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Mela Lounge Stafford

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1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
01785 227 500
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Continues to be the best Indian in Stafford

I love this hidden gem, still a lot of people that I talk to that have not tried this Indian but my enthusiasm and strong recommendation puts it on their list to check out. The people that do know about this Indian rave about it as much as me! The food is always amazing, you can tell it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Laura G
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I love this hidden gem, still a lot of people that I talk to that have not tried this Indian but my enthusiasm and strong recommendation puts it on their list to check out. The people that do know about this Indian rave about it as much as me! The food is always amazing, you can tell it is made... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really lovely meal and good value for money. The food we had was very tasty and wouldn't hesitate going back! Service was good and there was obviously good moral (and banter) amongst the team! Definitely worth a visit if you're in Stafford.

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Telford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very busy night in Stafford when we dropped in to this Indian eatery. The place was packed but they still found us a table, it was very noisy but that was to be expected with the full house. Despite that the service was quick and the food of excellent quality. My only gripe was when the bill arrived it... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A very busy night in Stafford when we dropped in to this Indian eatery. The place was packed but they still found us a table, it was very noisy but that was to be expected with the full house. Despite that the service was quick and the food of excellent quality. My only gripe was when the bill arrived it... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Came to Mela Lounge with my friend tonight. Was made to feel welcome from the second we walked in. Food was excellent, service was brilliant. The staff especially Abz treated us as though we were the only ones in there. Loved it and will return. Thanks to you all. X

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Attention to detail was great. I came here with some work collegues at Xmas time and the service was excellent. I had a mixed grill which was good. The Curry's looked nice and the naan breads were really tasty. I'm sure it was bring your own drink but I can't remember as didn't drink. Some parking near by and a... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Food is delicious, loads of dishes to choose from. Food came very quickly, staff very friendly. A.J. catered for our needs! Well Done! We'll go again Soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great food , great staff and great atmosphere, not sure where the other reviews have gotten the poor rating from. I have never had a bad meal or service and last night was no exception.

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Jammu and Kashmir, India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very friendly staff, neat and clean, very good tasty food, alcoholic drinks available, advance reservation available. Good value for quality food and time.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

It was the choice of my grand-daughter for her birthday celebrations. The service was excellent and the food was to its usual high standard great setting in the underground settings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 01785 227 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?