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Bengal Merchant

7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
+44 1833 695857
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bombay potatoes” (19 reviews)
“curry” (35 reviews)
“chicken” (26 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
7 The Bank | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any visit to Bengal is always a great experience. On the food front, it's always fresh tasting and delicious. There's a wide variety of dishes on the menu and they can be altered to suit your taste. Service is always quick and efficient and the...More

3  Thank mrlowes84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always superb food and service at Bengal Merchant Food without the grease you get at a lot of Indian eateries Try the curry with pickle or Goan crab curry Fab The only Indian restaurant we will go to in Teesdale and we have tried others

3  Thank TeesdaleMudpies
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We called into the Bengal Merchant for tea as we couldn’t be bothered to cook. My husband had a new hot curry and thoroughly enjoyed it. He likes his curries hot, hot, hot! I also tried a new dish which was a little hotter than...More

3  Thank Sally G
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The staff are kind and friendly, the food was amazing, always having a great atmosphere. The place was full to the brim on Saturday, yet they still maintained a fantastic service.

4  Thank ReeceyCo
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I chose the Bengal Merchant from previous Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. The restaurant was not very busy on the Friday evening we visited which was slightly concerning, especially as most other restaurants in the town centre seemed fairly full. The service was...More

2  Thank klotts
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I pop up to the Bengal with my parents every time I visit - a 30 minutes drive , which says alot. Last night it was as great as ever, superb Balti, great jalfrezi , all with loads of chicken tikka in the dishes. The...More

5  Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We weren't expecting such a good experience! Friendly staff, good food and reasonable prices. What more could you want.

4  Thank wolfieupnorth
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Having left the area in the late 60s,there was only a Chinese restaurant and it was a case of you got what you got and that was it. What a difference nowadays.Visiting relations we deemed to call in on a Monday evening (Bank Holiday). It...More

4  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were made most welcome and enjoyed a beautifully cooked and presented meal, would recommend this restaurant highly.

4  Thank barbarahunt59
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Staying at nearby caravan site, decided to get a take away. Food was lovely, portions big enough for two meals. Lovely friendly chatty staff. Highly recommended

3  Thank des2512
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24 August 2017|
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Response from joesco | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning the restaurant is your best bet. Telephone 01833 695857.
25 February 2017|
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Response from gsw9982015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but food is very good
Shorna B
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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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