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Mela Lounge Stafford

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
01785 227 500
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great surroundings, fantastic food, price and service always highly recommended with a great selection of spicy but not insanely hot dishes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten here several times and this was the first time we were disappointed. Whilst some of the staff were their usual happy selves, there were some waiters who were miserable gits! Took an eternity for drinks order to arrive. We waited at least half an hour between starter and main, and food was just average. So disappointed, I apologised to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a top gem in stafford. The food and service is excellent! They are very helpful in also stating what i can and can't eat being a coeliac, which puts my mind at rest. Would definitely recommend mela lounge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food is a standard practice..... With excellent customer service and attention to detail with food presentation there is no place that can match Mela within the Stafford area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I turned up at the Mela Lounge with out booking a table & it was busy & we were seated straight away. Great food, plates & food piping hot. Great service, A.J & Imran we very attentive. We will be returning!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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: 01785 227 500

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