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

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  • 286
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Recommend by local

This was recommended to us by a local while we were visiting from Nottingham. Although the restaurant is very small the food was very good!! The waiter had to deal with some very rude and pretentious customers on the next table, who wouldn't have been happy no matter what was served, this made us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Ben S
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The smell of spicy Indian cuisine is enough to get me through the door every time, alas the food here has put me off a curry for a good few weeks to come. Trying to decide between a set meal and a selection from the menu we asked if it was possible to substitue a particular meal for a differen... More 

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Vadodara, India
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a highly disappointing Bangladeshi restaurant at Bowness on Windermere. I was surprised at the rudeness we were met with. The service was terrible and you are forced to order a vegetable dish per person or they refuse to serve you! On top of that, all the vegetables taste the same! He probably uses the same gravy for everything!... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went here one night while staying in the lakes. The food was lovely and we didn't have to wait too long even though it was busy. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent Naga curry, not fiery but madras hot and full of flavour, my wife's Dansak was really good too, side dishes and starters all nice as well. The service was friendly and efficient and it was reasonably priced. Very pleased and recommended

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to Mela at the weekend and had a really nice meal. I had the king prawn vindaloo and my girlfriend has the tikka masala. Both cooked perfectly. Can't think of any complaints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was recommended to us by a local while we were visiting from Nottingham. Although the restaurant is very small the food was very good!! The waiter had to deal with some very rude and pretentious customers on the next table, who wouldn't have been happy no matter what was served, this made us worry while we waited but it... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent food from mela. Never fails to impress. Had many a take away and sit down meals too. Good service.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On arrival to the restaurant, we were greeted by a very polite member of staff, who turned out to be the only excellent one. The restaurant also offers take aways, so there was a very cramped space to stand while waiting to be shown to our table. Upstairs the tables were very small and not ideal for several indian dishes... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been here several times before. This time we were asked if we had booked which we hadn't but this was 5.30 early evening and the place was empty. The veggie pakoras were a bit soft and the naan bread wasn't particularly fresh . The main course (bhuna) was Ok. The prices are about right for the location and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

4 of us just called in on a Saturday night. We booked a table and returned 30mins later. The food was probably one of the best tasting currys we have ever had

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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?