Spice Merchants


The team at Spice Merchants would like to invite you to enjoy a new experience in fine dining, the extensive menu offering a wonderful selection of dishes from all the regions of India, thus giving you unrivalled choice.

The menu includes many unique meals to the restaurant sampling these spices is just one of many reasons to pay them a visit!

The blending of spices has been a traditional secret transferred from generation to generation. At Spice Merchants, the team (established in Southsea, a seaside resort located in Portsmouth, for many years) has a passion for cooking.  Spices are the soul of Indian food. Simple ingredients come alive with the special use of spices and herbs. There is an art to using Indian spices. Indians spice their dishes in layers harmoniously blending subtle spices with aromatic ones and layering it with herbs, ginger, garlic and lime juice or tamarind.
Indian cuisine is as diverse as its people and geography. Indians did not have written down recipes but were passed on through generations purely by word of mouth.

The classic Indian curries often combine the following main spices: coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, cloves, ginger, red and black pepper as well as other spices. Many of the Indian vegetarian dishes are made with simple bland spices so the flavour of the main ingredient can stay pure and the spices provide a supporting taste. These are the more bland and delicate spices such as fennel, cumin, mustard seeds, coriander powder and turmeric.

A passion evident in the quality and presentation of the authentic recipes they take pleasure in preparing for you and your guests.

The extensive menu offering a wonderful selection of dishes from all the regions of India, gives you unrivalled choice.

The chefs with time honoured skills in presentation create exhilarating flavours that we are confident you will wish to recommend to your friends.

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Spice Merchants


44 Osborne Rd, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3LT
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Tel+44 023 9282 8900

Opening Times

Spice Merchant (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Thursday17:00 - 00:00*
Friday - Saturday17:00 - 00:30*
Sunday17:00 - 00:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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