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Ash Street | St Martin's Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23, England
+44 15394 45777
Today
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 261
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Ate here on a night out in Bowness, went in earlier to book table and staff were lovely. The food was lovely, one of the best Indians I've ever had. Service was quick, although they did seem a little rushed. Still didn't ruin our meal. Recommend highly for the food

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We ordered a range of dishes and they all tasted differently. Some were too hot, some were great and others were of a poor standard. Portion sizes were adequate but not amazing. The restaurant had a nice Indian theme but the food is Bangladeshi and not Indian. The restaurant got quite busy while we were there which meant service was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a night out in Bowness, went in earlier to book table and staff were lovely. The food was lovely, one of the best Indians I've ever had. Service was quick, although they did seem a little rushed. Still didn't ruin our meal. Recommend highly for the food

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Called in the other night and we tried new dishes which were tasty and filling. All in all a good visit and if you're in the idea it's worth a visit.

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Durham
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had walked past this restaurant earlier in the evening and it looked very busy. Having had a drink elsewhere, we decided to try for a table. We were accommodated quickly. The food was great and we enjoyed a bottle of wine too. Will certainly visit again

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate at Mela on a Friday evening while visiting Bowness for the weekend. It was about half eight and the restaurant was empty, which did make us a little apprehensive but have to say the service and the food was excellent.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Terrible curry house! Some of the walls had mould on, and damp! Food was one of the worst I have eaten. Tandoori pawns were that dry you couldnt chew them. Tasteless food and bad staff! This kind of food should not be allowed!

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Salford, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Unsure where to eat after a few drinks on a Thursday night in Bowness, the menu tempted us in! The staff were friendly, the service was prompt and helpful. I had a delicious lemon balti dish which I had never seen or tasted elsewhere. Always nice to see something original and different on the menu. Very filling and tasty -... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Not sure how this restaurant cooks the food but it has a real depth of flavour without over powering spices. The food is not greasy, too often with indian food there can be too much oil and grease, the food from here almost has a health taste, a real treat!!!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Met by waiter who seemed very stressed and in a hurry. All the staff were friendly but the whole experience made us feel as if they wanted us to eat and go so they could get the next sitting in. As soon as one course was finished, the next appeared and we weren't even asked if we would like coffee... More 

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Yorkshire, England
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Dropped in to Mela without a booking, we're happy to accommodate us Staff and service was very good, we had mixed starter ( which was not in menu, but obviously did) followed by delicious curry, nan bread fresh. Would definitely recommend to anyone in area to try, trip advisor ratings are on the mark

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ash Street | St Martin's Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 26
  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?