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The Spice Merchant

14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
+44 1423 861777
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (14 reviews)
“mixed kebab” (3 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
5:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Balti
$$ - $$$
14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

3  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank tobyYorkshireEngland
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions and the food has been reasonably good however on Sat night my husband and I both found the main dishes (both chicken) curries to be tasteless. The chicken was dry, with no flavour from either dish being...More

Thank Applebyave
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The Spice Merchant once again met the mark with excellent service and food. Nothing was too much trouble especially when the firefighter in our group had to leave suddenly on a shout. Food was hot, well presented and tasty. The staff made us feel like...More

1  Thank CathySz2
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Food last night was really good. Spice Merchant excellent and tasty. Ambience is very much "grandmothers front room" but if you are wanting a chat and a curry it's ideal. We had Balti, Korma, Lamb tikka, all were enjoyed. Toilets were immaculately clean last night.

1  Thank Elephantintheroom22
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I have had two meals at Spice Merchant in two weeks and want to say that the quality of food on both occasions was back to being wonderful. Enjoyed every mouthful!

2  Thank Elephantintheroom22
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great food,quick attentive staff,looked after 6 guys with no complaints from any of us,Duck madras is to die for.Would recommend highly and will certainly go back again.

2  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is the best curry house by far in Knaresborough! The quality and choice are amazing and the guys that serve are great! They are such good hosts, always accommodating and fun to have a conversation with! Always pleased to serve us group of middle...More

3  Thank witchy69
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We have eaten here prior. However, the challenge with knaresborough is the poor/average-at-best eateries available. On the last two occasions my meal at the spice merchant has been just that. This time especially tasteless. Radioactive gloopy sauce with cubed chicken. Paid in full, didn't want...More

Thank SJDYorkshire
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We used to eat here regularly and after not visiting for a while we tried the Sunday buffet again. The whole experience was disappointing. The buffet wasn't half as good as it used to be (onion rings instead of bhajis - what's that about?), with...More

Thank Mighty-Red
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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, Asian, Balti
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 1423 861777
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