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“Unique dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indian Melody

Indian Melody
25 High street, Southampton SO14 2DF, England
023 8063 8995
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Ranked #68 of 673 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Vegan
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: the first and only authentic indian vegetarian restarant in Hampshire
1 review
“Unique dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Not your average Indian restaurant!
From the moment you walk in, the manager takes you on a voyage of discovery, guiding you through the dishes and their origins to create a unique dining experience. Very friendly and attentive staff serving beautifully crafted, well presented cuisine.
Can't wait to go back for more and take some friends to introduce them too.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 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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1 review
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We travelled 80 miles to come back here for a friends birthday after we stumbled across this place a few months ago. We didn't realise this was a vegetarian restaurant the first time we came, but the food was absolutely amazing and we couldn't wait to bring our vegetarian friend here. Our second visit was just as good, if not better. The host is an amazing guy who is very passionate about what they do. He makes time to talk to you an to explain the menu as it is not like any other Indian restaurant I have ever been to. He recommended Wood-apple for a dessert which we had never heard of and it was amazing. We will be back again soon.I really couldnt recommend this place enough.

  • Visited May 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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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This was our third trip to Indian Melody and every time the food has been incredible! People seem very divided about this restaurant but honestly the food is like nothing else I've had! The food is very fresh and tastes excellent, personally I don't think its an issue that its not obvious its a vegetarian restaurant from the door, what is wrong with people?! The Dosas are amazing and well worth a try, and it is very reasonably priced for such a high standard of food. The owner is a nice guy, and his recommendations are good, its just an unusual style of service, more relaxed than what you might experience otherwise.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent tasty food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Not being a vegetarian I was a little skeptical if this place could deliver on my "normal Indian" food tastes. But wow was I wrong. The food was great and really proved to me you don't need meat to make the food tasty. Been twice now and it's on my list of favorite places to eat.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Went here recently and left very disappointed and angry. The manager is rude, pushy and unfriendly... A quiet meal for two was disrupted by him sitting at our table and relentlessly discussing his restaurant and making suggestions- which happened to be the most expensive things on the menu. His constant presence at our table completely marred my night. Not only this, but we had to watch two people being thrown out of the restaurant by the manager, because they complained about the food (and rightfully so, my dish was like eating baby food), which was incredibly awkward. Some people have suggested they like the ambiance of the restaurant, but honestly it was like eating in a squat or a bric a brac shop, mismatched furniture and a real mess. The open kitchen looked really dirty. The poor staff looked downtrodden and afraid to speak, whilst the pushy and vile manager paraded around the restaurant disturbing people eating. A really unpleasant experience and we won't be going back.

Visited March 2013
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