by 4 brothers who are a nice bunch of lads, friendly but very professional . The...More

4  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Have sat in once with extended family and had two takeaways and the food has been superb each time. Traditional curry dishes and an interesting specialist menu. Staff couldn’t do more for you.....thoroughly recommend.

4  Thank Glencraggan
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Would you believe that we arrived at approx 21:15 to find that at this time in the evening that they were only doing take-aways. Who ever heard of an Indian restaurant who did not remain open for a relatively full evening, massive disappointment!!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great takeaway, convenient and it didn’t take too long to make it, will definitely return. Perfect location

4  Thank Kyl13T
Reviewed 21 March 2018 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

5  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 10 March 2018

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.

4  Thank mrsdRedcar
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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.
26 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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