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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 #8 of 194 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Jammu and Kashmir, India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff, neat and clean, very good tasty food, alcoholic drinks available, advance reservation available. Good value for quality food and time.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

It was the choice of my grand-daughter for her birthday celebrations. The service was excellent and the food was to its usual high standard great setting in the underground settings

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We decided to try something other than turkey for our Xmas dinner. We were able to select anything we desired from the menu- in addition to this there was a delicious fish starter and the waiter brought out another tasty dish for us to sample. The food was divine and the atmosphere relaxed and festive. We will be booking again... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited Mela Lounge with my wife and had a lovely meal. I had a Lamb dish and it was one of the best I have tasted. I find the quality of food to be consistently great. My wife had a tandoori mixed grill which she thoroughly enjoyed. I have used vouchers on a number of occasions and where the... More 

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Wales
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants in Stafford which we highly recommended to family and friends. Unfortunately, we have seen a steady decline over our last 4 visits and quite frankly, I don't think we will bother visiting again. Our last visit was midweek and we were greeted by a member of staff smoking his cigarette outside... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Lamb Sagwalla I had at Mela Lounge certainly qualifies, I got together with some old college friends (we first met 40 years ago) and Stafford was more or less geographically closest for all of us. Why Mela Lounge was chosen I don't know, but I read a couple of TA reviews and was really looking forward to my meal.... More 

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

The food here was really good, unfortunately the restaurant lacks any ambiance, so it's great for a good curry with friends

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been going to Mela Lounge/Malabar for many years but the menu has been becoming more standard Indian and the food quality had been gradually declining, so it's now just an average Indian restaurant whereas it used to be different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Always excellent service and food. Abu and his teams attention to detail is always second to none. We have been using Mela Lounge for many years both for take away and family events. The Chefs are also willing to personalise your meal if requested.

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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

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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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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