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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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come here no tables or come back at 10pm who wants a curry at 10pm not me Even though the restaurant has empty tables Well your loss not ours will not bother coming here again or ordering a takeaway

2 Thank portsmouthlucky7
Chatham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this place by accident but what a wonderful find. The wide and varied menu promised much, the food delivered. The waiters were friendly and helpful, the decor was nicely modern. We will definitely be coming back.

Thank BarcaBlakes
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous and enormous menu ! Lovely, friendly, knowledgeable staff. One of the best curries we've ever had. Particularly large selection of fish curry.

Thank ShrewsburySal
Scottish Borders
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here in late April. We booked a table in advance, luckily, as the restaurant soon filled up. The menu had a wide variety of Indian food with an emphasis on fish dishes. Traditional tastes are also well catered for. Service was impeccable and we will certainly eat here again on our next visit to Portsmouth.

Thank Harry_Mark
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Visited last night and had a fabulous meal. Crab Purie and then a delightful South Indian lamb curry at the waiter's suggestion. Fresh flavours and very pleasant spicing. Also the place was full on a Wednesday night. I'll be going back.

Thank Ianamanda2013
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Visited here on Saturday night with my parents and my partner's parents without booking but we were lucky! The restaurant is very clean and tidy, as are the bathrooms, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming... always great first impressions! Once seated, our table of six ordered a stack of poppadoms and pickle tray - very nice, and glazed... More 

Thank craig_tommy
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A deceptively small exterior gives way to a large, atmospheric restaurant staffed by friendly waiters, which was buzzing on the Saturday night we visited. Its popularity is well-founded; every dish perfectly executed, none too oily, all bursting with flavour. Special mention goes to the enormous and succulent king prawns, and the crisp paratha bread- which in so many other Indian... More 

Thank Opalescent78
South West
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great place to enjoy various dishes of various amounts of heat. Standard options but friendly staff and quick service with reasonable prices.

Thank Nigel K
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

When in on the off chance Saturday night after last eating here around 5 years ago it's a shame I forgot about the place as it hard to get a good take away curry in southsea these days... will definitely use again

Thank Law1077
Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I wanted to tell everyone about our fantastic meal last night at the Spice Merchants. We found this place on trip advisor and booked up, they were very busy but fitted us in. The meal was amazing from starters - the best onion bhaji I've ever tasted, to main which was delicious. I would definitely recommend giving it a go,... More 

Thank Sue M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bangladeshi, Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, 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?