We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mela Lounge Stafford

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
01785 227 500
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 158 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 116
    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
Fabulous meal at Mela Lounge Stafford

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
M140kat
,
Penkridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Penkridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

What a great dining experience. The menu is extensive and the wine list while limited caters for most tastes. The waiting staff are attentive but not intrusive and the owner, Abu, takes a hands on approach. All in all a great night out.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food is fab, service lovely very polite&courteous and the owner lovely man very helpfull!.......i visited a few days ago for a familys birthday hadnt been for ages but next visit will be sooner.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Super food, well cooked, well presented and delicious. A great Indian restaurant. Friendly, well presented staff. Our first visit and a great find in Stafford.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Mela Lounge Stafford also viewed

Stafford, Staffordshire
Stafford, Staffordshire
 
Stafford, Staffordshire
Stafford, Staffordshire
 

Been to Mela Lounge Stafford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mela Lounge Stafford

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mela Lounge Stafford staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?