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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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Hindelbank, Switzerland
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are sitting near the entrance it could be fairly cold. But the food is great. We're eating twice at the massala and everthing was very delicious. Service was ok but not very good.

1 Thank Simon W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Thursday and took advantage of the set menu for £9.80. We weren't expecting much for that price but were blown away by the quality and service. You get popadom with chutneys, a choice of starters and they were good sized portions, choice of mains with rice and a naan bread and finished off with coffee and a... More 

Thank mike c
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was so cold in here, there was a heater but nowhere near enough to warm the place. This could have been forgiven had the food been great but it was mediocre at best.

1 Thank Teri51
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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 

1 Thank abdulkamara101
Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank loubaker2015
Level Contributor
41 reviews
36 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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341 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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 

1 Thank Jonny-Northerner
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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?