The Four Brothers

Come and Be a Friend of the Family

You will always get a warm and friendly welcome, from brothers Mufti, Chad, Naz and Mohin Choudhury, who own and operate The Bengal Merchant.

This dedicated foursome pride themselves on their passion for fantastic food and great service.


We Are Friendly..

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If you come to the Bengal Merchant a few times you quickly become our friends. We are a pretty friendly bunch generally, but we are genuinely interested in people

We are very quick to get to know people, but don’t worry – we are not nosy and won’t quiz you. We just pay attention to what you have to say.


But Not Too Friendly..

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We know from experience when customers would like a bit of banter..and when they want some privacy or some romantic seclusion. We aim for you to have the special evening you want.


So Our Customers Keep Coming Back

Our curries are so tasty and addictive that our customers keep returning over & over. Soon you will start to recognise familiar customer faces propping up the bar waiting for a takeaway (though obviously not too long with our fantastic service). One week you will say hello, the next time you will pick up a name, then five years down the line you are firm friends, sitting on edge waiting for your fix of Chicken Vindaloo.


The Team


mufti choudhury

the elder brother, often seen stood behind the bar with a huge smile on his face. His favourite film is “Sleepers” and he likes Cheese & Onion crisps.



is second oldest and has recently become the proud father of a baby boy.  Chad is dedicated to his family and the restaurant so has no other interests apart from flower arranging (he said just write anything).


naz choudhury

is very laid back which can’t be easy being an Arsenal supporter. He puts his cheerfulness down to not living with the rest of the family. 



is constantly on Facebook changing his profile picture and his hairstyle. His favourite film is “Armageddon”. He loves football almost as much as hot curries.



is nephew to the brothers and brings good natured dedicated service to the restaurant on weekends. His main interest is now cycling




7 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PH