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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

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  • 96
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  • 31
    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
verrrry good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Beverley
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went with a couple of friendsm food was lovely, good choice and at a good price, especially the set menu! Would definitely go again!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

First visit to Mela after moving into Stafford recently. Seriously good experience. Helpful staff in stylish basement restaurant (watch out for the mirrors!). Food was served quickly - good sized portions - lots of choice. I recommend the lamb khyberi served madras hot with good rice and washed down with ice cold cobra. Haven't got anywhere else in stafford to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We didn't have to wait long for our food. There was a small problem with our online order (we went in to collect it) so they gave us a free bottle of wine to apologise. The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was swanky and relaxed. The food itself seemed to be all fresh ingredients and tastes so much nicer... More 

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england
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had lots of Indian food This place is truly in my top 5 Love the mixed starters what a good idea The special menu really good value Booked a table for a birthday did not ask but presented us with a cake and candle very nice touch ! Always take my brother here and he lives in London

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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