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“Excellent food and service”
Review of Indian Melody

Indian Melody
Ranked #164 of 854 Restaurants in Southampton
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: the first and only authentic indian vegetarian restarant in Hampshire
Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

First visit here but will definitely be coming back. Food and service excellent and the restaurant owner took time to explain all the dishes to help us to make the right choices from the menu. Food freshly prepared at the open kitchen.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Give really tasty vegetarian Indian food a try in this unique restaurant.”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I have visited Indian Melody twice now and each time I have been seriously impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly and attentive service from all the staff but the owner in particular. The restaurant has very interesting decor filled with antiques and colonial art. if my experience is typical, then most likely you will be unfamiliar with most of the dishes on the menu, however the staff take the time to recommend dishes and describe . choices. The passion the owner has for this restaurant and your experience of it is incredible. without exception the food we have eaten here has been superb - expertly prepared and delicious. The dosas in particular are worth a try.
Even if you do not usually eat vegetarian it is definitely worth having a night off being a carnivore and giving this place a try. You will not be disappointed.


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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Authentic Indian Restaurant”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Wonderful gem of a place. Unexpected find in a busy city. Totally authentic from smell to dishes to service. Amazing array of vegetarian dishes. Very impressed. A little piece of India outside the country.

  • Visited September 2012
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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“Great to finally have a restaurant where you can trust what you are eating”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We came here as a large group of adult and kids for a birthday. Half Veggie, half flesh-eaters. Everyone was happy and satisfied with the food.

Food was gorgeous, not greasy, fresh, and full of so much flavour. We had a selection of starters, which were lovely (never had so many nice starters in an indian restaurant before, normally its all about the main dish, but here it was on par with the main).

I can see how some people can be put off by the manager, however we really enjoyed it, the birthday girl loved his eccentricity, and the way he somehow picked the perfect dish for everybody. However my partner, who asked for a vindaloo, or something really spicy, and was told that he would order him something 'vindaloo-ish' got a really mild curry, and was forced to ask for something else, which they did - and they really spiced it up!

We would all definitely visit again. Everyone should give this place a go. Great with kids and for special occasions.

  • Visited December 2012
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Really, really good.”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Never found s'ton very good for food. I check trip adv and saw the reviews for this place.

It was great - probably the best Indian food I've had. Ever. Very fresh.

Unlike other posters,I liked the owner. When reviewers were using the word 'weird' I was expecting an Indian Jimmy Savile. Instead, I found him really enthusiastic and helpful. We were the last table in the place and he chatted away - think very enthusiastic Indian Businessman. Bare in mind this bloke (an actual Indian!) is single handedly taking on the Anglo curry establishment i.e. Bangladeshis serving up mass produced, pre-cooked sauce food - orange gloop, pink gloop, bit more chillie for hot, etc.

Try not to over order. Avoid poppadoms; go for one of the starters instead.

We're going back again.

Oh, decor and bulding are pretty good too. The open kitchen is fascinating.


Shame I can't get to soton early enough to try the Indian breakfast.

  • Visited December 2012
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