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Mela Indian Cuisine
Ranked #55 of 157 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 26, 2013

mela is run by the people who have the BOMBAY NIGHTS in new milton. if you havnt tryed them both then you should. both have the same menu .But very different in flavour. but equally on a par

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited at the weekend after getting recommendations from a friend who is a local resident. The prices for the "traditional" dishes (ie standard curries) was excellent at only £5.50 a dish. We both plumped for the chef's specials and, although my Mo Mo Le chicken was a bit on the sweet side for my tastes, it was all well prepared and a fair size portion. Will certainly check it out again next time we're in Christchurch.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

After reading the reviews on here and a personal recommendation we decided to try Mela and order a takeaway. I can only say that we really must have chosen a bad night to order! The poppadoms and chutneys were very good, but these aren't really hard to get wrong. The starter (tandoori special platter) was ok the chicken tikka and sheet kebabs where pretty good but the lamb chops were dry and very very chewy. My main (Anarkali) was nothing short of bland, no real depth of flavour and a very very watery gravy, the dish was meant to come with chicken, pork and king prawns. When in fact I had 1 king prawn which was over cooked and tough, for a premium dish (9.95) it was very disappointing. My partner had chicken tikka masala which was ok but nothing spectacular, we also had sides of rice, sag aloo and nan breads. The rice was well rice, the sag aloo was pretty good nice flavour, dry with lots of potatoes and spinach, but once again the nanns where well below what you'd expect with the keema nann having less meat than the sag aloo! All in all a very very disappointing experience and not a place I could ever recommend, obviously all these good reviews on here can't be wrong but I would say they are more than capable of having a bad night. Will we use again not on your nelly, there re far better Indian takeaways nearby.

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Thank Ben940
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We just ate at Mela last week as part of our EF tour. There were 45 of us & this place accommodated us pretty well. It was a tight fit at some tables but the food was good. The students were surprised that they liked the meal because they were nervous about trying something new. They're always sad when there's no dessert though!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Warm welcome, attentive service, delicious food, good variety on the menu. All in all a good location for a great evening out!

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