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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (35 reviews)
“chicken” (24 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:30All hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I recently visited this restaurant to eat in,having previously had delicious takeaway meals. The food was superb and the service was beyond the call of duty. To quote Arnie "I'll be back".

5  Thank khollins1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Bengal Merchant for my birthday celebration. It was really nice. We were seated towards the back of the the restaurant. Very clean with interesting artwork. We played a game of count the elephants. I had the Sagrani which looks hugely impressive and...More

3  Thank loubaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the good reviews on Trip Adviser are correct. This is an excellent restaurant. From the moment you step in you are made to feel welcome and the food is amazing! The best chicken tikka I have had in a long time. Every member of...More

5  Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful authentic Indian food with choices from an extensive menu, beautifully cooked. The staff were not only enthusiastic but genuinely interested in our opinion.

5  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we come through to Barney from Newcastle, the Bengal is always on the menu. There may be other pretenders to the crown of best curry in town but the Bengal Merchant is the real deal. First class service and first class food. Particularly enjoy...More

4  Thank Treebelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not particularly hungry so ordered a starter, some popadoms and a beer. A waitress took my order and brought me the beer. A short time later a waiter marched up to the table and asked me whether that was all I was ordering....More

4  Thank ajc988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From arriving we felt at ease and the staff were brilliant excellent service and the food very tasty always a pleasureable experience every time we visit Good value for money well worth a visit

5  Thank linda g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whether we eat in or collect take away the food is amazing Staff so friendly Always little extras Non greasy poppadoms and curries the Goan Crab curry its stunning The only Indian we will now use in the Teesdale area Don't get there enough

2  Thank TeesdaleMudpies
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

great service. tasty food. you cant ask for anymore. well done bengal merchant. will be back soon. ........................................................

1  Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

As someone who lives 5 miles from the international curry belt in Leeds We know the difference beteeen a mediocre curry to one that is a genuine resemblance to the region the chef wants to portray. This was a taste sensation from start to finish..started...More

5  Thank TrevK437
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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
5 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
29 April 2016|
Response from geoffdixon | Property representative |
Hi Gaby, Thank you for your query. Sorry we do not offer a delivery service apart from a one off group delivery to customers in Middleton in Teesdale on Sunday evenings. Our takeaway and restaurant menus are both on... 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
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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