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Mela Lounge Stafford

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1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
+44 1785 227500
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal. Great value. Fab recommendations. Lamb Shatkora was a complete hit. Well recommended.

1 Thank Andy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are really really good. The food is amazing specially the lamb, naan bread and the mushroom fried rice. The staff always strive to help you if you need anything or if you would like that isn't on the menu.. great restaurant.

2 Thank Briannie B
Stafford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in Stafford for years but infrequent into the town to eat. Friends booked for a birthday meal for a change - we do all like indian food but surprisingly hadn't tried the Mela Lounge. We weren't disappointed. Great curries; good, friendly service from all the staff; good value. Very busy on the Saturday evening we were there so would... More 

1 Thank rbos691091
Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to Stafford for a few years. Checked out other reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. Great curries, good, friendly service. Would definitely go back, but would advise reserving a table on a Saturday. We got lucky.

1 Thank Allen J
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We've had two takeaways from here in the past couple of months but last night decided to eat in for a change. We rang and booked and arrived early. We were greated on arrival and taken directly to our table where we were given a drinks menu. Drinks were ordered and we were offered poppadoms which were lovely with the... More 

1 Thank Jules L
Stafford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here this evening for my birthday with my other half. Neither of us are veterans of Indian cuisine but we thought we'd try something different and wow did we make the right decision in visiting the Mela Lounge. Credit where it's due, the food was superb (I'm absolutely stuffed having left the restaurant about an hour ago) and the... More 

1 Thank Jerome V
Stafford, Great Britain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It was useful to park immediately outside the venue, which is accessed down a flight of stairs; it occupies what were once the vaults of a local brewery, which gives a pleasant historic atmosphere. The dishes served were both very tasty and well presented, and enjoyed by the three of us in a family group. The desserts were also good,... More 

1 Thank WilliamRead
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Really good food, could taste all the flavours and the spicing was spot on. Hot plates. Great naan breads. Very busy ( visited on a Thursday) so service a bit slow to start with but friendly. I had king prawn saghwala which wasn't on the menu but they are happy to make things for you. Delicious. Would definitely return.

1 Thank LappersDevon
Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and some friends had gone into town looking for a place to eat, having been massively disappointed at another Indian restaurant (Bengal Spice) we left the restaurant unhappy and hungry to say the least, Fortunately we had all been to mela lounge in the past and new it would not disappoint, as expected the service was 5* staff couldn't... More 

3 Thank wheninrome1880
Stafford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Called in on the spur of the moment on a Saturday night and even though they were full they sorted out a table for us. We had a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The service was brilliant and they altered the menu choices to suit our tastes. Our poppadoms and drinks came very quickly and were... More 

3 Thank Helen G

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Water Street, Stafford ST16 2AG, England (Formerly malabar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 227500

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?