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Spice Merchants

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
+44 23 9282 8900
17:00 - 00:00
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here a few times now when visiting Portsmouth for work. Food is always tasty. Wine is good too!! Wil definately go again.

Thank Felicity K
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the Spice Merchants on a Tuesday night with work colleagues and we have a table booked for 5 people, the staff were very friendly and lovely, and so nice that we felt at home. They accommodate my intolerance, allergies, and besides I had the mix grill so it would not be much trouble, but I asked for the... More 

Thank Shceila
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having been a 2-3 times a week avid curry fan for 40 + years I can highly recommend Spice Merchants very well prepared authentic food, friendly service and very reasonably priced, after 1 visit I am a fan and will definitely return. The food makes it into my top 10, We do not eat poppadoms or chutneys or starters, we... More 

Thank gedder2014
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delivered take-away and the food was fresh and delicious. Lots of fish and prawn options - Goan fish curry was lovely. We were warned that it would be up to an hour before delivery and it was slightly over that so plan ahead! Well worth the wait, however.

Thank MeandererEngland
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got in to this restaurant about 6 0c a few people already seated got our usual table within half an hour the restaurant was packed there was people at the bar waiting for a table. Ordered our food service was excellent food was excellent a brilliant night thank you very much to all the crew at Spice.

Thank MicTC
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Really enjoyed the garlic tikka mushrooms which I had for starter, then there was a good variety of currys for main, many of which I hadn't seen before. Highly recommended. Only down side was that I was just a trifle chilly throughout the meal - a tiny bit warmer would be great!

Thank hel_o94
Guildford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat here based on their Trip Advisor rating and we weren't disappointed. Excellent food, attentive service and very reasonably priced. Will defiantly go again when we are in town again.

Thank Kirsty S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever fancy an Indian meal but wish to avoid the menu's "usual suspects" - head for this fine establishment. You could confidently close your eyes and stab a digit at anything on the well-balanced and eclectic menu and you'd end up with a stunning meal. Go to The Spice Merchants and experiment- and do so with confidence because... More 

Thank Iain Y
Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have visited this Indian several times now. The food and service has been fantastic on all occasions. Give it a try and i'm sure you will be heading back for second's before long. You would expect this quality to come at a price but it's also fantastic value.... It's a win win situation...10/10....

Thank UsedCarCo
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Really surprised how good the curry was, possibly the best Tiger Prawn Puri & Lamb Vindaloo I've had. My only criticism would be the significant wait between courses, approximately 45 minutes, which isn't acceptable when not full.

Thank stumpymonkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?