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Spice Merchants

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44 Osborne Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3LT, England
+44 23 9282 8900
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for my birthday - the food was excellent- really nicely spiced, well cooked and lovely presentation. The level of service was outstanding, waiters were fantastic, really attentive and friendly, going extra mile - made my birthday celebration even more special - will definitely go back :)

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Thank TheScotneys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best Indian restaurant in the city, been to many Indian restaurants but, Spice merchant certainly stands out to all the others.

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Thank Adil c
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. The team that run it and serve are so friendly and helpful. Their food is divine (including vegan options and help with the menu on what can be adapted) and it has a lovely ambiance with low lighting/candles. I have recommended this place to so many friends since I first went there in July 2016 and... More 

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Thank Charlotte M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely courteous staff. Genuine and smiling, quick and witty. not just going through the motions. All food cooked fresh and kept warm. so many Indian restaurants are 'same old', right? In this case, the Goan chicken was great, chilli/onion and ..EVERY GRAIN of rice was separate and fluffy.. How often have you had stodgy over-cooked rice? (Most times!) About 23... More 

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Thank PaulSampson187054
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great king prawns and tasty sauces. Not oily like some places.quick service. Good prices. Friendly staff.

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Thank StevenL204
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I absolutely love this place, the staff are always super friendly, attentive and the food always delicious. Last time I was in I asked what they would recommend and was not disappointed - I now have a new favourite. They offer everything from spicy to mild and and have a lot of interesting dishes. Everything from great vegetarian options, to... More 

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Thank Pingvinlakris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Every visit to the Spice Merchants is enjoyable. Always serve good quality food without having to wait for too long and the service is always of a high standard. My go to Indian restaurant in Portsmouth.

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Thank LRBerks
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were there last Saturday, attracted by the Tripadvisor rating and I must say that both of us agreed that we'll never go there again. However nice the impression might be, the place was cold, the food was not as spicy as promised, it was just OK... or rather I would be if if hasn't caused any unpleasant sensations afterwards.... More 

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Thank Pawel G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Got told about this restaurant by a friend and was a great recommendation, good attentive staff, well presented food and not to long a wait for food and not rushed when finished, highly recommended.

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Thank steve o
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

In my humble opinion the best Indian in Portsmouth. The food and sevice are amazing. Try to go there once a month - withdrawal symptoms if I can't get there 😃😃

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?