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Spice Merchants

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44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
+44 23 9282 8900
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended, Never seen such a piece of unseen miracle, best of its own kind in portsmouth. Felt like m in india, mouthwatering dishes and unbelievable service. Came specially to drop my cap 2 hotel. Thankfull 2 dem.

Thank Santtt_86
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still looking for the best curry house in town. Choose Spice Merchants based on tripadvisor and think it has been overrated here. For me it's all about the food. The food was pleasant and it is above average for town, but it's not the best of the best. The food tastes fresh and has no real faults, was a little... More 

Thank Mr J
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor whilst on a business trip to Portsmouth. The food and service was top quality. Highly recommend the Naga chicken curry. Very well cooked and the smokey fruity flavour of the Naga came through. Well done to all the staff for a great meal. Highly recommend to all

Thank J0nb0w
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Spice Merchant with my husband after reading great reviews on trip advisor. Must say we were not disappointed in the slightest. We didn't book initially but turned up and asked if they would have a table available in an hour. Staff were very friendly and smartly dressed. Food was delicious, especially goan king prawns. Price was very reasonable... More 

Thank judgethe
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,257 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really liked the service and the poppadoms with the tray. The mussels curry and monkfish tikka were superb so were the chips, the naan bread and the boiled rice served in style.

Thank Ethan E
Coventry, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was picked as our treat after the Great South Run. We booked a table in the afternoon for the same evening and thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance. The monkfish starter was fresh and well balanced as you'd expect and my chicken curry ticked all the boxes as well. The rest of our table of four friends were... More 

Thank Michaela E
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely smart Indian. Polite well spoken staff. Great food and very filling. Good presentation and a reasonable price.

Thank Sue P
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Portsmouth for the great south run and chose this place based on reviews, one of the best Indians I have had - good service and great food!!! Reasonable prices and all hot and tasty

Thank Cally W
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great night, great food , great staff ,great service, brilliant night ,thanks spice for a great night.

Thank MicTC
Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's not often I'd review an Indian restaurant as there all much of the same but this place was outstanding. From a great atmosphere even on a quiet Sunday evening to the fantastic helpful staff and above all the amazing food. It really was delicious and if ever in the Portsmouth/south sea area again I will definitely eat here once... More 

Thank Luke M

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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, Bangladeshi, Balti, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?