We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Masala Bay

Indian, Asian, Balti
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 174: English reviews
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its some time since we visited this restaurant and there is always a chance that a place has gone downhill. But we were glad to discover the same high standards of tasty Indian food at a reasonable price remain solid. The place was much busier than last time - we were glad we booked as it filled with diners throughout... More 

Thank Coffs51
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were after a nice lunch and all of us were highly impressed by the quality, taste and presentation of the three course £7.95 express lunch. Cracking value and one of the best curry houses we've visited - anywhere.

Thank Tina B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Booked this restaurant after a recommendation on Friday 8th July for my birthday lunch. Had the booking confirmation through and was really looking forward to it, however, on arrival it was closed!!! Tried calling, no answer and emailing but no answer. Very disappointed with their lack of customer care. Luckily though we found a lovely restaurant just down the road... More 

1 Thank anne r
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited without booking and had the last table for two available. Initial thoughts were how small and cramped the restaurant is and this was not helped by a very loud group of 15 blokes out for a curry. Due to the noise it was difficult to hear the waiter as he tried to take our order as he gave... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great food and I mean great! Very well trained attentive staff. Good presentation of food. Expensive but well worth a visit

Thank truthhertz
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Nothing offensive about it. Does what it says on the tin. Some Indian restaurants can be really bad and this isn't that, neither is it a stand out. You won't leave disappointed although you may have to wait a while for service....

Thank Mark A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Best Indian food I have tasted in a long time. Highly recommended. We went for dinner, the only thing I would suggest is early booking for guaranteed time that you want. We unfortunately waited until 6pm(stupid I know) for a table at 730..they managed to squeeze us in for 8pm. So happy we went. Lovely service lovely food..just all lovely!

Thank Smaddison123
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I was there with a friend recently in midweek and was treated to not only a superb meal but excellent service from our knowledgeable waiter. Living in the area I have been using this restaurant for several years and on each occasion the meals were top quality. Like most quality restaurants Friday/Saturday evenings will be very busy.

Thank Bru1
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

An extensive menu, tasty food and good service. The place is always packed and there's a nice atmosphere.

Thank Gwen W
Level Contributor
43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Very cramped and close together seating. Not comfortable at all. Drinks orders forgotten. Starters mixed up and they had to take away poppadoms as not enough room on the table. Main were average, can think of a handful of other Indians locally that are just as good but are more comfortable.

1 Thank clairelw

Travelers who viewed Masala Bay also viewed

Highcliffe, Christchurch
Christchurch, Dorset
Christchurch, Dorset
Christchurch, Dorset

Been to Masala Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202486120
Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Masala Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?