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Merlins Tandoori.

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193 Wellingborough Road, Northampton NN1 4EA, England
+44 1604 632789
17:30 - 23:30
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Really good food my curry was delicious and my naan bread was to die for yummy I had the chicken chat for starter it was amazing I'll always order that in Indian resturaunt a from now on

Thank corpichick
Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

It's been a few years since we visited Merlins and I remember when it was considered the best indian restaurant in Northampton, so we were keen to give it another try. We visited on a Sunday evening, it was very quiet, only two other diners, so we expected attentive service and with no stress on the kitchen, good food. Well,... More 

Thank AirCooledHeaven
Northampton, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday night. It was empty but it was early so not too surprising. The waiter who took our drinks order mumbled, the other staff who served us during the evening were not much better. A happy smiling chatty person would have made the whole experience so much better. The food was served quickly and was... More 

Thank TheCBs
Leicester, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

As to be expected for 10 o'clock on a Friday night, this restaurant was very busy but if others received the same quality food as my wife and I did, they must be easily pleased. The chicken jalfrezi lacked strength and taste whilst the chicken karai was small in quantity and also tasteless. On the plus side, there was a... More 

Thank kenp31
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner a while back as we both used to go all the time when we were younger. He ordered the meat Samosa and it was frozen in the middle, asked for another one which was not meat but vegetable. I had a passanda but it could have been custard with chicken in it. The only thing that... More 

Thank Jessica H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I was actually really surprised by how nice the food was at this restaurant. Starter was delicious and accompaniments were good. The Madras still had a taste of coconut about it, but it was the correct heat. The thing that let this down was the customer service, waited a while for a menu and the waiter did not really make... More 

Thank Charlom_12
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Having not visited this establishment for some years, we decided a return trip for a birthday celebration was in order. We were met with attentive and friendly service, a varied menu and lovely atmosphere. The food we ordered (all three courses for 10 of us) was beautifully cooked and presented, and tasted superb. I would recommend this establishment to any... More 

Thank Jackie T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I can't believe that some people have given a poor rating. I have been going to this restaurant for the passed 25 years, and I can hositly say in all that time I have NEVER had cause to complain or give a bad review. Staff very welcoming and I got seated straight away. Had drinks and waited about 10/15 min... More 

Thank Gary H
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. The food has always been consistently of good quality. A good choice of vegetarian dishes.

Thank RSib
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2014

A great no-frills indian restaurant. Great, friendly service and delicious food. Ideal for a relaxing, informal curry.

Thank Simon N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$52
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Wellingborough Road, Northampton NN1 4EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 632789

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?