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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 1 week ago

Went on a quiet Monday evening based on the TA reviews and there were only two or three other tables occupied. Made to feel welcome but not over attentive. The food was well above your average curry house offering. If i lived in Southsea i...More

Thank Chaxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Southsea previously we have not been organised enough to book and therefore it's almost impossible to get in on a Friday or Saturday. Luckily we were here on a Sunday evening and as it was quieter we got a table and had a...More

Thank Julian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner, got a great variety of dips (including lime chutney) with the popadoms then ordered king prawn madras and lamb tikka masala plus a lot of sides. All were delivered piping hot, all tasted very fresh especially the prawns. Great attentive service and...More

Thank jodiegover
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 5 October 2017 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 4 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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
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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

Rating summary
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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
Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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