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Mela Lounge Stafford

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
+44 1785 227500
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We used Altimate Taxis last night and we have used them before when we go to Newport Shropshire. Their drivers are so friendly, drive very safe and they are very competitive on price. It was cheaper for them to come and get us from Stafford & take us to Newport than using any of the Stafford taxi firms. The owner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

An excellent array of food for a table of 8 hungry men. Exactly how it should be, good portions good quality food and attentive service. A good array of chefs choice dishes to tempt you from your regular choices. Everyone left happy and satisfied.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Bangladesh at its best! I've gone off Indian/Paki Stani food in a big way, but I had a take away from here that's beautiful, my wife and I will come here for a meal, the bloke that runs it is called Abu, he's fanatical about his food and it shows.

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1 Thank Xv12453
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Staff and food are fantastic. Lovely intimate atmosphere. Food choice is excellent and never had a bad meal. Abu and his staff work hard to carry this on. Takeaways are huge and I must admit hard to finish!! Give it a try you will love it. Book early as they are always fully booked

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1 Thank Staffodian50
Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

staff are really friendly and the food is excellent,we visited the lounge on friday night and the staff greet you with a smile and show you to your table, the group of 5 people all had different meals and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, the staff are always willing to offer advice on what each meal choice tastes like and... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A group of us visit Stafford every year and this was our time to the Mela. The Mela is a basement restaurant just off the main Street in Stafford, This year,we booked a table on a busy Saturday night and were glad we did, as it was very busy This also made the service slightly slower than we would normally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Return visit with family and friends. And not disappointed. Faaaabbbulous food, great service. We know some of the waiters there now and we are always very well looked after. Thankyou Abu and everyone at mela.

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1 Thank Sharron F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We've been coming to Mela Lounge for many years and have yet to have a disappointing meal here. There's plenty of choice on the menu, with lots of chef specials that you may not find elsewhere. Abu and his staff are always very friendly and happy to help when they can. We noticed an increase in the amount of people... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Very nice waiters and very good food! Would totally recommend their tandoori fish. Nice place for a romantic date night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

For long time I was looking for Indian food in stafford finally I find the 1 of the best Indian food was so nice and perfect I just thinking for next time what to have I recommended to everyone thank you to management and staff for great food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +44 1785 227500

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