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Mela Lounge Stafford

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1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
01785 227 500
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Five of us confused the waiter and he got our order wrong. Not a big problem but one expects them to get this right. The food we had was hot, very tasty and plenty of it we could not fault the food and it had a nice atmosphere. Worth a visit of you love curries.

1 Thank LordKilford
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here, a group of 6 of us.Nice spacious basement restaurant.Greeted by very polite, helpful staff.Offered a very varied menu, some unusual starters and were advised when asked our preferences.Needless to say, the starters and the curries were beautiful.Very prompt service for food and drinks, and very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend and shall be returning.

1 Thank travellalot011
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was our 3rd or 4th visit to the Mela lounge and yet again we were impressed. I've been in several situations, a big group, couple and a small party and every time the service has been warm and friendly. The new menu offers dishes which are unique to the mela lounge, all of them reasonable priced and well... More 

1 Thank Ajoldham68
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

New Menu :-) All looked lovely, I took Abu's advice on a choice and was not disappointed.....it was gorgeous .......I would never go anywhere else... Food is great, Abu, Abs and the staff are really lovely, a great relaxing place to eat too. xx

1 Thank Jooonie
Marbella, Spain
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Never been here before until friends invited us out, fine food and the bill was very good to considering we had 10 of us and beer and 6 bottles of wine. Would go again definitely.

2 Thank Carly W
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Mela Lounge offers a wide variety of Indian and Bangladeshi specialities. Hard decisions had to be taken, finally mixed grill Tandoori. The food tasted very good as expected. The service was alright. Although the restaurant is under ground, the atmosphere nice and better then anticipated earlier.

Thank Paul B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Been coming to mela for over 7 years and wouldn't go anywhere else! best Indian in Stafford , staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you , they have new dishes the chicken hariali is especially good

1 Thank Rowenacampbell93
Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lovely setting with a varied menu - the set price one is amazing value - and a good bar. Staff always welcoming, friendly and efficient. One of the best in Stafford.

2 Thank mrbdog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited on Saturday night the restaurant was very busy and they had a few large tables in but they made us extremely welcome and were very accommodating, food was lovely.

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

A good choice for Indian food in Stafford. It's a little bit classier than some of its competitors, and consequently a tiny bit more expensive. The food is always superb however, as is the service, so it's worth it. It is a large subterranean restaurant, which adds a unique atmosphere to the experience.

2 Thank Oliver K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 01785 227 500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?