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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: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Lovely find.!

Fell upon the Melu Lounge by complete accident,and so pleased we did. Had evening at Gatehouse Theatre,arrived around 10.30pm and the place was heaving,but they managed to squeeze us in. Staff,food,ambiance terrific,can highly recommend my Mushroom and Paneer Puri,and the Chicken Towa,delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Burton on Trent
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Burton on Trent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fell upon the Melu Lounge by complete accident,and so pleased we did. Had evening at Gatehouse Theatre,arrived around 10.30pm and the place was heaving,but they managed to squeeze us in. Staff,food,ambiance terrific,can highly recommend my Mushroom and Paneer Puri,and the Chicken Towa,delicious. Will certainly be back. Thanks to all the team for making our evening complete. Many thanks, Sally,Kevin Rogers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent food really happy and friendly wouldn't go anywhere else wish them all the best nd hope they stay in Stafford forever 😀

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What can I say??? Been here loads of times and my son picked it to have his birthday meal. We were treated like kings as usual, nothing was too much trouble even though they were really busy the owner Abu made my favourite starter that's not even on the menu. Abz was brill as usual we were spoilt rotten. It's... More 

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Lincoln
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited this restaurant that had been recommended to our friends by one of their friends. The food was beautifully presented and the dishes were varied and there were some unusual dishes. I could have spent the whole evening tasting all the different curries if it had been possible. The portion size was good and the naan was one of... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There is nothing but praise for this restaurant from the very friendly welcome to the service and staff oh yeah then the food is out of this world (not really it is made in Stafford). I highly recommend a visit from a couple to a group they cater for all young and old, the waiters listen contently to your requests... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Tuesday night treat. Unexpected take out night, but my word was it worth it!!!! Fantastic food, very tasty and filling. Chicken Sagwalla was delicious best I've tasted for a long time. Husband enjoyed his Chicken Tikka Dupiaza, both left with contented full tummies. Treat was fantastic, thank you.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went here with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Especially liked the set up with the low ceilings as it added to a nice warm ambience.

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Beverley
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66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Enjoyed an evening with friends here. Quick and friendly service. A bit noisy but when the place is packed, this is to be expected. Very good quality Indian food. Can recommend.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The local of the venue is great. The staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant has a good feel to it. The food is nice - but not best in town.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've used the Mela Lounge in all of its incarnations and although the name over the door has changed the people and the food remain the same as does the exacting quality and flavours delivered in every bite. Firstly, walking down the stairs and into the restaurant you get a sense that this is a very nice environment to be... 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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