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Mela Lounge Stafford

1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
01785 227 500
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Ranked #6 of 193 Restaurants in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

the evening started with the Table being ready on time, the staff were polite and helpful whilst ordering the food,the food when it arrived which was perfectly timed was of excellent quality and of good quantity, The evening was enjoyed by all 12 people that attended last saturday, Mela Lounge is a perfect venue for a thoroughly enjoyable quality meal.... More 

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Stafford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Simply amazing !! The perfect combination of superb food and excellent customer service! Many other places could learn a lot from these guys! The restaurant is spotless , convenient and Abs is always a fantastic waiter with quick and efficient service !!! Well done Guys!!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have been coming here for many years weather it be with family or friends. Every time I come I get a warm friendly welcome from all the staff and they always go the extra mile to make my visit that extra special. The food is absolutely delicious and by far the best Stafford has to offer, yes admittedly it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Been coming to mela for many years and the food is always amazing no matter how you like your Indian they will always deliver the flavour is amazing spices well used :) wouldn't go to another Indian friendly staff and always a happy lively place to go and eat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

went to the mela lounge for a works christmas meal and have to say what a great choice.not been to this establishment before in its present incarnation i have however been when it was the old malthouse vaults,albeit some 20 odd years ago! friendly staff and excellent food make it a good choice and i would be definately be going... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a great find. Excellent menu with some wonderful choices.The food tastes been very Delicious,it s truly does and the service is Excellent.This is one of the best Indian meals I have had and I can t wait to go back again.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We love Indian food and like to try different restaurants and take-aways, but this was one of the most disappointing we have had in a long time. We had a variety of lamb, prawn, chicken and vegetable dishes with two different rices and breads, but I can honestly say the best thing among them all was the steamed basmati rice,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Decided to see what the hype was about and wasn't that impressed. Curry was extremely bland and tasteless. The chicken moglai was actually awful compared to narvana where I usually go. The Naan was delicious, rice very average. Food isn't made fresh I asked the waiter. The starters were good portions and good quality. The drinks we ordered were flat... More 

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Willenhall
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

had a meal recently from the mela , the food arrived well before time with a free bottle of wine to complement . My order stated hot and spicy , however it was none of these , 3 other people ordered the same and said pretty much the same . The food all said and done was an average take... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ate at the Mela lounge, the service as ever was quick and attentive, food delicious, tried some of the newer dishes and they were lovely, would highly recommend this restaurant.

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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

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