Open from 5.30 till 11 pm Monday to Thursday
Open from 5.40 till 12 pm Friday and Saturday
Closed on Sundays
- Disabled Access
- Gluten Free Available
About The Merchants of Spice Colegate
A restaurant born out of a passion to re-define the Indian dining experience in Norwich.
Long awaited fine Indian dining for a fine city. The team at The Merchants of Spice are sure to make your experience a memorable one. Set in a historic venue, a stones throw away from the heart of the city in Colegate, our restaurant has gone through extensive renovation to achieve an elegant and naturally relaxing ambience. No attention to detail has been spared, from the custom made furniture, the selection of exclusive and unique Signature Dishes down to the choice of crockery.
We use only the finest ingredients with authentic herbs and spices to flavour each dish which is a master piece for you to enjoy and is complemented by our first class service.
Another delicious meal. The best Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to.
Would have liked to have been informed about the service charge.
My wife and I visit Norwich 3-4 times a year and always eat at The Merchants of Spice, it is without doubt the best restaurant in the city, excellent food and excellent service
Amazing food, will definitely be back soon!
Great food, service, value for money and dining experience. 100% will be back. Best in Norwich
The Merchants of Spice, where we ate this evening, is always excellent. Their meals are really good, lots of individual tastes, and high quality. You can see the ingredients are top quality. And large portion sizes. Definitely well above the quality of the other 'indians' nearby, very yummy.. and yet the prices are really surprisingly low and really reasonable to say the least. The service by the smart and quiet, professional, yet friendly, waiters, is first class and makes you feel like it really is a special night out. The decor is very smart - yet also cool, modern asian, ultra classy yet with that little tiny touch of asian bling which is so authentic. One of our party wanted a 'doggy bag' to take some stuff away (biryani for brekky tomorrow!) and this was quickly provided, all in a classy little bag. The ladies loo was good, clean, nice looking, etc. The only thing I would say is that it is great that so many dishes (more than half of the Mains) can be made into vegetarian versions, so that is a good large choice. Plus lots of veggie Sides, of course. However I would have liked to see a few specific dedicated veggie dishes (also vegan, as I try to eat vegan sometimes) as there were not many specific vegetarian. Also I would have liked soya milk in my coffee but they didn't have it, and no other non-dairy alternatives were offered, (but I didn't ask what else they had so maybe they did have others). Our party took our time and I think we were the last ones to leave, late, but no one hinted or anything, and the waiter brought my coat and scarf which they had kindly taken and hung up somewhere for me, and helped me with them. Brilliant service, really. The atmosphere even on the street outside enhances it all too, as you can look out of the large darkened windows onto historic Colegate outside. There is a large car park about 2 minutes away which is very cheap in the evenings, but I was lucky enough to find some free parking nearby anyway. I would definitely recommend this lovely eatery to anyone, and am looking forward to going again soon.
My 3rd time in the last 4 weeks, great food & service. Have something different each time but always tastes lovely, would definitely recommend
Had a fabulous early meal. Service was excellent as was the food. Busy but a relaxed feel with a lovely atmosphere. Online booking experience was easy and uncomplicated. Well done al.
Best Indian food we’ve ever had
Best Indian Restaurant I have been to
Very good food and delivered quickly. Food was quite mild if you like spice
We love the whole experience the food, atmosphere and friendly staff a place for celebration rather than every day.
Thanks for a lovley meal
The food was very good. Some of the staff need some training, one waiter was taken food off the plates with his hands and putting it onto another plate when clearing the table, also reaching across people to clear is not acceptable. Normally there is music piped into the restaurant but I noticed this wasn't done on this occasion.
Great service, brilliant food!
Great place. Great service and some of the best Indian food I have ever eaten. I’d come every week if I could.
Top class .
As always. Very very good.
Food great.staff brilliant..however do feel we were rushed there were four of us eating however we were out of restaurant within hour and half..bill presented to us making us feel we had to leave.
Great food. Probably best Indian restaurant in Norwich.
Food excellent as always!
We had a lovely evening and will definitely be visiting again soon.
Haven't been for some time but food was better than I remember.