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“Best Indian in town.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MASALA BITES

MASALA BITES
22-24 ALBION STREET, Cheltenham, England
01242 530 531
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Ranked #98 of 344 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Only opened on 1st November 2010
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Indian in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

.The Best place to have an Indian meal.
I've not had a curry like this since I was in India. It's what I had been craving for for years.
Staff are friendly. Attentive but not over the top
. Good selection of choice. Vegetarians will love it!! But definatley something for everyone. If your not keen on chill you will find something mild. Don't be put off.
Decor is Modern. It is a great dinning experience. Whether its a quick bite or a lovely evening.
Always in my check for restaurants I do the loo check. If the loo's ok Kitchen must be ok. I shall be going back again without doubt.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Fab Butter Chicken, best i've tasted for a while. Great Onion Bahjis too! And don't we all love a poppadum! Popped in for a last minute fancying curry! Great choice, shall definitely be back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wouldn't go back!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Firstly our order was brought to us wrong, no rice, despite it being on the order. Secondly, my partner was having the mixed grill when he suddenly jumped up as he'd eaten a whole extremely hot chilli. I know it was a curry but it was an extremely hot chilli and nowhere did it sat it would have chilli's in it, it stated it was 'mild'. The service we received, price we paid and the Chilli Trauma I certainly would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Forgotten Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat before going to see the stereophonics at Cheltenham racecourse last week ..so we were in a bit of a rush ...there was a large group in already ..unusual for an early Thursday night , however the the service and the food was spot on . We love the Talis they do , which are rare in Indians these days , you don't seem to get very large portions in it but all the dishes soon fill you up !! The sauces were hot as we like them and as described I had the Goan prawn which had huge fresh prawn and a really tasty rich sauce . £ 12 for a tail seems a lot but don't be fooled you GET a lot , we will be back !!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lucky Find & excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

After a day at the races & not knowing Cheltenham, we found this restaurant on one of the busiest day of Cheltenham races, after the races the town was extremely busy, when we arrived it was packed with people waiting for tables but the staff provided excellent courteous service, we waited for a table on the seats provided, and even with the extreme pressure they were under to feed & get drinks to seated people, they still offered us drinks while we were waiting, and even apologised they could not take our order before we had a table.

They found us a table as soon as possible and the service we received was fantastic, the starters arrived without a long wait & our main dish arrived fairly promptly after the starter was finished, which shows even under the busy times they still can look after the customers very well.

The food was lovely & talking to 2 different local couples the said they were regular customers.

We thank the management and staff for lovely service and superb food and will definitely return on our next visit to Cheltenham

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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