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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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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Excellent food and service

Visited for first time last week, the food was first class as was the service, will definitely Be returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Hull
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visiting Stafford for the first time, my wife and I fancied a curry. Having enjoyed Indian food in numerous locations in various countries, I like to think I'm a good judge. The meal was poor from start to finish. The quality of the sauces was poor - watery, processed, not authentic and poured on top of the food at the... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited for first time last week, the food was first class as was the service, will definitely Be returning.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Much better now they've sorted the water leak!! Visited with friends and the food was good, service was fine, décor and ambience was friendly and relaxed. It was all fine - not spectacular but fine

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Penkridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fabulous evening at Mela Lounge Stafford. The service is always exceptional and the food is delicious! Owner Abu is attentive and runs an exceptional restaurant in the heart of Stafford with staff other restaurants would be envious of. A lovely atmosphere no matter what day of the week you might visit. Prices are very reasonable with food quantity and quality... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I like to have my takeaways delivered tbh and not have the hassle of having to fetch them after a long day at work, mainly due to the fact I like to have a drink before hand. Over the years I've tried many Indian takeaways in Stafford and have probably just come to accept that they are all just average,... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Taken for a meal on a quiet Monday night by friends who live locally. We all opted for the £10 special menu. The mixed starters were excellent and all four main dishes were beautifully cooked and in generous proportions. My Ceylon curry was particularly good. The draught Cobra was also excellent. Service was friendly and efficient and the offer (not... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great prices, Lovely friendly Staff. I love eating here when ever I get the chance. 5***** X

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Comfortable, clean and modern surroundings supported by the most helpful of staff made this an evening to remember. The Butter Chicken is fabulous and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very good food in a small restaurant with helpful staff. Great place to eat with a crowd or with a friend.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was our first visit to the Mela Lounge and it will not be our last , the staff were so friendly , the restaurant was very clean and the food was out of this world.There are lots of choice on the menu something for everyone , really good price and the portion sizes are huge! Had a lovely evening... More 

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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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