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The Merchants of Spice Menu


Kasondi Ka Jhinga £5.95
Jumbo king prawn marinated in special herbs and cooked in clay oven. Served with salad. (D)

Prawns on Puri £4.50
Succulent prawns, swiftly cooked with aromatic herbs and spices, then served on crispy, deep fried puri bread. (G)

Chicken Kathi Rolls £4.50
Succulent pieces of chicken tikka, a tangle of onions, tomatoes and herb chutney, wrapped in paratha. (D)(G)

Garlic Jumbo Mushrooms £3.95
Sliced mushrooms dipped in garlic paste, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried. (G)

Vegetable Samosa OR Lamb Samosa £3.95
Triangular savoury filled with spiced mixed vegetables or minced lamb. (G)

Onion Bhaji £3.95
Spiced, sliced onions with gram flour rolled into round balls and deep fried. A firm favourite.

Dall Puri £3.95
Deep fried puri bread, filled with lentils and served with chick peas on top. A real taste of India. (G)

Paneer Tikka £5.50
Pieces of Indian cheese marinated then gently baked in the tandoori oven with capsicum pieces. (D)

Clay Oven


Tandoori chicken – Starter £3.95 / Main £8.95
Marinated chicken on the bone, cooked in tandoori and served on a sizzler with fried onions (D)

Chicken Tikka – Starter £4.95/ Main £8.95
Marinated chicken nicely spiced, cooked in tandoori and served on a sizzler with fried onions (D)

Lamb Tikka – Starter £5.50 / Main £9.95
Marinated lamb nicely spiced, cooked in tandoori and served on a sizzler with fried onions (D)

Fish Tikka – Starter £5.50 / Main £11.95
Marinated fish nicely spiced, then gently cooked in the clay oven (D)

Shish Kebab – Starter £5.50 / £9.95
Mince lamb with special herbs and spices, cooked on a skewer in tandoori and served on a sizzler with fried onions

Tandoori Mixed Platter – Main £11.95
A mixture of tandoori dishes sheekh kebab, lamb tikka, chicken tikka and tandoori chicken (D)

Shashlik (Chicken or Lamb) – Main £11.95
Lightly seasoned spicy chicken or fresh lamb cooked in tandoori and served with fried onions and capsicums (D)

King Prawn Shashlik – Main £14.95
Large, juicy Mediterranean Sea king prawns finely seasoned and barbecued to perfection (D)

Signature dishes

Pan Seared Sea Bass £12.95
Served on a plate of chef’s special sauce and garnished with pilau rice.

Bengali Fish Curry £12.95
A traditional Bengali medium spiced seasonal fish curry cooked in a well-flavoured sauce with garlic, cumin, fresh herbs and coriander.

Lamb Shank Bhuna £14.95
A whole lamb shank cooked with garlic, ginger, fresh herbs and whole spices in a medium sauce

Beef of Bengal £12.95
Tender pieces of beef cooked in traditional medium spiced sauce and garnished with pilau rice.

Special Exotica £14.95
A mixed combination of king prawns, prawns, chicken and lamb cooked with special herbs, green chillies, capsicums and tomatoes.

Rabbit Bhuna £14.95
Tender pieces of rabbit slow cooked in fresh garlic, ginger, tomatoes, coriander and nicely spiced.

A Taste of India

Rustic dishes from the roadside ‘Dhaba’ cafés and bustling hillside train stations of the sub-continent.

Dhaba Chicken Curry £7.95
A popular roadside slightly hot, earthy dish of baby chicken thighs on the bone cooked in whole spices

Railway Lamb Curry £8.95
A rustic, slightly hot dish of tender lamb and baby potatoes cooked slowly in a ‘Handi’ using an authentic method. A staple dish at any hillside train station of India. (D)

Methi Chicken £8.95
A distinctly Indian aromatic dish, chicken cooked in delicious, earthy medium spice, flavoured with fresh fenugreek leaves.

Dhal Ghosh £8.95
A timeless classic medium spiced dish from Northern India, pieces of tender lamb, cooked with lentils, spices and fresh lime juice. (D)


A speciality of Mughals, cooked in sealed vessels, trapping all the delicious aromas and flavours. All Biryani dishes are served with Tarka Dhal.





All chicken dishes can be prepared as vegetarian options

Chicken Tikka Massala £8.95
Marinated chicken cooked in flaming tandoori, then cooked in curry spices with almonds, coconut and fresh cream. (D)(N)

Chicken Korma £7.95
Perfect for beginners. A mild dish cooked in fresh cream, almonds and mild sauce. (D)(N)

Chicken Bhuna £7.95
Medium spiced, cooked with fresh garlic, ginger and coriander.

Green Goan Curry £8.95
Cooked with freshly pureed coriander and herbs, green peppers and fresh mint. (D)

Chicken Rezala £8.95
A creamy hot curry cooked in butter ghee, finely chopped garlic, onions and sliced fresh chillies. (D)

Parsi Chicken Dansak £7.95
A wonderful Bombay Parsi spicy, sweet and sour chicken curry in a slightly hot, rich sauce. (D)

Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi £8.95
A popular hill station spicy hot fry of chicken tikka, onions, green peppers and fresh green chillies in a rich spicy sauce.

Chicken Patia £7.95
Tender pieces of chicken in a delicious sweet and sour, hot sauce

Calcutta Naga Chicken £8.95
A fiery curry of marinated chicken and herbs in a rich sauce with the unique aroma and taste of Bengali Naga chilli.

Chicken Madras £7.95
Fairly hot and sour with pieces of tomatoes and spiced with fresh gravy.


All lamb dishes can be prepared as vegetarian options

Lamb Pasanda £9.95
A famous Mughal banqueting dish of tender lamb with a touch of garlic in a mild, rich and creamy almond sauce. (D)(N)

Lamb Karahi £9.95
From the northern frontier, an extra flavoured earthy, slightly hot dish. Served in a sizzling ‘Karahi’

Lamb Rogon Josh £8.95
A classic Northern Indian mild to medium spicy dish of lamb cooked with spices and tomatoes.

Lamb Dupiaza £8.95
Cooked in medium spices, coriander and generous portion of onions.

Lamb Balti £10.95
A traditional North Indian hot and sharp curry of tender lamb cooked in medium spice with tangy mixed pickles.

Lamb Sag Wala £9.95
Medium spiced, cooked in spinach with fresh ginger, garlic and green peppers.

Lamb Vindaloo £8.95
A famous British curry, very hot and spicy with pieces of potato.

Lamb Chilli Massala £8.95
Lamb cooked in a very, very hot blend of spices, onions and fresh chillies.

Vegetable Sides

Bombay Aloo £3.95
Spiced potato. (V)

Saag Aloo £3.95
Spinach and potato. (V)

Chaana Massala £3.95
Chickpeas. (V)

Tarka Dall £3.95
Lentils with garlic. (D)

Sag Paneer £3.95
Spinach and cheese with fresh cream. (D)(V)

Onion Bhaji £3.50
Sliced onions coated in gram flour. (V)

Rice and Naan

Our naan bread is freshly prepared on-site and baked to order.

Boiled Rice £2.80

Pilau Rice £3.20 (D)

Mushroom Rice £3.60 (D)

Coconut Rice £3.60 (N)

Special Fried Rice £3.60
Stir fried with egg and peas. (D)

Plain Naan £2.60 (G)(D)

Cheese Naan £2.95 (G)(D)

Peshwari Naan£2.95 (G)(D)

Garlic Naan £2.95 (G)(D)

Keema Naan £2.95
Stuffed with minced lamb. (G)(D)

Chapati £1.95 (G)(D)

Roti £2.10 (G)(D)

Paratha £2.95 (G)(D)


Papadum 70p

Spiced Papadum 80p

Pickle Tray 70p per head

Raita £1.50

Green Salad £1.95

Chips £3.50

Food allergies and intolerances: (D) Contains dairy (G) Contains Gluten (N) Contains nuts (V) Suitable for vegetarians. Acute allergy sufferers are requested to highlight their requirements.

Restaurant policy: A surcharge of £1 will be added per debit/credit card payment under the value of £30. We generally allocate a maximum of two hours time slot per table unless it is a group larger than eight guests. If you require more time, please notify us in advance. A discretionary service charge of 10% will be added for groups of eight guests or more.