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The Massala

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118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
+44 1642 250145
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here for a while, but what can I say other than the decor nothing's changed excellent service and excellent food

Thank dtmr66
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am going to rate this a 1 as I ordered my foods at half past 6 and it's now 20 to 9 and my Food is still not here I rang to ask how long it would be at 8 o'clock he said it should be with you in 2-3 minutes it's now 20 to 9 I have rang... More 

Thank abdulkamara101
Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super host - looked after our party so well Nothing too much trouble - great food excellent value - thank you

Thank loubaker2015
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

First impressions were of a very nice clean restaurant with co-ordinated decor. Cobra on draught was a nice touch. Sajid was very welcoming and looked after us. Popadoms were lovely and crisp accompanied by a tasty pickle selection, with chilli pickle replacing the usual lime pickle. The chicken in the tikka starters was very tender and the lamb sheesh keebab... More 

Thank Lynne B
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328 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went here for dinner whilst staying over in Middlesbrough to see Skindred at The Empire. Luckily enough this was a Thursday evening & we took advantage of their 5 courses for £9.80, this consisted of a Poppadom & Chutney tray, Starter, Main course, Rice or Nan bread, Coffee & Liqueur. Food was good but service wasn't as good as I'd... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

First time we have ever been. Fantastic service and very well looked after by Sajid. Nice touch having Cobra on draught. That much we took it home!

Thank Tracey O
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is one of my favourite Indian Restaurants in the UK. I would expect the ratings to be even higher. I travel a lot in my role and look forward to visiting Middlesbrough for this food alone. Only my sixth visit but food is consistently excellent, service is very good, good choice menu and restaurant is well decorated and clean.... More 

Thank DeanDunn
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I am a regular of this place and the food was good they under the spice with the really hot stuff but when ordering food with no or little spice you get what you ask for. The service is first class. Overall an enjoyable experience. Our waiter sanjid tended to us well.

Thank jonny5alivej
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my colleague and the place was busy. Shared popadums and pickle tray and each had a curry with rice and naans. My colleague had chicken curry apna style, I had chicken phaal. Both were massive portions, perfectly spiced and mine - the phaal- was very hot (as I like). Probably the best curry we've had for a... More 

Thank lordbunworth
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531 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place has recently been refurbished and upgraded. The decor and atmosphere are both really nice,it has a lovely ambience to it. The staff were very attentive with even the owner helping out. He was really chatty and freindly ensuring you were served quickly. The food has also improved beyond recognition, they have changed the menus and the dishes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Middlesbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 250145

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