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The Spice Merchant

14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
+44 1423 861777
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (13 reviews)
“mixed kebab” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Balti, Asian
$$ - $$$
14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I have had two meals at Spice Merchant in two weeks and want to say that the quality of food on both occasions was back to being wonderful. Enjoyed every mouthful!

1  Thank Elephantintheroom22
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great food,quick attentive staff,looked after 6 guys with no complaints from any of us,Duck madras is to die for.Would recommend highly and will certainly go back again.

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is the best curry house by far in Knaresborough! The quality and choice are amazing and the guys that serve are great! They are such good hosts, always accommodating and fun to have a conversation with! Always pleased to serve us group of middle...More

2  Thank witchy69
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We have eaten here prior. However, the challenge with knaresborough is the poor/average-at-best eateries available. On the last two occasions my meal at the spice merchant has been just that. This time especially tasteless. Radioactive gloopy sauce with cubed chicken. Paid in full, didn't want...More

Thank SJDYorkshire
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We used to eat here regularly and after not visiting for a while we tried the Sunday buffet again. The whole experience was disappointing. The buffet wasn't half as good as it used to be (onion rings instead of bhajis - what's that about?), with...More

Thank Mighty-Red
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Went for our wedding anniversary meal .Good food served by pleasant efficient staff in nice surroundings.Would dfinitely go again next time in area

1  Thank lovemyhols48
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Called in mid-week; first time for about three years. The Good; The food was excellent. The service was very good. Prices very reasonable. The Bad; Place could do with a makeover and the toilets are awful. They really need a refurb. So all in all...More

2  Thank JT53
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday and yet again, excellent service and food. The owner explained the difference between a chicken naga dish and a garlic chilli chicken dish to help us choose the dish we wanted. He was very helpful and then returned after we ate to see...More

3  Thank Trudy L
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I Have been coming here to Spice Merchant for approx 10 years Usually on a Sunday night for the Buffet which is Very good.Had a meal here tonight off the menu with my Son.Used my Taster card for added Value! Very tasty Spicy food.I like...More

3  Thank big_rog1
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good enough today but if we had wanted service with a smile we came to the wrong place. No service no care no one broke a smile no one asked if our food was ok (it was thankfully) staff washing up on...More

2  Thank Elephantintheroom22
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8 March 2015|
Response from D0llie | Reviewed this property |
Don't know live in London only go to restaurant when visiting in Knaresborough!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Balti, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Castlegate, Knaresborough HG5 8AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 861777
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