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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“curry” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (23 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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1 - 10 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a superb meal, with very friendly attentive service. We had a dog so took it as a takeaway. Lovely complimentary extras.

2  Thank SueDK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried a few other restaurants in the area so decided to give this one a try. The premises were clean and welcoming. The food was excellent value with very large portions and was tasty and well presented. We will definitely be visiting again...More

2  Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good food and a friendly atmosphere with a warm welcome - visit often and the standard never changes.

2  Thank Daphne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great take away from the Bengali Merchant. 👍. Chicken Methi Saag was fantastic, and also the pint of cobra and banter with the Front of House (Mufti & Mo) whilst waiting for my meal makes it all the worth while.

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a regular at the bengal merchant, the food is fantastic and the staff are welcoming and friendly. I had another fantastic meal last night. Would definitely recommend

2  Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had family visiting from manchester and as always on their last night they asked to visit the bengal. This is never going to be a problem for us as we visit here on a regular basis. Can't praise it enough food as always was lush...More

3  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab service, good was great, had a fantastic night and I will be returning! For anyone who hasn't been, get yourself there! Thanks guys.

2  Thank Abbey F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent little place .....the food was the best I have tasted in a while. I personally thought the restaurant was tastefully decorated And the staff were very accommodating to our parties personal needs and on the whole was very welcoming .... I will...More

2  Thank zoe s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at Barnard castle for a few days & me & my wife fancied an Indian. Popped in to the Bengal Merchant. Seemed quite quiet but the staff were nice & friendly. I had tikka fish to start which was a bit greasy but tasted...More

Thank joesco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had two courses, plenty of food, friendly staff, got us our taxi time changed no problem. Quiet on the Thursday night we went but would visit again next time in the area.

2  Thank Richard G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any options for kids such as half portions?
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
Do you have gluten free options and if so how many?
4 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
Do you deliver to Gainford and cost??? Also, do you have an online menu as I can't see one???
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.